Megha and Dhruv, Goa
This wedding in laid-back Goa served up beautiful views, traditional touches and lots of fun for guests.
For Megha and Dhruv, one date was all it took for them to know they had found their soulmate in each other. The happy couple tied the knot in a gorgeous ceremony at a seafront venue in Goa. The priceless moments were captured by WeddingSutra Favorite – Dreamcatchers Photography. The bride shares details of their love story and wedding below.
How They Met
Dhruv hails from Muscat and has been living in Singapore for the past nine years where he works as an engineer, while Megha is a CA from Nigeria who moved to Singapore forhigher studies. “We first met in Singapore, at a friend’s place, and even though we spoke very briefly, we thankfully exchanged numbers because once we started texting, there was no looking back. We would talk for hours and never run out of topics. In fact, on our very first date, we lost track of time and spoke for almost eight hours! By the end of the date, Dhruv texted his flatmates and informed them that he had found his soulmate. Soon after, we were faced with the question of where our relationship was going when I had to leave for India. After that, everything just fell into place. Our families met, after which we had a roka ceremony.”
“We had always found the idea of proposals silly, especially since we already knew we were getting married. However Dhruv decided to still surprise me, and it ended up being the most special moment of my life. It was a day before we were going to get our Registry of Marriage done in Singapore, and he asked for me to have one final date as singles, and we decided to go for dinner. When I reached the hotel, he blindfolded me at the lobby and we walked to the balcony of a room at the Fullerton Hotel, facing the Marina Bay Sands hotel. He was reciting a poem with Arijit Singh’s ‘Raabta’ playing in the background, and when he finally took off the blindfold, we were standing in the middle of a big heart made with candles. Dhruv was down on one knee, holding the ring amidst lots of purple balloons with our pictures on all of them, a bottle of champagne and of course the spectacular view of Marina Bay Sands. It was beyond magical!”
Megha says, “Once we zeroed in on Goa as the perfect location for our wedding, we chose Holiday Inn for its amazing ocean views and a large variety of indoor and outdoor locations, as well as delectable food.”
“I had seen Reshme Saigal’s work from my elder sister’s wedding, and absolutely loved it. She has an amazing team and was an obvious choice for planning our wedding. For capturing our memorable moments, we picked Dreamcatchers Photography. Their team was extremely patient and had the best ideas for poses and getting the perfect shots. My hair and makeup was done by Sanjay who was recommended to by Reshme and he did a fabulous job.”
The mehndi was a lively soiree with decor in tones of yellow and pink with quirky elements, fun props and a live singer who lifted everyone’s spirit with folk music. Everyone wore traditional turbans and danced the dandiya. The bride and groom both dressed in sunny shades of yellow.
The sangeet was a glamorous ballroom function with rich dark hues and quirky lighting. The evening saw rocking performances by the couple and their loved ones. Dhruv wore a sleek black sherwani with a richly embroidered dupatta, while Megha wore an embellished outfit by Dolly J which includes a midnight blue kurta over a contrasting pink silk skirt.
Pool Party and Rain Dance with Haldi
“We combined the haldi ceremony with a fun pool party and rain dance to make the most of the beautiful monsoon and breezy weather. The floor thumping music by the DJ, hot corncobs, pani puri, and ice lollies gave the function an enjoyable fair-like feel and made it a super hit.”
Wedding and Reception
“The wedding and reception were a dream come true, with the gorgeous decor comprising white, pink and red flowers and serene chanting in the back. It was exactly what I imagined.” Megha wore a glittering red lehenga by Saroj Jalan with pearl and polka jewellery and two exquisite maang tikkas, while the groom wore a beige and peach sherwani. The garlands they exchanged were made of peach and red blooms to match their outfits.
Advice for Couples
“After all of the stress of the planning, when the wedding day finally arrives, leave everything to your planner or family and just enjoy yourself. Switch off your phones and take a break from everything. You’ve worked hard, and the guests will enjoy, regardless!”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Holiday Inn, Goa
Wedding Planning: Reshme Saigal
Decor: Exotic Goa
Bride’s Outfits: Dolly J (Sangeet), Saroj Jalan (Wedding)
Makeup and Hair: Hair and Makeup by Sanjay
Photography and Videography: Dreamcatchers Photography