Aashna & Akshay Udaipur
Aashna and Akshay recently tied the knot in an ethereal ceremony at Hotel Lakend, Udaipur. The couple has quite a unique story to flaunt!
About the Couple
Aashna and Akshay have the most unconventional story to share. They first met each other on a connecting flight to Mumbai. Akshay was returning from Rome with his family while Aashna was returning from Los Angeles. Akshay’s parents were seated beside Aashna. His mother was keen on finding a girlfriend so she told him to exchange his seat with her own. She was her son’s wingman! Akshay struck up a conversation with Aashna, but she was not interested and even dozed off in the middle. However, he messaged her on Facebook three days later and she ended up replying after a year!
After a year of getting to know each other online, they finally decided to meet. It took only a month after the first date for them to make things official. The gushing bride says, “He planned a surprise proposal on his birthday at Mojo Bistro in Kamala Mills, asking me to marry him! We just clicked! No taking a step back, no hesitation! We were just glued to each other!”
The Wedding Festivities
After a lot of planning the couple finally chose Hotel Lakend as their wedding venue. Weddings by Shilpa & Sonika planned the perfect wedding to the T! The bride Aashna has nothing but praise for them. She says, “When it came to the wedding planning, we handed over the reigns to S&S -Weddings by Shilpa and Sonika. The team was wonderful! They were continuously on their toes and seemed more like a family than wedding planners. They’ve been really hard working and have delivered everything required. They actually stuck to the budget and are really friendly. I’d say they’re the best planners in town!”
The Mehendi Ceremony
The mehndi ceremony was hosted by the poolside, overlooking the stunning lake. The theme was ‘Rajasthani Carnival’, and the decor included colorful cabanas, a puppet show, bright bindis and traditional Rajasthani hats. There were games and fortune-telling parrot for entertainment.
The Engagement & Sangeet Ceremony
Aashna and Akshay made a grand entry in a vintage car. The entire venue was lit up with romantic, twinkling lights. The bride was spotted in a shimmery ivory gown and the groom looked dapper in a black bandhgala. The ring ceremony was followed by a lively sangeet and an after party!
The Haldi Ceremony
The haldi ceremony was bright and colorful, creating the perfect atmosphere for a cheerful event. The women dressed in traditional navari sarees, while the bride and groom wore yellow and white outfits.
On the wedding day Aashna donned a red and golden lehenga, with layered jewellery and a statement mathapatti. Akshay, on the other hand wore a sherwani with floral embroidery and a maroon shawl, with a traditional red turban completing his look. It was an emotional affair with special moments being expertly captured by the brilliant photographer!
The Dream Team
Photography: Camera Crew
Venue: Hotel Lakend, Udaipur
Wedding Planner: S&S - Weddings by Shilpa and Sonika
Jewellery: Chheda Jewellers
Groom’s Outfits: Telon