style guide of the wedding

Deekshita & Akshay – Suryagarh, Jaisalmer

Bridal Outfits Designed by Bride Herself – Bridal Inspiration by Deekshita Chaudhary. #AkDeeWeddingTale
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Deekshita, a fashion designer got married at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer. The bride names herself as #DeeMadbride, because only a Mad bride would design almost all of her looks with mad detailing and storytelling in her all outfits as per the events, equally mad for marrying her love.

Wedding Logo

Bride & Groom Profession

Deekshita is a fashion designer owning the label PhD by House of PiaDeeksh
Akshay is an Architect owning the studio SAS (Swamitva Architecture Studio)

Story of the Wedding

One of a kind because the bride and groom were very particular about having a common story which connects each event and brings it together under one umbrella. The bride being a conceptualizer was focussed on having every detail being thought upon with a meaning every element of the wedding.

“The story of the wedding was based on ‘Tales of our lives’, the tales we have grown up listening to, the tales who have made us fantasize about Love & the tales we look up to as a couple. Each event was a tribute to these tales, starting with mythology, the fairytales, the modern rajput era to the colonial era before we reflect our own story to the world on our wedding day” says the couple.
The details with the images are shown below on how everything was bought together coherently.

Bridal Outfit Inspiration

The ideation of the wedding came about through the ideation of the clothing made by the bride and her sister, the designer duo who thought of making all her outfits as a custom made capsule collection for a bride

Each outfit was a tribute to the princesses Deeksh (bride) & Pia (bride’s sister) love before the main wedding look where she adorns her the version of a princess (ie. all about her character, style, and values).
“The princesses who inspired us are the ones who have lived by their strong character/ style/ decision even at the most difficult times, they have created an impact or have made a change for good.
It is this self-empowerment of a woman and no matter what comes in their life, they will conquer it all gracefully and narrate their own “happily ever after”.

Thus via clothing, the idea was to show respect to these princesses by making outfits which would reflect them in an Indian Piadeeksh way before “I reflect my own self through my wedding lehenga”

On hearing and seeing the process of the bride’s outfits, the event team decided on following the same flow for the wedding as well, just the way the bride had dreamed. Not just the bride’s outfits, even the bridesmaids (sisters) and brides mother’s outfits were designed by this duo, PiaDeeksh making the story more diverse and unified at each event.

The guests too were provided with a style guide for the mood and feel of their outfits (as seen in the picture below)

Akdee Wedding Functions

The Religious Start

  • • Venue: By the Gadisar Lake, Jaisalmer
  • • The inspiration of Brides Outfit: Princess Draupadi
  • • The tale which inspired this event: Radha Krishna
  • Theme: The Religious Start
  • Dress code: Traditional Rajasthani/Gujrati
  • Designer of Grooms Outfit: Qbik
  • Designer of Brides Outfit: PhD by House of PiaDeeksh (Brides label) — Custom made Patan Patola saree made in collaboration with Patola

The main highlight of this event:

• Entry of guest by boat
• Ganga Aarti procession & performances
• Mythological games

Photo Courtesy: Naman Verma
Photo Courtesy: Naman Verma
Photo Courtesy: Naman Verma

The Welcome Lunch

  • • Venue: JW Marriott, Jaisalmer
  • • The inspiration of Brides Outfit: Princess Rapunzel
  • • The tale which inspired this event: The Fairytales (Sleeping beauty, Alladin, Beauty & the Beast, Brave)
  • Theme: Fairylandia
  • Dress code: Monochrome outfits
  • Designer of Grooms Outfit: TiSa
  • Designer of Brides Outfit: Papa don’t preach

The main highlight of this event:

• Each corner in one single color dedicated to a princess
• DIY desserts
• Colourful Mehendi
• Puzzels
• Bollywood Jazz

Photo Courtesy: Naman Verma
Photo Courtesy: Naman Verma

The Ring Ceremony

  • • Venue: Chamara Vajra, Bangalore
  • • Inspiration of Brides Outfit: Disney princess Pocahontas
  • • The tale which inspired this event: John Smith & Pocahontas
  • • Theme: The Bohemian Romance
  • • Dress code: Shades of whites and beige
  • • Designer of Grooms Outfit: Govinda Mehta
  • • Designer of Brides Outfit: PhD by House of PiaDeeksh (Brides label)
Photo Courtesy: Naman Verma
Photo Courtesy: Naman Verma

Haldi Function

For the Haldi Function at Lalit Ashok, Banglore with the theme” An Indo French Marketplace with dress code “Drapes & shades of Yellow ” The best part of Haldi – Inspiration of brides outfit i.e. Disney Princess Belle and the tale which inspired this Haldi was all about marketplace scenario in which belle (Deekshita) describes herself.

