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ITC Grand Bharat Wedding: Royal Gurgaon Wedding with an incredible balloon ride proposal in Turkey

From a dreamy proposal in Cappadocia, Turkey to a lavish ITC Grand Bharat pre-wedding Shoot, and a fun Bachelorette party in Marbella Spain, this ITC Grand Bharat Wedding had it all. Aakriti & Hitesh always wanted to have a palace wedding. WedAbout.com helps customers accomplish all their fairytale wedding dreams effortlessly, by guiding them through the finest wedding venues & vendors in India & abroad for all styles & budgets, with the help of certifiable reviews.

Aakriti & Hitesh’s Royal ITC Grand Bharat Wedding Highlights (Video Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan)

So, hop on the journey to this luxurious heritage wedding & along the way, explore the ITC Grand Bharat pre-wedding shoot price info & experience, shared by the bride. Also, read the couple’s ITC Grand Bharat Wedding reviews & witness one of the most fantastic Indian weddings ever.

Just the Beginning

Lovely Portraits of Aakriti and Hitesh from ITC Grand Bharat Pre-wedding Shoot
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan

Having met through mutuals in London where Aakriti was pursuing her studies and Hitesh was working, this City of Dreams oversaw these two going through numerous stages, from strangers to friends and finally lovers. While fate did play its hand when Aakriti had to move back to Mumbai after her studies got over, these two managed to defeat the common notion that says, long-distance relations don’t work. With lots of travelling, back and forth between London and Mumbai, their love for each other only continued to grow and finally led to them tying the knot with a royal ITC Grand Bharat Wedding.

Dreamy Proposal in Cappadocia

Hietsh's Surprise Proposal in Cappadocia, Turkey
Picture Courtesy: Ali Zerder

Romantic Getaway? Check. Perfect partner? Check. Exceptional Ambience, ideal location, and surprise proposal? Check, check, and check! Knowing how much Aakriti wanted to visit Cappadocia with her partner, Hitesh turned her dream into reality by taking her on a surprise trip to Cappadocia and popping the question. Our bride relays how while she knew that this moment will be magical, the magnitude of it was something she couldn’t have possibly imagined. 

Beautiful Post Proposal Photoshoot in Turkey before the Grand ITC Grand Bharat Wedding
Picture Courtesy: Ali Zerder

They then went ahead and chose a beautiful solid solitaire ring together. Following this was a lovely post-proposal shoot near some hidden Turkish lantern stores and in the nook of the Love valley, where they enjoyed an amazing hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia Turkey. 

Aakriti & Hitesh's Happy Portraits captured Post proposal in Turkey
Picture Courtesy: Ali Zerder
Picturesque Proposal Photoshoot for Hitesh & Aakriti before ITC Grand Bharat Wedding
Picture Courtesy: Ali Zerder
Hitesh' Super Romantic Proposal in Cappadocia
Picture Courtesy: Ali Zerder
Quirky Post Proposal Shots of Aakriti & Hitesh
Picture Courtesy: Ali Zerder
Super Cool Portraits from Aakriti & Hitesh's Proposal Shoot in Turkey shot in antique stores
Picture Courtesy: Ali Zerder
Scenic Location Ideas for Wedding Proposal in Turkey
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ITC Grand Bharat Pre-wedding Shoot in Style

Hitesh & Aakriti's Stylish Shoot at ITC Grand Bharat Gurgaon
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan

Before the grand ITC Grand Bharat wedding, our bride and groom decided that they wanted to get a lavish pre-wedding shoot at this luxury hotel. Giving insights into their ITC Grand Bharat pre wedding shoot price details & experience, Aakriti says, “ITC grand Bharat was really good & co-operative. Usually they charge extra money for the pre wedding shoot to be done, but because we booked the entire property, including their presidential villa for 2 days, they allowed us to do the shoot. Also they suggest you a day when the property occupancy is low, so that one is more comfortable in shooting.”

Aakriti & Hitesh's Lovely Pre-wedding Shoot in ITC Grand Bharat
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan

So, making the best use of the varied ITC Grand Bharat rooms along with the corridors and pool area, Aakriti and Hitesh let their photogenic side show with these exceptional photographs captured in four different outfits and locations of the hotel.

