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JEHANA + KANISHK | VOGUE INDIA

Updated: Apr 9

Paying homage to the rich heritage of Delhi with a regal Mughal-inspired wedding ceremony that also honored equality in the best ways possible.

Jehana is an interior stylist and the best aesthete we've ever come across, and Kanishk is a finance professional.


JJ and Kanishk are rooted in tradition and wanted to have all the traditions at at the functions, while of course keeping up with the times- it all stemmed from equality and two equals coming together in this marriage. The ethos of our wedding was “equality” and local first – we knew it had to be as sustainable as possible while empowering local artisans. We spent one year designing the wedding across four countries and four different time zones! – her parents in Indonesia, her in-laws in Dubai, them in LA and the wedding taking place in Delhi, India. After lots of coffee and Zoom calls with them- as per everyone’s time difference and making calls at midnight India time to accommodate LA time and schedule, we made it happen!



MEHENDI The mehendi at Trident, Gurgaon was envisioned as a luscious backyard brunch with bursts of green as the central hue. Giveaways included Indonesian batik fans and pocket squares, sourced by the bride’s parents.

JJ wanted to go for a more monotone decor palette, so we landed on a serene green color once we saw the venue. and hence we created a tranquil garden. the outdoor space felt so cozy, for a luscious backyard brunch.

We also tied up with ‘Phool’ to pick up our flowers from the mehendi and wedding to convert them into incense sticks, gulaal etc.

With customized cushion covers, earthen Indian pots made by local artisans and coconuts and fresh local flowers serving as the centerpiece – we checked all the boxes of local first, sustainable and personalized


WEDDING

The wedding at Amaara Farms, also in Chattarpur, was all about the elegance of neutral tones.

We took inspiration from Mughal architecture for the décor, creating a setting teeming with old-world charm.

JJ and Kanishk were mindful of minimising waste. “We avoided building too many structures. Our mandap, for instance, was a majestic tree!” says the bride. “We also tied up with Phool to turn flowers from our wedding weekend into incense sticks,” Jabbar adds.

it warmed our heart that they also took care of the culture of India, and decided to have the sufi kathak dance by Pandit Birju Maharaj’s granddaughter Shinjini Kulkarni and her troupe.

They even had a priestess instead of a priest, you know!!

The florals were purely white, and we added all our love to the tables by adding beautiful accessories- there were brass paandaans, gulaab-pash, and lobans that smelled absolutely divine!

They did away with the kanyadaan and vidai. The couple both tied each other mangalsutras — a necklace for the bride and a bracelet for the groom.

We kept the lighting at the dinner tables completely dim- they were only adorned with rajnigandha and fairy lights. The table settings were made ecstatic with jaali vases, mughal shamadaans and brass showplates with napkins and napkins.

Oh, the sight of the pheras and the smiles on their faces made everything worth it. Isnt' that what we live for?

"Don’t forget to personalize your decor – it’s always in the details.” - Jehana

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