Since both our families are based in Thailand and the two of us live here, it made more sense to have the wedding here.
Bangkok, because we live here.
We used the Conrad Bangkok and the Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok
We had an average of 700 guests at the sangeet and wedding reception.
Sandeep: The most memorable moments for me were sitting on the elephant during the baraat and also seeing Ankita start off the sangeet performances with her solo.
Ankita: The most memorable part of the wedding was being surrounded by everyone I love – family, cousins, college and high school friends, family friends – who flew in from all corners of the world and the constant dancing, singing and excitement we shared together, and of course, seeing Sandeep dance at the sangeet.
We had four functions. The welcome dinner aboard the Chao Phraya Princess Cruise had Thai décor and flowers. Thai dancers welcomed the guests to a buffet of Indian and Thai vegetarian food. The main entertainment was singer Ashok Khullar from India. The theme for the sangeet was Moulin Rouge and was held at the Grand Ballroom at the Conrad Bangkok, with performance by the family and friends, a DJ, and Indian and international vegetarian cuisine. The mehndi lunch was at the New York Room at the Conrad Bangkok. The theme was orange, yellow and green with Indian and Oriental vegetarian food, and also included live singing by family members and friends, nail art and mehndi professionals. For the wedding ceremony (pheras) and reception we used the Grand Ballroom at the Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok. It was classy and elegant and featured a lotus-shaped mandap and pink/white flowers and lighting. For entertainment we had ‘Toyful’, a jazz band, a DJ, and an iPen digital photo booth, as well as Indian and international vegetarian cuisine.