Last year Bollywood saw some big, fat wedding celebrations. Three A-list beauties – Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra exchanged vows with the loves of their lives – Anand Ahuja, Ranveer Singh and Nick Jonas respectively. Sonam Kapoor of course, led the way, being the first to tie the knot in a summer wedding in Mumbai.
Ever since they first got together, Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja have constantly given us reason to ‘aww’ about. The way she blushes in his company, how he looks towards her and their never ending social media PDA, is a delight to watch.
The 'It ' couple, Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja are celebrating their first wedding anniversary today, and to celebrate the occasion we spoke to Bhavnesh from Wedniksha, who gave us some exclusive details on what went behind planning one of the most beautiful weddings Bollywood had seen.
Bhavnesh was in Dubai for the Destination Wedding Planners (DWP) Congress, hosted by QnA International, a few weeks ago.
Here’s what he had to say!
The Brief About the Sonam-Anand Wedding
Sonam and Anand’s family wanted the marriage to be a simple affair with all their near and dear ones having a good and a memorable time. The Kapoor family is known for being warm and welcoming and hence they were very particular about the hospitality of their guests.
Number of Guests
There were about 200-300 people which included only close family friends of the couple and their respective families since the family wanted it to be an intimate affair.
The Most Beautiful Moment
The ritual of Kanyadan was a truly special moment. The family performed all rituals and ceremonies thoroughly, involving all dear ones.
Sonam and Anand’s Involvement
The entire decision making was left to Sonam’s mother, Sunita Kapoor and her family. Sonam was completely stress free and one of the happiest brides we have come across. She was very excited for her friends and family to join her in the celebration. Both, Sonam and Anand were very cooperative and adapting throughout, with no extravagant demands.
The Team and Preparations
Wedniksha, the wedding division of Wizcraft has curated some of the most lavish weddings around the world. We took just three weeks to plan Sonam and Anand’s wedding. From creative conceptualization to flawless execution, our team kept in mind each and every detail to make the wedding into their dream celebration. There were about 40-50 employees who were involved in devising the entire wedding, involved in planning, design creations, coordination, etc. Hospitality was given the utmost importance since most of the guests were celebrities and close family friends. While we had just three weeks to put the entire wedding together, the end results were beautiful. We spent time with the family to understand what they wanted and carefully orchestrated the entire arrangement. It was an honour for us to recreate their dream wedding.
Challenges of a Celebrity Wedding
Sonam’s and Anand’s wedding was one of the most awaited weddings of 2018 and since the family wanted an intimate celebration, we had to ensure that everything was concealed till the end. Our team made sure that the wedding preparations were executed seamlessly. Their wedding was one of the biggest celebrity weddings of the year which had caught a lot of attention from the media and fans. Curiosity and queries built up to the very last moment and to assure everything was low key was the biggest challenge.
The Best Compliment Received After the Wedding
The Wedniksha team had a fantastic time planning Sonam and Anand’s wedding and the family was very happy with the results as well. "Thank you to the entire team of Wedniksha for taking our every wish into consideration and working round the clock to make ends meet. We are glad to have had them on board." said Mrs. Sunita Kapoor. This compliment was truly gratifying.