Candid photos for our Mehendi, Sangeeth and After-Party were shot by Sreedhar Vaidya (84mm studio) who has been named under the Best Wedding Photographers in India this year by NDTV?s Band Baajaa. His photos of me in my house and couple shots will remain eternal.
It was largely an open space which leads to the beach. The management which allows only receptions on their lush lawn, agreed for us to have our wedding rituals there after a lot of persuading.
I wanted to go louder with my make-up so I roped in Rashida Ranpurwala who did a fantastic job with her international products and her skill. We did an air-brush foundation as I was dancing outdoors.
she is the best in town, hands down. We did minimal make up and kept it as natural as possible that we didn?t even touch my eyebrows. I looked exactly like I wanted to and she did an exemplary job of draping my saree which came up to my neck!
He drew and painted the entire card by hand and each card had to be manually cut at the centre to open to the next page. We went through several trails and failing prototypes and each time, everything had to be re-drawn.
Angadi Silks, Bangalore specifically made a handloom saree for me weaved from Kancheepuram by a man in 20-days. The pure fine zari kept the silk saree light. The richness of the saree lay in its simplicity. My second saree was from Angadi Galleria- an arakku red with traditional checks of annams and chakras with a Ganga Jamuna border.
He was one of the easiest and stress-free people to work with as I had gone to him at the last minute. I wanted to keep it floral and we broke its monotony with bright pink parrots on the skirt. He gave me deadlines and stuck to them and did such a perfect job that I didn?t even need alterations.