An Indo American Destination Wedding in Goa

An Indo American  Destination Wedding In Goa

We recently planned an Indo American Wedding in Goa and it was one big party. Goa is the land of sun, sand and beaches. The vibe of this place is sure to put you in a relaxed mood. We are no strangers to the fact that Goa is the party capital of India. Did you know, that a lot of young couples from all over the world chose Goa as their preferred wedding destination. Well who can blame them. This place is a gift with nature at its best and there is so much warmth and hospitality in the people here. So here we were, once again headed to our favorite Wedding Destination in India, Goa.

The Couple

A lovely couple who were so much in love that a glimpse of them would make you believe in the magic of love. They made a beautiful couple. They completed each other. Annirudh had been living in the US for about fifteen years. This is where he met the love of his life, Annamarie. It did not take long for the two to realize that they were meant for each other. They decided to tie the knot in Annirudhs Hometown, Hyderabad. They did not want to shy away from showing how happy they were and hence decided to have a wedding reception in Goa with their close family and relatives.

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The Planning

Annirudh and Annamarie got in touch with us three months ago. They gave us a brief idea of what they were looking for. We had a couple of skype calls, exchanged emails and we were good to go. It was a two day event. So we started working on a timeline and the events we could hold on the two days. Since  this was not a regular wedding, as all the rituals and the wedding had already taken place in Hyderabad. So we had to use our expertise in deciding what we would incorporate here.

The Venue

A small intimate wedding reception in Goa deserves a venue that compliments the need and feel. Hence we suggested a beautiful luxury boutique resort in the North of Goa, La Cabana. La Cabana is a hidden gem situated on the shores of the beautiful Ashwem beach. This property accommodates upto 150 people. It has a combination of sea view chalets, modern elegant tents and a beautiful portuegese villa. The panaromic view of the Arabian sea is mesmerizing. It is also known to host the most number of wedding in a year which also includes some Celebrity Weddings. On an average this place hosts about 50+ weddings in a year.

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Indo American Wedding Reception In Goa

Day 1

High Tea

The couple and their guests arrive late afternoon on day 1. We decided to arrange a high tea so that guests could freshen up and de stress from all the travel. The guests were welcomed with a welcome drink followed by check in. After check in the guests were pampered with some lovely tea and coffee accompanied with sandwiches, pakodas, cookies and so on. Soon after, we were all set with our first event of the day.

Sun Downer

Since the property had a terrific view of the Arabian sea, we decided to hold a sun downer. For the décor we added multi coloured lit gazebos facing the sea where the guest could relax and unwind.  We had made arrangements for an artist from Mumbai, Mateen Kardame. Mateen is a solo artist whose voice is simply magic. Having hosted popular events, one of which includes opening the stage for Arijit Singh. We knew he would  create magic with his voice, and he did. He was loved by everyone so much that we even had the guests sing a song with him. All in all it was a perfect setting with the sun going down, cool breeze and some soothing music.

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After Party

The Sundowner was followed by an after party at the beautiful beach side restaurant. The guests were treated to some amazing cocktails, beers and wine. We had DJ Vally from Goa, who had the guests on their feet until midnight. He played a great mix of commercial, hip hop and bollywood numbers. Seeing the Americans dance to Bollywood, now that’s a sight you would not want to miss. They just love Bollywood, don’t they?

Day 2

Pool Party

So after a long night, the next day started with a pool party. DJ Vally was once again making the guests grove to his music with a  different genre this time. Beers and wines did the rounds with the guests soaking up in the sun. This was followed by  brunch and bbq by the pool side.

Wedding Reception

The décor for the reception was modern and classy with a beautiful chandelier backdrop. The entrance was designed to complement the backdrop and we had a beautiful glass lantern at the entrance. The wooden dance floor was all lit with rice lights at the ceiling. Chiavari chairs completed the look with a western setting. Beautiful cylindrical glasses with crystals, white orchids and tea candles created a perfect ambience for the occasion.

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The Band

A wedding reception in Goa is incomplete without a Goan band. Having planned several weddings in Goa, we did not want our Indo American couple and their guests to miss out on this one. We hired Lynx, aka Band of the Sand, a Goan band who set the stage on fire. Their genre of music, their energy, everything about them was simply awesome. Their slogan When in Goa, do as the Goan’s do sure won many hearts. The show ended with some local goan songs which were a show stopper of the evening.

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Fort Jadhavgadh – A Royal Wedding Destination in Maharashtra

Fort Jadhavgadh belonged to Pilaji Jadhavrao. He was the Maratha general in the army of Chhatrapati Shahuji, grandson of the Great Chhatrapati Shivaji. Pilaji Jadhavrao played a vital role in bringing back the lost glory of the Maratha Empire and recapture the region from the Mughals.