Aakriti in a stunning pastel green dress for her ITC Grand Bharat Pre-wedding Shoot in Gurgaon
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Aakriti & Hitesh's Super Adorable Shots from Pre-wedding Shoot at ITC Grand Bharat
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Classy Pre-wedding Shots captured at ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon
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Romantic Pre-wedding Shoot under the evening lights before the ITC Grand Bharat Wedding
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Chill Poolside Pre-wedding Shoot before ITC Grand Bharat Wedding
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Romantic Portrait Shots of Aakriti & Hitesh before the Royal ITC Grand Bharat Wedding
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Aakriti & Hitesh's pre wedding picture at ITC Grand Bharat Delhi
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan

A Fantastic Bachelorette Getaway to Spain before ITC Grand Bharat Wedding

Fun Bachelorette Party in Marbella before ITC Grand Bharat Wedding

Can a luxury destination wedding be complete without a fun bachelorette party? Well, the answer to that is definitely negative! So, Aakriti along with 4 of her closest friends from London as well as India set out to have a crazy fun Bachelorette party in Marbella, Spain. From amazing day outs to beach clubs, Air BnB, restaurants, city center to having lovely bachelorette photoshoots, and getting buzzed, these girls did it all before the ITC Grand Bharat wedding festivities began.

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A Rocking Start to This 2-Day ITC Grand Bharat wedding

DAY 1

Colorful and Pink Mehendi Function 

Beautiful Mehendi Portrait Shots captured at ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan

From dainty floral wreaths to colorful drapes, kites, quirkily printed dance floor, tassel hangings, flower props, and beautiful pink decor, Aakriti and Hitesh’s Mehendi function was the definition of exotic and vibrant. The grandeur was beautifully captured by one of the best destination wedding photographers in Delhi, Atul Pratap Chauhan. Hosted in the front lawn of ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon, it definitely gave full justice to their chosen theme of the event – ‘Colourful and Pink’. A special dance performance by the bride and echoing dhol beats of a dhol group from Chandigarh were further the highlight of this event.

Colourful and Pink Mehendi Function Decor for ITC Grand Bharat Wedding
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Aakriti looking phenomenal in her exquisite peach and white embroidered lehenga for her ITC Grand Bharat Wedding's Mehendi Function
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan

Oh, and how can we possibly forget about the food? Whether it is a maggie stall, Indian food like Mughlai or Continental cuisine, this Delhi Destination wedding’s Mehendi Ceremony went above and beyond when it comes to serving variety to its guests. Further, Aakriti adorned an exquisite peach and white embroidered lehenga designed by Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor. Hitesh, on the other hand, complimented her bride in a turquoise and white designer kurta suit. 

Super Cute Candid Portraits of Aakriti & Hitesh captured at their Mehendi Ceremony from ITC Grand Bharat Wedding
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Hitesh & Aakriti's rocking dhol entry to Mehendi Ceremony at ITC Grand Bharat Gurgaon
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Quirky and Vibrant Props from Hitesh & Aakriti's Mehendi Function at ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan

As for Mehendi, this minimalist bride went for applying henna sporting dulha and dulhan motifs on just her hands. And wedding favors for the guests included quirky accessories like Haath fools and Lakh ka Kada. So, it would suffice to say that the first event of this luxury ITC Grand Bharat Wedding started with a bang (or well, with dhol beats)!

Aakriti's Minimalist Mehendi Design for her Royal ITC Grand Bharat Wedding
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Romantic Couple Dance at Mehendi Ceremony at ITC Grand Bharat Wedding
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Post Mehendi Function Family Picture from ITC Grand Bharat Wedding
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan

Upholding the grandeur and royalty of the Palace destination wedding in Gurgaon, the couple decided to hold a High Tea post the Mehendi function; kind of like a sundowner with in-house DJ & Dhol players. Arranged at a place near Yamuna Ghat in ITC Grand Bharat Gurgaon itself, this venue was a beautiful sight and an ideal destination for a low-key event like this.

A Chic Black and Gold Themed Cocktail Party

Adorable Candid Shot of Aakriti & Hitesh from their Glamorous Cocktail Party at ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan

Giving off a full-on fairytale wedding vibe was Hitesh and Aakriti’s Cocktail Party, with its decor oozing glitz and glamour. With stunning chandeliers, cascading shimmery hangings & LED-lit ‘Shots before the Knot’ sign at the bar, this black and gold themed decor in the Prithvi ballroom of the hotel made up a classy cocktail party. It further featured the couple making unique entry with Russian models, heart touching speeches given by the groom and his best man, a brief ring ceremony, fun dance performances, afro drums beats, stand up comedy by the ace comedian Raju Shrivastav, and constant amazing music by DJ Sumit Sethi.

