A Sikh Wedding In Sydney With The Couple In Spectacular Outfits

Jashan & Karan

Snapshot

“Certain connections with people can’t be ignored and the spark between the both of us was something time didn’t impact in any way!”

These words by our bride Jashan sums up her and Karan’s tale in a single sentence whilst, resonating with so many stories out there. And mostly, the classic YRF love tales where the two who are meant to be together always end up with each other.

And well, this YRF parallelism doesn’t just stop there. It quite effervescently flows into Jashan & Karan’s wedding celebration as well since, the bride always wanted a “textbook YRF style big, fat, and phatak Bollywood wedding.”

Further entwined with their typical Punjabi traditions, upbeat decor, flamboyant designer outfits, and boisterous merrymaking, this couple’s wedding is a pompous charmer! It’ll swoon you over as much as it had us going all head over heels.

About The Couple

Their Tale

Jashan and Karan met in the early years of high school through mutual family friends hitting off with a short teenage romance. Karan soon moved to another state for medical school but, they found each other again on social media feeling that spark all over again. After four years of long distance, he finally moved back and hence began their wedding journey! The duo is pretty adventurous and love having a good time with amazing food, drinks, and each other. They often goof around with one another or their friends and are always planning their next holiday!

The Proposal

Spilling the beans about her dreamy proposal the bride says, “I was back in town for one night between two overseas trips and Karan said he wanted to go and have a nice dinner to make the most of our one night together. I got dressed and we both walked down under the Sydney Harbour Bridge until I saw a red carpet, roses and helium balloons with MARRY ME. After the question was answered (with an obvious yes!), our family and friends popped out from behind the wall.”

The Details

Wedding Planning & Details

Planned and executed while keeping up with the Punjabi traditions blending into uniqueness and a contemporary edge, this Sydney wedding was weaved to perfection. The duo got down to planning their own wedding from the scratch building their wedding vision upon the numerous mood boards and Jashan’s bridal planner from Party Rickshaw.

While the team of Shagun Events helped the couple design and decorate their revelries, Jashan’s hair and makeup artist Nikki Arora worked with her for over a year to plan and perfect every single look of hers.

The team of Rolling Canvas Presentations worked their lens’ magic capturing the entire soiree in beautiful frames oozing with aesthetics.

Rangeelo Rajasthan- The Sangeet

For their Rajasthani themed sangeet, the Cherrybrook Community Centre was decked up in electric hues of red, crimson, blue, green, orange, and beige. Coupled with fairy lights, quirky elements like colorful umbrellas, tassel strings, and colorful cushions, the setup looked perfect. The royal haveli stage however, was clearly the highlight of the decor.

With traditional dholki and songs, jazzy music, and groovy performances by family and friends, the night was nothing less than a happening party.

Jashan's Sangeet Look

To embrace the vibe of the theme, Jashan slipped into a creamy gold and bottle green Anita Dongre lehenga which she teamed up with resplendent jewels from Ra Abta by Rahul and NeedledustXAJSK Juttis.

Nikki Arora gave her half-tied hair done in side twists, pale lips, and soft glimmering eyes.

Karan's Sangeet Look

Karan, for the night went absolutely traditional in a classic black Sabyasachi bandhgala which he teamed up with a pretty printed stole.

Karan's Vatna

A home affair boasting of a traditional marigold decor, Karan’s haldi ceremony followed by the upbeat jaggo was a super fun time.

While he suited himself with a black kurta and churidaar for the haldi, he later changed into a violet edgy Anita Dongre kurta looking all dapper.

Jashan's Look

Jashan, on the other hand, a pretty pink suit with a colorful and gota jaal dupatta in cream color from Rana Phulkari. She opted for a simple look with a bright bindi and a long parandi.

Rang Barse- Jashan's Maiyan

Hosted at her home, Jashan’s haldi ceremony was a riot of color heavily marked in colorful thread and fabric tassels along with colorful umbrellas.

