Festivities and celebrations were uninterrupted on the second day of Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay’s wedding jamboree. The pomp of Mehendi and Sangeet on 8th February was an affair of opulence and ostentatious display. In attendance were Rishi Kapoor and Pamela Chopra to bless the couple.
The bride and the groom entered the mehendi venue on a hand drawn rickshaw cycle. The entrance was ornamented with a genda flower curtain veil specially flown in from Kolkata and sweet smelling desi gulabs. The décor had in it a touch of vibrance and ethnicity. Varied hues of crepe drapes in pink orange and yellow with majestic Sajjangarh Fort perched atop the Aravalli range in the backdrop, all worked together towards providing a delightful and breathtaking spectacle. The décor complemented the finesse of the natural landscape and the detailed architecture of Radisson Blu.
The mehendi felt like a mini festival with the occurrence of many pre-planned events. Most of bride and groom’s friends left their thumb impressions and goodwill messages on a tree of life cardboard, and the same will be framed by Neil in his new apartment. From Turban makers curating 45 different styles to parrot tarot card reader there was a myriad of exciting indulgences for the guests. A bevy of guests popping up to know their future forecasts to women trying out different styles at the nail art and live bangle making counter, the mehendi ceremony rolled with full swag.
The cuisine served drew many dishes from the local menu such as Jodhpuri Kabuli Palao, Bikaner Ki Sangri, Jaipuri Kurkuri Bhindi, Jaisamandi Macchli and Rajgharane Ka Maas. The other delectable dishes included chaat, parathas to Neil’s favourite candy floss truck.
Nitin Mukesh states, “The venue has been transformed into our private bungalow. I am ever so grateful to Radisson Blu for giving us a lifetime memory. The one thing that I have loved about the set up is that a special silver showcase has been put up at the lobby area which has private and exclusive memories of the family, framed in glass and it is such a thoughtful and unconventional gesture by the hotel.”
Later towards the evening the sangeet kickstarted in the shadow of Arabic inspired décor and the evening witnessed a series of well choreographed performances and Mukesh’s close family and friends blessing the glowing couple. Both the bride and groom’s families danced in high spirits. The couple will walk down the aisle in the evening today.