A Gleeful Sikh Wedding With a Cheerful Bride And Splendid Decor
Simi & Udit
A journey that began years back and blossomed into a lifetime of togetherness, Simi and Udit’s tale of love is a real mushy one and equally cheerful and spirited is their wedding that took place in Sydney. For as vibrant and LIT the wedding shenanigans were, they were captured with equal vividness by Rolling Canvas lending us photos that are a literal treat to look at. You wouldn’t stop scrolling through the photos again and again! Have a look!
About The Couple
Simi and Udit’s tale begins back in 2012 when she was completing her final high school exams and he was finishing his second year of medical school. When she stumbled upon his social media, she decided to reach out to him through a mutual friend.
“A few weeks later, Udit picked me up from my family home and took me out for dinner. It sounds surreal but the moment I saw him, I knew he was someone special.” recalls Simi.
They love spending time with their family and friends, going to the gym, travelling and watching Netflix together and basically, doing anything and everything but, with each other.
The Proposal Story
Udit proposed to Simi at the Astarte Suites in Santorini, Greece. After a day of cruising, snorkelling in the Aegean Sea and dinner on the boat while watching the sunset, he had a surprise planned for her back in their room. Amidst an all rose and candle setup he asked her to be his wife and they later celebrated it by facetiming her family and a drink by the pool.
The Engagement Ring
The bride reveals, “My engagement ring is a round cut diamond in the Tiffany setting, set in platinum with six-prongs. I wanted something simple and timeless and a single rock was perfect. Udit actually chose this ring on his own! He went ring shopping with his family and they did well at keeping it a secret. My wedding band has a half circle of round diamonds and is set in platinum as well.”
Vision & Planning
The wedding was a simple and intimate Sikh wedding with the couple’s closest friends and families. The couple chose to plan their wedding along with their friends and families. Re-watching her favorite movies for inspiration, looking into her saved galleries and maintaining Google Docs for each and every event was how they went about it. And no wonder, their entire soiree turned out to be a mesmerizing and joyous affair with everything woven to perfection.
Simi and Udit got engaged in November 2017 in an intimate and rustic garden setting hosted outside of Sydney at Loxley On Bellbird Hill, Kurrajong Hills. The venue was marked with wine barrels for tables, white cherry blossom arch, floral wall as a photobooth and floral centerpieces.
While Simi blossomed in a peach Anita Dongre lehenga and classic Kundan Jewellery teamed up with a simple bun and subtle makeup, Udit too went all classic in an ivory and gold kurta set with a stole.
The sangeet ceremony hosted at Pymble Golf Club, Sydney, was themed around the hues of orange, yellow, and hot pink. The decor was beautifully and quite smartly done by Events 2 Dream using a cream base to complement the greens of the golf course. It was further amped up with marigold garlands, fairy lights and colorful cushions setting a jubilant tone for the entire groovy ceremony.
For the evening, Simi slipped into an emerald green embroidered sharara set Frontier Raas which she paired up with stunning waterfall earrings and a maang-tikka from Anita Dongre with her hair half tied in a crown braid done by Fareha Bridal Studio.
Udit, on the other hand, wore a simple rust orange kurta from Anita Dongre with gold juttis.
The Mehndi Night
The mehndi was held at Simi’s family home in Sydney and it was decorated in a top notch manner that was so eye-pleasing. While a peppy marigold wall with purple drapes made up for the bride’s seating backdrop, a fairy light ceiling, candle stands and colorful cushions accentuated the home in the most surreal of ways.
Simi's Mehndi Look
Simi donned a Sabyasachi Phagwara kurta in purple with hand-printed floral pants and a pink leheriya dupatta. Keeping her look stylishly elegant she opted for a neat bun accessorized with a gold leaf band and huge jaal earrings passed on to her by her maasi.
The Haldi Ceremony
The effervescence of Simi’s haldi ceremony at her home is so attractive it’ll have you hooked. For how this entire yellow ceremony with marigold flowers, hot pink & purple drapes, colorful cushions and handmade rangoli livened up under the shining sun, the ceremony turned out to be a charmingly pretty one.
Simi's Haldi Look
Wearing just a cream raw silk suit with a yellow banarasi dupatta, chandbalis, a neat bun and only foundation for makeup, Simi radiated in her natural bridal glow leaving us bewitched with how beautiful she looked.
The Wedding Day
The quaint and intimate Anand Karaj was held at the Austral Gurudwara, Sydney the interiors of which were all peach and cream and hence, the entire decor was done keeping that in mind. Fresh peach flower and foliage arrangements surrounded their holy book. A marquee was set up on the lawns outside with rows of white tablescapes. The couple’s rustic seating was created in the middle of the marquee with vintage chairs, a red rug, chai tables on either side and a flower arch behind.
For her day wedding, Simi donned a statement red Sabyasachi silk lehenga with zardozi embroideries. She paired her ensemble with uncut diamond jewellery done in emeralds and pearls which were a combination of Amrapali Jewels, Kishandas & Co., and family jewellery. She wore eight hand rings all of which were passed down to her from her nani, maasi and mom. A neat low bun, nude makeup, and soft pink links completed her look marvelously.
Simi's Bridal Shoes
Simi's shoes were a comfortable pair of gold wedges by Jimmy Choo which Udit wrote on the bottom of, and she only read the message on the morning of their wedding.
Udit wore the Karanj Anita Dongre sherwani in off-white hue, teaming it up with a red shawl, red turban and multi-stringed pearl mala looking no less than a true royalty.
Hosted in the Garden Ballroom of Oatlands House, Sydney, the reception was a floral and lit affair. While fairy lights amped up the lush outdoor lawns, large candelabra centerpieces, customized coasters from Willow & Ink, and fresh floral and foliage arrangements marked the ballroom. Customized dinner and bar menu from Papier in tones of navy blue and red were the added highlights.
Simi wore a navy blue Sabyasachi lehenga embroidered with champagne hand-cut metal sequins which she paired with a Sabyasachi tasseled clutch, oversized diamond earrings, and a pendant. For this event, Simi experimented with her look and went for maroon lips, light smokey eyes, and open hair accessorized with a gold plated “U&S” monogram hair clips made of pearls from Lelet NY.
Bridal Party Look
For the wedding day, the bridesmaids were dressed in different summer hues as per their choice of ethnic outfits. For the wedding reception though, they wore matching black and white sarees from Waidurya and red rose lipstick from the L’Oreal x Sabyasachi collection.
Tips From The Bride
- Involve your family as much as you can during the wedding planning. They will be your pillars of strength and never back down from a challenge. Also, try not to argue with them when you stress out and leave only sweet memories behind.
- Invest your money in a good photographer and videographer, even if it blows your budget. They will give you and your family memories to cherish forever.
- On the day of your wedding, take a deep breath and immerse yourself entirely in your ceremony. Blur out your surroundings, don’t think about how you look and just focus on the person beside you. It will be the most beautiful moment of your life.
Story Written & Published By Divya Arora
Edited By Neha Garg Ahuja