An Elegant Goa Wedding With Sunset Pheras And A Bride In An Ivory Lehenga
BY Aakanksha Magan | 25 Mar, 2019 | 1099 views | 4 min read
When you have the setting sun in the backdrop, and the crashing sea waves providing the music, your pheras are bound to be dreamy and extra special. That was exactly the reason why Sanaya, our bride, chose Goa as the destination for her wedding! It was a sheer celebration of the love the couple shared, and it showed in each of their functions. From the fun rain dance brunch, to the beautifully colour coordinated haldi, and the dreamy dusk wedding, everything was picture-perfect! And the cherry on the cake was stunning photography by Studio Beunique !
Meet Sanaya & Sneh
"We've been high school sweethearts and have gone to the same classes be it for tuitions, college or school activities! Once college was done, we stayed in different cities yet our bond only grew stronger and each visit was a celebration of love! Guess it happens when things are just meant to be. Funnily enough we haven't yet proposed to each other, we just have known that we are meant to be. Coming from two diverse communities - Parsi n Gujarati we were ready to battle out all social issues but to our surprise, our parents were very graceful n chose our happiness over everything else which we till date respect and admire!! Like one says, when its true love, fate carves a smooth path for the journey", writes Sanaya when asked how they met and their love story.
The Rain Dance Brunch
From The Bride
I always wanted our wedding to look dreamy, subtle and elegant. Our wedding marked a beautiful blend of Gujarati and Parsi cultures and our vision was to make it as entertaining, engaging and exciting as possible for both the families as well as our guests. We chose Goa as a destination as it has a fun vibe and it would ensure that the guests wouldn't be bored! A lot of thought was given to the decor for our various functions. We kept it subtle yet appealing to the eye with an infusion of pastels to go with. Right from the decor, to the beach backdrop to the pool carnival, our wedding truly came across as a celebration of our love!! We had kept the functions colour coordinated and our guests were more than delighted to follow the wardrobe planner. Our entries for all the functions were unique - dhol nagada for the mehndi and wedding, walk over a bridge with bridesmaids and groomsmen for the engagement and my personal favorite, me riding a quad bike with my fiance!! All in all it was like a rocking party that no one wanted to leave! Interestingly, we didn't have a formal bidaai ceremony as well, as our parents believe that "saasra ma haste mone javanu" (should go to the in laws home with a smiling face)! I told myself on that day that I am going from one happy nurturing family to another wonderful and caring family and so that too should be a happy transition. In fact most of us, post wedding were all geared up for the Great Gatsby as it was where we had to perform and play fun games!!
My bridal outfit was of ivory color with pink, green & blue thread work. I took ivory duppata and a peach pearl duppata for contrast. Always wanted to go for a pastel shade. So i got my outfit made from Chamee and Palak. My jewelery was from Raabta by Rahul and footwear from Charles n Keith. The Grooms outfit was from TISA. His shade was also ivory to match with mine with a light peach dupatta!
Vendors: Venue: Holiday Inn Goa; MakeUp Artist & Hairstylist: Anu Makwana; Decor: Siddhivinayak Events (Goa); Wedding Planner: The Factory ; Photography: Maulik Patel (Studio Beunique ); Videography: Dushyant Gadara Photography ; Bridal Outfits: Amyra by Priya (Mehendi), Davids Bridal from USA (Engagement), B by Bianca (Haldi), Chamee and Palak (Wedding), Dipali Shah (Cocktail), Riddhi Majithia from Aza (Reception); Groom's Outfits: TISA (Mehendi, Wedding, Cocktail & Receptoin), Kora by Nilesh n Mitesh (Engagement & Haldi)