The year began with a fairytale wedding, where Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul exchanged vows in a dreamy, intimate ceremony at Suniel Shetty’s farmhouse ‘Jahaan’ in Lonavla. Surrounded by close family and friends, the wedding was a celebration of love and cultural fusion. This new-age couple set a shining example of sustainability and environmental responsibility with a planet-friendly wedding that was a testament to their values of wholesome growth and collective responsibility. From elegant outfits to minimalist décor and fusion cuisine, every detail of the wedding was a perfect reflection of the couple’s unique tastes and style. Annnd, guess what……..Dubai’s renowned caterer “Foodlink Luxury Catering” was the master-mind behind the lip-smacking wedding menu that turned out to be a feast for the senses.
Dubai-Based Caterer Foodlink Luxury Added ‘Flavour’ to the wedding
The Dubai based catering company “Foodlink Luxury Catering” whipped out some of the best of dishes. The color themes for food presentation were shades of gold, brass, and silver, respectively for each day of the event. On the first day, the haldi ceremony and welcome dinner showcased various food stations, including chaats, dim sums, live risotto, and a popular Hong Kong hawker stir fry station. Day two was a mehendi sundowner with passarounds including guacamole, mini oriental tacos, and a variety of kebabs. Day three started with passarounds for the baraatis and a British-style high tea with caprese canapes and tea cakes. The dinner was hosted at the cricket court and offered dishes such as hyderabadi cuisine, ala minute pasta, Thai curry bowls, and sushi platters. The celebration ended with mono portions of mini dabeli and kada prasad. The food was transported in refrigerated vans to ensure quality and hygiene. Talk about luxury!
Sanjay Vazirani, CEO of Foodlink Luxury Catering, has also catered for other high-profile celebs like Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh, Ambani-Piramal, and Richa & Ali Fazal’s reception. Talking about the wedding, Foodlink Luxury catering’s CEO Sanjay Vazirani, shared, “ Suniel anna is very dear to me and I am so pleased to see how environmentally conscious Athiya and Kannaur are. There are solutions to reduce wastage without affecting the experience quotient. Public figures like them enjoy a lot of influence and their initiatives go a long way in defining the culture and encourage social responsibility. Roughly 931 million tons of food produced for human consumption is wasted each year and at Foodlink we strongly believe in curbing this.”
Zero Waste and Zero Plastic Celebration
Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul’s wedding was a celebration of sustainability, with zero waste and zero plastic. Instead of plastic water bottles, guests sipped from water goblets and glass bottles, dined on ceramic/porcelain dishes, and used metal cutlery. The all-day bar featured premium glassware and eco-friendly offerings such as mitti ke sikkore, bamboo cones, and donas for chaats, desserts, and starters.
The stunning farmhouse nestled amidst picturesque scenery was the ideal location for Athiya and KL Rahul’s intimate and sophisticated wedding. Rani Pink Gifts, the company that decorated the venue, said that their artistic vision perfectly matched that of the bride’s. The focus of the decorations was to adorn the farmhouse with an abundance of natural flowers, including yellow marigolds for the haldi ceremony and fragrant white jasmine flowers for the wedding day.
The mehendi ceremony was a burst of color with blooming bougainvillaeas as the centerpiece. Founder Anika Dhawan of Rani Pink revealed that the palm tree motifs on the curtains and cushions were even hand-painted by Athiya and Dhawan herself. The hot pink, coral, and white flowers added a lively touch to every corner.
The wedding day design was a stunning display of white flowers and old trees, draped in strings of jasmine and beds of mogra, with a touch of soft mint in the hand-dyed, old-world brocades. Pastel decor always evokes a feeling of love and Athiya and Rahul’s pheras were no exception. The mandap was adorned in muted pastel tones, complementing the bride and groom’s outfits and providing a dreamy setting for their union. The breathtaking Khandala hills served as the perfect backdrop for their wedding photos.
The Perfect Outfits of The Bride
On her big day, Athiya was a vision in a stunning blush pink Chikankari lehenga by designer Anamika Khanna. The lehenga was adorned with floral embellishments and intricate embroidery and was paired with a sweetheart neckline blouse and a semi-sheer dupatta. The bride’s accessories included a statement stone-studded choker, matching dangling earrings, a maang tikka, and delicate kaleere.
Celebrity stylist Ami Patel, who styled all of Athiya’s wedding looks, also revealed her after-party outfit – a beautiful ivory Chikankari suit. The custom ensemble consisted of a blazer, corset top, and matching pants, all adorned with taar jaal, baby pearls, and sequins. The blazer had full-length sleeves, padded shoulders, notch lapel collars, an open front, and patch pockets, while the pants featured a high-rise waistline, flared silhouette, and side pockets.
Athiya’s other wedding outfits included a Kanchivaram saree for her muhurtham ceremony and a hand-embroidered Ritu Kumar anarkali for her haldi function. The actress looked stunning in all her ensembles and proved that she is truly a fashion icon.
Over all the whole wedding was surreal and more than beautiful!
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