It’s not often you come across a wedding where the bride embraces colour in every aspect of her wedding festivities.
For Delhi makeup artist, Aakriti Kochar, it certainly comes as no surprise that her love for colour goes a long way. She states that colour brings her joy and when you see her mehndi photographs you will totally see what we are on about.
With thanks to bride, Aakriti, her bright and beautiful Delhi wedding fills our feed today as we officially commence Valentine’s week celebrations!
Be prepared to be swept off your feet and immerse yourself in the fun-filled, outdoor garden wedding celebration of Aakriti and Aarohan.
Yeh Hai India Meri Jaan
Aakriti and Aarohan’s story began a few years back when they met on an online dating website. The two of them travelled all across India before sealing the deal in the heartland, last year.
“Aarohan and I had travelled all over India and discussed our plans several times. The proposal came on the day of my Roka, just between close families. Aarohan surprised me with a setup on a separate floor. We then asked for blessings from the families before taking it forward traditionally.”
I think I want to Marry You
Aakriti’s profession demands her to be around almost every Indian wedding season which means that there aren’t too many free days in her schedule.
Her wish was to host the wedding in March when the Winter’s are a little milder and the sun feels pleasant.
“I wanted some time where there wont be too many weddings and we could spare good time to travel for our honeymoon post our festivities.”
Colour My World
This uber cool bride is proud to state that she was ultra chilled during her wedding celebrations.
“I had no melt downs or outbursts in those 4 to 5 days of festivities. I was chilling with everyone and dancing and had the best time with my parents, cousins and friends. I could see so much enjoyment in everybody’s eyes.”
We love how translated her love for bright and beautiful and pastel colours into her mehndi, wedding and reception parties.
With botanical florals and wonderfully festive pops of décor surrounding them, this couple seriously look like they had the time of their lives. The outdoor, garden themed venue seemed apt for the style of wedding they were after.
Aakriti and Aarohan had the helpful assistance of their siblings to manage everything from the venue to the décor and the hotel rooms.
“I don’t see how anyone else could have done a better job.”
Bright and bold colour palettes have been trending for years, but this forward-thinking bride clearly took inspiration from her own makeup artistry skills. The bright, happy colours were ideal for her outdoor wedding in Delhi.
“I either love all bright colours or simply pastels, so if you can see in my wedding photographs, the mehndi function is bright and colourful and the wedding is paired back with all white and pastels. I don’t like very dark colours or too much bling. Other than that though, most of colours bring me joy.”
Style Me Pretty
Aakriti’s own personal style, compared to most brides she does up on their wedding day, was quite paired back.
“My trade is such that I see brides up close and personal and dress them up for a living, so my idea for my own personal style was to ensure that I am not the stereotypical bride, where I look the same. I hope it worked well.”
Of course for any Indian wedding, multiple outfits are required and the couple were thrilled with their choices. Bride, Aakriti was particularly fond of her lehenga outfit for the mehndi function.
Delhi weddings are full of fun and banter and epic Bollywood dance offs. How else do you carry off a bright and beautiful Delhi wedding right?
“My special moment was the entrance with my cousins & friends with dhol and Desi, Bollywood music. At the same time, the groom’s friends lifted him on their shoulder to cheer on my performance.”
Aakriti was so grateful for her best friend and trusted makeup artist, Savleen Manchanda. She mentioned that it was an absolute blessing to have her by her side.
Other special acknowledgements went to her sisters and bridesmaids who were her support system throughout the entire wedding celebrations. Last, but not least, her husband, Aarohan.
“Aarohan was always with me around my family, on the dance floor, during the photo sessions and didn’t leave my side even for a minute. Thanks to him, we can recall all our wedding moments together.”
Aakriti and Aarohan share a love for travel (join the club Aakriti!) and so for this adventurous couple, it was destination Spain and Canary Islands for the honeymoon.
Thank you so much, Aakriti for sharing your wonderful wedding with us. We wish you all the very best for the future and hope to see you in Australia some day!
Photography/Videography – GREY FRAMES // Wedding Ceremony and Reception – OODLES FARM, CHHATARPUR // Décor/Flowers – THE EVENTALIST // Stationery – DAPL // Entertainment – DJ ANIL // Bride’s outfits – SHOBIKA BHANDARI and SHYAM NARAYAN PRASAD// Bride’s jewellery – MANOHAR LAL JEWELLERS and RAABTA BY RAHUL // Groom’s suits – MR FOX and AMAARE // Hair and Makeup – SAVLEEN MANCHANDA
Poonam is the founder and director of The Maharani Diaries. She has a passion for South Asian fashion and weddings. Drinking coffee is one of her favourite pastimes and she also enjoys donating her time for charity. You’ll often find her volunteering on the side for various community events.