This Breathtakingly Royal Wedding Will Woo Your Heart & Soul

Shaivi & Oscar

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They say, love can find you in the most unexpected places! And well, that’s exactly how this adorable couple’s tale started years ago. And for how hearty and lovable their journey has been, their wedding was equally heart warming, joyous, and brimming with sheer love.

Themed around timeless elegance with a dash of royal, unique, and intimate, Shaivi & Oscar’s wedding soiree was a fantasy blend of both Indian & Mexican cultures. With the ceremonies dripping with class and their looks breathing tradition, their wedding is literally inspiration galore!

Let’s dive right into their revelries!

 

About The Couple

Their Tale

Shaivi & Oscar met each other years ago while he was a student and exploring his inner passion for food and culinary at Sukhadia’s—Shaivi’s family business. She often frequented and worked there on her weekends and Oscar learned the Indian culture and the Gujarati language and soon became a part of their family. The two soon connected and discovered their mutual love for adventures, the culinary arts, and action thrillers on Netflix and have been inseparable ever since!

The Proposal

One late January ’18 night, Oscar had planned to take Shaivi to New York City for an evening welcome gala for his school. However, when they approached the venue, Central Park’s Tavern on the Green, a horse drawn carriage took them on a night time stroll through the park.

As they reached the end of a cobblestone pathway through Central Park’s famous Bethesda Fountain, they stumbled upon Bow Bridge which was lit up with hundreds of tea lights while Shaivi’s family and closest friends hid in the bushes nearby. At the end of the bridge was a Mariachi band playing a romantic Mexican prelude and in the middle was a rose petal heart with the words, “Marry Me”. It was then that Oscar got down on his knees and before anyone knew it, #ShaiviWonAnOscar !

The Details

Wedding Planning & Details

Shaivi along with her family and Urvashi Mishra of Electric Karma planned the wedding together weaving it magnificently. The dreamy affair was exactly how the bride envisioned—NYC elegant & regal fusion wedding that is intimate, exclusive, and unique.

With Royal Charms Inc. and Ovando using their creative geniuses to deck up the wedding and Ivash Photography & Joseph Minasi Studios capturing each moment aesthetically, the wedding surely was perfectly knitted.

Ganesh Puja & Haldi

A super traditional and vibrant affair, the Ganesh puja and haldi ceremony were held at the bride’s residence. Yellow & orange marigolds, brass bells & diyas, vibrant drapes, lush greens, and other traditional elements bedecked the home making it one colorful ceremony.

Shaivi's Ganesh Puja Look

For the puja, Shaivi chose for herself a chandan yellow lehenga with maroon dupatta from Kalista which she paired up with jhumkis and a gajra bangle.

Style by Susmita, who glammed her up for her entire soiree opted to give her simplistic makeup marked with a big maroon bindi and a side braid.

Oscar's Ganesh Puja Look

Oscar, on the other hand donned a plain white kurta pyjama teamed up with a pretty pastel yellow Nehru jacket.

Shaivi's Haldi Look

Shaivi later changed into a custom made white peplum top and skirt ensemble for her haldi ceremony which she teamed up with a white dupatta with red borders.

She accessorized her look with pure antique silver jewellery from Just Jewellery and marigold bracelets and necklace.

Mehndi Party

Held at Shaivi’s home’s backyard, the mehndi party was rather modern Indian themed marked with bright colors and a blend of traditional and boho decor.

While bright hued drapes, table settings, and favor stalls pepped up the vibe, crisp and clean white furniture, moroccan lamps, lights, and rustic wreath couple seating added the pop of chic.

Couple Looks

For the party the couple slipped into complementing sorbet hued outfits looking splendid together. Oscar opted for a pastel pink kurta which he paired up with white pants and long bandhgala jacket.

Shaivi, whereas, donned an Anita Dongre pastel pink and green benarasi lehenga with a light blue dupatta. While she quirked up her look with enameled jewellery from Just Jewellery and gorgeous haath phools by Prune India, Susmita gave her a bright pink lip and half-tied flower accentuated hairstyle.

Church Ceremony

Hosted at St. Francis Cathedral, New Jersey, Shaivi & Oscar’s church vows were super romantic and intimate. It was no less than a breath of fresh air with spring florals, white blooms, and lush foliage decking up the entire place in the traditional way.

Couple Looks

While Shaivi, for the ceremony, looked all princessy in a white Pronovias gown with a train, Suraj Patel who styled Oscar throughout, made sure that Oscar looked all debonair and sharp in his Hugo Boss black tux with a bowtie.

Bride & Groom Squad

While the entire groom squad suited up in classic black tuxedos, the bridesmaids radiated in pretty light hued gowns.

Sangeet

The Sangeet fiesta at The Park Villa, New Jersey, was an elevated and luxury Mexican fiesta where the vibe of the function was a combination of Mexico City and Oaxaca.

Bright solid hues like blue, wine, orange, pink and, green marked the venue with surreal floral and foliage arrangements.

Couple Looks

For this ceremony, the couple opted for Mexican & Indian fusion looks where, Oscar donned a gold kurta pyjama paired up with a navy bandhgala jacket laden with red and gold floral embroideries.

Shaivi, as she narrates, “looked like a fusion Frida Kahlo” for how uniquely she created her whole look. She wore a dark blue long jacket & skirt ensemble by Shyamal & Bhumika with huge floral embroideries.

She further upped her look with a bold red lip and a loose side bun accessorized with roses

Hindu Wedding

The couple’s Hindu wedding at The Pierre Taj Hotel, New York, was a riot of mesmerizing cherry blossoms in varied shades of pink with a dreamy candle-lit aisle and golden chairs.

Shaivi's Look

Shaivi looked like she just walked out of a dream in her rani pink Sabysachi lehenga with gorgeous golden work all over. Stunning choker set, her grandma’s nose ring, light pink & brown smokey eyes, a red bindi, and a bold pink lip entwined perfectly to lend her a classic and royal look!

Oscar's Look

Oscar complemented her gracefully in an exquisite Ivory sherwani with white and light gold Lucknowi work. A matching safa and a light beige stole completed his look flamboyantly.

Bridal Party

The bride squad slipped into matching outfits custom designed by Style by Susmita in ivory raw silk with an embellished blouse and a plain skirt.

With side tucked rose accessorized hair, minimal makeup, and pink lips, the entire squad looked like a vision to behold.

Reception

The royal wedding was followed by the oh-so-luxurious, romantic, and whimsical reception and the venue looked nothing less than a wonderland.

White cherry blossoms & orchids coupled with tons of lush greens, gold and shimmer, and truckloads of candles covered the entire space making it one experience to remember for a lifetime.

Reception Looks

While Oscar looked crisp and handsome in a Ted Baker midnight blue tuxedo, Shaivi opted to go all glamorous in a champagne hued Tarun Tahiliani gown replete with Swarovski crystals. Open wavy tresses, subtle makeup, and a dainty diamond set stitched up her look super voguishly.

Tips From The Bride

  • Have fun on your wedding day and just enjoy every minute of it. It goes by WAY TOO FAST for you to be worried about
    whether or not everything is going according to plan.
  • Set small deadlines during the planning phase instead of large deadlines.
  • Take your photo sessions seriously and think of what kind of poses you’d want because on the day of, there are so many things going on and you may just do what the photographer tells you to do.

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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