Hotel Fort Jadhavgadh

Go back in time and experience the glory of the Maratha regime. Fort Jadhavgadh – Maharashtra’s only Heritage Fort hotel, is carefully restored and preserved by the renowned Kamat group. This 5 star heritage hotel gives you a chance to live like royalty with modern amenities. Your royal experience begins right at the doorstep of the heritage hotel. The strong and sturdy stone structure, the ancient architecture, the rich traditional interiors will leave you spell bounded. Needless to say, the high hospitality standards will keep you pampered at all times. The fact that you can experience royalty like the Marathas did about 300 years ago with best stat-of-art modern luxuries makes it interesting and unique.

Fort Jadhavgadh

Rooms

The fort hotel has a total of 58 rooms comprising of 3 suites which includes the Maharaja and Maharani suites, 39 rooms of various categories, 12 tents and 4 neem cottages. All the rooms are fitted with modern amenities maintaining the royal look and feel.

Other Activities

Fort Jadhavgadh is the only hotel of its kind with an in house museum. This interesting and unique addition to the heritage hotel is called “Aai” which means Mother, in Marathi language. It is dedicated to the mothers of the world. It has been revived and restored from fort’s elephant and horse stable houses. This experience will surely take your guests back in time and will highlight some important facts of Indian history and culture. This adds to the uniqueness of having a wedding at this heritage hotel. You definitely do not want to miss this one.

Fort Jadhavgadh

Other rejuvenating and fun activities include spa, temperature controlled pool, martial arts show, ghazal nights, bullock cart riding, trekking, bird and animal watching and much more.

Weddings at Fort Jadhavgadh

Wedding Venues

The sprawling lawns are divided into 3 parts which can accommodate a crowd of 3000 to 4000. The well maintained lawn with beautiful green gardens and huge gigantic walls of the fort as the backdrop is a perfect set up for your Reception or Sangeet ceremony. What caught our attention is the beautiful 300 year old Ganesha temple next to the lawn that can be used for the wedding rituals.

Fort Jadhavgadh

A small banquet called ‘Prangan’ can be used for your indoor functions. The pool area can be utilized for your mehendi and haldi ceremony. It will simply add to the unique experience.You can also organize a nice cocktail party or a sundowner at the roof top area that overlooks the magnificent horizon of Pune.

Fort Jadhavgadh

They have an open air restaurant called ‘Payatha’ situated at the base of the hotel. You can enjoy the best culinary trip with soft music. Getting the taste of the rich Maharastrian cuisine is a must try. Having so many venues under one roof makes every function unique.You can also add some fun performances and acts to keep your guests entertained at all times. An elephant or an entourage of royal turturi players can also be arranged for the baraat entry. Can it get more royal than this ?

“Where your princess becomes a Queen” is what they would like to call the whole experience. And we not only agree but vouch on it.

Imagine your guests experiencing all of this at your wedding. This will not only be memorable but one big affair for your guests to remember. Your wedding will be an inspiration to many others.If you want nothing less than a royal wedding. If you want to make your Princess feel like a Queen. If you want your guests to remember your wedding for a lifetime.

Contact us to plan your Dream Royal Wedding!

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Mumbai Wedding Planners – Your Day Weddings & Events

Mumbai Wedding Planners

We are Mumbai Wedding Planners! A one stop solution for all your wedding needs. Mumbai, India’s City of dreams, has lakhs of visitors every day. It boasts of having one of the best nightlife of the country. A city that promises to keep you entertained and amazed at all times, Mumbai has a lot to offer, right from beaches, historical monuments, Infrastructural marvels like sea link and the astonishing sky line to its visitors. Not to forget the picturesque marine drive, that will leave you in awe of the city. It brings so many experiences in one place. As Mumbai wedding planners, we assure you, you will never fall short of fun and excitement in the city.

Being known as the commercial capital of India, Mumbai hosts’ huge number of events every year. Be it Concerts with International artists, Awards nights with our glitterati of the Bollywood Industry, or Live shows, Product launches, Exhibitions or Weddings. Mumbai is loved and adored by one and all. It is appreciated for the versatility that it offers to its visitors. They say once you live in Mumbai, no other city is good enough. And we agree to every bit of it.

