As the wedding ceremony planning unfolded, Anisha faced the choice of the color palette for their traditional Indian outfits. Though conventional norms dictated red for Indian brides, Anisha sought something lighter and more delicate. She found an ivory lengha at the Seema Gurjal showroom in Delhi and instantly fell in love. She also commissioned a custom bodice for her to wear at the reception, which worn with the skirt gave the illusion of a one-piece gown. This allowed her to wear her lengha through the entire day while still changing the look for the reception. Will transitioned from his cream sherwani to a sharp black tuxedo from Ralph Lauren.
Anisha changed her outfit again for the afterparty, donning a sparkling lavender minidress from 16ARLINGTON. The lighter and more comfortable attire, discovered while shopping in London with her sister, was paired with silver Amina Muaddi slingback pumps and later customized Nike Air Force 1s, bearing the label “Mrs Fry” and their wedding date.
The wedding day kicked with a vibrant Baraat, featuring Will’s grand entrance on an elephant. Talk about an unforgettable moment! The Hindu ceremony unfolded in the Guava Gardens of the Leela, with a beautifully flowered mandap, while the priest seamlessly translated the ceremony into English for the guests, who were provided custom fans with explanations of each ritual. The entire weekend was beautifully designed and meticulously planned by Panodrama Events.
The reception at the Outer Courtyard of the Leela began with a cocktail hour, followed by a seated dinner boasting an Italian menu curated by Clayton Gracias and his team from Behind Bars. Watercolor menus and a custom map of the Leela, designed by Shikha from the Ras Collective, added a personalized touch.
Heartfelt speeches from family members during dinner became cherished moments, while buffet-style dessert treats tantalized the taste buds. The night came alive with the band OnEmpire taking the stage, offering a musical journey that had everyone on their feet.
Two Cultures, One Epic Destination
For Anisha and Will, the wedding represented a celebration of love and the amalgamation of two cultures and families. Anisha said, “Despite growing up in different parts of the world, one reason I knew Will was the one was because of how much his family reminded me of my own, and how much our families share the same values and priorities. The wedding symbolized this so perfectly. I am incredibly grateful to Will’s family for how fully they embraced all the Indian traditions, the way they were present for each and every part of the wedding – seeing both our parents and siblings around us on the mandap during the ceremony was extremely special.
The most incredible feeling is looking around and seeing so much love pour out of the faces of your family and friends. It’s truly indescribable to have all your loved ones from all over the world in one place. We wanted the whole wedding week to feel like a celebration of love in all its forms – the love amongst couples, the love amongst family, the love amongst friends. We wanted our loved ones to have just as special of a time as Will and I. I think the wedding ceremony just felt like the pinnacle of all of that.”