Rohan, son of Dubai based businessman Yogesh Mehta, and Roshni- co-founder of contemporary British fashion brand IZAAK AZANEI, married in a lavish destination wedding in Florence, Italy.
With four hundred and fifty of their family and friends flown into the destination for the Indian wedding celebrations, we can see why this was called the wedding of the year.
Aptly nicknamed the ‘RORO’ wedding by the groom’s father, Roshni and Rohan held their welcome dinner at the Palazzo Gerini in Firenze. The stunning architecture added sophistication and charm to this event.
Gorgeous chandeliers, candles and elaborate floral displays added a beautiful touch to the rooms.
While the garden housed a dining area where Michelin star chef, Maurro Uliassi, hosted guests with a live dining station, along with dishes from the well-known New York and New Delhi restaurant Indian Accent, a party room was assigned specially for the younger generation.
Bringing an Indian touch to the event, this outdoor wedding marquee was decorated with vibrant colours for the Indian Bazaar themed mehendi.
Bright florals hung behind the bride and groom, Italian street food by Michelin star chef Tony Lococo, was served to guests, and a live caricaturist and fortune teller were also present while talented singer Vidya Vox performed throughout the afternoon.
What the Bride and Groom-to-be Wore
Roshni chose a beautiful pink and maroon Tarun Tahiliani lehenga for the mehendi. Her polki and pearl jewellery complimented her outfit perfectly. Rohan wore a handsome heavily embroidered red and gold sherwani.
The sangeet party was held that evening after the mehendi.
Chairs, bicycles, and wheels hung off the ceiling, elaborate florals were displayed with dark lighting, tables were decorated with a number of different centerpieces, clowns, rabbits and various other quirky characters added to this dark and colourful Alice in Wonderland themed event.
What the Bride-to-be Wore
For the sangeet party, Roshni wore a stunning navy and gold Manish Malhotra lehenga. Rohan contrasted her outfit with a red velvet sherwani.
The wedding day arrives and the bride looks beautiful in a traditional red Sabyasachi lehenga, with diamond jewellery to match.
Below, Roshni awaits her groom, overlooking the city of Florence.
What the Groom Wore
Rohan wore a handome gold Sabyasachi sherwani with a green necklace and scarf.
Escorted by historic Roman cavalry, several mobile bars, trucks with stereos, a DJ, dhol players, and singer Sukhbir performing classic Punjabi baraati songs, Rohan arrived to the wedding in a white Excalibur vintage convertible.
A sea of pink turbans flooded the streets of Florence as the guests danced their way through the streets to the wedding venue.
The Wedding Decor
Gorgeous red roses and mirror work created a beautiful mandap for the Hindu wedding ceremony. Large red and white garlands were exchanged by the bride and groom after which the traditional ceremony took place.
The final event, the reception was held at the grand estate of the 16th century Villa Le Corti in San Casciano. A stunning venue surrounded by vineyards and olive trees, the decor featured suspended chandeliers, high white floral centerpieces, hundreds of candles, and a beautiful 7-tier white floral cake, creating a glamorous atmosphere for this ‘Winter Wonderland’ themed event.
What the Bride and Groom Wore
Roshni and Rohan looked stunning together as they made their entrance at their reception. Roshni wore a beautiful white and gold lehenga, complimented with diamond jewellery. Rohan complicated her perfectly with a white and black tuxedo.
After speeches were made, the couple performed their first dance together to Butterflies by Michael Jackson. Guests were given beautiful custom made ‘RORO’ perfumes as favors for attending their beautiful destination wedding.