  • • Venue: Lalit Ashok, Bangalore
  • • Inspiration of Brides Outfit: Disney Princess Belle
  • • The tale which inspired this event: Since it was Deekshita’s Haldi it was all about the marketplace scenario in which Belle describes herself
  • • Theme: An Indo French Marketplace
  • • Dress code: Drapes & shades of Yellow
  • • Designer of Grooms Outfit: Anita Dongre
  • • Designer of Brides Outfit: PhD by House of PiaDeeksh (Brides label)

The main highlight of this event:

• Plant pots as giveaway
• Flower Haldi and holi
• Karaoke

Photo Courtesy: Naman Verma
Photo Courtesy: Naman Verma

The Sangeet

  • • Venue: Suryagarh, Jaisalmer
  • • Inspiration of Brides Outfit: Maharani Gayathri Devi
  • • The tale which inspired this event: The royal love affair of Gayathri Devi & Man Singh II
  • • Theme: Old World Charm
  • • Dress code: Indo Western in evening shades
  • • Designer of Grooms Outfit: Amaare
  • • Designer of Brides Outfit: Shantanu & Nikhil

The main highlight of this event:

• Amal Malik
• Hussain Kuwajerwala
• Choreographed by Mini Pradhan
• Parents love story pictures spread in the details of the decor

Photo Courtesy: Naman Verma
Photo Courtesy: Naman Verma

The Royal Brunch

  • • Venue: The Tao Dunes, Jaisalmer
  • • Inspiration of Brides Outfit: Princess Diana
  • • The tale which inspired this event: Diana & her love interest
  • • Theme: The Colonial Era
  • • Dress code: Indo Western in British Shades
  • • Designer of Grooms Outfit: Shantanu & Nikhil
  • • Designer of Brides Outfit: PhD by House of PiaDeeksh (Brides label)

The main highlight of this event:

• ATV rides
• Dune Dashing
• Bucket Pong
• Camel rides
• Modern Rajasthani folk music by Kutle Khan
• Personalised Books
• Bucket list
• Welcome Notes on teacups

Photo Courtesy: Naman Verma

The Wedding

  • • Venue: Suryagarh, Jaisalmer
  • • Inspiration of Brides Outfit: The Bride herself
  • • The tale which inspired this event: AkDee Lovestory (The Bride & Grooms love story)
  • • Theme: Ak-Dee’s Parthivah Vivaah
  • • Dress code: Traditional attire with a touch of Pink
  • • Designer of Grooms Outfit: Amare & Stole designed by PhD by House of PiaDeeksh (Brides label)
  • • Designer of Brides Outfit: PhD by House of PiaDeeksh (Brides label)

The main highlight of this event:

• First dance with her father
• Comic book of their love story
• Bride entry with Baraat
• Vedic Phera
• Bidaai Procession

Photo Courtesy: Naman Verma
Photo Courtesy: Naman Verma

The Wedding Lehenga

The Bride Story about her wedding lehenga

“As a person, I love the Indian rituals and traditions and most importantly how Indian weddings are about family. Family is most important to me in my life along with my design career.
In my main wedding outfit, I was clear I wanted all these aspects to be there – the ritual of the bride getting ready in her 16 Shringars, she entering the 4 pillared mandap and taking vows with her husband and finally the blessings of the Family which has been put in a very interesting way.
In the lehenga, each panel has the structure of the mantap and doors which open up to family blessings where Each family member has handwritten there blessings.

Also, My fiancé & I have written our vows, the things we would want to do together in life and his personal message to me – the idea behind this was me wanting to keep their blessings close to me for a lifetime including a pure gold benarasi dupatta. This is what I would take back as the best memory of my wedding

Happily Ever After

This dream wedding was designed by the bride with each and every detail that how to engage the guest, functionality, tails for every theme at the right place with the right time with main highlights of the events and the inspiring bridal outfits which gives unique ideas and inspired us from The Religious Lunch to wedding.

Wedding Vendors

  • Wedding Venue: Suryagarh, Jaisalmer
  • Decor Designer: Altair by Janki Desai
  • Event Planners: Enjay Events (Mumbai)
  • Wedding Photographer: Naman Verma
  • Bridal Outfit: PhD Piadeeksh

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