Metallic masks, neon lasers and disco lights – Aanchal and Shishir’s celebrations began with this cocktail party that was as crazy as it could be! The couple, along with their friends, drank, danced and raised a toast to their new journey they were about to begin together. The stunning bride-to-be was dressed in a rani-pink, mermaid-cut cocktail gown. The strapless gown featured a scatter of silver crystals and white beads all over the bodice and looked absolutely ravishing.
The festivities continued in a beautifully-lit indoor space decorated with an abundance of fresh flowers hosted Aanchal and Shishir’s engagement-cum-sangeet ceremony. This stunning duo was ethnically dressed in designer outfits that left everyone amazed! Shishir’s classy navy-blue velvet sherwani that was adorned with gold threadwork and Aanchal’s heavily embroidered lehenga-choli that had bold motifs on a deep maroon base made these two look like an ethnic version of a dreamy fairytale. Their entry on a florally-decorated bicycle with bright sparklers added the perfect touch of magic to this couple's dreamy engagement-cum-sangeet ceremony.
For the Haldi ceremony, this bride-to-be decided to keep it small and intimate. Close friends and family came to bless and apply haldi on this beautiful bride so that she gets a natural glow on her big day. She also applied small amounts of this sacred paste on her unmarried girlfriends and siblings as it is believed that whoever gets touched by this paste will soon find a good-looking partner. Don’t we absolutely love Indian wedding rituals and the deep meanings behind each of them? We sure do! We usually see brides dressed in basic cotton sarees or salwar suits for their mehendi ceremony, but Aanchal went all the way at this ceremony too. She donned a classic red and gold dhoop-chhaon silk saree with ethnic gold jewellery that had her looking absolutely beautiful.
After all the partying and dancing, the moment Aanchal and Shishir were waiting for finally arrived! It was the most special day of their lives and they definitely to kill. Aanchal wanted to stick to traditions yet not leave the style quotient too far behind, so she opted to wear a traditional red and white panetar lehenga-choli. Her entire lehenga was gorgeously embellished with gold zardozi and stones. Her handsome groom kept up to speed with the ethnicity in his textured beige sherwani with stunning gold accents – together this couple looked like true royalty!
Ace photographer Robin Saini captured every moment from this grand wedding affair with utmost skill and precision, highlighting different aspects of Aanchal and Shishir’s personalities with each photoshoot. His use of light and shadow techniques, simple clicks and instinctive sensibilties throughout each photoshoot resulted in stunning pictures.