Atiya and Anuj, Mumbai
Atiya and Anuj’s elegant church wedding followed by a getaway in Goa saw a profusion of beautiful decor, exquisite floral touches and vibrant colors.
Atiya – Wedding Director of Magnanimous Group and Anuj – Founder of RAW Pressery wanted their wedding to be an adventure. They wanted big smiles on everyone’s faces and a lot of partying so they went with the flow and brought a little experimentation to the process.
The couple shares highlights of the grand celebrations captured in beautiful frames by The Photo Diary.
The couple decided to host their important celebrations for adults, parents and their social circle in Mumbai while they took their caravan of 150 party people to Goa for an after-party. The couple says, “We didn’t have a big, fat wedding. We had an intimate gathering of family and friends instead. There were a few challenges especially the logistical ones that came up because there so were many functions. There was also the challenge of staying up for five days straight! Apart from that, it was smooth sailing.”
The couple is vegan and decided that first off, their guests needed to experience a plush vegan celebration. “There were a lot of Raw Pressery bottles. In fact, the bellinis were made with Valencia oranges and champagne (our welcome drinks)!”
The photos and videos were by ‘The Photo Diary’ one of Mumbai’s best wedding photography and videography companies, headed by the most talented Monisha Ajgaonkar. The bride says, “We wanted to capture every moment of this important phase of our lives to cherish it forever and The Photo Diary did an absolutely amazing job!”
“The Catholic ceremony was held at the Wodehouse Church in South Mumbai. It was a 45-minute ceremony that incorporated the exchange of vows. It was heavenly for us!” While Anuj wore a Troy Costa creation, Atiya looked gorgeous in an Elie Saab gown.
Cocktail & Reception
“The cocktail and reception took place at The Mansion, Four Seasons, Worli the same day as the ceremony. The food was experimental, organic and continental. The entertainment for the evening was courtesy the incredible band “ONEmpire” and later with DJs who kept the guests captivated throughout the evening.”
Youngster’s Getaway in Goa
“Goa was one of the massive highlights for us, sitting down to dinner with all our friends, spending time with them. Hearing all their speeches made us feel so warm, happy and grateful knowing they were a part of this journey.” The décor for this evening had a bohemian vibe to it. With large dream catchers, candles and florals all around, the venue looked beautiful in the evening.
Advice to Couples
“All weddings come with preconceived notions that they will be chaotic – but that isn’t so – it’s one of the happiest times, with lots of shopping and celebrations to be had. In hindsight, we would say, start planning early! There’s a lot to be done whether it’s shopping, making arrangements for hair and make-up (all the good artists are booked early), invites, photographers, videographers, hampers and so on. Let the fun begin even before it has too.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Woodhouse Church (Catholic Wedding), The Mansion – Four Seasons, Worli (Cocktail and Reception), Fort Tiracol, Goa
Makeup Artist: Pallavi Simmons
Entertainment: ONEmpire and Maultek
Brides Outfit: Ellie Saab (Catholic Wedding)
Grooms Outfit: Troy Costa (Catholic Wedding)
Photographer: The Photo Diary