By Neelam Jain Last Updated:
Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech’s nuptial was an affair one can only dream of, but the ideas that come from the celebrations can be incorporated in your own wedding. We have rounded up a list that can be a great source of inspiration for the style and theme of your ceremonies, and can at the same time impress the guests like never before.
Gone are the days when you used to invite your loved ones with a mundane card. It’s time to show off your taste and personality. Like for Yuvraj, it was a designer wedding card with caricatures of him and his wife-to-be and a dash of cricket humour. The card done by designers Sandy and Kapil Khurana was quite innovative. Their wedding theme was ‘Yuvraj and Hazel Premier League’ or the #YHPL. The hashtag they used for the wedding was #YuvZel.
Just like these two celebs, you too can make your own theme and do something different and fun with a lot of illustrations and cartoons. Feature yourself on the card as a couple and set the tone of what guests are to expect throughout your wedding.
Steer away from the traditional mithai ka dabba and grab the delicious idea from the couple who used the initials of their names to be engraved on the chocolates. The Sweet Boutique and House of Design respectively did the unique creation of the delicacies and the boxes.
Just like YuvZel, you can forgo the standard sweets and laddoos and blend the contemporary chocolate with a mix of dry fruits. By adding your initials and different flavours, you can customise each bite your guests are taking. Add a supreme flavour in the form of an edible gold coin like them.
Needless to say, right from the pre-wedding shoot to the wedding and reception; every couple wants to look like a ‘match made in heaven’. We say this because amidst all the fun, chaos and wedding preparations, one usually forgets to consider the person they are getting married to. But our dashing man Yuvraj and sizzling babe Hazel were quite different as they coordinated their outfits for almost all the events. Though their outfits were not identical, they beautifully achieved a subtle colour combination.
There were different glamorous outfits and maxis that we were expecting to see the British beauty in, but her outfits were hardly anything like that. Rather, she flaunted all unique and ethnic ensembles in a truly Indian way and did the unexpected. Her regal traditional lehengas in rich hues and fabrics made a statement that every girl would love to include in her wedding checklist. However, you can create new looks like the bride by adding broad kamarbandhs and maathapattis, if you want.
The couple chose Goa as the destination for their reception and wedding brunch. Yuvi has a house in Goa, and so, it was all the more convenient. If you too dream of an exotic destination, you can prefer a beach to have the wedding carried in an extravagant way. Opulent venues like that in Goa, with seaside lawns and an enchanting décor, can make it all look like a fairytale wedding.
Probably, one of the best sources of inspiration you can take home for a stunning wedding. After all, love and respect are the most crucial things in any marriage and the couple has very much proved it. Their wedding was an amalgamation of two different cultures; Punjabi traditions and a Western touch. It was great to see a girl of British origin gelling up with a hardcore Punjabi munda and his culture, and vice-versa. Well, we think merging two completely different backgrounds seems to be the best way to highlight the cultures and mark the journey of love and togetherness.
You don’t have to be a celeb to exhibit a decor like Yuvraj and Hazel’s big day. Think less about the Delhi’s seven-star hotel reception and more about the details they added. The star duo made a huge impact by choosing a warmly lit theme and subtle colour combinations for the different functions. Abhishek Kaushik, Yuvi’s schoolmate, designed the wedding matching up to the cricketer’s taste and personality.
He opted for tangerine and blue shades for mehendi , and black and gold with peacock shades for the in-house reception at Yuvi’s Chandigarh residence. Their cosy drawing room set-up will also make you follow in their footsteps.
We all know how Yuvraj and Hazel pulled off two wedding ceremonies; an intimate Sikh wedding at Chandigarh and a blowout Goa marriage according to Bihari Hindu ones. Well, we think this idea is great for the couples from different cultures or religion. Apart from just making the wedding spectacular, it also adds up to the ease and convenience which otherwise gets chaotic in a one-day celebration.
Just split the event into two; one for the immediate family and other one to celebrate with friends and extended family members. Food, dance, casual environment or some laid-back gupshup. The idea is also great to solve issues related to reception sites, catering- the veg and non-veg, drinks and other differing opinions of the two families.
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Don’t you think these ideas are more than generous to be stolen for your ‘big day’? Just grab the incredibly cool and in-vogue trends from Yuvraj and Hazel’s wedding and your D-day is bound to be splendid. Be it the wedding invitation, mehendi night, chic look, pre-wedding get-together or a grand post-wedding gala; you can add a whole new dimension to your celebrations by using the similar elements.