Neil Nitin Mukesh’s Wedding Invite Is An Homage To Mukesh’s Music
Neil Nitin Mukesh’s wedding card is a grand celebration and a tribute to the iconic singer Mukesh.
If you’re feeling relieved that the wedding season madness is over, brace yourself for Neil Nitin Mukesh’s grand wedding. If their exquisite wedding invitation is anything to go by, the traditional ceremonies to be held in Udaipur, Rajasthan, looks like it’s going to be one royal affair.
We wanted the invite to be very personal and hence we decided to go with a compilation of memories. Everything starts and ends with Mukesh in our upbringing and the entire conceptualisation for the invite came from my father and my mother. It is like a series of love ballads springing to life and I’ve already received so many calls from well-wishers telling me how much they have loved the thought behind the invite.Neil Nitin Mukesh, Actor
The invite includes a box of delectable chocolate-walnut brownies from Country Of Origin, and an embossed semi precious coin. Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay’s engagement has been a much talked about affair and the couple is gearing up for wedding madness that will unfold between the 7th and 9th of February.
The invitation looks almost like a coffee table book that opens to a foreword that introduces each event. One of the leaves in the card also has a few lines from a popular Mukesh song, Ek Pyaar Ka Naghma Hai. The concept is tastefully designed keeping in mind family lineage and heritage. Right from the NR initials embossed on an emblem with two majestic peacocks facing one another, which is surmounted on the box that carries the invite, to the textured suede cushioning that holds the invite together inside the box, the Mukesh family ensured the invite becomes a lifetime memory for their guests.
The first function being the engagement, has verses from Anand while Himalaya Ki Ghod Mein becomes the introduction for the mehendi and Chhalia for the sangeet. The fourth function features a stanza from Jal Bin Machhli Nritya Bin announcing the wedding while iconic love song from Kabhie Kabhi becomes the icing on the cake for the reception.
Delhi based celebrity card designer Ravish Kapoor narrates the story behind the wedding card.
When Neil approached us to do the card, he wanted us to create an invitation that was regal and timeless and had a vintage quality to it. He wanted also to acknowledge his own legendary past and pay homage to his grandfather and the influence it had not only on Neil but how his songs have influenced so many people, his songs are the songs of romance, the songs of love, timeless to this day. We wanted to create something the represented these feelings, something that had a keepsake quality to it, that looked personal and like his Grandfathers music was timeless. So we created a vintage style photo album. In place of the pictures we framed the functions using a boarder reminiscent of they way old wedding photos would be displayed in a keepsake album. Dividing the album (invitation) pages are sheets of butter paper with quotes from the songs sung by his grandfather, his most famous ones singing about the timelessness of love, which we felt was perfect to set the stage for Neil and Rukmini’s forthcoming marriage. The invitation was created using texture brown paper which had been giving a leatherette effect. The “Album” and the box holding it is lined with suede and the invitation leaflets are printed using gold and bronze foil on antique aged paper. The monogram was created using the initials N and R and are designed to be a mirror of each other. The peacocks flank either side of the crest which in heraldry terms symbolises and personifies grace and dignity, like that of royalty. The card is timeless, just like Mukesh’s songs, and love itself.Ravish Kapoor
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