Rehan and I arrived back at my parent’s house at midday to get ready for the reception. Rehan’s best friends had flown in from Ireland so while he had a chance to catch up with them, I got my hair and make-up done. I wore a red and green lengha choli with the traditional kiran fringe edging while Rehan wore a tuxedo. We made our grand entrance accompanied by all of our close friends with smoke bombs and a live dhol player, it was so much fun.
We then spent some taking photos with everyone. For the reception, I wanted my guests to feel like they were in a garden paradise and the botanical theme ran throughout the décor and details. I hand-picked gold detailed crockery, glassware, and cutlery along with pink linen napkins to contrast the green of the garden.
Instead of a classic tiered cake, I custom made individual Marie Antoinette cakes from Ladurée. I ordered a mix of both the rose and pistachio flavours and gave these as wedding favours for my guests to enjoy. They came in beautiful pastel green Ladurée boxes that went perfectly with my décor.
We opted for live food stations and our caterers made jalebis, gol guppa, and papdi chaat for guests on their arrival. Heartfelt speeches were given by my father, brother, and two best friends followed by Rehan’s best friend and then Rehan himself whose speech made everyone teary -eyed.