Aakriti & Hitesh's Black and Gold Themed Cocktail before ITC Grand Bharat Wedding
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Unique Entry to Cocktail Party with Russian Models at ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan

For this event, Hitesh rocked an Emporio Armani suit and Aakriti looked like a Disney princess in her pale golden Sulakshana Monga Cocktail gown. Also, the couple along with their friends and families took full advantage of various cuisines on the menu including English, Rajasthani, Middle Eastern, Mongolian, and Mughlai. Going on till later hours of the night (or early morning, we could say), this ITC Grand Bharat Wedding Cocktail was definitely a massive hit.

Aakriti looking like a Disney princess in her shimmering golden Sulakshana Monga Cocktail gown at her ITC Grand Bharat Wedding Cocktail Party
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Aakriti & Hitesh's cute candid shot in their cocktail ceremony outfits
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Beautiful Engagement Ceremony Portrait captured at ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Dance with Bridesmaids at ITC Grand Bharat Wedding's Cocktail Party
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Aakriti & Hitesh's Cocktail Party Candid Shots
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Glam ITC Grand Bharat Wedding's Cocktail Party Decor
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Late Night Fun Dancing and Drinking at ITC Grand Bharat Wedding Cocktail Party
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan

Day 2

A Summery All Yellow & White Haldi for this ITC Grand Bharat Wedding

Aakriti's Beautiful Haldi Entry with floral umbrella at ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan

The Pool-side Haldi Ceremony of this Destination Wedding in Manesar is pure goals! From the aesthetic all yellow & white decor to the lovely entry of the bride with her brother on the echoes of dhol beats with a floral umbrella, it was all super unique and all the more amazing. Since the groom is not much into traditions, he had a small haldi separately at the Yamuna Ghat space of the hotel, while our Punjabi bride Aakriti went all out and followed every tradition from Pooja, Chooda, to Kaleera ceremony. With Hitesh joining in later, the couple then enjoyed a lovely Marigold flower shower instead of going all out with Haldi.

ITC Grand Bharat Wedding's Haldi Welcome Signboard
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Majestic Yellow and White Themed Decor for Aakriti & Hitesh's Haldi Ceremony at ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Aakriti in an elegant yellow lehenga by Akilah with a blush pink dupatta for her Summer-Themed Haldi at Destination Wedding in Gurgaon
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan

Aakriti wore an elegant yellow lehenga by Akilah with a blush pink dupatta along with it. She further completed her look with beautiful pink floral jewelry. Hitesh went with chalk-white kurta pajama tuned with an ethnic jacket accentuating intricate golden embroidery designed by Aditya Sachdeva. The ITC Grand Bharat food menu for this event entailed delicious Punjabi food like Makke Ki Roti, Sarso ka Saag, etc. and it ended with the couple gifting their guests lovely bandhani dupattas.

Beautiful Haldi Ritual Ceremony captured from ITC Grand Bharat Wedding
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Aakriti in a beautiful yellow lehenga, fishtail braid and pink floral jewellery for the haldi ceremony of her ITC Grand Bharat wedding
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Aakriti and Hitesh complementing each other in White and Yellow for their Haldi at ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Haldi Shot Ideas with Bridesmaids
Picture Coutesy: Atul Pratap Chouhan
Aakriti & Hitesh's adorable Haldi Ceremony portrait shot at ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Fun with Friends at luxury ITC Grand Bharat Wedding's Haldi Function
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan

The next High Tea for this Delhi destination wedding included more of typical Indian foods like Vada Pav, Pakode, etc. and it took place at the ‘Hub’ in ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon. Also, Sehra Bandi for the guests took place simultaneously along with this Night Tea.

A Striking Sabyasachi-type ITC Grand Bharat Wedding 

Hitesh & Aakriti post wedding at ITC Grand Bharat Images
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan

Finally, the much-awaited night rolled around and it came with a lot of excitement, nervousness, happiness, and overwhelming emotions. Making amazing use of varied ITC Grand Bharat facilities, the combined wedding and reception took place in the 2 front lawns of the hotel; with one of them entirely reserved for mandap. Piano and Saxophone artists along with traditional instrumental music set an ecstatic vibe for the event. With the theme being Sabyasachi, the entire grounds of this ITC Grand Bharat wedding had been decorated exceptionally in red, golden, and whites by best wedding decorators in Delhi, Ferns N Petals.

