‘ When a pleasant arranged meeting turned into a sweet marriage story’
“But true love is a durable fire, In the mind ever burning; Never sick, never old, never dead, From itself never turning.” -Sir Walter Ralegh
Stuti and Mrinal were introduced to each other by their families and developed a liking for each other almost instantly. Soon technology played cupid too and they found themselves glued to the phone, conversing, sharing and laughing for hours on end. A couple of brief meetings and pleasant dates proved to be the icing on the cake for this couple who had by now started falling for each other. The sweet culmination of all of this convinced them that they had found a true soulmate in each other!
Mrinal ditched the quintessential proposal and rather asked his lady love to marry him in a fun way! As the families met one day, Mrinal asked Stuti to step aside with him and asked her if she could bear with him for the rest of her life! Though taken by surprise, Mrinal couldn’t find one reason to say yes to him as there were just so many. After her nod, the couple returned and announced to their families that they were all set to tie the knot! The room was full of joy and excitement and with the blessings of their loved ones were geared up to take the next big step.
Stuti and Mrinal had a lavish three-day affair in the party capital of the country- Goa. Celebrating their most special moments with their families, very close friends and relatives was the highlight of their wedding festivities. Their nuptial journey commenced with a fun mehendi ceremony. Stuti wore a vibrant yellow lehenga and donned gorgeous floral adornments. Mrinal too kept it vibrant and complimented his lady love in a maroon jacket and paired it with a yellow floral jacket. It was a day marked with unforgettable fun and unparalleled memories.
The next day was an easy, relaxed affair that kicked off with a rain dance. This was followed by a lavish lunch. This lovely couple were clear on giving their guests an experience that equated a vacation! Hence, most of the festivities were planned keeping this in mind. The evening belonged to the crazy cocktail party. The bride and groom put their best foot forward in decking up for this event. While Stuti opted for an intricately designed chic navy blue lehenga, Mrinal looked no less in a smart black bandhgala.
Come d-day, an intimate brunch was arranged for all to begin the walk up to the most meaningful ceremony. Post this, the couple tied the knot in the background of Goa’s scenic sunset! The bride walked down the aisle in a stunning peach lehenga whereas the groom nailed his look in a beautiful beige sherwani. The newly married couple further celebrated their big day in the form of a happening reception party. With loads of cheers, laughter and dance, Stuti and Mrinal’s reception, as well as the wedding journey, ended on a high note!
The couple however celebrated with their folks in their respective hometowns of Chandigarh and Bhopal. For their Chandigarh soiree, they rocked in custom made Gaurav Gupta outfits. Crafted couture from Falguni and Shane Peacock were reserved for their Bhopal bash.
The creative team at Shutterdown was responsible for capturing the nuptial journey of this couple. Stuti and Mrinal recount having a fun and pleasant time collaborating. Their magical frames are proof of this!
The Dream Team
Photography- Shutterdown Photography