Shorya & Nanki Delhi : When two best friends become best soulmates
Imagine having a perfect love story set amidst the perfect backdrop of hare bhare khet and unche pahad. Such as Punjab and Himachal where this lovely couple belongs to! Nanki and Shorya. Nanki,a peppy punjabi girl, the only beloved daughter of her parents, is a lawyer by profession while Shorya, who is also the only child, is a strong headed businessman taking care of his family business.
How They Met
Both Nanki and Shorya met through common friends and have been good friends for a long time, which makes their relationship even stronger! Ofcourse, when best friends turn into soulmates there is no looking back from there. Since they both knew each other for a long time, they were already aware about the likes and dislikes of each other. So it was even easier for them to get along and take the decision for the next phase of their lives together.
There was no need for a proposal, they knew they were compatible with each other. The question was not a yes or a no, the question was When? They finally decided to get married in the cold winters of November.
The Wedding Functions
Engagement was one of the most enjoyable ceremonies of the list. Conducted in the sophisticated and beautiful Radisson Blu in Mahipalpur in Delhi.The night witnessed sagan rituals followed by breathtaking dance performances and drunk shenanigans.The night witnessed sagan rituals followed by breathtaking dance performances and drunk shenanigans. Both the families were well prepared for the performances, lined up one after the other! No Punjabi function is complete without “Rum,Rum,Rum..Whiskey” like it’s shown in the movie Vicky Donor.
People got tipsy over the course of night enjoying all the music and the scrumptious food served to them. They were so ‘high in spirits’ they actually missed eating the main course due to not having the track time enjoying the party. Now that is the kind of engagement party one wants to have, where the guests can let loose and enjoy themselves to the fullest.
Nanki wore embroidered light pink lehenga with a pistachio hued blouse by Shantanu & Nikhil. Gayatri Sharma, the hair and makeup artist gave her a soft and supple look with smokey eyes and lightly tinted lips. Giving Nanki a perfect look. Shorya complemented her perfectly in his black tux by Qbik.
The cocktail party was no less than an entertaining affair! Conducted on the following day of the engagement, both the families decided to have cocktail parties separately. SSB Officer’s Mess in Ghitorni, Delhi was the venue decided for the groom’s family. Nanki and Shorya wanted to make both parties, along with their guests comfortable enough to have a good evening letting themselves drink and dance without worrying of being judged. They wanted them to celebrate in their own ways. So, they smartly planned it out for their guests and hence decided on separate venues.
Next on the list was the fun filled mehndi night which was at Essex Farms. The cozy open air venue was decorated with happy fairy lights and bulbs. Since it was mehndi the couple kept the theme as green for everything. Right from their clothes, decor to guests everything was in the hues of green. Shorya looked very cute in a sea green kurta set by Qbik, while Nanki nailed her colour coordination with him in her customized lakhnavi sea green lehenga from Solis by Radhika Soni. She paired up with a unique floral hand bracelet by Artflora and long heavy earrings.
“I wish I could repeat this night over and over again” is what Nanki said reliving the moments of her mehndi while answering the questions for us. There were not more than 150 guests for this ceremony and like I mentioned earlier no party is complete without drinks for Punjabis, this one too had liquor raining for the rest of night. Along with that was dancing of course because “Punjabiyan di battery charged rehndi hai… chauvi ghantey” They never get tired! Nanki clearly remembered how almost everyone was drunk by the end of the night and the groom and his cousins had crashed her mehndi which was a cherry on cake. This summed up with a little more drinking and a lot of dancing.
Mehndi favors included assorted dupattas and hand harnesses selectively picked from Chandni chowk and tags made by the bride and her friends for the bride’s side of the relatives and friends for mehendi function.
Haldi ceremony was a simple day time function for both the bride and groom. For Shorya, it was a cultural treat with a whole lot of liveliness and fun along with traditional himachali music, a lot of dancing and everyone adorning the color yellow making it a visual treat. He wore a simple yellow kurta set all set be doused with Haldi
As for Nanki, she draped herself in a yellow saree and paired it up with floral haath phools. She wore long, flowy Kaleeras and had a lot of fun rustling them with her bridesmaids.
The wedding was hosted at The Lalit, Barakhamba Road. Decorations for the day were kept glitzy with fairy lights and drapes. The mandap decor was simple yet unique and was decked up with leaves and Rajnigandha (tuberoses).
Nanki looked drop dead gorgeous in her maroonish red sequined lehenga along with a pink hued dupatta by Gunjan Arora. She paired it up with minimal jewellery, a meenakari double layered choker set along with a fine maang tikka and a sleek nath. She had the outfit with two dupattas along with a long shirt and sharara to switch for anand karaj later. Makeup artist Priyanka Suri’s makeup gave her the perfectly natural look that complemented her attire. Shourya looked princely in an ivory sherwani along with a pink safa and a stole by Qbik. After vedic pheras, the couple also solemnised their love in a traditional Anand Karaj ceremony in a Gurdwara.
Photographer: Snapsoul | Venues: Radisson Blu, Mahipalpur (Engagement), Essex Farms (Mehndi), SSB Officer’s Mess in Ghitorni (Cocktail), The Lalit, Barakhama Road (Wedding) | Bride’s Outfits: Shantanu & Nikhil (Engagement), Radhika Soni (Mehndi), Gunjan Arora (Wedding) | Groom’s Outfits: Qbik, Nought One (Cocktail party)| Makeup Artist: Gayatri Sharma ((Engagement), Shrishti Anand (Mehndi), Priyanka Suri (Wedding), Kashikha Kapoor | Floral Jewellery: Artflora | Choreographer: Neetu Chawla | DJ: Rick | Invitation designer : RK Invitations (chawri bazaar) | Cakes: Notting Hill Bakes By Mannat | Jewellery: Tanishq (Engagement)