Neha and Kiran, Goa
Adorned with suspended pink floral garlands and a circular open-air mandap, this couple’s sunset wedding mesmerized the senses.
Flanked by the pristine beauty of the Goan landscape, Neha Agarwal, the designer behind premium clothing label Agami, and Kiran Barad, an IT professional’s wedding was a vivid celebration hosted in the month of February. Orchestrating this plush union was WeddingSutra Favorite – Entertainment Bay who creatively crafted every event of the wedding keeping the couple’s tastes in mind!
The coastline presented each function with a serene backdrop. Neha and Kiran’s wedding was nothing short of a fairytale come true. Helmed by planners Entertainment Bay who in their quest for perfection left no stone unturned, the union went without a hiccup and was a breathtaking amplification of the duo’s vision. From a glitzy sangeet, a laid-back lunch to a picture-perfect wedding, Neha and Kiran along with their loved ones had a gala time as they became partners for life. Adding to the team were photographers The Photo Diary along with floral designer Larly Bahl.
Planners Zain Rais & Saloni Sanghvi shares, “Since this event was an ice breaker of sorts, we decided to give the welcome lunch a very fresh look with fruity elements in the decor. The couple opted for a citrusy theme which consisted of a pretty heart-shaped backdrop crafted out of oranges. This installation also doubled up as a perfect spot for everyone to take pictures! As the couple entered the venue, they were welcomed by the beats of the dhol and bhangra dancers and soon, everyone could be seen shaking a leg!”
Neha and Kiran’s breezy brunch also acted the ‘sajjan goth’ a traditional ritual where the bride’s side ensures the groom’s side indulges in delicious treats to their heart’s content. Hosted by the riverside, it was a cheerful occasion adorned with rustic decor that consisted of pampas grass, earthy cane vases and airy canopies from which the guests could take in the surrounding beauty.
Giving us an overview of the glitzy and enchanting sangeet, Planners Zain Rais & Saloni Sanghvi shares, “The sangeet happened after the lockdown and for many, this was the first event they would be attending after months. Hence, we wanted to make this special. With around 100 people in attendance, we decided to make full use of the palm grove where the event was being held. On the decor front, we chose to highlight the numerous palm trees with large illuminated butterflies. Serving as a photo-op was a life-size flower that was much enjoyed by everyone. Also, we decided to take a break from the traditional sangeet seating pattern by placing seats amongst the trees from where the guests could comfortably watch the performances which took place on the vast open stage. As a result, the entire evening had an ‘enchanted garden’ vibe.
Being a sundowner and an outdoor event, the couple was also keen on a long evening filled with entertainment. Keeping this in mind, we started off with a percussionist followed by a heartwarming family performance which then led to a peppy live band performance. Overall, it was five hours replete with enjoyment!” Eventually, the open-air sangeet led to a boisterous indoor after-party where everyone let their hair down on the dancefloor as they grooved to their favorite tracks!
A set-up that looked straight out of a storybook, the big day was breathtaking to behold. Equipped with a circular floral mandap that was flanked by a dramatic sunset, the wedding was swathed in delicate hues of pink. Additionally, sanitizing stations were also strategically placed across the venue to ensure complete safety. Looking radiant in a dainty pink and blue lehenga, Neha emanated joy as she twirled and shared laughs with her gals pals before making her way to the mandap. Kiran, on the other hand, looked dapper in his embroidered off-white sherwani.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: The Leela Goa (Welcome Lunch, Brunch, Sangeet, Wedding)
Wedding Planner: Entertainment Bay
Décor: Larly Bahl
Bride’s Outfits: Payal Singhal (Brunch), JADE by Monica and Karishma (Wedding)
Makeup: Priya Todarwal
Hairstyling: Sarita Gaurav
Entertainment: Suryaveer Hooja (Sangeet), Rohin Puri (Sangeet), DJ AJ
Photography: The Photo Diary