Jyotipriya & Nishant's Plush Affair
Jyotipriya & Nishant talk about their wedding and their tips for other couples getting married soon. Before we get into that, a little bit about the adorable couple.
Q. A little about both of you? How did you meet?
I’m a dentist but I am currently pursuing my passion, which is modelling, in New Delhi. Nishant is a senior manager corporate sales for Carlson Wagonlit Travels, India.
I believe that our fates were planned and that we were destined to meet some day. It was pure coincidence when I met Nishant for the first time, I bumped into an old friend from college outside a cafe in New Delhi and that’s when I was introduced to Nishant. Our first meeting lasted for hours! Soon we became very good friends and eventually started dating. We enjoy our time together so much that now I feel blessed since I've found a friend for life.
Q. Was there a formal proposal? Give us some details..
We are extremely casual and chilled out people, we never felt the need for a formal proposal. However, since I am more expressive, I proposed to Nishant first. It was extremely romantic since I asked him to marry me when we were sitting near a bonfire, under the stars with some of his closest friends. It was a very intimate gathering and the moment seemed magical!
But, little did I know of this hidden, romantic side of my man. Nishant too proposed by surprising me at home one day. He went down on one knee with a rose in his hand and said all those things every girl wishes to hear. I was overjoyed and felt like I was on top of the world.
Q. Tell us about your Wedding, where did you get married? Any factors/considerations you had while choosing the venue?
We got married at an intimate affair at ‘The Eden Grand’, a farmhouse in Faridabad. We had a February wedding so it was perfect for an outdoor ceremony. It was also quite pocket-friendly, which was one of our main reasons for deciding on this venue
Q. Can you tell us a little about the wedding planning process i.e was it an intimate or fairly large celebration, how many months did you have to plan, did you hire a wedding planner?
Both Nishant and I had decided that we would plan our wedding ourselves instead of splurging on wedding planners. We had an intimate ceremony and it took us about 4-5 months to plan the wedding.
Q. Tell us about the wedding functions i.e decor/theme details, and the highlights of each event.
I hail from Bhiwani (Haryana) and decided to have my sangeet in my hometown. We had beautifully decorated seating with ‘dulhainya’ written all over, with marigold flowers. The highlight of the sangeet was the continuous dance on the beats of the dhol that went on for over 2 hours. After all it is this enthusiasm that the Punjabis are known for! From ‘gidda’ to ‘jaggo’, sisters in beautiful Patiala suits and brothers handsomely dressed in kurta pyjamas with turbans on their heads, this affair showcased every flavor of Punjab.
The major highlight was the groom’s entry on the bride’s sangeet. It was surprise, even for me, since my brother and bhabhi worked hard to keep it a secret until Nishant showed up. I was overwhelmed with happiness and almost cried happy tears on seeing him there.
It was a close affair held at the Sylven Chef in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. The highlight would be the incredible dance from the groom’s side which was a surprise until the last minute.
Bride’s outfit – Alpana Neeraj: Designed by dear friend and internationally acclaimed designer Alpana Mittal of ‘Alpana Neeraj’. It was an orange leheriya lehenga with gota booti work, a contrasting parrot green closed neck blouse with a heavy neck line teamed with an emerald green dupatta. The idea was to give a Rajasthani touch to the outfit since I was marrying into a Rajasthani family.
Earrings – Accessorize Surprize
Bride’s outfit – Alpana Neeraj: It was a stone-studded high-waisted deep blue skirt, a blouse of the same colour with a sheer neckline and sleeves studded with stones teamed with a sky-blue dupatta.
Earrings – My mother’s Diamond Earrings
Groom’s outfit – Tailormade: Charcoal grey 3 piece suit in self checks with a hint of red, a red lapel pin, tan colored shoes from Dunes London and a bow tie.
Engagement rings – Carat Lane Trinity Bands
Bride- Frontier Raas: Red lehenga with peacock motifs and a heavily embroidered choli teamed with 2 net duppatas of the same colour.
Accessories - Karol Bagh
Footwear - Golden Punjabi Jooti
Groom- Tailormade black sherwant with zari embroidery, golden pyjamas, red silk turban and golden Punjabi jootis
Q. Tell us about your journey in finding and selecting your Wedding Vendors, and your experience with each of them i.e. Wedding Planner, Photographer & Videographer, Make-up artist, and anyone else you would like to mention.
Finding photographers was the most tedious thing to do. We knew we needed somebody who wasn’t only good at their job but was also pocket-friendly and cooperative and therefore decided to pick Plush Affairs. I was made aware of Plush Affairs through my sister in law and fell in love with their work immediately. It was wonderful working with their team and their work is commendable.
I did my make-up by myself for the sangeet. However, I let my friend Alpana Mittal take over for the engagement.
Savleen Manchanda, who is one of the top celebrity make-up stylists in India did my wedding make-up. I didn’t have to tell her anything. She brought out the best in me, she understood my personality and did a remarkable job.
Q. Are there any other wedding highlights you'd like to share i.e about your wedding invitations, catering, wedding cake, entertainment during the functions and any other memorable moments from your celebration?
One of the moments , that I would like to share is my entry on the wedding day. My brother surprised me with the idea of entering on the bike sitting behind him. It was not at all planned, but why would I miss a chance to share the moment with my brother and hence we entered on the bike with swag.
Q. Any recommendations/ advice you'd like to share for other to-be wed couples
Location: Simpler the better. At the end of the day it's about the two of you and not the rest of the world.
Wedding Planner: Plan it wisely
Decor Designer: Pinterest
Bridal Trousseau: Frontier Raas, Chandni Chowk
Makeup: Savleen Manchanda, Gursewak Singh, Kaajee Rai
Groom's Trousseau: Tailormade
Photos & Video Courtesy: Plush Affairs
Picture Credits: Plush Affairs