Kaylee and Daniel, Goa
A historic fort by the sea proved to be a stunning backdrop at Kaylee and Daniel's Goa wedding.
After a long relationship which had its fair amount of challenges, this couple tied the knot in a close-knit ceremony. Kaylee and Daniel’s wedding in Goa was an affirmation of their commitment to each other, and their poignant exchange of vows touched all the guests. Groom Daniel shares some highlights here.
How We Met
“Kaylee and I knew each other since we were kids as we were a part of the same church. But it was during our college days that we got to know each other better and eventually became really close. Kaylee was studying to be a dentist while I was preparing to be a lawyer (though I’m in the event management business now). Our sincerity towards our studies and careers was what got us attracted to each other. Our journey wasn’t an easy one due to our different cultures. She is a Goan and I am a South Indian. There were a number of ups and downs, but we faced our obstacles head on and after eight years of being in a relationship, we finally got hitched.”
“We always wanted our wedding to be at a unique place so we chose the historic Reis Magos Fort, which overlooks the capital city of Goa, Panjim. Being a Goan Christian wedding, we hosted the nuptials as well as the reception at the fort.”
“Kaylee and I wanted to draft our wedding vows ourselves, so after taking permission from our church and pastor, we wrote our vows to each other. We got them engraved on a wooden base so that we could see, remember and live our vows till the day we’re separated by death. The theme for the decor was a woodland fairy tale wedding, which was planned and executed by my own company, The Funktion Junction.”
The steps of the fort were adorned with linen drapes, florals and fairy lights with the venue ruled by tints of white and pastels. Facing the golden sand and the majestic sea, this beachside wedding had a magical vibe.
Kaylee wore a stunning white ballroom gown while Daniel chose a suave black tuxedo which he paired with a bow-tie. The couple wed at a podium set up as an altar decorated with a floral arch. The same space was then used for the reception ceremony that followed.
Advice For Couples
“Start planning your wedding early as vendors get booked months in advance. Communication is the key to planning your wedding, so talk with your partner and put down the ideas for the wedding. It’s also important that your vendors understand the ideas and the manner in which you want them to execute your big day.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Reis Magos Fort, Goa
Decor: The Funktion Junction
Bride’s Outfit: Gloire by Malusha Dias
Groom’s Outfit: Senor- The Suit People
Makeup Artist: Makeup and More by Pinal Doshi
Wedding Invitations: Sunita Shetty
Photography: Daniel D’Souza Photography
Videography: Studio 7 by Antonio Pacheco