Shivangi and Ankit Sharma, Holiday Inn Resort Goa
From a Bollywood night Sangeet to a sundowner beach ceremony, this Goa wedding saw myriad moods and intense revelry.
Precious moments of love intersect with rousing celebrations and stunning themed decor in these vibrant shots of Shivangi and Ankit Sharma’s Goa wedding by WeddingSutra Favorite – Lenseyezia Productions. Planned and executed perfectly by WeddingSutra Favorite – Exotic Goa, watch their wedding gaieties unfold below.
How they met
Shivangi and Ankit first crossed paths at their society’s New Year’s Eve party. “Ankit broke the ice with the classic line of – I think I’ve seen you somewhere” Shivangi laughs, “While I found it charming, we didn’t communicate much until I responded to his message on the society’s group chat a few days later, looking for people who played basketball. We became friends playing hoops and soon our conversations turned into long walks and drives. I already knew that he was the perfect guy for me, but he felt that the realization set in on our first trip to Mussoorie, and he popped the question to me a month later with a grand proposal and gala dinner. My life has been a fairytale ever since”.
The couple envisioned a vibrant celebration and entrusted the renowned team of Exotic Goa to orchestrate their events. From a laid back beach party to a Spanish-themed Mehndi, Bollywood night and more, they planned every function with distinct themes for an unforgettable experience.
All of their special moments were immortalized in beautiful frames by the team of Lenseyezia. Talking about their experience, they share, “Our wedding was beautifully photographed by the amazing Lenseyezia team. They paid attention to the minutest of details, and caught every hidden moment and emotion beautifully. It was the best decision to choose them as our wedding photographers and we would highly recommend them to everyone”.
The engagement soiree was high on grandeur with a decor of red and gold adorned with plush elements like chandeliers, drapes and intricate floral arrangements. The bride sported a shimmering midnight blue gown by Dolly J while the groom wore a classic black tuxedo by Gaurav Gupta.
White Sand Party
An eclectic white sand party on the first night kickstarted the celebrations in Goa on a groovy note. With a modish all-white dress code, professional dancers and fire performers, the affair was extremely chic and set a party-like vibe for the occasions to come.
The Mehndi function saw vibrant Spanish themed decor and was full of lively celebrations.
The Bollywood night themed Sangeet function lived up to its name with glamorous decor, a red carpet entrance and an evening of grand dance performances by the couple and their loved ones, as well as a show-stopping one by Ash King. Glitzy decor of red was illuminated with long candle votives and LED vanity lights. The festivities carried on late into the night with endless music and dancing.
The traditional yellow decor of marigolds for the outdoor Haldi function got a modern update with drapes, spring blooms and wooden elements that set a fresh, breezy ambience. The couple twinned in yellow ensembles, as did their loved ones.
The sundowner beachside Wedding combined divine tradition with a contemporary elegance. Set against the backdrop of the ocean and sunset horizon, the minimalist mandap comprised of a golden structure decked with breezy white drapes and red flowers that concocted a magical vision. The groom sported an ivory sherwani while the bride gave a modern twist to her ceremonial reds with a pop of mint green. The couple exchanged their vows against a beautiful sunset as their loved ones shared in their joy.
Advice for couples
“The only tip I would give to couples who’re getting married is to be calm and constantly communicate with each other which really helps. With the stress of wedding planning, if there is a communication gap, it could lead to arguments and may ruin the experience which should otherwise be joyous”.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Holiday Inn Resort Goa
Wedding Planner: Exotic Goa
Decor: Exotic Goa
Groom’s Outfits: Gaurav Gupta (Engagement), Shivan and Narresh (Mehndi), Rohit Bal (Sangeet, Wedding), RAMAGIQ (Haldi)
Bride’s Outfits: Dolly J (Engagement), RAMAGIQ (White Sand Party, Mehndi, Haldi), Suneet Verma (Sangeet), Anita Dongre (Wedding)
Photography and Videography: Lenseyezia Productions