“Kehte hain agar kisi cheez ko dil se chaho, to puri kainaa usse tumse milane ki koshish mein lag jata hai.” – Om Shanti Om
A very filmy dialogue, right? But for our couple Aishwarya and Nikhil this line rings true! Especially for the lovely lady Aishwarya 😉 Her and Nikhil’s love story began when she spotted him at a religious event and that too while watching on her laptop! “So, six years back, I was watching a live religious event on my laptop with my cousin where I saw a very handsome guy, I did not know who he was, I did not know his name, I did not know anything about him neither I saw him anywhere before but after looking at him, my cousin and I were like wow he’s so good looking! I think I was just 17 at the time and being a teenager, we all have crushes.” – Aishwarya.
While she started to crush on Nikhil from the very moment after spotting him at the event, the universe conspired to bring them together. The very next day, he appeared as ‘people you may know’ list on her Facebook profile.
She messaged him. And fortunately for her, at the time of her Facebook message to Nikhil, he was boarding the train to Shirdi for Sai Baba darshan. “And I believe in Sai Baba like anything. He is above all for me,” says Aishwarya.
Soon, both of them started interacting via WhatsApp and Facebook, and phone calls. Their bond grew stronger each day and soon blossomed into love. They first met on friendship day, two months after their first message. For Aishwarya, Nikhil was the one for her from the very beginning but she never really told him that. When Nikhil asked her out, she was ecstatic! They dated for six long years and it was only in 2019 that Nikhil popped the question of marriage.
However, like in any Indian love story, when it comes to marriage, the couple needs to have their parents’ consent. For Nikhil, his parents readily agreed but the same wasn’t the case with Aishwarya.
Aishwarya’s parents were upset not because Nikhil wasn’t an ideal match but because she chose to make her own decision. But soon they were on board too.
The Wedding Planning
The couple started their wedding shopping, their hunt for the perfect venue and other functions’ requirements six months prior to their date of the wedding. They both juggled work and their wedding arrangements. “For the entire period of six months, I went shopping or searching for venues or ideas after coming from work.” – Aishwarya.
They decided to tied the knot at The Orana Aurnum in New Delhi on the 9th of February 2020.
The wedding festivities kicked off with the Mata ki Chowki function on 1st February 2020.
For the engagement ceremony on 5th Feb, Aishwarya wore a full-flair floral gown in net with zarkan work and with a touch of sea green colour.
For her mehendi on 8th Feb, she wore a dark green velvet embroidered lehenga and an embroidered dupatta in gold in perfect contrast to her lehenga. She completed her look with magenta floral jewellery with pearls.
For her Haldi and choora, she wore a yellow crop-top and skirt ensemble in honour of the ceremonies. Her outfit consisted of a plain yellow one-shoulder crop top with a flared yellow skirt and a yellow georgette dupatta. She wore real flower jewellery with jasmine flowers and completed her look with fabulous Pataka bride earrings by ‘Kraftedwithhappiness’.
For her big day aka her wedding, she wore a mauve pink organza silk flared lehenga with carrot red floral embroidered and stone work. She had two dupattas – one in the same shade of pink and the other one in carrot red colour that she draped over her head.
Interestingly, while it was love at first sight for Aishwarya, she had never really confessed the same to her husband. He was completely unaware. She confessed her feelings to him only once their nuptials were completed.
The Dream Team
Engagement and Wedding MUA – KritiDS
Bride Engagement Outfit – CTC Mall
Bride Wedding Outfit – Pakeeza Plaza
Groom Wedding Outfit – CreativeStopOfficial
Bride Chooda and Jewellery – Kins Glitter
Bride Kaleeras – Frontier Bazarr
Photography by – Jaideep Gandhi Photography
Engagement Venue – The Falcon
Wedding Venue – The Orana Aurnum