Shivani Marodia and Yash Vardhan, W Goa
This destination celebration in Goa raised the bar of the Big Fat Indian wedding.
Shivani Marodia tied the knot with SB Group’s Managing Director Yash Vardhan in a celebration of epic grandeur. Brimming with extravagant festivities designed with elaborate decor and unique themes by WeddingSutra Favorite – The Doli Diary, their riveting destination wedding in Goa will have you jousting for your own! Watch it unfold below.
Selecting the iconic property of W Goa for their celebrations, the couple entrusted their wedding vision to The Doli Diary. From envisioning the intricacies of decor design to executing every detail and overseeing the production, choreography, and SFX elements, they worked tirelessly across the board to give them the wedding of their dreams. The team of To The Aisle curated stellar floral arrangements, while Angel Performing Arts choreographed their Sangeet performances to perfection.
Their special moments were captured by Shot Stories by Harsh S.
The festivities kicked off with a mesmerizing welcome dinner with music and mingling. The decor of fairy lights, candles, lanterns, hanging flowers, lush foliage, and more cast an enchanted forest vibe over the occasion, while the musical stylings of Jasleen Royal added a touch of magic to the night. The bride dazzled in a couture saree gown of midnight blue, while the groom sported a chic black tuxedo with a silver shawl collar.
A glitzy Bollywood night followed the festivities as neon fever took over. Quirky quotes and names of famous Bollywood movies in neon signs and other decor elements set a magical ambiance as everyone danced and enjoyed.
The next day began with a vibrant outdoor Mehndi imbibed with the beauty and flavors of Kerala. Floral arches interspersed with banana leaves and other tropical greens added to the lush beauty of the space, while the melodious beats of traditional instruments filled the air. Crafts like bangle-making and payals made for a fun attraction for the guests, as well as memorable tokens to take home. Dressed in pink and red, the bride and groom entered with classical and kathakali dancers.
The evening revved up with a glamorous Moroccan Night-themed Sangeet. A grand entry with dervish and fire dancers accompanying the couple set the momentum for a night of riveting performances brimming choreographed to perfection by Angel Performing Arts. The couple and their loved ones lit up the magnificent stage with their moves amidst fireworks and cheers.
Inspired by the concept of Into The Wild, the After Party exuded a dark, exotic vibe with fire performers, circus-like acts, live music, endless enjoyment, and dancing that lasted till sunrise.
The final day dawned with a Rajasthani haldi ceremony with sunkissed decor, traditional dancers, and tons of marigold flowers. Dressed in matching hues of yellow, the couple sat in giant ornate urlis as their loved ones doused them with haldi and performed the rest of the rituals.
Setting a new bar for the Big Fat Indian wedding, the nuptials began with a grand baraat and entry for the couple. Mesmerizing professional performances welcomed the guests and set the stage for the bride and groom, who arrived with spectacular entourages of their own, and looked nothing short of royalty. The acrylic mandap was a blend of tradition and modernity where the couple tied the knot after a jaw-dropping varmala.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: W Goa
Wedding Planner: KYC Events
Design and decor: The Doli Diary
Production: Propshop Goa
Floral Decor: To The Aisle
Groom’s Outfits: Manish Malhotra (Welcome Dinner, Wedding), Kunal Rawal (Mehndi), Shantanu and Nikhil (Sangeet)
Bride’s Outfits: Gaurav Gupta (Welcome Dinner), Gazal Gupta (Mehndi), Shantanu and Nikhil (Sangeet), Manish Malhotra (Wedding)
Makeup: Simran A Pahilani
Hair: Kinjal Gundesha
Choreography: Angel Performing Arts
Entertainment: Jasleen Royal (Welcome Dinner)
Photography and Videography: Shot Stories by Harsh S