- Amar Jandoo and Hiren Gondhia were married in Essex, UK, in September 2019.
- They decided to wear coordinating pink ensembles to their Hindu ceremony.
- Jandoo ordered custom ensembles from a wedding shop in Delhi, India, and the couple even selected flowers that matched their outfits perfectly.
- “Everybody was so complimentary of our outfits and the way we complemented one another,” Jandoo said of people’s reactions to the ensembles.
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A London-based couple named Amar Jandoo and Hiren Gondhia got married in September 2019.
Jandoo told Insider she met her future husband after they ran into each other multiple times in the same week.
“We met just over four years ago in a bar after seeing each other at the train station on our commute to work a number of times that same week,” she said.
“We got engaged in September 2018 in Cappadocia, Turkey, under hot air balloons,” she added.
Their wedding took place a year later.
The couple had a week-long wedding celebration, which ended with both a Sikh and Hindu ceremony.
“As Hiren and I are of different religions (I am Sikh and he is Hindu), we decided to bless our marriage with ceremonies from both faiths rather than choosing one,” Jandoo said.
“So on Saturday we had our Sikh wedding at a local temple and on Sunday we had our Hindu wedding, followed by our wedding reception at Quendon Hall to wrap up the week of celebrations,” she said.
Jandoo and Gondhia decided to wear matching pink ensembles for their Hindu ceremony.
“Pinterest was my best friend for the whole year of wedding planning,” Jandoo said of their decision to wear pink. “So I got a lot of inspiration from there.”
“We also had our hearts set on an outdoor wedding ceremony,” she added.
“Given our wedding venue is in the middle of a deer park with lots of greenery, I wanted a subtle, pastel colour that would stand out and complement the flowers and decor at the same time.”
The couple ordered their outfits from a local Indian store.
“Both of our outfits were purchased from a boutique in Delhi, India, called Frontier Raas,” Jandoo told Insider.
Jandoo also coordinated the flowers for the ceremony with the ensembles.
“We picked the flowers after our outfits had arrived to ensure everything tied in, as we wanted to keep a consistent but subtle theme throughout,” she said.
“Hiren’s outfit was originally in another colour,” Jandoo said of her husband’s ensemble.
“We requested that it be dyed to match mine,” she said of her husband’s outfit.
Jandoo said she was “very nervous” about the custom request at the time, but she was ultimately glad they asked for the change because of how the colour scheme turned out.
Jandoo and Gondhia’s ensembles stood out from attendees’ outfits.
For instance, Jandoo’s younger brother walked her down the aisle, sporting a navy-blue tunic.
The couple’s ensembles were a hit with their wedding guests.
“Everybody was so complimentary of our outfits and the way we complemented one another,” Jandoo said.
“It was such a nice feeling after months and months of planning.”
Jandoo was also surprised by how comfortable the outfits were.
“Indian bridal-wear weighs an absolute ton, so I was worried that I would find it difficult, particularly because the wedding ceremony requires a fair amount of moving around,” she told Insider.
“However, when it came to the day, I was absolutely fine,” Jandoo said of her outfit’s comfort.
“I think it was mainly the adrenaline rush tied in with being so overwhelmed by everything and everyone around us,” she said.
“Hiren was comfortable in his outfit despite it being a hot day with a lot going on,” Jandoo added.
Jandoo said her favourite part of the Hindu ceremony was seeing Gondhia for the first time.
“There’s a special part in the ceremony that involves the groom’s sisters holding a cover out in front of him while the bride makes her entrance down the aisle to prevent him from seeing his bride,” she said.
“Once the bride sits down opposite the groom, the groom’s sisters lower the cover so we can both see each other for the first time.”
“This was definitely the best part of the day,” she added.
“When we decided to coordinate outfits, I was quite nervous about it all looking like too much,” Jandoo told Insider.
“I would definitely recommend keeping the tones subtle,” she advised other couples considering coordinating outfits.
“As we also wanted the decor to match without being overkill, we added touches of white and green to keep things understated and elegant,” she added.
You can follow Jandoo on Instagram here.
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