For her holi themed haldi, Jashan went easy-breezy in a radiant yellow crop top and skirt set from Arpita Mehta. She paired her outfit with colorful Needledust juttis and beauteous accessories from Prune India and Outhouse while, Nikki gave her a subdued makeup along with a distinctive bindi and half open wavy hair with side braids.

Jashan's Second Look

She later changed into an Ivory and bright pink Masaba Gupta ensemble, accessorized her look with complementing floral jewellery from Prune India, and went sans makeup.

The Mehndi Ceremony

The Vinegar Hill Memorial Centre was bedecked in hearty florals over vivid hues of mauve and violet. A ‘mimosas and samosas’ bar and a fun Bollywood style favor thela further added to the decor while a surprise entry by Karan absolutely stole the show.

Jashan, for her mehndi, donned a navy Manish Malhotra lehenga heavily laden with sorbet-hued floral embellishments. While Nikki went all minimal with the makeup and opted for a braid, Jashan amped up her look with an elaborate pair of waterfall earrings from Outhouse.

Jaggo & Chooda Ceremony

For her chooda ceremony, a simplistic yet exquisite backdrop was done in light pink drapes, bangle strings, jasmine garlands, and fairy lights.

Jashan's Look

For this pepped up evening, Jashan chose for herself a bewitching orange Abhinav Mishra sharara set done in his statement mirror work. She had her hair tied at the back and wore pretty floral earrings from Prune India.

The Anand Karaj

The day kicked-off with Karan surprising Jashan with a bouquet of roses, a hand written letter, and a Cartier love band. After a hearty and fun family and squad shoot, the entourage moved to Gurdwara Sahib Glenwood for their ceremony and pheras.

A grand luncheon followed their ceremony at the Grand Royale that was decked up in florals and pastel hues to create a contrast for their traditional red and gold outfits.

Jashan's Wedding Look

Jashan opted for a traditional red bridal look and slipped into a Sabyasachi lehenga looking resplendent. She teamed up her outfit with glorious polki jewels from Anita Dongre looking like an absolute royalty!

Nikki Arora had Jashan’s hair tied up in a neat bun and chose to go dark nude for her lips and soft on her eyes, with a popping red bindi.

Karan's Wedding Look

Karan, on the other hand, went all beige and gold with his sherwani, stole, and the turban. A four-stringed pearl mala further elevated his look a notch above!

Bride & Groom Squads

To complement the baby pink and mint of Jashan’s lehenga and the gold in duo’s outfits, both the bride and groom squads slipped into pastel pinks and pastel greens.

While the groom squad donned white kurta sets with nehru jackets, the bridal party wore pretty gharara sets and had their hair tied up in tousled buns.

The Lavish Reception

Hosted at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, the opulent reception was drenched in white florals and lush foliage while it was centered around the hues of white, black, and gold! It was the perfect glamorous finale complete with speeches from family and friends, the couple’s first dance, and a surprise performance by Karan for his lady love.

Jashan's Look

Jashan slipped into a quaint Ivory Sabyasachi lehenga for the reception which she paired up with statement earrings from Tyaani by Karan Johar.

Nikki Arora chose for her a neat slick bun, simple eyes, and a bold red lip.

Karan's Look

Karan went all classic in his black three piece tux from Suit Supply looking his handsome and crisp self!

Tips From The Bride

  • Prepare for a marriage, not a wedding – after your big week,l there will be a new relationship and plenty of new adventures to embark on!
  • Plan as early as possible in your situation – this will let you have a Plan A, B, C down to Z and avoid disappointments and on the day stress.
  • LIVE IT UP – it will pass in a heartbeat so enjoy every single moment – have a designated organizer at every event so you’re busy giving hugs, taking shots, burning up the dance floor and smiling at your other half.

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About The Author

Divya Arora

An old school at heart with subtle but intense hints of modern glam, she's always happily making the best of both worlds. With reading, Zentangling, and spilling her thoughts on paper, she keeps her creative streak always on point. Hogging food and dozing off often, comes naturally to her! Follow her on Instagram @divya.arora14