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Ayushi and Ayush, Kochi, Kerala

After an underwater proposal, this couple made waves with their fun wedding that featured flash mobs & dramatic entries.

High school sweethearts Ayush Poddar and Ayushi Mehta commemorated more than a decade of love with a glorious destination wedding in ‘God’s Own Country’ – Kerala. The fabulous festivities were captured in timeless frames by WeddingSutra Favorite – Movie’ing Moments. Here are a few glimpses of the nuptials shared by bride Ayushi.

Ayushi and Ayush

How They Met
“Ayush and I have been together since high school, but it was only a year before our wedding that we broke the news of our relationship to our parents, who were thrilled beyond measure.”

The Proposal
“On our tenth year anniversary, Ayush decided to pop the question to me by planning an incredible surprise. We flew to the Andamans for three days, and on the first night, he arranged a beautiful candlelit dinner with live music and champagne. Then as we watched a video he created about our favorite trips and places, he gifted me a pendant he had given me years ago that I thought I had lost but had actually been in his possession, for exactly this occasion. I was over the moon, but little did I know there was more to it. The next morning, on our first ever scuba dive together, he held my hand underwater and led me to a coral reef. Plucking a shell from the reef, he opened it to display the most beautiful ring inside. The moment was undoubtedly the most magical one of my life.”

Blue outfits

Wedding Venue
“Since we both hail from large families and were expected to hold a big wedding, we decided to do something different and opted for a destination wedding with just our close friends and family. We found our perfect venue in Grand Hyatt Kochi on Bolgatty Island. Surrounded by water on three sides, and with luxurious rooms, great service, and a variety of indoor and outdoor venues, it was our dream location.”

Wedding Planning
The team of Movie’ing Moments was hired to capture the special moments of the festivities after Ayush and Ayushi had a wonderful experience with them during their pre-wedding shoot. Talking about their experience with Movie’ing Moments, the couple shared, “We came across Movie’ing Moments work on Instagram, and fell in love with their style. However, it was when they did our pre-wedding shoot that we were confident of our decision. Vaibhav and his team made sure not to miss out on a single special moment of our festivities. The highlight was a four-minute video of the events that had taken place so far that they edited and showcased on the same day as the wedding!”

Weddings by Anish Washa planned and conceptualized the events, while Sumit Khetan choreographed the grand performances, and Tamasha band entertained the guests.

Wedding Functions

Welcome Lunch
For the Rajini-style themed Welcome Lunch, the dress code was kept traditional with women in Kanjivaram silk sarees. Male guests were presented with lungis on arrival while women were gifted floral garlands to fix in their hair. As a local band entertained the guests, everyone participated in ice breaker games, followed by a family flash mob to the tunes of a popular South Indian song.

Rajini-style themed lunch
traditional outfits
Traditional entry
Flash mob
Family flash mob
Traditional setup for welcome lunch

With a theme of all things bling, the glamorous sangeet saw a night of shimmering couture lehengas and spectacular family performances followed by cocktails as everyone was serenaded by the Tamasha band’s musical talents. The couple dazzled in shimmering outfits by Shyamal & Bhumika.

Ballroom Sangeet
Shyamal & Bhumika Outfits
Sangeet Performance
Sangeet Performance by Bride

English Brunch
For the classic blue-toned English brunch, the couple and their guests observed a formal dress code of blazers and gowns. Donning gorgeous Gaurav Gupta evening wear, the couple danced down the aisle flanked by their loved ones. The couple was overcome by emotions when they were surprised with a flash mob by their friends and toasts by their families.

English brunch

Formal dess code for lunch
unique cake cutting
 Cake cutting ceremony

Dance performance by the couple

color co-ordinated outfits


The two-day festivities culminated in a gorgeous traditional South Indian wedding, with a grandiose gold mandap with temple architecture. The groom kept it classy with his entry in a vintage car that was trailed by a DJ’s truck, while the bride made a serene entrance on a traditional boat with her brother. The couple looked stunning in complementing Shyamal & Bhumika creations as they exchanged garlands amidst dancers and fireworks.

Bride getting ready
Grooms's outfit
Breath taking Mandap

Wedding Decor elements
Wedding Decor

Bride's entry on a traditional boat
Bride's entry
Groom's entry
Bride's entry for Jaimala Ceremony
Wedding Ceremony

The Wedding Makers
Wedding Planner: Weddings by Anish Washa
Groom’s Outfits: Gaurav Gupta (English Brunch), Shyamal & Bhumika (Sangeet, Wedding)
Bride’s Outfits: Gaurav Gupta (English Brunch), Shyamal & Bhumika (Sangeet, Wedding)
Makeup Artists: Sakshi Chandwaney
Choreographer: Sumit Khetan
Entertainment: Tamasha
Photography and Videography: Movie’ing Moments

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