Sindura & Aneesh

Married August 4, 2013

Trevor Allen

When Aneesh Chhabra proposed to Sindura Dar it was a leap of faith - literally. Poised to dive out of a private plane, he asked her to answer him back on the ground, giving Sindura a lot to think about as she parachuted down. “At first, I thought Aneesh was joking because he is a clown most of the time,” she says, but when she landed (as gracefully as possible), he was waiting for her on one knee. From there, the vision was soft colours, lots of flowers and flowing fabrics that would make a beautiful backdrop for bringing together her Kashmir-Bangladeshi background with his Punjabi ancestry. “All three places encompass their own cultural customs and traditions,” says Sindura, “and almost everything has meaning behind it.” The Friday before the wedding, they fused three sets of customs into “a hodgepodge event involving turmeric, music, food and lots of dancing” that would not be outdone by the day itself. Aneesh arrived on a white horse with his family, in a tradition called the Baraat; took part in a garland exchange and had the Posh Puja - a flower blessing where guests shower the couple with petals. With the help of Elegant Productions and special DIY details like the watercolour invitations made by the bride’s mother, the fusion wedding was breathtaking. “During my speech at the reception, I looked out into a sea of familiar and smiling faces and realized that the entire room had put their lives on hold to come celebrate with us,” she says. “You could feel the love. It was overwhelming.” ❱❱


Dress Custom-made (Frontier Raas, New Delhi, India)
Hair Lisa Myers (The Hair Attic)
Makeup Sasha Taylor
Jewellery Family jeweller (New Delhi, India)
Groom’s Clothing custom-made (New Delhi), tux (Holt Renfrew), shoes (Ted Baker)
Rings Dubai and IC Diamonds
Venue/Caterer Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
Florist Inglis Flowers
Wedding Consultant/Planner Elegant Productions
Ceremony Dr. Swaminathan
Cake/Dessert Sweet Figs
Music True North DJs
Linens Silk fabrics (New Delhi, India)
Invitations Designed by the bride’s mother, put together by Creative Destiny
Other rentals McFarlands
Photographer/ Videographer Trevor Allen
Registries The Bay
Number of Guests 165

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