This Exquisitely Traditional Sikh Wedding Will Make Your Hearts Euphoric
Nayla & Sonu
A heavenly blend of traditional ceremonies and classic ideologies with upbeat and modern choices, this wedding that we're swingin' in for you today is sure to fill up your inspo kitties for reasons more than one.
Nayla and Sonu's wedding left us all amazeballin' at how tastefully the aesthetics of a typical punjabi wedding entwined with the modern fancies keeping up with both worlds in the best way!! While we couldn't stop adoring the homely warm rituals with a jolt of colors, the new age favors, svelte decor and sartorial chic outfits had us swooning over as well. In fact, lets's dive right into their nuptials.
About The Couple
How They Met
Nayla and Sonu have always known each other since childhood as the Sikh community in Denmark isn't that big but, they never really communicated as they were two opposites—he, a cheeky bully and she, a silent innocent girl. The falling in love part came years after when they had grown older and into their real selves. It clicked for them the moment they met and knew that it was meant to happen as they shared the same values in life i.e., love for family, friends, kids, nature, animals, adventure, fashion, humor, and most importantly food! Being super sure about spending the rest of their lives together, they both decided to take a plunge and tie the knot.
The bride share, "The moment we met we immediately connected and knew it was right. We share a love for the same things in life such as minimalism, nature, traveling, kids, animals, humor, humanity, etc. Being with him has taught me how to be more crazy, careless, free and myself. I think he compliments a complete-me in the best way anyone on this Earth ever can. He respects and supports me and I know he’ll always have my back and push me to perform my best in anything I decide to do. He isn’t only my husband but he is my equal, my best friend, my soulmate, my family, my shelter, my chugli partner, my partner in crime & whatever good relation you can imagine I have found that in him."
Sailing through their ups and downs by accepting and embracing each other's perspectives, they both surely know how to keep things balanced and lead a healthy life together.
Their Wedding Rings
The couple's wedding rings were designed from scratch by a Danish designer called Janni Krogh who specializes in making minimalistic jewellery mostly containing raw diamonds. Their rings were made in 18kt matte gold. Sonu’s is a plain band while Nayla's is made of three diamonds in three different colours—grey, champagne brown, and white.
Wedding Planning & Details
Nayla & Sonu's wedding was an intimate yet grand affair and was in a way centered around nature and the Mother Earth. Venues with lots of greens, symbolic and earthy motifs on their outfits, floral stationery and decor were incorporated to keep up with that theme. Even though the couple did not hire a wedding planner, the wedding was phenomenally weaved to perfection. Taking inspiration from social media and her ally in the process, Apeksha Bakshi from Florid Print & Packaging whose kitty was always full of answers and advises that lead their way, the couple's vision was brought to life fabulously. Furthermore, the photos captured so aesthetically by The White Box and Harleen Deol Photography unquestionably make up for the best keepsakes of all.
Nayla's Holi Ceremony
Nayla's holi hosted at their grandma's home in Sunam, Punjab was an intimate and colorful affair like a holi should be. With everybody donning white, the magic that the colors did undoubtedly popped up.
Sonu's Holi Ceremony
Just like Nayla's, Sonu's holi too was a riot of colors, water, fun, and laughter.
For her haldi, the home's rooftop was decorated in hues contrasting to the yellow by Lakhan Flower Decorators, Barnala. A simple foliage backdrop decked up with marigold garlands and puppets made for her backdrop with a contrasting green carpet.
Nayla got herself made a simplistic pastel orange suit which she supported with no open, side tucked open hair, jhumkis from Subhash Jewellers and gota patti-pom pom neckpiece and kadas.
Sonu's haldi too was an intimate and fun home affair with everybody drenched in varied hues of yellow.
Nayla's night mehndi ceremony too was a perfect blend of happy colors. For her seating, a warm and dreamy backdrop done in hues of yellow, orange, and pink using marigold garlands, tassels, and drapes was setup. While fairy lights lit up the backdrop, the cascading white flowers made for the roof.
For the mehndi, Nayla slipped into an offbeat olive green jacket outfit custom made by Riddhima Kollare. Teaming her outfit with just a bindi, rose & tuberose floral jewellery done by Lakhan Decorators itself, juttis by Chouhan Bro's, and open hair, Nayla looked svelte in her natural beauty.
