Peek into Aindrita and Diganth’s wedding plan

Aindrita and Diganth have adopted a concept of reuse, reduce and recycle for their wedding

Diganth and Aindrita Ray will be the tying the knot today.

A lot of thought has gone into the wedding of Sandalwood actors Aindrita Ray and Diganth today at a resort in Nandi Hills. The couple, though intent on making the occasion the most memorable one in their lives, have also ensured that the wedding plan and arrangements
reflect their concern for the environment and animals. 

 With a plan devoid of the opulence that marks celebrity weddings, Aindrita and Diganth have decided to go with the theme of recycle, reduce and reuse. Everything from the decor and the stage to the invite has been given an eco-friendly makeover.

 Bengaluru-based wedding planner Tony Camillus Stephen’s company Emaginations Inc has been roped in for the wedding. “The theme has been built around the culture of two states — Kolkata and Karnataka. The couple made a special request to skip much pomp and noise. We have kept it eco-friendly right from the word go,” Tony, the director of the company, tells Metrolife.

Here’s how the wedding is panning out.

The invite

The wedding invite hamper has been made of packing wood. The different elements that go into the hamper have been given an eco-friendly twist. The mason glass jar, containing medi pickle (from Malnad) has a wooden top. It is wrapped in jute and lace.  A box of rasgulla has been specially brought in from Kolkata. A small pouch contains an assortment of vegetable and flowering seeds and a note that reads: Plant me and see me grow. Another small jute bag contains coffee which has also been brought from Malnad. 

“The wedding hamper represented both cultures,” says Tony. There are coasters carrying the logo Diganth and Aindrita (D&A) printed on it. “Interestingly, it could also read DNA,” adds Tony.  The couple personally handed over the wedding invite hampers to the guests, lending a personal touch to the whole affair. Only close friends and relatives have been invited.

 The venue: The wedding is set in a resort, amidst hills, closer to nature and not any lavish five-star hotel.                       

The invite hamper incorporates elements of Bengali
and Karnataka traditions.

Aindrita says, "We always our wedding our wedding to reflect our concern for the environment and our love towards animals. We always wanted a subtle yet memorable wedding and we have got just that. We have also restricted the invites just to make sure that there is no wastage."   

The trappings

  • The centre-piece on table tops at the wedding will be milk bottles wrapped in jute. Wildflowers will adorn the mantap and tables.
  • The flowers that have been used for the wedding will be later sent to the environmental department of Mount Carmel College to be recycled into flori compost.
  • The mantap, which is a metal structure, will be decked up in jute and chiffon. LED lighting and no crackers are the other highlights.
  • The jute and wooden material décor used for the wedding have been handmade by local artisans and craftsmen. 

The Food

Vegetable peels and other elements used for the wedding meal will be handed over as feed for the cattle in the resort and to those in the nearby villages. The leftovers will be given to ashrams.

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