New York based Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic surgeon and bride-to-be Sahitya Reddy got engaged this summer to Vamsi Kantamaneni in Hyderabad, India the city of their ancestral lineage. Sahitya is a rooted and traditional girl and looks at everything from the prism of culture and heritage. The couple is stated to wed this month in Miami, United States and the bride Sahitya was so sure that she wanted big royal portraits and decadence as her royal theme for the grand wedding reception. The couple not only got engaged at the Taj Faluknama Palace in Hyderabad, they even invested in a royal engagement shoot styled like a Vogue editorial. The idea was to create a modern couple reliving the past era of the Nizams of Hyderabad. Sahitya wanted the ultimate fantasy and she worked in collaboration with the Indian team and designers for over six months to make the shoot possible. Indian styling and personal shopping company Bridelan India helped Sahiya and Vamsi achieve the depth of detailing and grand styling. Right from wardrobe curation to the finer details. The key wardrobe was from Rimple & Harpreet Narula, the designers who dressed Deepika Padukone & Ranveer Singh in the blockbuster Padmaavat. Rimple and Harpreet also dressed the couple head to toe in two looks, Sahitya exuded sophistication and royalty in the multi colour fully embellished sharara by Rimple & Harpreet Narula. 

Bride Sahitya wore all fine jewellery in 24 carat, uncut diamonds with emeralds and rubies from Hyderabad based jewellers Mangatrai & Neeraj. For their lighter looks, such as organza zari sari, the team of stylists at Bridelan shopped for a blue vintage number from The Delhi Vintage Co and teamed it with Russian emeralds from Akoya Jewels. Groom to be Vamsi Kantamaneni was dressed in head to toe Rimple & Harpreet Narula. 

Photography: Naman Verma
Styled by: Bridelan India
Hair & Make Up:  Bhavani Kumar
Venue: Taj Faluknama Palace, Hyderabad
Sahitya’s Ivory & Gold Lehenga: Jade
Sahitya’s Pastel Saree with Striped blouse: Delhi Vintage Co.
Sahitya’s multicolour Sharara set: Rimple & Harpreet Narula
Jewellery: Mangatrai Neeraj
Vamsi’s Ivory Shervani: Rimple & Harpreet Narula
Pearls and Polka Necklace: Mangatrai Neeraj 
Vamsi’s Green Shervani: Rimple & Harpreet Narula
Emerald and uncut diamond necklace: Akoya Jewels
Vamsi’s Pastel Angrakha: Rimple & Harpreet Narula
Jewellery: Mangatrai Neeraj
Sahitya’s off shoulder pastel dress: Gauri & Nainika
Jewellery: Akoya Jewels
Vamsi’s Wardrobe: Ralph Lauren

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