Sneha and Saksham, The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort, Goa
This fashion-forward couple had a fabulous beach wedding with dreamy decor.
Sneha and Saksham planned their dream beach wedding in Goa with the help of the WeddingSutra App. Their decor was designed and executed by WeddingSutra Favorite – Tranquiil Weddings – and the gorgeous invitations were designed by another WeddingSutra Favorite – CreateAflutter. The bride shares highlights from the big day here.
How They Met
“Saksham and I met through mutual friends when he moved to Kolkata to work on his fashion start-up called SeenIt. We started hanging out and soon we were in love! We dated for three years before getting married.”
“I always wanted a beach wedding so Goa was an obvious choice. We finalized on The Lalit Golf & Spa Resort in Goa because of its beautiful beachfront location.”
The bride says, “Saksham and I planned the entire wedding on our own in two months – from deciding on the venue to every last detail. I picked out all my outfits on my own. I helped Saksham with finalizing and styling all his outfits as well. I did use WeddingSutra a lot while planning. From decor to tips from the brides, it was all very helpful. So, I’m thankful for that!”
Sneha and Saksham’s beach wedding began with a vibrant mehndi ceremony. Dressed in color-coordinated pastel outfits, the stylish couple danced their way down the aisle with smoke bombs creating a lively atmosphere. The bride wore a pastel-blue Payal Singhal lehenga and the groom was dressed in a contemporary pastel-pink kurta under a bandhgala vest with white bottoms. The decor designed for the event was kaleidoscopic, with hues of pink and orange incorporated into the canopy along with marigold steamers.
The couple’s sangeet was hosted on the same evening of the mehndi. For the event, the bride and groom wore matching outfits. Sneha wore a lehenga by Falguni and Shane Peacock while Saksham wore a bandhgala sherwani, both in pristine white. After a grand entry to the beat of the dhol, the groom went down on one knee and proposed to his bride all over again. The evening was full of fun, light-hearted and entertaining moments, with the couple and their guests showing off their dance moves. The youngsters at the occasion were in high spirits and partied till 7am the next day!
The groom made his way to the mandap in a sleek convertible surrounded by his family and friends. The baraat, only a short distance away from the mandap, lasted for a whopping three hours, as guests danced their hearts out! The bride says, “It was supposed to be a sunset wedding but the baraat went on for three hours as Saksham’s friends were raging! People were even lying down on the floor to stop the baraat form moving ahead!”
After a super-entertaining baraat, the couple finally made their way to the Jai Mala ceremony. The bride arrived with her brothers, who held a stunning floral chaadar with dangling kaleerein. A beautiful frame was set up for the ceremony; three of its sides covered with colorful flowers and lush green fronds. The words, ‘We decided on forever’ hung in the centre, making the moment they exchanged garlands all the more romantic and dreamy. The love they shared for each other was evident to all those who attended the wedding, as they were showered with blessings in the form of rose petals.
“Ours was a fun-filled Sindhi-Punjabi wedding,” says the bride. The Jai Mala ceremony was followed by the auspicious pheras. The dusky blue sky created a whimsical backdrop for the pale pink mandap that was decked with assorted flowers, foliage and a crystal chandelier. Sneha wore a vermillion-red Sabyasachi lehenga with baroque kundan jewellery. Saksham was dressed in an ivory and gold sherwani by Shyamal and Bhumika, with a stately beige turban.
The mesmerizing wedding ceremony was followed by a lively reception. The couple quickly traded in their bride and groom outfits for chic evening ensembles. The decor had a rustic-theme, where the tables were decorated with artistically-placed branches and foliage. Gold Chiavari chairs, floral centrepieces and incandescent bulbs created the perfect romantic ambience. The bride says, “The reception decor was absolutely stunning.”
Advice To Couples
“My advice to all brides-to-be is to plan all your looks down to the last detail. Keep reference images of your make-up and hairstyles handy on the day of the functions. Have enough time to get ready so there is no last-minute panic. There will be too much going on those days for you to get everything done alone, so delegate your ideas and work to reliable people.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: The Lalit Golf and Spa Resort, Goa
Wedding Planner: Reet Entertainment, Mumbai
Décor: Tranquiil Weddings
Bride’s Outfits: Payal Singhal (Mehndi), Falguni Shane Peacock India (Sangeet), Sabyasachi (Wedding), Dolly J (Reception)
Groom’s Outfits: Narain (Sangeet), Shyamal & Bhumika (Wedding), Soods (Reception)
Makeup and Hair: Savleen Manchanda
Choreography: Anuj & Reya, Kolkata
Photography: You by Poonam Kotecha