#TheUmaniWedding: An Extravaganza That’ll Blow Your Minds Away

Umang & Nidhi

Snapshot

Nine days of hearty madness, astounding extravagance, and a splendor that speaks of contemporary & old world charm alike is what sums up this wedding that we’ve got for you today.

Umang & Nidhi’s wedding is a classic tale of a big fat Indian wedding that leaves everybody speechless with it’s upbeat exuberance and grandeur. Weaved with differently themed ceremonies, magnificent decor, and totally spectacular wedding looks, this Mumbai soiree will make your heart skip a beat over and over again. Even over the tiniest of details that were sewn with an unmatched finesse for that matter.

This is an ‘inspiration galore’ wedding so before you scroll down ahead, get ready to take notes and pin some drool-worthy ideas!

About The Couple

Their Tale

Umang & Nidhi’s families had been friends for a long time but, the duo first met during a trip to Canada as their parents insisted that the two meet and get to know each other. What started as friendship soon materialized into a forever. They had been in a long distance relationship when Umang had to leave for London to further his career. It was then that they realized that they do not want to stay away anymore.

They are best friends-cum-soulmates who are not big on mushy romantic gestures but, are always game to take on thrills & adventures together for life.

The Details

Wedding Planning & Events

The couple chose Swaaha Weddings & Experience as their allies to plan & execute their wedding vision & boy, this larger than life soiree turned out to be a grand experience in itself.

With each ceremony breathing of a distinctive theme and Movie’ing Moments capturing it all in quintessentially timeless frames, this wedding is bound to have you swooning over!

Bohemian Henna Ceremony

The revelries officially kicked off with a Bohemian themed mehndi event at JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar that was a riot of pretty & vibrant hues, hefty blooms, and lush greens topped with quirky elements. While a beauteous rustic wreath festooned with dreamcatchers made for the stage, a floral & foliage wreath setting made up for a captivating photo booth.

Elements like pinwheel centerpieces, minimally decked up Tiffany chairs, floral arrangements, and colorful drapes marked the entire space.

Nidhi's Mehndi Look

Keeping up with the vivaciousness of the event, Nidhi suited herself with a peppy turquoise & baby pink lehenga from Papa Don’t Preach by Shubika. Embellished with quirky sequins, appliques, and 3D motifs, her belted lehenga absolutely outshone.

Contrastingly, she teamed up her edgy ensemble with a traditional polki & pearl choker set and complementing rings and bangles. With half open wavy hair, a pale lip, and smokey-shimmery eyes done by Pakkhi Pahuja, Nidhi radiated in her look flawlessly.

Umang's Look

Umang, too went crisp and offbeat in his heavily embellished Ivory bandhgala from Rare Heritage that totally outshone.

The Groovy Sangeet

A night of total glitz and glamour, the sangeet sandhya was helluva party that saw lots of performances from the couple and their family and friends. While a huge LED stage bedazzled the environs and the lush foliage wall accentuated with neon monogram made for an edgy photo op, the ceiling with cascading strings and disco balls grabbed all eyeballs.

Nidhi's Look

Nidhi phenomenally looked Sangeet ready in her heavily embellished gold & silver crop top and skirt ensemble from Rare Heritage. For her glamorous piece, she picked up equally statement making earrings and bangles to accessorize her look further.

A luscious open mane with soft smokey eyes and a pale pink lip lent by Pakkhi Pahuja stitched up her look gorgeously!

Umang's Sangeet Look

Umang went all voguish in a navy blue kurta and bandhgala set marked with dainty embroideries that was designed by his cousin and looked super handsome.

Lagan Lakhvanu & Mameru Ceremony

A unique ceremony where the wedding invitation is drafted and crafted, this ceremony was hosted at the Hotel Sahara Star which was decked up in pastel hues of yellow and orange.

Nidhi's Look

Nidhi, for the ceremony, slipped into a surreal violet Mrunalini Rao lehenga that was laden with intricate thread and sequin embroideries. For her unique-hued outfit, she chose to go all extra with her jewellery and suited herself with a breathtaking polki, pearl, and meenakari set encrusted with a huge emerald.

