If you are wondering if it’s at all worth it to get married in your home, this lockdown wedding in Mumbai is all you need to check out today. Meet Akshay Sirsalewala & Shreya Mehta, the couple who recently tied the knot in Mumbai sharing some major lockdown wedding goals.
From inviting 800 guests to The Lalit (their initial wedding venue), to getting married in front of 20 family members at the groom’s place, this wedding was one hell of a roller-coaster ride.
Following all the guidelines shared by the Government and keeping in mind social distancing norms, this wedding turned out to be the most heartwarming, coming together of two people in love. The most important aspect of any wedding is the celebration of love, with your near and dear ones and this wedding is the perfect proof that you need not have a fancy and the fabled “Big Fat Indian Wedding” to get married in a special way.
Check out how this lockdown wedding in Mumbai was planned and executed with most of the most creative DIY decor elements:
How They Met?
Akshay Sirsalewala and Shreya Mehta first saw each other at NM college, Mumbai ten years back. With both wanting to become future Chartered Accountants, their paths kept crossing – from the same class in college to the same tutorials to the same set of friends. The couple dated for 8.5 years before deciding to get married.
Their Lockdown Wedding Planning
With no wedding outfits, no decorator and no garlands available, both the families indulged into planning a home wedding with a deadline of 7 days. The families share, “We have truly understood the meaning of necessity is the mother of invention as we all spent those 7 days planning everything for the couple including prepping up for some DIY art”.
The DIY Decor Elements
This lockdown wedding in Mumbai couldn’t have been a great success without the contribution of their family members who spent 7 days in making the following:
- DIY Jaimalas with artificial flowers and pearls ( Because thankfully groom’s grandmother had them both)
- A DIY Mandap was created with the help of 2 Dupattas. They even created a DIY photo booth using the available waste materials at home.
- A DIY black Jaguar using cardboard. (Because Akshay was supposed to make a kickass groom entry in a luxury car)
- A DIY cardboard doli for the bride to make a gorgeous bridal entry along with her brothers and father.
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All About This 20 People Wedding In Lockdown
From virtual sangeet ceremony to pheras and other rituals, this lockdown wedding had it all. The bride’s family was welcomed with sanitizers. Everyone wore masks throughout the celebration to ensure safety and well being.
Their wedding festivities began with an 11-minute Virtual Sangeet (a surprise planned by the bride for her groom). It was all pre-planned with their family and friends joining them over video conferencing which was connected with LED television for a better experience. Featuring dances from 25+ family members, this ‘E-Sangeet’ is surely to take inspiration from.
Their wedding rituals were officiated by a local priest who was seen taking care of the required precautions.
Wedding Outfits And Jewellery
Wedding outfits and jewellery were arranged with whatever was available in the respective wardrobes.
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Their gorgeous wedding pictures clicked by Snapped Studio are a proof that sometimes you can find happiness even in the darkest of days in the most simple ways.
Bride’s MUA : Meraki by Ritika
Events: Mauke pe Taufa
Photographer: Snapped Studio
Hair Stylist: Shabana Shaikh
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