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Imagine. The duo comes from different cultures and continents and you being the bride has only two months until the wedding day (which is supposed to happen in Serbia, Turkey and India). And, the cherry on the top is that you have five days left to finalise four bridal outfits for your dream wedding day where you are clueless about Indian wedding wear.  

Psst... Now, that sounds crazy, right?

Meet Indian groom Ansh & Serbian bride Bobana who had a magnificent destination wedding spread over a week and across 2 destinations, put together in just a matter of 3 months. 

Belonging to two completely different cultures, both met in a law classroom in Vienna. Sparks flew when the couple started dating each other and finally confessed their love to each other a year later in India. From stunning attires to unique decor and fun elements, #Anshana is a stunning Indo-Serbian wedding that is captured by WeddingBazaar photographer CineLove Productions by Luxmi Studio

Introducing Ansh & Bobana

After being in a relationship for more than three years, Ansh and Bobana had already spent a lot of time discussing the intricacies of their wedding like location, guest list and so on. It was then that they realised they would need to have two weddings - one in Belgrade (Serbia), where Bobana hails from. The other location, however, was a difficult choice amongst a plethora of options.

They finally fell for Antalya (Turkey) because of the magical combination of the lush green environment along with the deep blue Mediterranean. Moreover, the venue Titanic Mardan Palace Hotel was love at first sight for the couple owing to the perfect mix of a beach and a palatial feel to it, the flexibility of customising ceremonies according to preferences, and 24x7 food and hospitality. 

Scroll below, to check out this Pinterest-worthy wedding. 

Dreamy Christian Wedding in Serbia 

The wedding festivities of #AnshAna started with a stunning Christian wedding ceremony in Belgrade, Serbia which is also bride Bobana's hometown. Exchanging their wedding vows under thousands of fairy lights, which resembled a sky full of stars. The bride's best friend and groom's brother solemnised their Christian wedding which left all the attendees with wide smiles and misty eyes.  

Looking like a royal princess, Bobana wore a white flowy gown whereas the dashing groom was looking perfect in a sharp tailored white tuxedo. With a white and green wedding theme that was set by the Event Stylist, Meha of Styl.Inc. in coordination with decorator Goca from Svadbena Zvona Weddings & Events and executed by Chapter 2 Events this Christian wedding in Serbia was a dreamy wedding from every angle.

Also Read: 25 Christian Brides Who Looked Charming on Their Wedding 

Big Fat Indian Wedding

Saying 'Yes!' to each other for the rest of their lives the wedding celebrations continued in Antalya, Turkey where the duo had a three-day long, big fat Indian wedding. First up was an official welcome dinner that set the ball rolling, which was hosted by Ansh's family to introduce the couple and acclimatise all the guests in attendance. The venue was the Aquamarine restaurant surrounded by a huge aquarium giving the entire event a cerulean touch. The décor had subtle hints of traditional Turkish elements complementing the theme for the dinner. 

“Meha was the creative force behind our wedding decorations in all three locations (Serbia, India and Turkey), creating amazing scenery for our wedding and making it as dreamy and special as we have imagined it.”, the couple said.

From a fun-filled haldi to the ‘Fire & Ice’ themed sangeet function and of course the unique Turkish-Indian wedding. Check out this super cool and fun Indo-Serbian wedding that we've never seen before. 

Fun-filled Haldi Ceremony

Kickstarting with their wedding ceremonies, first up on the list was a Haldi cum Holi party which was full of vivid colours and music. Under the stunning white canopy of flowers, Ansh & Bobana started the celebration with prayers and the ritual of applying the Haldi paste. The ceremony was a delight for the wedding guests - A mix of Serbians, Columbians, and of course Indians the Haldi function of #Anshana was a pure delight for the wedding guests

Coming on to their Haldi looks, Bobana wore a pretty yellow sharara suit by Anushree Label at Agashe paired with matching floral jewellery. On the other hand, Ansh wore a yellow kurta-pyjama with a rustic orange Nehru jacket by Philocaly - Menswear that complimented well with his bride-to-be. 

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Sweet & Simple Mehendi Function

After drenching the couple in turmeric & colours, it was time to get mehendi on the bride’s hands and dance the night away at the Sangeet ceremony. Near the stunning sea and cool breeze, the bride and guests got henna applied under the canopies created especially for the mehndi artists

Read More: 45+ Offbeat Mehndi Designs We Handpicked For All The Hatke Brides Out There!

The Fire & Ice Sangeet Ceremony

With haldi and mehendi done right, it was now time to show some dance moves. Keeping 'Fire & Ice' as a sangeet theme party where (Ice signified the chilly weather; fire emanated the essence of exotic and fiery performances) that were lined up for guests which included professional fire artists from Turkey. With perfect jugalbandi dance performances by friends and family members, this smashing sangeet ceremony between Serbia v/s India was awed by guests for its gyrating performances.

Decked up in Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor's multi-coloured bridal lehenga, Bobana looked superb at her sangeet ceremony. From dazzling diamond jewellery with pink droplets to her soft makeup look and beach waves, she kept her look simple yet classy for the sangeet night. Contrary to Bobaba, Ansh picked a classic black and white tuxedo by Ravi Gupta which made the perfect outfit for him for the gala night. 