Their Earth-centered theme also reflected in Nayla's mehndi in the form of bird and lotus motifs beautifully etched by Kuldeep Mehndi Art.
For this ceremony, the bride was simply wearing a pretty blue dress replete with florals and looked so radiant. While no specif decor was done for this ceremony, the floral garlands and colorful dream catchers from the mehndi ceremony undoubtedly added to the ceremony's merry vibes.
Hosted at the Taj Resort, Sunam, Punjab, this night event was an all bright and grand affair. The decor incorporated a plethora of colors along with warm lights to strike that perfect chord between exuberance and intimate.
Nayla complemented the vibe of the ceremony by wearing a black top with a paneled skirt in hues of blue, green, and yellow custom made by House of RB. She further accessorized it with a splendid Navratana choker and earrings from Manimuktaa Jewels and sequined black sneakers from Colors of California. Sirjana Thind Gill gave her that graceful no-makeup look with flushed cheeks and a black bindi and had her hair open with a side braid.
Sonu's sangeet similarly was marked with colorful decor including drapes, tablescapes, parandis, decorated matkis, hand fans and seatings. For the night he wore a custom made black nehru jacket with flora and fauna prints with black shirt and trousers.
Nayla's Chunni Ceremony
Nayla's chuni ceremony followed by chooda was a romantic and traditional themed ceremony with white and pink drapes, fairy lights and white flowers. She slipped into a self-designed peach pink and red churidaar looking all radiant.
The wedding that was hosted at Neemrana's Bardari Palace, Patiala, was a grand and dreamily pastel affair with ivory and pastel green drapes, multi-hued florals, vases, baubles, and other elements. The heavenly aura of the entire venue was simply unmissable and a sheer delight to look at.
For the D-day, Nayla wore a custom made Harkiran Basra lilac-pink ensemble laden with colorful and metallic thread embroideries. The train outfit with animals, bird, and floral motifs was a work of art and perfect ode to mother Earth just like Nayla wanted. Glam polki jewellery by Subhash Jewellers, strappy heels by Billi Bi and makeup artist Shubhdeep Gill dolling her up gorgeously, undoubtedly deserve brownie points.
Sonu wore a Harkiran Basra ivory sherwani with a light pink stole that was done in embroideries similar to that of Nayla's outfit and completed his look with a light pink turban, triple-stringed pearl mala, and ivory mojaris.
Bridal Party Look
Nayla's girlies donned matching outfits custom curated by House of RB. Floral skirt and dupatta paired with a gold blouse and round sunglasses made up for their looks making them all look like a coordinated chic gang!
Nayla walked down the aisle to a live piano playing 'mausam hai aashiqana' which was her grandma's favorite song throughout her life and Nayla found this the best way to make her beeji (grandma) a part of the wedding.
Highlighted with floral and foliage stationary, signages, and arrangements, with glowing lights, the couple's reception too was a joyous ceremony with speeches, groovy feet, and lots of partying.
Nayla teamed up her charming blush pink Om Prakash Jawahar Lal lehenga with custom made jewellery by Devaki Nandan Jewellers, gold bangles from Hazoorilal Legacy and glam makeup and hair by Aishu Ram.
Whereas, Sonu looked all handsome in a classic suit by Tiger of Sweden.
- Try hiring the right wedding planner/decorator/photographer by surveying the whole market that lies in your budget and make sure you click immediately with the ones you choose/have a meetup with them to check that.
- A special note on the photographer part: Don’t just settle for any photographer. It’s very important you click with the ones you choose, as they are the ones who will be there with you most of the time and almost even more than your family and friends. So you don’t want them to be fussy, arrogant or all over you all the time - you would want them to be there to capture all the good memories while giving you enough space to be yourself. And don’t compromise on photography or videography budget wise. Compromise on something else instead as the photographs and video is what you will look back at in the future and not that you had the most expensive looking flowers, venues or outfits.
- Make sure you have 3-4 loyal allies to support you throughout - it’s going to be a hell of an emotional roller coaster ride.
- Very important to focus on your footwear! It’s not fun to go around and try dancing with sore feet!
- Make sure you celebrate each moment of the festivities to the fullest with your nearest - these memories will last forever and DO NOT bother about people complaining about one or the other thing they are not satisfied with - this is your wedding not theirs anyway ;)
Story Written & Published By Divya Arora
Edited By Neha Garg Ahuja