Gujarati traditions were completely new and exciting for not only Laura but all her side of family as well, since the beginning of planning phase Laura showed interest in picking up Gujarati traditions and merge them with Rajasthani (since the wedding was hosted in Udaipur) and western settings.
A three day celebration started with a casual welcome dinner and chit chat at pool side, both families were meeting for the first time and this was an ice breaker.
Second day started with colourful Mehendi celebration, almost everyone from Laura’s side travelled to India for the first time and never attended any Indian Celebration. Getting quick Henna Tattoo was fun while Laura got herself some intricate designs. Light Bollywood music and traditional Mehendi songs created a nice vibe, champagne was served along with finger food. All the guests were asked to dress traditional and colourful.
Evening was a very special celebration which Laura always wanted overseas guests to experience, we planned an “Indian Carnival” for them alongside Sangeet celebration. Very local features like Bioscope, Snake Charmer, Indian Candies, Live Bangle maker, Puppet Show, décor inspired by Paper Buntings, Kites, local wooden handicrafts, live north Indian food etc blended very well to show a glimpse of Rajasthan and Gujarat to all the guests.
On the last day a “Haldi celebration” which almost turned into a “Holi celebration” was another fun element and guests loved to participate.
Evening started with a typical Baraat being welcomed by Laura’s family, the Mandap was given a special fusion look by using white drapes, greenery and accents of candles and naked bulbs. Laura arrived in a Palki and the ceremony was explained in English to have the guests involvement. The Dinner afterwards was designed on a “vintage travel theme”.
Presenting the beautifully shot film from Wedding of Yash and Laura at Fatehgarh in Udaipur
Captured by “Jayesh Photography”