Chitra & Pranay’s mixed-culture wedding was a fabulous melting pot of traditional color palettes, glamorous wedding outfits and a lot of fun & dance.
Gaye Holud or Haldi ceremony as we know it – was a ‘monsoon’ themed event. It hosted a traditional palette of yellow and blue. While all her bridesmaids were dressed in blue sarees with customised name-embroidered clutches, Chitra looked ethereal in a yellow and gold lehenga paired with statement jewellery that added a royal charm.
The Sangeet was themed after Narnia’s winter wonderland. It was a gala affair made especially poignant with guests catching up with each other after a while and taking pictures with the beautiful décor as backdrop or at the quirky photo booth. There were also professional performers as well as energetic dance performances by the parents, friends and other family members that left everyone awestruck.
Pranay entered in a convertible dancing with his friends & family, keeping them company was a Bar-on-Wheels Thela, while chitra entered the venue in a Palki! Both the Bride & groom entered with classical dancers paving the way for them. Their Wedding started the Traditional Bengali customs and moved to the fun Telugu customs like Jeerakalla-Bellamu & Talambralu. The color scheme for the decor was blush with a touch of gold and floral arrangements were a prominent part of the setup. The bride wore a beautiful red and green creation by Sabyasachi. The groom wore an embroidered sherwani that complemented his bride’s ensemble. After the sophisticated ceremony, as evening fell, the couple, surrounded by their closest family and friends, walked into the next chapter of their lives.
Here is a glimpse of their wedding film & some of my favourite photographs from their celebrations. For a comprehensive list of the wonderful people who worked hard to make the events awesome, please scroll to the bottom of this post.
In Pranay’s words –
“We met in Chijmes in Singapore. She ordered bruschetta and I, cream of tomato soup (with chilli flakes). She wrestled me to pick up the check. I remember my first impression of her; short hair, bossy, evasive with her replies, talks a mile a minute, round face, big eyes, classic Bengali girl. Chitra was in Singapore exploring career options. She was deciding between Dubai, HK and Singapore. As her travel guide (initially), I would like to think I not only convinced her to move to Singapore but also to spend the rest of her life with me. We became friends first, and slowly we became something more.
I don’t think either of us remembers when it shifted, it was an accumulation of many small moments.We had an intimate proposal the day before our formal engagement in the Botanical Gardens in Singapore; a string quartet, her favorite song, a beautiful ring inside a “Stitch” (Harry Potter reference). Our first date was at the Botanical Gardens. We got engaged at the Hyatt in Singapore and had an engagement party in Ce La Vi.”
Venue: JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata, Hyatt Regency Kolkata, Decor: Comme Sogno Vero, Wedding Consultant: Vogue Wedding Company, Brides Outfit’s: Anushree Reddy, Manish Malhotra, Falguni Shane Peacock, Sabyasachi (Wedding), Grooms Outfit’s: Ankur Batra, Sabyasachi, Tarun Tahiliani, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Anjul Bhandari, Makeup Artist: Fat Mu, Saree Drapist: Dolly Jain, Wedding Invites: Champs Fleur, Choreography: Sudhir Kumar
Wedding Planning: Shloka Events
Photography & Films: Ramit Batra