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Pretty Pastel Beachside Wedding In Goa With A Super Fun Haldi

BY Sakshi | 02 May, 2024 | 1506 views | 5 min read

When your wedding has a combination of the sun, sand and sea, then it's just not a wedding- it's an extended party! Nikita and Elijah's wedding in Goa was one that was vibrant and happy- and we loved the bride's custom pastel lehenga. Their wedding was a the perfect fusion of eastern and western influences, with themed events and pretty decor and outfits. We especially loved their "Anjuna market," haldi, which is such a cool idea!

Shoutout to Mansi Gupta Artistry★ 4.9 for doing a fab job with the bridal makeup!

Meet Nikita and Elijah

Nikita and Elijah start their first year at Tufts University on the same floor (Hill4!). Nikita thought Elijah had the coolest style and asked him to take a picture before their Fall Gala. Elijah thought Nikita was beautiful and incredibly funny, but he didn't want to ruin their friendship. They didn't stop thinking about each other that year and the next. They started dating their second year at 19 years old!

Haldi

       

Our vision for our wedding was to create an intimate celebration surrounded by our nearest and dearest, many of whom had never experienced the magic of India or the joy of an Indian wedding. So, we curated a carnival-style haldi ceremony infused with lavender accents, reminiscent of the vibrant energy of an "Anjuna market," where guests could explore little treasures from across India and Goa.

Mehendi

 

Sangeet

Transitioning to the sangeet, we embraced disco glamour, with our friends preparing lively dances and engaging in friendly competition. It was a night of sparkle and laughter, perfectly setting the stage for our journey ahead.

Wedding

     

As we approached the wedding day, our palette transformed into soft pastels, mirroring the hues of the beach and the breathtaking sunset. It was a serene and romantic setting for our union, where the beauty of nature intertwined with our love. 

Reception

Finally, for the reception, we introduced Western elements such as toasts, a mother-son dance, and touching speeches from our families. It was a fusion of cultures and traditions, reflecting the unique blend of east-meets-west that defines our love story.

From The Bride:

Discovering the perfect fusion of eastern and western influences for our wedding led us on a global adventure, from the sun-kissed shores of Mexico to the ancient beauty of Greece and the laid-back vibes of California. Yet, it was India that stole our hearts and became the ultimate destination for our special day. With my family's roots deeply embedded in India, especially in the cherished moments within my Nana-Nani's home in Etawah, where milestones like learning to walk and talk unfolded, the connection to this land runs deep within me. Introducing Elijah to my extended family in India only solidified the bond, as he too felt an undeniable sense of belonging. Goa, with its captivating blend of cultures and breathtaking landscapes, emerged as the natural choice—a destination within India that perfectly encapsulates our love story. As we prepare to exchange vows surrounded by the vibrant energy of Goa, we are reminded that our wedding journey is not just about celebrating our union, but also honoring the rich tapestry of our shared experiences and heritage. India, with all its warmth and beauty, is where our hearts have found their home.

About The WedMeGood App

Yes, It helped us find Folio Haus and it was so helpful in reading the reviews to understand what was important in venues when deciding on a wedding. As someone planning while studying my masters at Harvard, it was difficult with time zones to get on the phone with vendors so reading reviews and reading the Real Wedding features to see what types of decor I wanted and types of photos, was so helpful!

Vendor Reviews

Venue: Caravela Beach Resort

It was beautiful and everyone enjoyed their time there. It had a beautiful private beach and incredible Portuguese architecture.

Makeup Artist: Mansi Gupta

An amazing hype woman who understood my vision and how to bring in aspects of my outfits/jewelry. She is super professional and a joy to work with.

Photography: Folio Haus

They were AMAZING, really beautiful pictures and just an incredible eye to detail and making our guests feel comfortable. The team did a great job capturing candid moments (which is what we wanted)

Choreography: Raghav Khanna

Really great at coordinating across different time zones from Europe to the US to India. His choreography was easy to follow and he sent tutorials. He also mixed all the music and made changes for us!

 

Vendors: Venue: Caravela Beach Resort | Makeup Artist: Mansi Gupta Artistry★ 4.9 | Photography: Folio Haus ★ 4.8 | Bridal Outfits: Mehendi - Seema Thukral, Ole Couture; Haldi - Seema Thukral, Ole Couture★ 2.8 ; Sangeet - Organzza by Gina, Wedding - Custom Seema Gujral Design★ 3.8 , Pernias Popup, Reception - Prémya by Manishii★ 5 | Groomwear: Wedding - Manyavar, Reception - Custom Indochino★ 5 | Bridal Jewellery: Mehendi - Vintage Snob, Haldi - Kanyaadhan, Wedding - BVR luxuries, Reception - Orra | Choreography: Raghav Khanna★ 4.9

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