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"True love doesn't happen right away; it's an ever-growing process. It develops after you've gone through many ups and downs, when you've suffered together, cried together, laughed together."- Ricardo Montalban.

When fate decides to unite two people, there isn't much that can get in their way of fulfilling their destined true love. And that was exactly how Saachi and Sunil's destiny of meeting each other was fulfilled, thanks to their family playing cupid. Introduced at someone else's wedding, the two hit it off quite well in their first meeting. Honestly, their chemistry was something out of a movie. Stuff that we're suckers for! With gorgeous shots by The Photo Diary and minimal and refreshing wedding decor, Saachi and Sunil have surely given us a unique approach to Indian weddings.

Scroll down below to check out their gorgeous intimate wedding celebration that had us all swooning.

Introducing Saachi & Sumil 

"It was actually a very funny story, my aunt found Sumil outside a restroom in Rayong at a mutual friend's wedding. She interrogated him as all aunties do, and eventually made him meet my mother at 3 am at the event where she scoured through her Facebook and showed him 100 pictures of me. A month later, fate and the excitement of my mother brought us together at a mutual friend's wedding, where we skipped the entire thing and just ended up spending time together. We’ve been inseparable since, as you can see he put a ring on it!" says Saachi, the bride. 

Time has only proved them right. And now the couple is all set to celebrate this grand new chapter of their life with a traditional, intimate wedding in the presence of their friends and family. 

Keeping in mind both Saachi and Sumil’s family traditions, the entire wedding celebration was planned with elements they wished to incorporate into their decor and photographs. Saachi wanted to bring elements from her hometown into the wedding decor which inspired the quirky yet relaxed and minimal scheme. From the cocktail being inspired by Japanese culture to a tropical Sangeet and a traditional Indian wedding, every event had a unique blend for each of their family cultures and that’s what reflects the love and bonding between this young couple. 

Monisha, founder of The Photo Diary shares, “It was such a breeze working for Saachi and Sumil. Both of them along with their family members were all so natural and easygoing. The entire team of ‘The Photo Diary’ has had such a beautiful time with the couple and their wedding pictures justify the love and warmth they both share for each other and everyone around.” 

Reflecting on their wedding celebration, the couple talked about how they wished to reflect their culture and background in their wedding but also live out their fantasies. So, from their Japanese themed cocktail to their fairytale-like sangeet and traditional wedding, everything was memorable in its own perfect way.  

Japanese Cocktail Event

The Japanese cocktail event was not just inspired by the couple's fascination with oriental elements, but also embodied the bride's hometown, Bombay. Saachi chose a beautiful red ruffle gown with layers, while Sumil kept it smart with a light grey tuxedo for the event. Drenched in shades of red, white and gold along with faux cherry blossoms, the venue for the cocktail event looked every bit fabulous.

Tropical Wonderland Sangeet

The tropical wonderland themed sangeet was filled with greenery, florals and lot of personalised elements that their guests loved. For her sangeet, Saachi chose a gorgeous silver lehenga with diamond and emerald encrusted jewellery while Sumil opted to look handsome in a blue, sequined bandhgala kurta. 

Traditional Haldi

Dressed in a gorgeous pink and yellow tie and dye lehenga with a silver mirror work blouse, Saachi looked like a million bucks on her haldi ceremony adored with floral and polki jewellery. 

Wedding & Reception

The outdoor wedding was exactly what Saachi and Sumil had imagined all their lives. They chose a spacious Gallops Restaurant at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse in Mumbai for this occasion. The venue was beautifully lit in gorgeous fairy lights and florals, making it look magical. More amazing was the bride's attire, which was a scintillating velvet Sabyasachi lehenga with adorning statement jewellery. Sumil, on the other hand, was dressed in a baby pink, pearl-encrusted sherwani with an off white printed safa, making him look dapper in every way. 

Wedding Vendors

Wedding Photographer: The Photo Diary | Wedding Planner: Disha Shah, Dee Weddings | Wedding Invitation Designer: Samreen Chawla | Makeup Artist:  Tanvi ChemburkarRiddhima Sharma | Bride's Outfit: Saachi; Seema Gujral; Sabyasachi; Tamanna Panjabi | Bride's Jewellery: Zahairaa India


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A Gorgeous Mumbai Wedding Reflecting Cultures & Family Traditions