Michael & Shobana
“INDIA RESIDES IN THEIR HEART AND SOUL”
It was precisely at the closing ceremony of a wedding at Palace Grounds, Bangalore, when MyShaadiwale received a call from an anxious mother. She mentioned her name as Swarna. She congratulated the team of MyShaadiwale for being absolutely spectacular destination wedding planners. She elaborated that her family had heard a lot about our brand and she hoped that we choose to conduct her daughter’s wedding. The family has been residing in Toronto, Canada for the last 42 years, but the bride Shobana, is close to her Grandfather, who holds a strong root in India. Shobana, being a Bangalorean, has a deep love and adoration for her motherland India and she wanted to have a wedding here in India. On her wedding day, Shobana wanted her grandfather to walk down the aisle with her.
Michael is half Punjabi and half Sri Lankan, but his forefathers have been residing in Canada. Even though he was born and bought up in Canada, just like Shobana, he holds tremendous love for his homeland India. The bride and groom had different cultural backgrounds but both of them fell madly in love with each other.
The wedding venue was selected as Taj West End, Bangalore. The Prince of Wales lawn at Taj West End was decorated with Tiffany Chairs, Pale Orange drapes, and grand flower pots were placed in the aisle to add a grand Roman Look. As Shobana insisted on a natural entrance archway, accordingly the natural archway was intertwined and created with Orchids and Spray Painted branches. Cocktail Tables with nice center pieces were placed to add beauty to the décor. Mandap was designed and decorated in an inverted apple shape so that the sky could be visible from the lawn. The ceiling of the Mandap was decorated with Crystal and Chandelier, much adding to the majestic look of the Mandap. Table centerpiece with Lilies, Carnations and Orchids were placed on the table.
The Photographers and Cinematographers were flown from Toronto, Canada, to capture the moments of the ceremony. Even though it was a South Indian wedding, friends and cousins stood on either side of the aisle to shower the flowers of blessings onto the bride. As she was walking through the aisle, considering that her would-be husband is a Canadian Punjabi, the modern version of “Din Shagna Da” was played. Michael walked in the beat of Dhol and Bhangra. Cocktail Meet and Greet was organized in Taj West End ballroom with live musical entertainment. The Fusion Classical musical band comprised of Pianist, Flutist and Guitarist.
There was an ensemble of two Nadhaswaram or Nagaswaram and two Thavils. The former being an instrument of double reed wind and later is a barrel drum shaped heavy hand percussion instrument. Both the instruments are from Tamil Nadu and are widely used for auspicious occasions like weddings. These musical instruments were played in this wedding, when “Talli” or yellow mangalsutra was tied around the neck of the beautiful bride. The father of the bride reminisce the moments of the grand wedding and he elaborates and congratulates the MyShaadiwale wedding planners team.