MUMBAI— Came Feb. 5 and the social media went in a frenzy as they learned about Gautam Rode’s and Pankhuri Awasthy’s private destination wedding.

The first day ended in style and high spirits at the couple’s pre-wedding cocktail and sangeet night. The wedding festivities kicked in earlier in the day with the Mehendi, ring and shagan ceremonies followed by Sangeet and cocktails.

Rode made for a handsome groom in a three-piece tuxedo by Ashley Rebello, while the bride looked gorgeous in a baby-pink tulle tube gown with diamond jewelry by Jaipur Jewels and Nida Shah.

The sangeet had an interesting line-up of performances. Rode’s brother dedicated a few romantic numbers to the couple, and Awasthy’s brothers accompanied by her friends put in a performance to the song “Kabeera.” The highlight of the program was when Rode’s maternal uncle (mama) and his wife shook a leg on the ultimate yesteryear song “O Meri Zohra Zabeen,” and Rode could not contain his emotions and joined them on stage.

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