VARSHINI + ROHIT | An old world romance

Varshini and Rohit are a contradiction to the times we live in. They could easily pass of as royalty from a hundred years ago- everything from their personal style to wardrobe reflects their love for vintage. For their wedding, they chose the beautiful Suryagarh as the backdrop and we designed an aesthetic that was above everything else – classic.

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The Polo brunch:

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Rohit loves polo, so much so that Varshini claims he loves his horses more than her! Their brunch was inspired by his love for the sport- large umbrellas, cushions inspired by a photo of him playing, polo trophies and horseshoes defined the décor for the afternoon.

The Sangeet:

Was a recreation of Varshini’s love for designer Sabysachi and everything vintage. Velvets, sequins and beautiful lamps lay casually in the royal gardens to host a night of dancing.

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The Mehendi:

In our little imaginative world, we see a little differently. Sometimes through our eyes and often through the eyes of others. For Varshini and Rohit, we created a mehendi inspired by an imaginary setting - if Mary Antoinette and Maharani Gayatri Devi met for tea. We had macaroons and maharaja tents set under the vibrant desert sky. Royal, mad and entirely whimsical- only we can dream of such things!

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The Ceremony:

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We've always believed in a modern interpretation of the traditional. Brass, tuberoses and handwoven fabrics are a constant in our little universe.

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Varshini and Rohit wanted an elegant royal wedding, one that also personified their South Indian heritage. Guests sat around a stepwell filled with the fragrance of fresh tuberoses as the pheras took place under a beautiful canopy of natural greens.

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 The ceremony was followed by a sit-down meal. The Sadhya meal is perhaps the most beautiful way of serving food- it’s almost an art form. Long tables were set under an air-conditioned tent, draped with banana leaves and brocade runners. Comfortable charpoys were set out for a quick nap between courses. After all, a wedding is foremost about the food.

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Design and Concept: Devika Narain & Company

Venue + Food: Suryagarh, Jaisalmer

Flowers: Henna Bespoke

Structure and rentals: Rama tent house, Bombay tent house

Furniture: Silverline rentals

Photo: Stories by Joseph Radhik

Film: The Wedding Filmer

Planning: Shaadisquad