‘The day you meet someone who is your kind of crazy, you know you’ve found a soulmate’. For Ruchit Shroff, it turned out to be Roma Gaba. Their first date was an expedition into each other’s world over a four-hour conversation, and both knew that they wanted to live out their dreams together.
Ajay Modgil of F5 Weddings was brought in to make their dream wedding a reality. This union brought together two Mumbai-based entrepreneurial families – Roma is from a family of restaurateurs and Ruchit’s family is in the garment export business. Their chosen venue was The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort, Goa. Ajay’s only brief was to ensure that everyone makes everlasting memories.
Goa being synonymous with fun, romance and masti, Ajay and his colleague Nandita Advani suggested a crazy-cool weekend celebration with a multi-cuisine spread, vibrant decor, bollywood music and endless pool parties. Everyone loved the idea. The F5 team charted out the logistics and created this super-cute animated WhatsApp video invite to set the mood for the monsoon wedding. (Watch the video here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6fpuPgHpSc)
Guests were flown in and welcomed with a Hakuna Matata dinner party where they could unwind and get acquainted with each other as they danced to the tunes of a local Goan band. Some guests took a shot at beating the drum and one of them even danced on top of it!
The dress code for the Mehendi ceremony next day was chic resort wear so that guests could just steer towards the adjacent poolside for lunch and the pool party that followed. The pool side was done up with pop art installations, neon flags, drapes, canopies, a snow cone (gola) cart and most importantly, a floral-decorated truck with free-flowing booze – the bar in disguise. The couple made their grand entry on a quad bike, and before long everyone dived into the pool and rain-danced the afternoon away. Even the gods added to the mirth with a downpour.
The Sangeet that evening was a bollywood-ishtyle dance fest with a performance by Jimmy Felix, band member of Aasma, a popular Indi-pop band from the last decade.
On the wedding day, the groom arrived in a vintage jeep with his turban-sporting baaratis in a disco van. Roma looked incredibly beautiful in her Archana Kochchar lehenga for the traditional phera ceremony.
A few hours later, it was time for the post-wedding revelry. The grand red carpet entrance to the wedding reception featured Bollywood style posters on either side with the couple’s posing as actors, lending the mood to what followed– a mock awards night! The couple’s friends and family performed in true Bollywood ishtyle, courtesy choreographer Nisha Lulla. Ruchit and Roma then gave away the R&R Awards to their guests, with some quirky titles, such as Drama Queen, Sati Savitri and Joru Ka Ghulam. The party went on till the wee hours of morning.
True to the brief, Roma and Ruchit’s mid-June wedding was a memorable affair. A thrilled Ruchit says, “F5 Weddings is truly the best bet if you want a uniquely personalized wedding. They take care of all the little details from the word go. You just have to land up and enjoy your special day. They’re awesome!”
Watch the wedding film here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?
The Wedding Makers
Choreographer: Nisha Lulla
Bride’s Trousseau: Archana Kochhar
Groom Wear: Just Men
Photography: Megha R. Israni
Graphic Designer: Ting
Wedding Planner: F5 Weddings – Ajay Modgil (+91 9967857722)