Pakkhi gave her side braided tousled hair left half open, minimally flushed makeup with pretty pink eyes, and a tiny bindi, making Nidhi look like a true chic yet traditional royalty.

Umang's Look

Complementing his lady love in a rather dull hue, Umang slipped into a gota work dusty mauve kurta designed by his cousin, looking oh-so-dapper in his all time classic appeal.

The Shimmery Cocktail

Hosted at Dragonfly Experience and themed ‘Shimmer Night’, the jazzy cocktail night was all about shimmer—be it the fancy decor or the couple’s outfits and in fact, even the duo’s entry amidst sparklers for that matter!

The couple went all blingy and shimmery with their outfits to match up with the theme. While Umang donned a maroon and black shimmery tuxedo, Nidhi’s statement black Eye Candy dress was a showstopper!

Coupled with bold black smokey eyes and her mane left open in loose curls done by Swapnil, she looked absolutely party ready and shone like a diva that she is!

The Sunshining Haldi

The ‘Bright In Yellow or White’ themed haldi at the Ramada Plaza Palm Grove was a tasteful medley of lively hues with prominent whites and yellows. Whether it’s the floral & miniature bulb couple seating, the Nucleya Bass Rani photo booth, the elegant table settings, draped seating lounges or the fun activities and live stations, every single aspect of the ceremony & the decor is worth drooling over.

Nidhi's Haldi Look

Nidhi slipped into a pretty pink minimally embellished Label D ensemble that was a mix of a crop top, dhoti pants, and a sequin-fringed dupatta.

While a striking haar and bewitching floral jewels beautified her look further, a loose floral braid and minimally flushed look stitched it all up exceptionally.

Umang's Haldi Look

Umang chose to go all spirited for the ceremony and wore an electric pink and Ivory kurta, salwar, and nehru jacket set. It not just complemented Nidhi’s look with a pop but also added an unmatched effervescence to the entire vibe.

The Royal Pheras & Reception

The duo’s wedding the next day followed by a reception dinner at JVPD Grounds was a royal extravaganza in itself that left the guests and of course, us totally speechless. The decor was an opulence to behold that boasted of excessive hearty blooms, abundant lights, lush greens, a candle lit entrance, and all things grand.

Nidhi's Wedding Look

Nidhi made her majestic bridal entry on a wreath style palanquin donning a Sabyasachi lehenga from his timeless Gulkand collection.

She dolled up in glorious regal jewellery from Chunilal Jewels that was a blend of oversized polki & emerald choker set, a traditional nath, a broad chaand bali matha-patti and flamboyant kadas.

Shradha Luthra tied her hair up in a floral bun and gave her bold smokey eyes with a rather subdued lip.

Umang's Wedding Look

Umang, too opted for an evermore and classic groom look and wore a beautiful Ivory sherwani. He teamed it up with an Ivory & gold safa, a three-stringed emerald mala, and a marsala stole that matched with Nidhi’s outfit color.

The two looked absolute royalties together grabbing all eyeballs and stealing all hearts.

Couple's Reception Looks

Following the pheras, the couple changed into modish outfits for their lavish reception dinner. While Umang opted for a Just Men smart black tuxedo with an added drape, Nidhi frolicked about in a statement Gaurav Gupta embellished gown marked with structured ruffles!

She let hair down for this party and changed into glamorous diamond earrings and a bracelet.

Tips From The Bride

  • Begin your glow-inducing beauty care at the earliest. Start incorporating hydrating foods into your diet now and boost your glow while you sleep by using the right products.
  • If the bride is getting her hair colored for the first time, it’s best to visit the colorist at least 15 to 20 days prior to ensure the final color is what she envisioned but, make sure you color because pictures with colored hair come out the best.
  • Don’t panic in any situation, everything eventually falls into place. If you have a friend or a sister who recently tied the knot, consider making them your shopping partner as experience matters. Never miss a fitting or trust your tailor blindly – always follow up. It is also very important to schedule your makeup trials before your big day. Finally, on the day of the wedding, keep yourself hydrated and eat before the function starts.

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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