Old flames Reunited for Life !!

Love begins in a moment, grows over time and lasts forever.

“A nerdy boy who is the teacher's pet and the thought of getting married to that teacher’s daughter, seemed unlikely in high school. But when the former classmates reconnected at a friend’s birthday party years later, love blossomed between the two. That’s how fate brought Siddhartha and Farzi together.

The fact that Farzi is a Muslim and Siddhartha is a Sindhi-Punjabi, did not cause much of a problem with their parents. With much love and support from both the families, the couple decided to first have a simple registered marriage back in Assam and then have all the religious ceremonies in Bangalore.

“When we started off planning our wedding, we were sure that we did not want an indoor wedding. An open space where everybody could enjoy themselves without feeling stuffy, was what both of us wanted. Even the kids should be able to run about, play & have their own share of fun. But because we would be having so many out of town guests, we needed someone to help us with all the planning and coordination. Antara from Katha Weddings being an Assamese herself, was a bonus to choosing Katha weddings as wedding planner, since she could understand exactly what we wanted,” admits Farzi

The wedding venue, Windflower Prakruthi Resort & Spa, was where all the 120 guests stayed for the weekend.The perceptive couple knew that they couldn’t engage the guests themselves on the big day, so they wanted to make sure that each guest had someone so that they wouldn’t get bored. So, sisters stayed together, grandparents were near their grandkids, friends with similar interests, were allocated rooms together, etc. Team Katha began coordinating wedding guests staying at three different hotels, almost a week before the wedding. On the D-day, the main task was to get all the guests staying in different locations to the main venue where the wedding rituals & stay was organized for everyone. Handling & coordinating with multiple guests & their arrivals along with cabs were the first agenda the Team Katha had.

PC: Photographer Hiron Mech

The decor for the first day mainly consisted of yellow and orange marigold flowers and fabric of the same colors that set the mood for the auspicious commencement of the wedding. The Punjabi Chunni ceremony was the first of the many events for the day. The Haldi followed next and the happy couple was all smiles while getting turmeric smeared on their faces. Post lunch, the Mehendi ceremony happened on the same lawns as the other two functions in the morning. The crowd went crazy when the DJ played Bihu songs and all the guests started dancing the Jhumur and Bihu dances.

PC: Photographer Hiron Mech

A great deal of zest and zeal along with lights and white were the theme for that evening’s Sangeet and Cocktail dinner party where the friends and family of the couple had various performances lined up. There were a lot of lamps and strings of fairy lights that illuminated the entire place. White roses, contrasted by black cushions with gold, along with photographs of the adorable couple was definitely a sight to see! The theme for the evening was indo-western and the beautiful bride paid homage to her Assamese culture by donning a Mekhela Chador. For the next day, the couple chose not to have a Qazi and instead started off their wedding day with a Muslim prayer ceremony conducted by the bride’s now brother-in-law. The entire hall was done in a traditional Assamese style and contained a lot of Assamese elements like the backdrop of white kakra flowers, japi, etc. which the bride and her mother were very particular about and Team Katha delivered what was expected down to the last detail. The blushing bride then walked down a pathway of flowers, accompanied by her brother who was holding a floral umbrella over her head, to reach the mandap on the lawn. In order to keep the colour palette pastel, peach was the colour mainly used and lots and lots of fresh flowers were incorporated into the decor for the day. Fabric, flowers, bangles and ghungroos decorated the mandap where the pheras happened. The couple looked radiant as they finally tied the knot in front of all their loved ones! A vintage themed reception was held right after the wedding where the merry couple stood for the first time as husband and wife. The wooden door, wooden frames, floral arches and wooden mango boxes that decorated the lawn for the event were a huge hit and the guests couldn’t stop clicking pictures as everything looked like something right out of a story book! The Assamese connection made it a lot more fun and extremely comfortable for everybody involved in this wedding. Antara loved working with this sweet and sophisticated couple so much that she decided to do something special for them. So as part of the couple’s return gifts of boxes of tea, cookies were added, courtesy of Team Katha Weddings. “Looking back on the wedding, there is a solace that everyone enjoyed it and it was like a small holiday for each of our guests. We loved the way the entire place looked for all the events. I’m glad that Team Katha Weddings and Antara helped us in making sure that our wedding was perfectly seamless,” beamed Farzi & Siddhartha.

PC: Photographer Hiron Mech

PC: Photographer Hiron Mech

PC: Photographer Hiron Mech

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Official Photographer: Hiron Mech

Katha Weddings Photographer: Amrita B Nair

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