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With a wedding that included a haldi and a ceremony in a beautiful church in Goa, Robin and Lianne's celebrations were a mix of cultures, themes and traditions. The Indian Super League footballer married his writer/actress fiancé and the lovely bride shares highlights of the fun extravaganza at the scenic and luxurious Riva Beach Resort.

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

How we met
“We met on a night out. He’s a popular Indian footballer. I’m a writer. We have similar tastes and dreams. We danced a lot and had a meaningful conversation and that led to our first official date a few days later. From then on, we were always in touch despite his constant travelling for matches. Over time and some surprise breakfasts back home in Mumbai, we got to that proposal at a secluded hill station at midnight!”

Wedding Planning
“Robin and I decided to create a Boho Beach Glam themed wedding! We did everything personally as we wanted to make it special and unique. We love Mandrem Beach for its untouched sands and fewer tourists compared to other North Goa beaches. We decided to get married here.

We sourced every single thing locally from plum cake to the DJ/MC services. There was a lot of Pinterest and Instagram references, along with, bringing in our own customization and online shopping and that’s how we created a magical wedding.”

Wedding Functions

Haldi and Roce Ceremony
The wedding festivities kick started with a haldi ceremony where the couple was smeared with turmeric paste by their loved ones. It was an intimate affair with only close family and friends in attendance. A simple yet elegant setup was created with a colorful backdrop.

The haldi was followed by a traditional roce ceremony. This is a Goan tradition that is an anointing ceremony where a mixture of coconut oil and coconut juice is applied by the parents to the bride and the groom.

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa
Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Wedding
The wedding took place at a 300-year-old church in Goa and was a blend of modern and traditional aesthetics. Lianne says, “For the nuptials, my mother customized my gown with appliqué and crystals and gave me a detailed angel cut veil. She also personalized my lace bolero and flower bouquet. The Cinderella crystal shoes were the highlight and my Royal Tiara was of vintage gold and crystals, sourced from an antique store.

I wore a set of jewelry that my mum had worn at her wedding and it matched my crown beautifully.”

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa
Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa
Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa
Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Reception
“Robin’s elder sister Sunaina Singh (Event Affair) created and conceptualized the decor aspect. From white dream catchers to fur seats to floral arrangements, it was all Boho Glam! The best part was Sunaina knew exactly what we wanted! She understands us as a couple the best and I flooded her with multiple references.

For the evening, I wore a customized Krésha Bajaj Couture, ivory glass beaded mermaid gown with a trail made of layers of tulle. I wore a customized minimalistic tiara with seashells and my mother-in-law gifted me a contemporary rose gold choker that complemented my gown.

Robin wore a customized Raymond suit teamed with a Dubai-based, Gentlemen’s Community vintage sunglasses.

We had 2 cakes; one a white traditional Christmas/wedding cake with a beach mermaid and football theme and the second one was a Game of Thrones themed 5-tier cake with the dragon, garden flowers and the Targaryen fire crown!”

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa
Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa
Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa
Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

Robin and Lianne, Riva Beach Resort, Goa

The Wedding Makers
Venue: Riva Beach Resort, Goa
Décor: The Events Affair
Bride’s Outfit: Kresha Bajaj (Reception)
Groom’s Outfit: Raymond
Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist: Wedding and War Paint, Pinky Fernandes

Photography: The Picture Patch Photography

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