#FirstPerson: "We Held Our Own 'Wedding Olympics' Event Which Was Full Of Fun & Games!"
BY Sakshi | 19 Aug, 2017 | 838 views | 4 min read
Now this is something totally crazy! How many couples do you know who a) Have two weddings in less than a year, and b) Have something called "Wedding Olympics" as one of their events? Well, we have seen couples play a game or two at their Mehendi or even organise a cricket match, but this is something totally next level! Meet Simoni and Shreyash, who did things in their own crazy way! Not only Over to them now, as they tell us about their unique celebration! Planning by F5 Weddings was on point!
Their love story...
We met through a common family friend, but our first official date was over bowling in Mumbai. Don’t know who bowled over who but the rest as they say is matrimony! Bada bing, bada bang, bada boom we wanted to be together for the rest of our lives. Knowing each other for a little over 10 months we got engaged!
Wedding 1 and 2...!
After our engagement, we tied the knot in an intimate phera ceremony in Bombay with just immediate families and extremely close friends. But, where was the fun in that? Since the pheras were done, we decided to make the destination wedding an only youngster’s celebration. The brief to our planners was just to make this wedding super fun and casual. We made a guest list of 100 of our closest cousins and friends; no adults. Even our parents came down only on the 2nd day to attend the wedding. The whole idea was to make it like a holiday with our closest people. I have attended a lot of weddings where you just keep running around from 1 event to the other, getting in and out of heavy clothes and I didn’t want that at our wedding. So, we limited the number of events, kept the dress code easy to manage and light.
The Leela Palace, Kovalam, Kerala, was the ideal location for a destination white wedding on the beach watching the sun go down. It was also good for many other reasons- proximity to airport, stunning location, superior standard of service and a private beach. Just what we wanted! On the first night, there was a small bachelorette party with a few games like shot roulette, Ping the bottle and a treasure hunt all over The Leela property. The next day was the legendary Team Bride v/s Team Groom s Wedding Olympics!
The "Wedding Olympics"...
This started off with a bang! The legendary Team Bride v/s Team Groom games. We called it the “Wedding Olympics”. It started with Team Bride & Team Groom introductions. The bridal crew was dressed in yellow and the grooms team was dressed in blue. Both the teams were standing at the steps for the grand entry of the couple. It started with us running down the steps with all friends and family cheering with whistles and hooters!
F5 Weddings decorated the chess park with a lot of paper lanterns, paper streamers and buntings, the color theme they followed was bright colours and fun. To kick-start the “Wedding Olympics” the host made both the teams perform a war cry to build some excitement and to get into the spirit for the ultimate face off.
A couple fun games were organized like Giant Twister, Water Piper, Snakes, Lava Circle, Burst the Balloon amongst others. The main attraction for the crowd was Giant Volleyball, which was a big hit!
The score was neck to neck, but Team Bride took a huge leap with giant volleyball. Team Bride had a glorious win. F5 Weddings had organized a trophy for the wedding team and medals for the winning team!