New York-based Anjuli Nanda and Charlie Diamond tied the nuptial knot in not one, but two stunning ceremonial occasions, with Hindu rituals and an English marriage. The beautiful bride preferred a stunning red lehenga by ace designer Prabal Gurung and a white Vivienne Westwood robe.
“Friends of mine from boarding school knew him from Colby, where he went to college,” Nanda disclosed in a talk to magazine about how she met her now hubby Diamond.
Six months after meeting across, Diamond, who was residing in New York like Nanda back then, asked her to go on a date at his farewell bash, ahead of he was shifting back to London for job. After a continued long-distance connection, the pair started living together on Diamond’s return to the Big Apple. After a gap of 2 years, he proposed Nanda when she was going to London during Christmas holidays.
The wedding preps
The two wished for a typical and stylish wedding found common place at Aynhoe Park, a 17th-century country house on the southern perimeter of the Northamptonshire, England.
Once the site got finalized, the pair started prepping for their weekend-long marriage festivities.
The Hindu wedding ceremony and cocktails
The pair seamlessly took in elements from their personal backgrounds into a weekend-full of festivities, with customary pheras plus white nuptials.
The Prabal Gurung red wedding lehenga
The customary color, red constantly had Nanda’s vote for her marriage collection. It was her approach to offer her late mom, who selected red for her marriage, a mark of respect. American-Nepalese Prabal Gurung, a companion to Diamond’s relatives, proffered to design his first-ever lehenga for the bride.
“It was a dream come true! He and his team worked tirelessly and created a true work of art,” she revealed.
The lehenga consisted of a cherry silk dupioni choli, skirt as well as tulle dupatta hand-stitched with gold bars, beads and crystals zardosi work, disclosed the fashion designer in his post on Insta handle.
The best part was the skirt that was made utilizing eight intricately designed teams, which were personalised with framed landscape motifs portraying noteworthy places in the bride and groom's connection timeline.
The English ceremony
The very next day, on Sunday 14th April, they had their white wedding. The pair wrote their individual vows. “They had everyone, including us, in tears. It was short, sweet, and very us."