Must Checkout: A Sangeet Night full of EPIC Dance Performances You Just Cannot Miss! 

Indian-Style Wedding in Turkey

And, finally coming down to the D-day. Having Indian traditions mixed with touches of Turkish entertainment their grand wedding day was something to bookmark. Keeping her bridal look cool, classy and unique, Bobaba looked SURREAL in Anita Dongre's heavily-embroidered green bridal lehenga paired with minimal green jewellery. Meanwhile, Ansh wore a stunning ivory sherwani by Brahaan by Narains added with a pretty printed safa by Sarab Khanijou for the beach wedding. 

While Bobana made a grand bridal entry on a Palki amidst the Indian wedding songs playing in the background, the groom decided to ditch the ghodi for this baraat and entered in a convertible car followed by Indian dholwalas and a Turkish band with folk artists. 

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Romantic Delhi Reception Party

After the dreamy Sun-downer wedding the couple hosted a grand reception party in Delhi. Colour-coordinating like a pro, the duo complimented each other perfectly. While Bobana chose to wear a purple ruffle gown by Ambika Lal, Ansh decided to pick a matching purple Bandhgala by Qbik.

Whether it was the captivating performances by folk artists from Turkey – water drummers, tannura dancers and the lovely belly dancers who made sure that all the guests had their ‘jiving’ moments to the first dance of the twosome. This destination wedding ended with fun post-wedding games which made everyone roll on the floor laughing. 

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Wedding Vendor Reviews

Styl Inc., Chapter 2 Events & CineLove Productions made our life easier and our wedding amazing. Whether it’s Meha orchestrating the non-English speaking make–up artists to get me the look I’ve always wanted, Kunal dealing with the medical emergency of our guest in the middle of the night, after managing our over-the-top Sangeet party, or whether it is Sagar’s team running across freezing Belgrade, managing to be everywhere at the same time to get all the wedding shots (which we did not make easy), we did get our fairytale ending in the best manner possible.”

“We could go on & on about all the things that this dream team has helped us in. But, maybe these few instances top it all off and show how far they’re willing to go in terms of giving you the exact and then some more – dream wedding that you have spent your entire life dreaming,“ they said.

Wedding Planner & Curator: Chapter 2 Events

Ansh and I are both working professionals, time is a luxury which both of us are short on. Also, unlike any wedding, shifting countries was no small feat and it’s a lot of smaller moving parts that need to be taken care of in a short time with deadlines. Not only was this a big fat Indian wedding, but the addition of an equally big Serbian wedding made the job even harder. However, Kunal took away all that stress from us.

It was an extremely organised, well-planned and professionally executed wedding. Planning a wedding at this scale in merely two months is not a small feat. Here, we are talking about planning two weddings at two separate locations, in two separate countries and with two different cultures involved. It could have been a nightmare. Kunal entered and we could simply take a back seat and enjoy our wedding as guests. 

“From handling our big sized-families with high expectations to choosing the country, city and then the venue, aligning top-notch vendors to curating events concerning entertainment and hospitality, Chapter 2 Events team and Kunal, were our knights in shining armour,” say Ansh and Bobana. 

Wedding Wardrobe & Event Stylist: Styl.Inc by Meha

For a bride who is unaware of the intricacies of Indian outfits, choosing a perfect wedding outfit could be a mammoth task. "I come from a completely different background where wedding dresses are white and there is only one outfit you need. I do not have words to express my gratitude to Meha and her team at Styl.Inc for helping me with what seemed like an impossible task. Meha took over very easily, she not only introduced me to the vibrant culture and fashion but also let me choose without letting me be overwhelmed," she says, adding how Styl.Inc shortlisted a couple of designers, took her for tryouts and managed to finalise Bobana’s Haldi, Sangeet and Reception outfit as well as the actual wedding dress in just two days.  

Wedding Vendors 

Wedding Photographer: CineLove Productions by Luxmi Studio | Wedding Planner & Curator: Chapter 2 Events | Wedding Wardrobe & Event Stylist: Styl.Inc by Meha | Wedding Venue: Topčiderac, Serbia (Serbian Wedding); Titanic Mardan Palace (Antalya Wedding) | Wedding Decorator: Svadbena Zvona (Serbian Wedding); Allin Organization (Antalya Wedding); Production & Décor: Silverline (Delhi Reception) | Bridal Outfits: Anushree Label at Agashe (Haldi); Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor from Ogaan (Sangeet); Anita Dongre (Indian Wedding); Ambika Lal at Agashe (Reception) | Groom Outfits: Philocaly - Menswear (Serbian Wedding & Haldi); Ravi Gupta (Sangeet); Brahaan by Narains (Indian Wedding); Saafa by: Sarab KhanijouQbik (Reception) | Bridal Makeup Artist: Makeover by Milena Stević (Serbian Wedding); Makeup by Anjie Gogna | Travel & Logistics: Kompas Tourism & Travel (Serbian Wedding); Inventum Global (Antalya Wedding) | Light & Sound: Sparkle Entertainment & Décor (Antalya Wedding) | Music/DJ: Manish Puri (Antalya Wedding); Unplugged Band (Delhi Reception) 


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#WBWeddings: An Indo-Serbian Wedding That Took Place In Two Different Countries In Just 3 Months

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