Yami Gautam and Aditya Dhar didn't want a glamorous ceremony, they married in front of a deodhar tree: Gitesh Sharma on planning the wedding on a one-day notice


Yami Gautam and Aditya Dhar's hush-hush wedding is the talk of the town. The actress tied the knot with her Uri: The Surgical Strike director on June 4 in a traditional Himachali ceremony. While Yami has been treating her fans with some simple yet beautiful pictures from the intimate ceremony, the wedding planner shed some light on arranging her wedding on a one-day notice. Gitesh Sharma of Royal Caterers and Tent Decorators was given the responsibility. 

Talking to a leading daily, Gitesh revealed that Yami's father called up just one day before the pre-wedding festivities kickstarted. The ceremonies took place at the actress's farmhouse in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. "Yami’s father contacted us a day before their wedding ceremonies [sangeet and mehndi] began. The Gautams brought their own family pandit [priest] from Bilaspur or Hamirpur for the rituals," Gitesh told. 


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He further revealed that the couple was clear about having a traditional and non-glamourous wedding. "They were clear that they didn’t want a larger-than-life, glamorous wedding. Instead, they wanted the ceremonies to be conducted in a natural and traditional way, as it happens in their hometowns. They got married in front of a deodhar tree. The mandap was decorated with marigold flowers and banana leaves, with a gold-and-white theme running across the décor. After the wedding, there was a small reception in the evening with family members. The mehndi was held in the courtyard," he added. 

Gitesh informed that the wedding was followed by Mandi dham, a traditional feast prepared in Himachali style. "The dham [comprised] the sepu badi [urad dal dumplings in spinach gravy], kaddu aur chana khatta, and badana for dessert," he shared. 

(Source: Mid-Day)