Sonal and Ashish, Goa
At this dreamy beach wedding, the couple exchanged vows under a gorgeous canopy of white blooms.
From a chance interaction on Facebook to falling in love over coffee dates, Sonal and Ashish’s beautiful love story entered a new phase with their lovely beach wedding in Goa. Every moment and emotion of the festivities were captured in timeless frames by WeddingSutra Favorite – Cupid Love Stories.
How They Met
Sonal shares, “Ashish and I both work in Bangalore. On a trip home, my dad told me about ‘this guy’ (Ashish) I should talk to, which is an advice that I promptly ignored. But surprisingly, I got a message from Ashish the next day on Facebook, asking to get to know me. I was intrigued, and we started talking, without intimating anyone else at home. Little did we know that we would end up getting hitched. We finally met when I returned for work, and our long conversations and coffee dates soon turned into something deeper.”
The couple entrusted the planning and execution of their wedding to 7Events. They share, “Whether you are saying ‘I do’ on the beach or the mountains, you need the right photographer to capture those dreamy memories. We wanted a photographer who was more about the moments and less about flashy images. After researching on wedding websites and social media, we found Cupid Love Stories! They truly surpassed our expectations, and ensured we have a smile on our faces every time we see our pictures.”
Ashish wore ensembles from Manyavar and Louis Philippe for the functions, while Sonal opted for Moksh and Koskii, and custom designed her wedding lehenga. Goa-based Makeup Mistress gave her flawless and unique looks for all the events.
The festivities kicked off with a vibrant mehndi function hosted outdoors. Bright drapes in hues of yellow, red and pink criss-crossed over the venue, creating a lively canopy over quirky decor comprising marigolds and colorful umbrellas. The groom wore a dark violet kurta, while the bride wore a charming floral lehenga.
The sangeet night was fun mix of music and dance with beautiful performances by the couple and their loves ones. Flanked by rustic wooden planks covered with foliage, the stage was printed with the couple’s initials for a personal touch. The couple wowed everyone in their coordinated purple outfits.
The poolside haldi saw gorgeous decor with marigolds and drapes in citrus hues. The bride and groom looked radiant in lemon yellow and white outfits as their family and friends smeared them with turmeric paste.
The wedding saw quaint decor elements such as an ivory and peach palette with flowers, drapes and fairylights. Looking dapper in a white and peach sherwani, Ashish arrived in a vintage car with his dancing baraat, while Sonal entered with her family. She walked under a floral canopy and looked beautiful in her peach and mint lehenga. The couple tied the knot under a mandap filled with white flowers.
Advice for Couples
“Make sure you hire a great planner or coordinator that specializes in destination weddings. Instead of spending hours on phone calls trying to overcome a language barrier or making decisions about flowers at a ceremony site from miles away, you’ll have an expert on hand to take care of it all for you.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Nanu Beach Resort & Spa, Betalbatim, Goa
Wedding Planner: 7Events
Groom’s Outfits: Manyavar, Louis Philippe
Bride’s Outfits: Moksh, Koskii
Makeup: Makeup Mistress
Photography and Videography: Cupid Love Stories