Royal Romance:

at the Buda Castle


28th June 2023

Day three of Alia and Lakshay's extravagant wedding ceremony took place at the Buda Castle, also known as the Royal Palace. The couple went all out and rented the entire Castle area to ensure maximum privacy for their special day. The highlight of the day was the 50-minute long baraat ceremony, which commenced at the Hunyadi Courtyard, one of the patios of the Hungarian National Gallery. This grand ceremony featured a performance by none other than the world-class Indian superstar Sukbhir. The crowd was so captivated by Sukbhir's performance that they couldn't bear to let Lakshay start the ceremony.

Amidst the celebrations and the pulsating music, guests who felt hungry could indulge in Indian welcome food and refreshing cocktails and mocktails at the Savoy Terrace. This picturesque setup provided the perfect backdrop for a sunset mingle, with a stunning view of the Pest side, including the Chain Bridge and the Hungarian Parliament Building.

For the sunset ceremony, Alia made a grand entrance in a resplendent Indian red outfit, escorted by her father and younger brother to the mandap. The entire ceremony felt like a real-life royal fairy tale wedding, with the golden hour casting its enchanting glow upon the sky. Pleasing to the ear music played in the background, and the mandap was beautifully decorated in the shades of blush with a touch of white to make the couple's dreams come true.

As the ceremony neared its end, a spectacular 2-minute firework show signaled to the guests that it was time to move to the Lions' Court for a festive dinner and a mega show party. The Lions' Court, a vast open-air space spanning 4400 square meters, was transferred into a gorgeous wedding venues featured a transparent glass tent with floating flowers from above, LED screens, and videomapping, setting the stage for an unforgettable night of dancing and celebration.

Once all the guests had been treated to an extensive buffet dinner, showcasing culinary delights from around the world, the royal 5-tier wedding cake from The Cake Budapest was presented as the cherry on top of the festivities.

And the party continued with music performances by Sukbhir, Sanam Puri, Siddhant Mohan, DJ Gaurav, ensuring that the celebration was as wild and exciting as it could possibly be.

As the clock struck 3 o'clock, it became clear that the crowd was not ready to let the festivities of the three-day extravagant big fat Indian wedding celebration come to an end. To keep the party going, the couple decided to host the grand finale at the prestigious Budapest Ritz Hotel. The celebration continued well into the early morning hours, with DJ Zaar taking the stage and keeping the energy high.

The celebration at the Ritz Hotel must have been a truly unforgettable experience, with music, dancing, and merriment filling the venue. DJ Zaar's performance was the perfect way to close out the event, and the party continued until a remarkable 6 am in the morning, making it a night to remember for all the guests who attended the wedding. This grand finale surely added an extra layer of magic to an already extraordinary wedding celebration.