Real Wedding: A Parisian Proposal & A Flamboyant Thailand Wedding by WedRed Photography

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You guys are in for such a treat this week! We have a dazzling real wedding story that begins with a romantic Parisian proposal followed by an exotic destination wedding in Thailand. International award winning team of photographers, WedRed were on hand to document the day. Pretty bride Rasna has sent in all the glorious little details that can help set your creative wheels turning too….here they are:

Bride&Groom: Rasna and Chirayu Oberoi.


How we met: It was a love match. We met through common friends 9 years ago in New York, during my spring break vacation. 🙂 We really connected 3 years later when we both moved to Dubai…

The Proposal: Chirayu proposed to me on August 27th, 2012 in Paris! It was a gorgeous day, starting with brunch by the Louvre, a couple hours at the museum, followed by a Parisian boat ride along the river Seine- just the 2 of us. He had a banner spanned across the one of the bridges before the Notre Dame, saying ‘Will you marry me’! We proceeded to the Phillip Stark restaurant Kong for dinner after the proposal to continue the celebrations.



Wedding Venue and why we chose it:  Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai, north of Thailand.

I was born in Bangkok, I’m 4th generation Thai. Most my family still lives there. Thailand is very special to me. My parents had visited the Dhara Dhevi 8 years ago. Upon their return, all they talked about was how magical the property was and how they’d love for me to get married there! After globetrotting to find the perfect place, we finally landed back in Thailand 🙂 Dhara Dhevi resort in Chiang Mai is truly a mystical property that resembles an ancient city of temples. Phenomenal service, food and venues for a wedding.
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My wedding dresses:  I love Sabyasachi and two  of my lehengas were from him (Wedding day & Sangeet).

Welcome Dinner/ Youngerster Tribal Party: Gorgeous metallic dress from Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna
Mehndi lehenga: Tarun Tahiliani
Wedding Reception: Shantanu & Nikhil gown.
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Make-Up & Hair: Daniel Bauer 

Wedding Planner – Mantra Planners: Sally Mangharam & Roma Uttamchandani

Production team: Rainforest The Wedding: Joe

Sound & Light: Andrew Wong (Cosmos AV)

Entertainers: Sangeet night: Purvi

Reception: Toshan Nongbet

DJ’s – DJ Jeff from Dubai/ DJ Ashish Nagpal from Delhi

Percussionist: Fakruddin Gafri (or Sina for Short)

Sax: Dr.Jogi


Advice to other brides-to-be: Smile and savour every moment. The day just goes by in a flash, so do not sweat the small stuff. At the end of day, probably only you will ever notice.
 All images: courtesy Rasna Oberoi and WedRed Team…
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