Prachi & Puneet, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya
A tug-of-war on the beach, exotic dance performances and garlands exchanged against the backdrop of fireworks - Prachi and Puneet's Thailand wedding was marked by unbridled fun.
Prachi and Puneet’s fate was linked to weddings – they first met at one and started talking at another! Destiny led them to love and then their own wedding which they hosted at Pattaya in Thailand. See some highlights of the fun affair that incorporated exotic Thai performers, beachside events and elegant decor captured by WeddingSutra Favourite – Shutterdown below.
How We Met
Puneet shares, “Our story is a tale of weddings! I first saw Prachi way back in 2013 at one in Vizag. Then, three years later, I met her at another wedding and finally got a chance to speak to her. After that, we never looked back. Our conversations grew from minutes to hours, and our feelings rushed towards love! I planned a visit to New Delhi to surprise her on her birthday. There was no proposal, and no confession, for our eyes had already done the talking!”
Tucked away on Thailand’s eastern Gulf, is the quaint city of Pattaya. This tropical paradise offered everything that Prachi and Puneet wished for. They hosted the celebrations at the plush Centara Grand Mirage Resort.
Wedding Planning, Themes, and Decor
The couple’s lavish four-day wedding was planned by Jashnn – Signature Weddings & Events. The stunning decor of each function was conceptualized and handled by Rudy Decor. Their happy moments and emotions were captured by WeddingSutra Favorite – Shutterdown Photography who gave them timeless images that Prachi and Puneet will treasure forever.
Prachi and Puneet wanted to treat their guests to an unforgettable welcome, and so they booked Thai artists dressed in ethnic ensembles to perform a traditional dance as part of the official welcome event.
Are you a lover of all things bohemian? Well, we are. And Prachi’s mehndi hit the mark with its colorful decor, airy dresses, and floral gowns which came together for this picture-perfect boho bash. Prachi looked whimsically wonderful in her outfit from Yashodhara in New Delhi.
Following the mehndi, the couple hosted a Black-tie Welcome Dinner by the sea. With a gold and white decor theme, the atmosphere exuded elegance and glamour! Puneet looked suave in his black and red outfit, and Prachi stole the limelight in a glamorous green gown by Kolkata-based designer Richa Malkani.
Next was the Hawaii-themed beach party that included a range of nostalgic games for all. From Jenga and shooting competitions to a tug-of-war competition between Prachi’s side of family and friends and Puneet’s side, the evening at the beach was full of love and laughter! Talking about the attire for the event, Prachi shares, “I picked my breezy red and white outfit from Richa Khemka in Kolkata. I got outfits customized for my friends from Siddharth Bansal, and both of them did a fantastic job!”
Incorporating chess-themed decor, the sangeet was designed around a fun theme called the ‘Kingdom of Love’! Dressed in a blue Gaurav Gupta gown, Prachi looked gorgeous. The decor impressed all, and the special performances by close friends and family members further resulted in bright smiles and rounds of applauses!
Following the night of merrymaking on the dancefloor, the couple had their planners arrange the world-famous Tiffany’s Show for their guests.
Haldi and Bhaat
Using drapes and floral decor in soft hues, the peach, and yellow color palette worked well together and resulted in a breathtaking setting for the haldi and ‘bhaat’ functions.
Dressed in a regal pastel pink lehenga by Sabyasachi, Prachi looked perfect on her big day. Puneet made his entrance, escorted by his baraat, on a majestic elephant. Guests enjoyed the dragon dance performance as the couple made their joint entrance and it was a beautiful spectacle. Fireworks lit the skies during the garlanding ceremony. The mandap which was set up on the beach overlooking the ocean was decorated with elegant flowers all around the frame which added an ethereal touch to the whole setup.
Blush and ivory tones blended beautifully, and the floral profusions added a magical vibe to the decor at the reception, especially the tall centerpieces with ivory orchids and roses.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Pattaya, Thailand
Wedding Planner: Jashnn – Signature Weddings & Events
Decor: Rudy Decor
Caterer: Pugalia Caterers (Kolkata)
Bride’s Outfits: Yashodhara, New Delhi (Mehndi); Richa Malkani, Kolkata (Welcome Dinner); Richa Khemka, Kolkata (Beach Party); Gaurav Gupta (Sangeet); Sonali Gupta (Mayra); Sabyasachi Mukherji (Wedding)
Entertainment: Samragee Chatterjee (Anchor), Bismil Band (Artist), Anirudh Bhola (Artist)
DJ: Dippy Bindra
Photography: Shutterdown Photography