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Bollywood actress Ananya Panday's cousin, Alanna Panday, a social media influencer, is prepared to embark on a new journey in her relationship with her soulmate, Ivor McCray. Alanna Panday and Ivor McCray's wedding festivities kickstarted with a pre-wedding party and mehendi ceremony. Several well-known figures from the Bollywood industry attended the event. In a recent interview, Alanna Pandey opened up about her wedding festivities and shared that she will be wearing the bangles left by her grandmother for her.
In an interview with ETimes, Alanna Panday, who will tie the knot with her fiance, Ivor McCray, on March 16, 2023, shared that her parents, Chikki Panday and Deanne Panday knew about their wedding plans 8 months before the engagement. She has also revealed how her fiance, Ivor had taken permission from her mother, Deanne to propose to her and how she helped him. Revealing about the same, she said:
"My mom and dad actually knew about our wedding plans 8 months before the engagement, so it didn't really come as a surprise to them. Ivor has come to India and asked my dad and mom for permission to propose to me and my mom actually helped him plan the entire engagement, like setting up the hotel, our outfits, etc."
On March 12, 2023, Alanna Panday shared a series of stunning pictures from her all-white-themed bridal brunch. Discussing the reason behind choosing a white wedding theme, Alanna shared:
"We've chosen a magical, fairytale-like, enchanted forest theme because we both love nature. We love everything earthy and rooted, so the wedding will be inspired by a forest theme that will depict the resilience of nature. The decor will feature birds in flight, a soothing water element, forest sounds, and a customised fragrance to evoke the smell of the earth."
Going further in the interview, Alanna was asked if she was planning for an eco-friendly celebration on her D-day. Replying to the same, she said that the flowers used at their ceremonies would be turned into potpourri to gift to the guests attending their wedding. In her words:
"We want to give back to the society so apart from it being aesthetically pleasing, we are working with vendors who are either tied up with an NGO, etc. And also for our wedding hampers we chose every product which was sustainable. We've tried our best to incorporate this, for example, we are also going to use the flowers that will be used at our ceremonies and turn them into potpourri to gift it to our guests."
In the same conversation, Alanna opened up about wearing one of her grandmother's bangles that she had left for her. Speaking about the heirloom, Alanna said:
"Yes, I am going to be wearing one of my grandmother's bangles that she left me for one of the events."
In the same interview, Alanna also discussed what part of their love story would be included in her wedding. Mentioning that her wedding festivities will be based on places she and her fiance, Ivor, love to travel, she shared:
"Ivor and I love traveling, and thus we kept each function themed around a place that we love, so our haldi is around an Italian farmers market, mehendi is a tropical rainforest theme, and wedding is also a forest theme because we both love nature so much. The wedding and functions do represent our sensibilities not only in fashion but also by way of décor and gifting."
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