Vidushi and Sagar, Goa
This couple’s beachside Valentine’s Day wedding was a joyous “jugalbandi” of Gujarati and Marwari cultures.
College sweethearts Vidushi and Sagar commemorated a decade of togetherness with an utterly beguiling valentine’s day wedding. Their beachside festivities were captured in timeless frames by WeddingSutra Favorite – Silon Talkies, a few glimpses of which are shared below.
How they met
Vidushi shares, “We met 10 years ago in college and have been together ever since. Ours was a strong base of friendship and love woven together which gradually strengthened into an enduring bond. We’ve organically grown together in happiness and contentment, and our wedding was the perfect celebration of our decade long journey.”
“For my birthday, we had planned a celebration with our close friends with tons of adventure activities. It was during a kayaking ride when Sagar proposed while all our friends held up umbrellas with “WILL YOU MARRY ME?” written on each one. I was completely blown away as I had absolutely no inkling! It was an instant ‘yes’, and our wedding preparation journey began thereafter. Both our parents were overjoyed and accepted our union with open arms” says the bride.
The 2-day celebrations were hosted at Holiday Inn Resort Goa. Boasting of beautiful panoramic views of the nature on one side and the sparkling beach on the other, while impeccable hospitality and gorgeous venues made this a perfect choice.
“The events were designed and conceptualized by Goa based event planners Siddhivinayak Events, who did a marvelous job of breathing life into our dreams. The beautiful events of the wedding were immortalized by Silon Talkies. One of the best and most professional photographers we have come across and every little detail was captured and beautifully portrayed. The pre wedding shoot was also done in Goa and they truly reflected our love with their perfect shots.”
The fabulous Sangeet performances were choreographed by Arun Aryan while DJ Ravi and Priyanka Lal kept the guests entertained.
Mehndi and Haldi
A coming together of two families and cultures, the inaugural function of the Mehndi and Haldi was named Jugalbandi Connection. A dress code of pastel hues, flowing drapes, flowers, quirky props and a beautiful platform for the performances filled the event with an ambience of joy and happiness. The jovial couple entered the venue dancing merrily as their loved ones blew bubbles at them. The groom donned a white bandhgala with pastel embroidery by Just Men while the bride was dressed in a sea green ‘Chamee and Palak’ lehenga with floral jewelry from ‘Floral by Shayoni’. The brothers of the bride and groom planned some memorable performances. There were caricatures, golas, sugarcane stalls, bangle-making, and a few other memorable takeaways for the guests.
The glamorous Sangeet night was held in the lawns with a grand stage set against a beautiful backdrop. Dazzling performances by the bride and groom and their loved ones left everyone mesmerized. The groom looked dapper in a black bandi with a button-less coat while the bride shined among the crowd in a lavender peplum lehenga.
The wedding celebration on Valentine’s day kicked off with traditional rituals of the Mayra where the bride and groom’s distinct, rich heritage was blended with a whole lot of fun.
Next was the rain dance, which was pure, unadulterated fun for absolutely everyone. Stalls of cotton candy, gola, games and wedding favors added to the joy as everyone danced their hearts out.
Looking resplendent in an intricately embroidered pastel and ivory sherwani by Just Men, the groom rode in amidst all the glory of a traditional baraat. As his friends and family danced alongside, spectacularly dressed in the traditional gharcholas of Kutchi culture, women performed the mesmerizing traditional dance of matukdi. Once the baraat reached, ladies from the bride’s side engaged in the Rajasthani tradition of tikka and nose pulling, followed by the custom of Milni where the men of both houses welcomed each other with garlands.
Dressed in a gorgeous lehenga of pastel hues and a red dupatta, the bride entered under a beautiful phoolon ki chadar with her bridesmaids and brothers. The couple exchanged garlands and tied the knot in a divine floral yet minimalistic mandap against the magical sunset and the sound of the waves. The Mangalsutra and Mang bharna took place with firecrackers and neon balloons shooting in the sky, bringing the grand celebration to a breathtaking end.
Advice for couples
“Just be involved in the details of the wedding planning from the start and everything will just fall into place. Don’t forget to enjoy every small moment and cherish them as these are the ones that you will treasure for eternity. A happy couple makes a happy wedding”.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Holiday Inn Resort, Goa
Wedding Planning: Siddhivinayak Events, Goa.
Groom’s Outfits: Just Men
Bride’s Outfits: Chamee and Palak (Mehndi and Haldi), Lagnadeep, Magic Mirror, Lalith Dalmia
Makeup: Meghna Shah
Floral Jewelry: Florals by Shayoni
Choreographer: Arun Aryan
Entertainment: DJ Ravi, Priyanka Lal (Anchor)
Photography and Videography: Silon talkies