Traditional Sikh wedding in a breathtaking seaview Villa in Italy

Kiran and Jas’s Sikh wedding was held in a wonderful seaview villa on the gulf of the Sorrento coast in Italy. The venue overlooking the sea was surrounded by immense blue in an unparalleled landscape that merged with the blue of the sky. So as not to take away the gaze from this magnificent backdrop, the bride and groom chose a pure white Mandap without giving up the colors. For this reason, the floral decoration was in a mix of bright colors.

For the Mandap of this wedding, we used for the first time a “double Mandap”. It had a larger main structure – to accommodate the Granthi and the bride and groom – and a smaller one inside to cover the holy book. The Mandap was positioned on the highest and most panoramic part of the garden. Being the wedding in the middle of August and with high temperatures – note for all couples who want to get married in Italy in August: IT IS HOT! – we have provided covers for guests for some shade and also portable electric fans for cooling down.

In the morning Kiran got ready on the terrace on the highest floor of the villa, right above the ceremony area. From there she could admire both the beautiful setup that was being created before her eyes and Jas’ Baraat with his flaming Ferrari accompanied by our fantastic Dhol player. All his family and friends were dancing to the rhythm of the drum. After the Baraat, both families joined together in front of the villa for Milni and the prayer with the Giani, and then moved to the breakfast area to enjoy the Punjabi snacks prepared by our talented Indian team chef.

Kiran wanted to make a big entrance and therefore a long white aisle was positioned over 20 meters to connect the exit from the villa to the ceremony area. Along the aisle there were wonderful floral arrangements to accompany the bride along her way to make an entrance worthy of a queen. She looked truly beautiful in her red lehenga and dupatta in a lighter shade, with her eyes filling with joy with every step she made.

Wedding ceremony and sunset reception by the sea

Anand Karaj was exciting, a full-on traditional ceremony – which we managed to organize thanks to our collaborations with the Granthis. A Langar after the ceremony could not be missing, with a rich buffet of Indian dishes, always curated by our Indian team chef. And the traditional Anand Karaj was not the only ceremony that day. In fact, Kiran and Jas also chose to have their civil wedding in the city hall to register their legal union . Not everyone knows that in Italy it is possible to have a civil ceremony with legal validity abroad!

The morning wasn’t over yet for Kiran and Jas, who after getting back from the city hall went with the photo and video team to do their photoshoot in traditional clothes. Photoshoots were a central part of these days of events, both during the events and outside. And then it was time for the Doli and the games before having a break to get changed for the evening reception!

Radical change of setup in the garden with lounge sets, cocktail tables and buffet stations, all ready for the cocktail hour at sunset and the cake cutting which took place in the panoramic part of the garden. The bride and groom made their toast with light sparklers and the sun going down behind them: a truly magical moment accompanied by the pleasing music of a violinist.

The glasshouse of the Villa was set up for the served dinner. Romantic floral compositions in the colors of lilac, purple and ivory and many candles gave an elegant touch to the room. When the newlyweds made their entrance in their elegant white outfits, the exciting first dance followed. The dinner served was all Italian to delight the guests’ palates. Obviously the open bar and wild dancing on the dancefloor with DJ Harv could not be missed.

An unforgettable wedding: no one wanted it to end because of how much fun they were having. The happiness of the spouses and guests reflected in ours for the perfect success of these days of events.

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