20 Feb 1920s Gatsby Style Cocktail – Photographs & Film #soodbar
What a Night it was. A 1920s Gatsby-Style Evening in New Delhi? ‘You got to be kidding’ said everyone who heard about it or saw the pictures. And then the most unbelievable bit – all the beautiful decor, the library, pillars, extravagant staircases, chandeliers & fountains – everything was created at a Farmhouse in Westend Greens – Just for One Night! It was a Wedding Photographer’s dream venue, and a Bride’s dream come true!
Vaibhav, the groom-to-be, was welcomed by Mr. Raj Bardeja (father of the Bride) and Uvraj Bardeja (Bride’s Brother), with a customary tilak & chanting of mantras. Nazuk, the bride-to-be, arrived in style with her sister & walked the staircase with her father on her side, holding her hand, with ‘The Book of Love’ by Peter Gabriel playing in the background, making all eyes turn to them, in the anticipation to what was to come. And what a surreal sight it was. The whole atmosphere, quite goosebump-y (in levels of awesomeness!)
It was an ecstatic & emotional moment, when Mr. Bardeja gave Nazuk’s hand in Vaibhav’s, I can’t even imagine the thoughts that must be going through his head at that time. With a Kiss, Vaibhav took her on the Grand Stage. Vaibhav’s friends & brothers played a quick one on on him – with the ‘missing ring’ hoax. It was more funny because that was something which could have ‘actually’ happened, from the stories I had heard about his crazy buddies. Rings were exchanged 🙂 And the Oscar Jazz Band (OJB) took over the evening with their thrilling Sax & Trumpets, savvy Guitar & Drums and sassy Dancers (oh yes!!). It was the perfect set to film a blockbuster film – like ‘The Great Gatsby – The Roaring 20s’ if it had to be remade in India. With the Pack-of-Cards Bar supplying endless amount Champagne, Beer, Wine & you-name-your-poison… #enuffsaid
At midnight, the theme changed from Classical Jazz to Contemporary Bollywood Rave! With Benny Dayal and his signature ‘Badtameez Dil..’ every soul was on the dance floor. After a dozen hip-shaking songs & a brilliant performance by the russian dancers from OJB, the night slowly moved to EDM by DJ Gaurav Malvai. The #soodbar #delhi party went on till the wee hours, and we did get to see the sunrise after a long time. 😉
Watch the Film and Pictures below. Let us take you back to the fun #soodbar #delhi evening-night-and-morning: