Avanti and Karan’s cute ‘love at first meet ‘ love story will make you forget Bollywood.. But that apart, we’ve shortlisted Top 10 Wedding Ideas you MUST SEE ( & copy!) from their wedding pictures!
Avanti and Karan’s chemistry and our handpicked Top 10 Wedding Ideas from her gorgeous outfits to the fairytale decor to cutest couple poses – makes this wedding story a must see!
Love Meets Life!
Their love story began when Avanti’s sister played cupid and introduced them on a night out at Karan’s family farmhouse.
They got to talking and didn’t stop. These lovebirds spent the entire night just laughing and chatting to each other and that was that! They’ve been inseparable ever since <3
Top 10 Wedding Ideas – #1 Make it Happen!
Like many of us dream (but are rarely able to make it come true!) all their wedding functions were held at the very same ancestral farmhouse where they first met and fell in LOVE – isn’t that extra special!
Mehendi oh Mehendi… & the Celebrations Begin!
There were two mehendi functions, the first one where bride Avanti actually got her mehendi done was an intimate home affair with close family and friends.
Top 10 Wedding Ideas #2- Split your Mehendi Functions!
Avanti split her mehendi into two, first one for the bridal mehendi and another for the guests!
That way you can be yourself and be comfortable in your skin while getting your own mehendi done. Also, you get to dance, play, enjoy the delicacies and have fun at your bigger mehendi event too as you’re not tied down with mehndi on your hands!
Wedding Idea #3 – Mehendi Outfit Idea for all you Brides-to-be!
You’ll love how Avanti’s soooooo casual, comfy and hassle free in her self designed yellow and pink leheriya mehndi dress!
Light dewy make up, a cute floral tiara, pretty jhumkas and an “I-m-the-bride-smile” are all you need to ace this look!
Idea #4 – Instaworthy Mehendi Decor!
The second mehendi function was a rustic yellow and wood themed, and honestly its the most beautiful mix of traditional and contemporary that we’ve seen recently!
Decor Tip – We love how planners The Doli Diary and Altair have given a contemporary twist to a traditional yellow and gold mehendi theme. From all-out bling and kitcshy marigold to rustic wooden benches decked with candles and baby’s breath – its as perfect a blend as it gets!
Aren’t these tablescapes just beautiful! Don’t miss the cutesy mehendi favors – who wouldn’t love these “pamper me good” kits of organic soaps and essential oils 🙂
At the bigger mehendi function, Avanti sparkled in her pretty peach lehenga with 3 D florals and a ruffled dupatta by Amreen Sandhu. Her matching pearl earrings and maangtika are giving us major #bridegoals 😍.
Wedding Idea #5 – Moroccan Theme Sangeet!
The Sangeet was a starry affair, with a Moroccan theme running through the decor. With drapes in dark hues, majestic fountains, vintage lamps as center table elements and magnificent chandeliers; the decor idea is truly ‘stealworthy’ 😉.
When you can’t come to the bar, the bar comes to you! A movable bar that goes around the event area is a great way to keep the spirits high and the fun going😉😉.
The lovely couple and all family members set the dance stage on fire!
Style Tip – We totally heart Avanti’s sleek glam look and that crystal fringed blouse.
The sangeet was a starry affair with everyone putting their dancing shoes on and giving stellar performances.
We’re totally crushing on Avanti’s look, from her smokey makeup to her embellished skirt with crystal fringed top, by 😍.
Its the time to Haldi!
Wedding Idea #6 – Keep it Casual!
We all know how messy a haldi ceremony can get! So Avanti decided to ditch heavy designer-wear and chose light smart casuals instead. (You won’t feel bad when you have to dump them later!)
The first impression that Karan made, was that he had an amazing sense of humor and is a totally hilarious guy! No wonder they can be seen having so much fun together at their Haldi.
It was such an epic moment when the whole bowl of haldi was poured over Karan. Don’t miss the expression on Avanti’s face – its just priceless!
“My brief for my photographer was to shoot candid photographs only, and it’s one of the best decisions I made” – says our pretty bride, when asked for advice on wedding photography.
Couple Photography Tip – Keep it natural – the best pictures come out when you forget there’s a camera around!
Wedding Idea #7 – Au Natural at this Intimate Farmhouse Wedding!
The wedding decor at Oleander Farms, Karjat saw a stunning mix of bright colors, lots of fresh flowers, pastel hues and eclectic decor.
Bright and blooming – you’ll see peach, pink, orange and white themed elements all around. The mandap was an impressive blend of lush foliage and gorgeous blooms with a breathtaking view of the lake!
If you have an outdoor wedding too, take decor inspiration here – from the lovely mandap to the lake lit up with fairy lights. We looouve the lakeside lit-up ‘tepee’ seating!
Avanti looks soooo radiant in her mom’s peach and orange wedding lehenga! She paired it with matching kundan haars and nude natural make up.
Her top tips for brides to be-
* Plan so well that all you have to do on your big day is to sit back and have a good time
* Pick your vendors wisely
- HAVE FUN! It would be criminal not to, on the happiest day of your life!
I promise the fun and happiness bleeds into those photos and makes them and the memories from that day, look that much sweeter!
The funniest incident was when her brother, the weeping willow, almost brought down the floral chadar because he got so emotional!
Top 10 Wedding Ideas – #8 Floating Mandap!
Avanti’s most memorable moment was her varmala. It was held by the lake on a platform that went into the water. Don’t you think that’s absolutely dreamy! From the mandap to the guests seating, everything was near the lake at this event.
If your wedding venue has a water body, make sure you utilize it as they did, by creating a varmala stage! The pictures will definitely come out stunning.
Top 10 Wedding Ideas – #9 This Sparkly Reception Stage!
Their reception stage looks nothing short of the entire galaxy, as it reflects the canopy of starry lights from above! The white picket fences add a cutesy feel <3
The decor had a rustic theme to it, with wooden barrels, candles and flowers in mixed warm hues.
And the wooden and floral arches over the dinner tables added an old world charm.
Our lady in red looked stunning in her red sleeveless gown by Zara Umrigar.
Looking ahead into the future, our gorgeous bride wants to be “Spending the next few years traveling, cuddling, growing her company and savoring every moment they have together”.
Style Tip – Nothing makes for better pictures than a classic red gown and a black tuxedo. The couple looked made for each other and the pictures reflect that too!😍.
Event Tip – The first dance is always special, so make sure your band knows your favourite songs. (Don’t spring them a surprise!) And nothing beats a well-lit stage to get spectacular pictures at outdoor functions.
Stealworthy Things #10 – Ultimate Couple Goals!
Proposal or not – who cares! There was no proposal, there was just a firm belief that this was where we were always meant to be 😍. We’re most alike in the best of ways – shared values, principles and shared tastes in food!”
Avanti says, “When you are marrying your best friend, everything falls into place easily. It started out as a semi-joke about if we got married and turned into ‘when we get married’ soon after “!
Sweet Things only Real Couples Do!
During their courtship, “Karan bought me an ergonomic chair for my office when I was suffering from immense back pain. Can’t think of a more supportive, sweet gesture!”
Avanti and Karan’s wedding story seems right out of a romantic novel. From the dreamy location to the breathtaking decor and the bride’s lovely outfits, everything fell into place just like their love story ❤
Wedding Photography: Ram Balmur Photography
Videography: House on The Clouds
Outfits: Amreen Sandhu