Hello everyone! It’s the perfect day to bring you gorgeous wedding inspiration from our beautiful neighbouring country, Nepal!
Where do I start? The wonderful city of Katmandu where the wedding took place? The gorgeous couple? The absolutely beautiful Sabyasachi lehenga? The stunning jai mala ceremony over the bridge? The dancing? Or that the bride is my closest friend?! 🙂
Welcome to the heart of Katmandu, welcome to the wedding of Prashi and Kunal!
For me, Prashi’s wedding was always going to be a special one. We met each other on the first day of college and have been best of friends ever since. There isn’t a dull moment around her. She is very witty and great to be around and looked amazing on her wedding day!!! Kunal is a real gentleman and a gem of a person too. Their extravagant Marwadi wedding included a Bachelors Party, Mehendi, Cocktail Dinner, Sangeet and the Wedding & Reception.
Prashi says, “It was my cousin brother’s wedding in Bangkok in the fall of January 2012 .I had just come back from Scotland after completing my Masters. While the thought of attending a wedding in Bangkok was already very exciting, it got even more exciting when I met Kunal there for the very first time. Mine isn’t a love at first sight story… We dint even talk much while we were there but definitely there was some sort of unsaid attraction between us. We’d exchanged our numbers in Bangkok and that’s how we got in touch when we came back to Kathmandu. It took us a long time before we started talking on a daily basis. It was a gradual process… We started texting first; eventually messaging each other the whole day; and then talking over the phone; meeting for lunches in between office timings; for coffee after office. It took us an entire year to confess to each other that we were in love.
And within 6 months after that we got married…”
Kunal and Prashi are so impossibly stylish; their wedding seems to come from a magazine. Prashi looked sublime in a rather unique Sabyasachi pink lengha, and Kunal looked equally dapper in a cream Shervani.
While we are huge fans of Sabyasachi at MWP, we cannot help admit that Sabya’s creations can get very repetitive and monotonous. So to see this youthful, light and bright hot pink Sabyasachi lehenga with outstanding silver detailing was very inspiring indeed! Also, I haven’t seen this embroidery work on any of his other bridal lehengas before. Gorgeous!
Their dream-come-true-wedding was even more beautiful than I had imagined. I could go on forever here. Instead, I’ll let these beautiful pictures talk directly to you. From our hearts to yours…
Starting off the celebrations with a super fun and casual Hawaiian themed pool party! Isn’t this perfect for a summer wedding?
The mehendi was an intimate function with only close family and friends in attendance.
Now let’s head to the sangeet…
A blue colour theme was used for the ceremony. love the way the multi-colour floral tones off -set the over powering use of blue.
Love the idea of using a large replica of the wedding card as the welcome board for guests!
FROM THE BRIDE:
Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding on MWP. We would love to know more about your wedding style.
“We had 5 functions during our wedding including a Bachelors Party, Mangal Path, Mehendi, Cocktail Dinner, Ring Ceremony & Sangeet and finally the Wedding. It was a mix of traditional and contemporary style. While the Bachelors was absolutely modern and fun, Mehendi was on the traditional side. Our Bachelor Party had a Hawaiian theme which started out in the afternoon and continued till late night. Everybody dressed in floral prints & floral malas.
Our wedding was really personalised. Though we did hire an event manager; we worked in tandem with them and the hotel management. We planned everything ourselves from the colour scheme to the food menu. We worked with colours. We had a blue theme for the Sangeet and chose golden as the color of the Wedding. Our cards were designed in Gold and Blue. We even printed a big flex of the card on the wedding day which added a little more grace to the decoration.”
That’s inspiring! Looking back, was there a moment that you remember from your wedding that stands out as the most wonderful and cherished moment of the day?
It was during my Mehendi when all the ladies in my family were putting mehendi on my hands and all my brothers and uncles made a circle and danced around us with dandiya sticks. It was the most touching moment for me when I saw everybody rejoicing with me in my happiness. I could see tears in my parent’s eyes as they danced…
Which element did you enjoy most planning? Did it realize as per your expectations?
Our Varmala was the most beautiful sight of our wedding. It was just as I had planned it. It was on the bridge of the hotel pool. The area was glowing with colored lights and it’s reflection falling on the pool looked surreal. While Kunal and I walked on the bridge, they played a beautiful traditional song and everyone’s eyes were on us. But we kept looking at each other! I wish I could freeze that time… I was anxious and happy; all at the same time.
We loved your unusual, sublime Sabyasachi lehenga. Tell us more about the inspiration behind your wedding trousseau.
I shopped at three cities for my wedding. We first went around Delhi, then Jaipur and then on to Kolkata for my wedding shopping. I was not very firm about what I wanted to wear, and was open to options. I visited a few designers like Manish Malhotra, Nidhi Tohlia, Rajshree , Anamika Khanna and finally took my wedding lehnga from Sabya Sachi.
It was a ‘not so typical’ youthful and beautiful yellow and pink lehnga. The color was great for my summer wedding and not the patent Savyasachi style. Within seconds of looking at the lehnga, I knew that’s what I wanted to wear for my wedding. Coincidentally Kunal’s Shervani and my Wedding Lehngas colors matched. I got my sarees from various other boutiques in Calcutta & Delhi including Ensemble, Ornate, Aza, and 85 lanes down.
What advice would you give other brides-to-be?
Photos and videos are the memories of your most special day which you will cherish and reminisce forever, so please make sure you have made the right choice before you zero down on your photographer. Also, I was a very anxious bride so my suggestion to all other brides would be to take it easy and be calm because ultimately everything will fall in place. Do not worry about how things are rolling. Just enjoy the time cause you will get to be a bride just once. Take time out for yourself but also make sure to spend as much time with your loved ones, family & friends.”
Thanks for sharing your wonderful wedding with MWP readers!