How they Met
Aesha and Alon, nicknamed as the ‘GujJew’ duo, met in the United States (US). The best chapter of their love story was their beautiful wedding in Udaipur. The wedding was a gorgeous marriage between their Gujarati and Jewish traditions.
Day 1: Welcome Party
Guests flew in from around the world to join the families for evening drinks and dinner at the Leela Kempinski, with authentic Rajasthani folk music and dance.
The entire wedding party docked at the Ananta Vilas during the whole celebration.
Day 2: Mehendi
The mehendi’s wacky decor tickled the fun side of this wedding. With all the jazz of the origami birds, the bollywood themed bicycles, pop-art and neon streamers, the party started in the morning and continued throughout the day through a number of fun events.
Mad Hatters Party
The Mad Hatters Party saw all the guests arriving at the Ananta Vilas pool in crazy headgear. The DJ kept the party alive, while the Flair-O-Logy bartending team showed off their acrobatic mixology skills. The party ended with everyone jumping into the pool and having a great time!
The sangeet function at the Ananta Vilas Amphitheatre was full of amazing performances on a beautifully lit stage under the night sky. From the Gujarati garba and dandiya, to the Jewish traditional dance, every performance brought the house down with applause. Groom-to-be Alon also showed off some amazing Bollywood dance moves!
The after party moved indoors where the Flair-O-Logy bartending team drew attention to their flairtending (flame-bartending) skills as the DJ kept the party going.
Day 3: Haldi
The entire wedding party dressed in white and off-white colours, while the bride and groom-to-be dressed in white and yellow. This party celebrated holi with all shapes and sizes of orange and yellow marigold petals, as the dhols played in the background. Alon’s side even did a traditional song and dance.
This was followed by the auspicious ritual of putting haldi on the bride and groom.
Talk of the town- the baraat, arrived in a specially designed yellow auto-rickshaw. Aesha had a baraat of her own, as she came to the venue happy and dancing.
As the pandit guided the bride and groom to their pheras under the night sky, a compère took the guests through the meaning of the Hindu wedding rituals. This was followed by the Jewish tradition of breaking the glass turning bride and groom into husband and wife.
A big night for the duo, the reception followed soon after. The American style soirée was an elegant affair with fun and emotional speeches from close friends and family. Everyone joined in for raising a glass to the newly wed couple as they took to the floor for their first dance as husband and wife. The Jewish Hora (or chair dance) came along after the cake cutting.
Soon, the DJ took over the party. It was an epic end to an epic wedding.
In the Photographer’s Words
While every bride and groom considers photography important, Aesha & Alon are at another level altogether. And we mean that in a good way. We love couples who give us the time, space and freedom to do our thing, and when they place their complete trust in us, all planets and circumstances align to make the magic happen. Aesha and Alon are like that. And boy, did we make the magic happen with these two.