Simoli and Neel, Thailand
Adorned with vibrant parasols, quirky Indian motifs and orange marigolds, this couple’s Mehendi celebrations expressed their vivacious personalities.
Simoli, an interior designer, and Neel, a jewelry designer tied the knot amidst the lush beauty of the tropics. Hosted in Thailand, a destination favored by Indian couples for its picturesque beauty and impeccable hospitality, this wedding was a treat for the eyes with its grandeur that was perfectly in-sync with the picturesque destination.
How They Met
The couple was first introduced by their friends and after a couple of meetings, they both knew that something special was brewing between them. However, they chose to take it slow, and only when they were sure of their love did they decide to introduce each other to their parents.
Held in Pattaya, Thailand an idyllic destination known for its pristine beaches, the wedding looked straight out of a fairytale. Surrounded by lush foliage, state of the art amenities, and sprawling spaces, the wedding went ahead flawlessly and allowed the duo’s creativity to run free.
Acknowledging the colossal task of planning a destination wedding, Simoli and Neel chose to rope in expert vendors who would understand their vision perfectly. Planned by Red Events, the nuptials went off smoothly aided by makeup artists Subhash Shinde and Krushhh by Konica, Popular Caterers, Pom Decor, choreographer Yash Pandya and photographers Ram Bherwani Weddings. Adding to the team were artists Armaan Malik, Amaal Malik, Hiral Kamani, DJ Shiva and emcee Rithwik Dhanjani, who ensured that the guests were in good spirits throughout the wedding.
A colorful event, the Mehendi decor consisted of parasols and marigold flowers that followed an orange and pink color palette. Dressed in an elegant saree, the bride looked radiant as she grooved with Neel who donned a bandhgala for the occasion.
Amping up the glamour quotient was the dazzling DJ Night that compelled everyone to show off their best moves regardless of age. Adorned with neon hues and glittering drapes, the LED candles shone bright and put everyone in a groovy mood. Spurred by the beats of DJ Shiva, everyone was in a cheery mood on the dance floor.
Following a whimsical, beach party theme this event was held under the bright sunshine and was replete with foam, a rain dance, throwball games, and jet skis. With an exuberant decor that consisted of quirky props and Instagram photobooths, the attendees enjoyed themselves to the fullest. However, the highlight of the event was the couple’s grand entry on a boat.
Even though the unexpected downpour led to the organizers shifting the Sangeet venue, the event was an absolute hit as it was adapted to suit the duo’s vision. Following a purple and white color palette, the decor exuded royal vibes and mesmerized everyone. With stellar performances by prestigious singers like Armaan Malik and Amaal Malik, the night was filled with enchanting performances.
A stunning beachside wedding that was planned and designed by the bride herself, this event was awe-inspiring in its beauty. With a mouthwatering spread and flawless decor, the duo’s big day looked picture-perfect. Additionally, for her grand entrance, the bride chose a classy carriage while Neel came in on a traditional white horse. However, the highlight of the wedding ceremony was the Vedic phere that were conducted by the talented Hiral Kamani.
Advice for Couples
The couple advises, “Make sure to enjoy your own wedding! Most of the time we’re so busy ensuring everything is perfect, that we forget to sit back and enjoy the precious moments. Make the most of each moment, create beautiful memories, and be yourself so that the photographers can capture every precious moment. In the end, it’s these memories that’ll stay with you forever.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Royal Cliff Beach Hotel, Pattaya, Thailand
Wedding Planner: Red Events
Décor: Pom Decor
Caterers: Popular Caterers
Groom’s Outfits: Shantanu and Nikhil (Mehendi), Canali (DJ Night), Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Sangeet, Wedding)
Bride’s Outfits: Falguni and Shane Peacock (Mehendi), Monisha Jaising (DJ Night), Zara Umriga (Sangeet), Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Wedding)
Jewelry: Juneberry designs, Jaipur Gems, Shobha Shringaar, Sabine Jewelers
Makeup: Subhash Shinde (Wedding), Krushhh by Konica
Entertainment: Armaan Malik (Sangeet), Amaal Malik (Sangeet)
DJ: DJ Shiva (DJ Night)
Emcee: Rithvik Dhanjani
Choreography: Yash Pandya
Photography: Ram Bherwani Weddings