Vrutika + Tanay // Third Times a Charm
Vrutika and Tanay came to us with big dreams to host a function that would invite all their families with joy. After months of planning, the event was scheduled for June of 2020 at one of our favorites, the Quincy Marriott. And if you don't remember anything about 2020, you probably lucked out. We were as hopeful as our lovely couple to help them host a wedding of their dreams, but the pandemic got the better of us. Everyday we learned of new mandates, and everyday we altered the forecast of how to celebrate their big day. Finally, after shifting the wedding date twice, we learned that the state of New Hampshire was allowing for semi-larger gatherings, and we jumped on the opportunity to plan their wedding at the gorgeous Searles Castle.
Trimming your guest count from 600 to 150 was certainly a feat, but knowing that the 150 people were your closest ultimately brought out the smiles in these two.
Shobha Shastry from Alankar Decor did a phenomenal job creating a mandap design fitting of a castle.
While the mandap was prepped with finishing touches, the bride was about to meet her groom-to-be for the first time.
The first look!
The bridal party were all on hand right after the first look.
And with all the groomsmen ready, it was time for them to take the groom and start the baraat procession.
In the months leading up to the original date, our groom, Tanay had been adamant that one of the most important things about his wedding is the music. And it was no surprise they ended up hiring Boston Sound and Light Company as their entertainers. However, as the pandemic twisted the fate of their functions, it also meant that there will be no reception. It became very clear that the only saving grace of having a musically inclined event was that of the baraat. And so the BSL boys, Yogz, Dee and Ravi went to work.
What a backdrop in a castle?!?
The groomsmen stayed hydrated with "coffee" cups indeed.
Tanay breaking down some moves.
Now that's a bride's side welcoming!
The arrival of the groom
The arrival of the bride
Our Pandit, Mahesh Shelat got them married.
A quick cake cutting ceremony...
And off they go...
A huge shout out to our bestie, Pervez Taufiq for these amazing photographs. Check out the gallery below for the full spread.
And a special shoutout to all the vendors that made this wedding happen:
VENUE & CATERING Searles Castle
WEDDING PLANNING Mint to Be Events
MAKEUP Jeremy Ananya
HAIR Katie Gallant
TURBAN TYING Cherag Sehli
DJ/LIGHTING Boston Sound and Light
DÉCOR/FLORALS Alankar Decorators
PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEOGRAPHY PTaufiq Photography
PRIEST Mahesh Shelat
CAKE Fredericks Pastries