Featured Wedding: Ishna and KaranNo Comments Destination Wedding, Featured Wedding, Mehndi, Sangeet, Wedding Reception
We are so excited to feature the destination wedding of Ishna and Karan. Thank you Élan Events by Nipunika for sharing their beautiful story and gorgeous pictures.
How they Met
Ishna hails from Singapore, while Karan is from Dubai. The couple met in New York City, got married in Phuket, and both Ishna and Karan are now studying at HBS in Boston. Now that is what I call an International Love Story!
Ishna and Karan’s Wedding Festivities
The couple’s numerous wedding events were spread over three days at the JW Marriott in Phuket, Thailand. The festivities started with a Polynesian themed welcome dinner by the beach. The following day was Mehendi and a Buddha Bar inspired Sangeet. The celebrations culminated with a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception.
Ishna Di Mehendi
A combo of both their cultures, Ishna and Karan’s Mehendi had a vivacious Punjabi vibe, infused with rich Gujarati traditions. With dholki, dandiya, and beautiful bright colors, the couple’s mehendi was a riot. Love how the couple made their entrance in a rickshaw!
Ishna wore a gorgeous purple and fuchsia kurta with a contrasting floral Pakistani salwar. I love her beautiful “Umrao Jaan” earrings! Her mehendi is very pretty, and you can’t miss the bling ring!
Oriental Lounge Sangeet
Inspired by Buddha Bar, Ishna and Karan’s Sangeet was set up as a lounge in rich shades of maroon, earth green, and rustic gold. Bollywood duo Sandeep and Sanjeev Vyas had the crowd jiving till the wee hours of the morning.
Ishna looked absolutely stunning in an orange “gota patti” lehenga with a scalloped velvet border. Her jewelry is super gorgeous – love her polki and pearl necklace and matching earrings. Love, love the big nose ring along with the traditional Rajasthani maatha patti/ borla! My favorite photo of Ishna from her wedding is the one of her striking a gangster pose.
Karan made a grand entrance at the wedding, riding on a horse, with the Baraat guests, traditional Thai dancers, and Dhol players. Ishna, escorted by her parents, gracefully walked in to the chanting of Vedic Mantras.
Ishna and Karan’s Wedding Reception was a beautiful celebration, where the colors were inspired by Champagne. With rose pink, white, and tungsten decor and lights, the venue was sparkling. DJ Harvey had the crowd dancing on the floor until sunrise.
Wedding Planners: Élan Events by Nipunika
Photographers: Picture Perfect from Mumbai
Performers: Sandeep & Sanjeev Vyas from Mumbai
Hair and Make Up: Ojas Rajani from Mumbai
DJ + Dhol: Harvey + Team from Singapore
Emcee & Singer: Shobhana from Dubai
Trousseau: Sabyasachi, Anamika Khanna, Tarun Tahiliani & Monisha Jaising