Love is all you need, the Beatles' lyrics still hold true every single day. You find love in the little moments with your best friend, in the giggles you share with your partner, in the time you spend with yourself just being you- that's what true bliss looks like. Every once in a while, we come across love stories that warm even the darkest places of our hearts and this is one of them.
Meet New Delhi-based entrepreneur Ayesha Nageshwaran and her Switzerland-born partner, Katja Hahnloser-Nageshwaran who owns a fashion boutique in Zürich. They were friends for thirty long years after which they both realised that love was staring them in the face all along.
Their wedding festivities took place over three cities and their album has us swooning. After an intimate civil ceremony in Zürich, Ayesha and Katja hosted a reception party in Delhi and finally finished it off with a grand shaadi extravaganza in Jaisalmer.
They first met in 1985 when Katja's parents got waitlisted on a flight to Jaipur along with Ayesha's mother. The parents hit it off and their friendship grew stronger as time passed. This friendship passed on to the two girls and they would even go on regular holidays together either in Europe or India. However, the two lost touch for a few years in the middle because of their academic commitments.
In 2015, Ayesha joined her family business for which she would travel to Europe frequently. On one of these trips, she visited Katja's family in her hometown. They instantly hit it off and it was as if no time had passed. While there was chemistry between them, the two met platonically at first before taking it to the next level.
The day they completed one year of togetherness, Ayesha proposed in Jaisalmer. And to make this moment even more special, she had already flown in her cousin, Katja's best friend and brother to celebrate the big day.
For the civil ceremony, Katja wore a white midi dress from Talbot Runhof and Ayesha wore a bandhagala and trousers.
For the Delhi reception, Katja wore a gorgeous, gold Sabyasachi lehenga while Ayesha wore a black bandhgala by Raghvendra Rathore.
The post-wedding celebrations in Suryagarh was one for the ages. The couple's friends and family got together to celebrate the ladies and their nuptials and the celebrations were peppered with lots of love and insane amounts of dancing! Katja wore an emerald green lehenga by Sabyasachi along with a gold detailed blouse and Ayesha matched her bride in a black tuxedo by Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna.
The beautiful moments have been captured by Karan Sidhu Photography and he's done a fabulous job of it.
The wedding day was a beautiful sunshine-filled afternoon where they took their vows to be together forever in the presence of all their near and dear ones. Katja wore an ivory lehenga designed by Shantanu & Nikhil and Ayesha complemented her in a white achkan with the same embroidery as her bride's lehenga.
We're sending our best wishes to Ayesha and Katja- You guys made beautiful brides and proved that true love conquers all. Only sunshine and blue skies for you!
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