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By Jaspreet Soni

Isha, an Investment banker and Ashish, a Marketing professional, worked
together at CNBC. Three and half years after their first work meeting, they were hunting for venues for their beautiful intimate wedding in Goa.They chose the refreshingly tranquil Alila Diwa to celebrate the most important day of their life.

Alila Diwa, Goa

Isha says, "We wanted to have a wedding where close friends and family who really mattered to us could enjoy and relax. We chose Alila Diwa because there are so many event locations within the property to handle different needs. They have partly covered, partly open areas which gave us lot of flexibility to arrange our functions. Being the monsoon season, this was precisely what we were looking for."

Indian theme Mehndi

Isha had her mehndi function at Spice Studio within Alila Diwa which has a beautiful courtyard with a banyan tree and the elevated covered platform spreads naturally around it.

Isha says, "Spice Studio provided the authentic Indian setting and we complemented it with earthen diyas and marigolds. Orange and green drapes were used to enhance the visual impact. The seating arrangement was more like baithak where the mehndi ladies could sit down to adorn the ladies hands. We had golas and chaats and other traditional Indian savories in the menu.

 

Isha wore an orange and green anarkali by Sabyasachi and Ashish wore a peachish beige kurta.

Disco Night

The Sangeet night unfolded in the ballroom where they used disco lights and had the trademark colored light floor to signify the theme. Isha says, "Our wedding card had tree of life and that formed the backdrop of the stage. Behind the stage, a big tree resembling the one on the invite was there and it was illuminated with lights promising happy beginnings. Everyone danced, partied and had fun all night."

 

Isha wore a pink and yellow net lehenga from a designer in Bangalore and Ashish wore a black band-gala suit.

Elegant Wedding 

Isha says, "The wedding also happened in the Ballroom. We used lots of flowers. The mandap had a roof filled with marigolds and jasmine strings adorned the walls, the drapes were in white and pink. The feel of the ballroom is very nice so we didn't have to do much.

 

Photographs courtesy: Snigdha Sheel and Vinayak Das (http://www.phototantra.com/)

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