The superstar of Telegu films, actor, producer, TV personality, and entrepreneur, Rana Duggabati recently got married to his long-time girlfriend, Miheeka Bajaj who is a Hyderabad based interior designer. The duo first met at a Bollywood party where they jelled instantly becoming close to one another over time. When Rana actually proposed to Miheeka, it did not come as a surprise to her as she instinctively knew his plans. Both then decided to take the next mature step in their relationship which was marriage.
The pre-wedding celebrations began with an engagement ceremony that was beautiful, traditional, and yet simple. It was hosted at Ramanaidu Studios under the bright blue skies and amidst much greenery. The decor was elegant yet minimal with garlands of baby’s breath flowers, rudrakha and tuberoses hanging from the trees and swaying gently in the light breeze. For the occasion, Miheeka was dressed in a lovely silken saffron coloured saree with an ornately embroidered pink blouse designed by her friend, Jayanti Reddy. She accessorised her look with an antique jewellery set belonging to the royal Bikaner family which had an intricate array of meenakari work. Rana stood out beside her in a white simple shirt and a golden mundu.
Both the Marwari and Telegu customs and traditions were kept in mind for the pre-wedding ceremonies. And functions like Haldi, Mehendi, Pellikoduku and Mata Ki Chowki were held at the residences of both Miheeka and Rana. For these functions Miheeka chose to wear a peach and mint green lehenga with silver embroidery. Make-up artist Tamanna Rooz applied a minimal make-up look on the bride-to-be. Miheeka added to her look with a matching silver embroidered facemask, a beautiful jadau mala, a designed mang tikka with polkis and specially cut rubies and jadau bracelet.
For the Haldi ceremony, Miheeka chose a bright yellow lehenga with beautiful green patchwork and elegant ivory coloured seashell jewelry. With her cascading waves loose around her shoulders, she looked aglow with happiness and was perfectly dressed for the occasion. Rana chose to keep things simple again wearing a pristine white dhoti and a white shirt. The event was hosted at Miheeka’s Jubilee Hill residence and the ambiance was adorned with yellow and white flowers. The décor also comprised 12/10 feet gota panels which had been hand-painted.
MEHENDI & BHAT CEREMONY
While for her Bhat ceremony Miheeka wore a golden and red wedding outfit belonging to her mom; she had an equally stunning outfit for her Mehendi ceremony. She sported a raspberry pink coloured Arpita Mehta hand embroidered jacket and lehenga set on the occasion. Adding to it she wore a beautiful mang tikka made of pears and polkis. Her earrings were from Krsala Jewellery and was made of polkis, Russian emeralds, and pink tourmalines. The mehendi function décor was an elegant affair with tasselled wall hangings, beautiful rose blooms and tinted glass vases as well as with trays overflowing with embroidered masks.
WEDDING DAY FESTIVITIES
The Wedding of Miheeka and Rana arrived soon and the wedding was held at the Ramanaidu Studios and was a close-knit affair. It was envisioned and designed by the bride’s talented mother Bunty Bajaj, who is a renowned event designer herself. With the help of a team of Delhi professionals, she ensured that the wedding venue became a bio-secure bubble. For the ceremony, Miheeka wore an exquisitely beautiful ivory lehenga designed by Anamika Khanna. In addition she also wore a heavily embellished second dupatta in a burnt orange colour along with Polki jewellery that was layered. Complementing his bride, Rana wore a lovely white and golden coloured dhoti and kurta with a shawl.