Ritu and Suyash, Chennai
Exuding rustic boho vibes and swathed in pastel hues, this couple’s beachside wedding at Taj Fisherman’s Cove was akin to a dreamy fairytale.
Surrounded by the salty breeze and lush swaying palms, Ritu and Suyash’s nuptials were a treat for the eyes with its sumptuous yet warm decor. Decorated by WeddingSutra Favorite – Wedding Duo who with their creativity and fine attention to detail, brought the couple’s vision to life, each event at this wedding was a breath of fresh air punctuated by joyous moments. With each function excelling the other aided by the venue’s impeccable hospitality, this wedding at the serene yet luxurious Taj Fisherman’s Cove left everyone awe-inspired with its dreamy vibes. Photographed by WeddingSutra Favorite – Phototantra who used their skill behind the lens to capture stunning stills, it’s safe to say that this union was a complete stunner.
How They Met
Ritu recollects, “We first crossed paths at a common friend’s wedding where we were introduced and I gave the matter no more thought. However, little did I know that Suyash was waiting for our married friend to come back from her honeymoon in order to arrange a date with me. We were properly re-introduced after which a date ensued. The chemistry from the first date was instant and we haven’t looked back since.”
When it came to choosing the right venue, the couple was adamant about not hosting their wedding at a destination that was too commercial. In their quest for solitude, luxury as well as convenience, the duo chose the beautiful Taj Fisherman’s Cove in Chennai that fit their vision perfectly. Describing their process the duo shares, “We had tentative plans of hosting the wedding in South India and we did not want the destination to be too commercial. Hence, we chose Chennai and from the first moment we set our eyes on Taj Fisherman’s Cove, we were completely convinced. Everything about the property was perfect for our plans from the capacity to the location. Also, it has plenty of vast spaces that not only allowed us to be creative but also gave the guests enough space to enjoy themselves.”
Equipped with their airtight plans, Ritu and Suyash chose to rope in expert vendors who would understand their vision with complete clarity from day one itself. To make their dream wedding come true, they chose the Wedding Duo whom they entrusted with the decor. Impressed by their dedication and passion, the couple gushes, “We did have the mood boards ready for each event and were on the lookout for a decorator who would understand the vibe we were going for perfectly. Fortunately, the Wedding Duo stepped in and ensured that everything was put together just the way we had imagined it. Having seen their work before, we had absolutely no doubt that they were going to do an amazing job, and looking at the results, we don’t think anyone else could’ve done better. All in all, the entire Wedding Duo team was stellar and cheerful as they interacted with our family and guests. So much so that each and everyone who attended our nuptials were enchanted by the decor and couldn’t stop complimenting us on our choices. We feel blessed to have collaborated with them and would happily do it again!” On the photography front, Phototantra ensured that every moment and the plethora of emotions that the couple felt while tying the knot was captured in frames that would be cherished forever. Furthermore, Makeup By Annalia and Vintage Notes Papery, which is the bride’s own company added to the team in order to make the wedding an unforgettable affair.
Following a traditional route, both Ritu and Suyash’s respective Haldi ceremonies were bathed in hues of yellow and used minimalistic floral decor.
Ritu shares, “For this event, we followed an all-white decor theme that emanated western yet mystical vibes. There was a quirky bar, extravagant centerpieces, and floral baskets in the backdrop to add a dash of color. Furthermore, there was a beautiful minimalistic yet dramatic entrance which wowed the guests.”
Hosted on a vast lawn under the dark night sky, the Sufi night was adorned with vintage light bulbs that cast a gentle glow on the guests as they reveled under the stars. With plenty of comfy seating options and Sufi performers who belted out peaceful melodies, this event was replete with tranquility.
“Following a pastel color scheme, the decor consisted of rustic and vintage boho elements that suited the pristine surrounding beautifully. The whole ceremony was abounding with cute details, and I made my way to the mandap with a walk through the beach surrounded by my loved ones. The seating consisted of a toupee tent while an island bar kept everyone in high spirits. Later, everyone made their way to the wooden pergola seating for dinner.”
“The biggest and most planned out event of all, the Farmer’s Market was the highlight of our nuptials. And being a huge Farmer’s Market fan, I had always envisioned having an event revolve around the theme. So when the opportunity arose to have a relaxed party the day after the wedding, we went ahead with the Farmer’s Market theme.
The venue’s layout consisted of a little green lawn, a small glasshouse, a wooden deck, and a fantastic view of the beach. Keeping this in mind, decor-wise we chose all barn and rustic themed elements while also including plenty of games and food stalls. Overall, it was an extremely relaxed ambience where everyone had their share of fun as they gorged on delicious treats and lounged on the seats placed on the beach.”, shares Ritu.
“We pulled all the stops for the last event and roped in Highlight Tribe who left us enthralled with a fantastic performance. The mastermind behind this glitzy event was Suyash who gave all his efforts in ensuring that everything went as planned. Punctuated with red and gold decor elements, the whole vibe was equally trippy and fabulous where everyone had the time of their lives!”, shares the happy bride.
Advice For Couples
“Try to be as involved as possible and rope in the right people to be a part of your squad. Also, when you’re planning the wedding ensure that you take everyone’s inputs into account as the younger generation can give you a whole host of fresh ideas.”, shares the couple.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Taj Fisherman’s Cove, Chennai
Décor: Wedding Duo
Groom’s Outfits: Shantanu and Nikhil (Ring Ceremony), Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Wedding)
Bride’s Outfits: Raw Mango (Welcome Lunch), Jayanti Reddy (Ring Ceremony), Anita Dongre (Mayraa), Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Wedding)
Makeup: Makeup By Annalia
Entertainment: Highlight Tribe (Youngster’s Party)
Wedding Invitations & Stationery: Vintage Notes Papery
Wedding Favors: Vintage Notes Papery