Aakriti Getting Ready Pictures for her ITC Grand Bharat Wedding
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Pre-wedding Bridal Photoshoot with Mother at ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan

Aakriti wore a stunning Rajputana bridal lehenga designed by Sulakshana Monga, which had beautiful Rajputana symbols and motifs and coupled it with a belt and a statement jewelry set. On the other hand, our groom sported a designer beige-colored sherwani set by Aditya Sachdeva and carried a stylish maroon velvet stole with it. With Hitesh in a royal chariot, the baarat took an entire roll of the beautiful ITC mainland that looked magical with lighting all over the place. Whereas Aakriti went for a traditional entry under Phoolon Ki Chaadar with fireworks and cold pyros around her.

Aakriti looking stunning in her traditional red Rajputana bridal lehenga at her ITC Grand Bharat Wedding
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Sabyasachi Type Red & White ITC Grand Bharat Wedding Decor
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Aakriti's traditional 'Phoolon Ki Chadar' entry at her Punjabi-Rajput Wedding
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Beautiful Candid Picture of Aakriti & Hitesh from their Luxury ITC Grand Bharat Wedding in Gurgaon
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan

Setting high standards for future weddings, the Varmala ceremony of this Destination wedding in Manesar featured a mesmerizing view of ITC facade in background and fireworks, roses, and dhol beats adding to making the moment even more special and memorable. Since more than 50 friends of the couple had flown over from NYC, Montreal, Europe, Singapore & other parts of the world, this ITC Grand Bharat wedding had a plethora of cuisine dishes, ranging from Lucknowi cuisine, Awadhi food, ITC-speciality Peshawari & Bukhara cuisines, Amritsari, and Mughalai to all sorts of Indian and cultural foods.

Red & White Sabyasachi type ITC Grand Bharat Wedding Mandap Decor
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Beautiful ITC Grand Bharat Wedding Stage Decor
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Aakriti looking mesmerising in her red Sulakshana Monga lehenga at her ITC Grand Bharat Wedding
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan
Aakriti & Hitesh's Traditional Portraits from their Destination Wedding in Gurgaon
Picture Courtesy: Atul Pratap Chauhan

Finally, this 2-day luxury ITC Grand Bharat Wedding concluded with love and blessings from many and the couple bidding the guests goodbye and showing their gratitude by gifting them a unique gold brass candle stand with lotus-sculpted diyas.

The Wedding Creators

  • Venue: ITC Grand Bharat, Delhi
  • Wedding Photographer & Videographer: Ali Zerder (Proposal), Atul Pratap Chauhan (Pre-wedding and for all the wedding events)
  • Bridal Makeup Artists: Bunkstop Styling (Mehendi and Haldi),  Prakriti Sharma (Cocktail), 
  • Bridal Outfits: Tamanna Punjabi Kapoor (Mehendi), Sulakshana Monga (Cocktail and Wedding), Akilah (Haldi)
  • Groom Outfits: Mehendi – Aditya Sachdeva (Mehendi, Haldi, Wedding), Emporio Armani (Cocktail) 
  • Bridal Accessories: Krafterina (Haldi Floral jewelry & Chooda cover)
  • Wedding Planner: weddingindelhi.com (Stationary, Hospitality, Lights, Wedding Gifts)
  • Entertainment: Sethi Saab Punjabi Dhol Group & Malwai Gidha (Mehendi), Dj Sumit Sethi & crew 
  • Wedding Decorators: Ferns N Petals
  • Food & Guests Stay – ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon
  • Choreographers: Vision & Motions (V& M)

‘Praise the Vendors’ ft Bride

Wedding Venue: I always wanted a palace wedding which is why I chose ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon as it is a very luxurious property. Plus, since I had people traveling from NYC, Montreal, Europe, Singapore, the Middle East, and other parts of Northern India, choosing Delhi was convenient for people taking flights from abroad as most flights go to Delhi. The venue was simply mind-blowing and came with such luxurious rooms. It had the most amazing staff & a great variety of delicious food. They were very co-operative while the pre wedding shoot. All the family stayed in their private Presidential villa, which had all the services with a private butler, lift, mini gym, spa, indoor pool, a kitchen, free laundry service, and a private gold cart waiting outside. It was like a mansion. I rate them 5/5.

Wedding Photographer: The wedding trailer is amazing, the photographs taken are also really nice. 

Wedding Planner: Weddingsindelhi.com did a decent job. They arranged the Mehendi Artist, Gifts, Stationery, Placards for the airport pick-ups, welcome kits, etc. They even sent me an itinerary and planners’ wedding checklist. I rate them 4/5. 

Bridal Makeup Artists: They were nice and were organized by the wedding planner. I rate them 5/5.

Wedding Decorators: Ferns N Petals were the decorators for our wedding. I think the decor done by them was really well according to the venue.

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