Traditionally, the groom enters on a horse, but Deepak is a car lover so Sharan surprised him with a convertible Ferrari instead. He cruised into the baraat accompanied by his favorite 90s and 00s hip-hop songs mashed up with Bollywood hits. Friends and family danced alongside him to kick off the Sunday fest. Wedding videography ny
Once Deepak had made his grand entrance, the Anand Karaj (Sikh wedding ceremony) followed. “As I walked down the aisle with my parents, I felt at peace that we had finally made it to this day after so many ups and downs over the course of the past year,” Sharan says. “Sitting down next to Deepak at that moment I truly felt like a bride.”
For the Anand Karaj, Sharan wore a traditional Lehenga from Astha Narang. “I met with Astha in February 2020 to design what I was envisioning,” Sharan says. “I wanted something classic and timeless that would last forever in my closet. We focused heavily on embroidery and subtle floral motifs. Traditionally, brides wear red for their weddings, but I opted to wear a dusty rose in keeping with the soft hues I wanted for our overall color palette of our ceremony.” Sharan paired this with a Kundan jewelry set and red wedding Chura (bangles worn by a bride to signify her married life ahead).
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al process uniting two souls so that they become one inseparable entity,” Sharan explains. “After the year we had, we really have become inseparable.”
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After the Anand Karaj, guests gathered for a mini-reception, and Sharan changed into a wine colored gown designed by Reynu Taandon. “I was absolutely in love with the deep cut back,” she says. She paired the dress with a diamond and ruby gold necklace and earring set that her parents gifted to her. Nida Gazi from Beauty by NG pulled together the bride’s look with romantic hair and makeup.
Typically langar, or food that is blessed, is served following the Anand Karaj. Because of COVID, tables were arranged by household, boxed lunches with fusion-style food like Tikka Ravioli, Chili Garlic Hakka Noodles, and Achari Paneer Tacos were prepared by Mantra Cuisine, and drinks like Mango Lassi and Mint Masala Soda, were individually served. “Making our guests feel comfortable was our priority,” Sharan says. “And while the traditional aspects of a post-wedding reception, like tearing up the dance floor and dance performances by friends were missed, the newlyweds were just happy to be in the company of family and best friends.”