How did the couple meet each other?
"My younger son, Haider Ali Khan, first met his bride-to-be at her cousin’s house—who also happens to be his childhood friend. Over time, they grew closer and dated each other for three years…and the rest is history."
Was there a formal proposal?
"Haider and Ananya took a trip to Bali in 2019. And while it seemed to be just another vacation, little did Ananya know what he had in mind... Haider had pre-planned a proposal with the help of three of his friends—candles, flowers, the works. When Ananya got to the location, he went down on one knee, holding the most impressive ring."
What was the wedding like, amidst a global pandemic?
"Due to the ongoing global pandemic, we decided on an intimate, 100-people wedding in Rampur for the couple. The festivities took place over two days, including a traditional nikah ceremony, in the presence of close friends and family from Delhi."
Can you share details about the bride's wedding attire?
"The traditional attire a bride wears for her wedding is passed down generations. The outfit my daughter-in-law wore for her nikah was originally worn by my grandmother. Over 45 kilos in weight, it featured pure gold embroidery, which was accessorised with a traditional nath, maangtikka, and jhoomar encrusted with Basra pearls."
Wedding Photographer: Rajesh Kumar Verma
Wedding Videographer: Tarique Nadeem
Décor: Calcutta Tent House, Bareilly
Bride's and Groom's Outfits and Jewellery: Personal
Bride's Make-up: Nidhi Sansi
Wedding Planner: Imran Khan, Moradabad
Catering: Mehfooz Qureshi
Nawabzada Haider Ali Khan tied the knot with Ananya Dagar, Shaukat Zamani Begum, at Noor Mahal in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh. The father of the groom, Nawab Syed Kazim Ali Khan shares the couple’s love story.
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