If you are in love with this city and dream of getting married in the city of dreams, you will have to look no further. We are Mumbai Wedding planners and cater to all your end to end wedding requirements. We have tie ups with properties right from a banquet for intimate gatherings to lavish 5 stars to host your extravagant wedding functions. As Mumbai wedding planners we offer services right from booking a venue for you, to designing unique invitations, design and décor, RSVPs, budget management, guest management, logistics, smooth check ins and check outs and much more. We treat every wedding as a different and a special one. We firmly believe in “its your day and it should be your way”

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Radisson Blu Alibaug – A perfect venue for Destination Weddings

Destination Weddings are gaining immense popularity in India. With such popularity every hotel/property is doing their best to accommodate this demand. The whole idea of Destination Weddings is to spend your Big Day with family and friends. And what better than all being present at the same time, at the same place. It is a great break and at the same time calls for one big party!

Destination Weddings at Radisson Blu – Resort and Spa – Alibaug

Radisson Blu Alibaug is the most beautiful wedding venue for Destination Weddings in India. Located in close proximity to the city of Mumbai it is the perfect wedding venue for people from all over India. It has an inventory of 156 rooms, suites and villas each featuring a gorgeous private garden or balcony.

Destination Weddings

Destination Weddings

Destination Weddings

Getting There

The closest airport to Alibaug is Mumbai. It is 105 km from Mumbai, which equals to a 3 hour drive. Another way to get here, which a lot of people prefer is through Mandwa by sea. For this, you will need to get to Gateway of India at Churchgate. There are regular ferries, for a very nominal amount. The average time taken by boat is about 45 mins and another 30 mins from mandwa to Radisson, alibaug. Another option is to hire a speedboat, which would reduce your travel time to half of the original time taken.

The Venues

Radisson is one huge property which has gorgeous venues. The best part is each venue is different from the other. In case of destination weddings this factor is extremely important as you want your guests to have a different feel and experience for different events. Lets take a look at the different venues:

Chancellor & Courtyard

Chancellor is an indoor banquet which can easily hold upto 100-150 people. It has an attached pre function area which can be used for high tea, snacks etc. Courtyard is an open air area which can again hold a similar number of people. The combination of both these venues is a perfect setting for a mehendi ceremony. The outdoor can be beautifully decorated with bright colours while the indoor décor can be minimalistic and elegant. It gives the guest the best of both the experiences.

Mango Deck

This place is a favourite with wedding planners and all the guests. It is beautifully designed at the heart of the property. This venue is surrounded by a lovely water body an all sides. There is a small bridge connecting the venue to the property. This bridge is used for Jai Mala since it is an elevated platform by itself, so perfect visibility for the couple. Also, some great clicks can be captured here.

Greens

Greens like the name says is a beautiful lawn which is maintained to its highest standards. It is a huge venue which can accommodate about 1000+ people. It is surrounded by trees on all sides which adds to its beauty. This area is used for Sangeet, Wedding Reception etc. Huge set ups can be done here and this place is an epitome of what a Big Fat Indian Wedding would look like

Spice Market

Spice market is another open air venue. It is adjacent to the massive swimming pool. This place is ideal to hold a sit down setting. If throwing a pool party this area can be used for barbeque brunch, entertainment, food stalls etc  It can easily accommodate 500+ people.

Piano lounge & Razz Matazz

The beautiful architecture of this place is enough to give you a high. The piano lounge has a very English look and defines luxury at its best. It’s a beautiful place to unwind and relax. The magical sound of the piano is sure to make your day better.  Located on the upper floor this place has a beautifully designed bar (Razz Matazz). It also has an amazing dance floor which wouldn’t let you stop till you drop. A designated area for a DJ, this bar will give you some serious drinking and dancing goals.

Food

Food is one major reason why Radisson Blu, Alibaug hosts so many weddings in a year. They are perfectionist when it comes to their food. Their food is lip smacking. Food like we all know, is a very important component of an Indian Wedding. They serve almost all types of cuisines which include the popular one like Indian, Oriental, Mediterranean, Continental etc

Our take

This is one place we strongly recommend if you are looking for destination weddings close to Mumbai. If you are looking at Mumbai as a destination then we strongly advise to give this place a thought because of its close proximity to Mumbai. The staff is excellent, their service is great and they are warm and welcoming. This in true sense will feel like home for the duration of your event. They make every effort to leave no stone unturned to make it memorable for you. As wedding planners we look for wedding venues with such efficiency and this one certainly tops the charts.

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La Cabana – Beach Wedding Venue, Goa

La Cabana Beach And Spa – The most Beautiful Wedding Venue in Goa

La Cabana Beach and Spa is a luxury boutique beach resort. This place is “Heaven on Earth”.  It is Goa’s Best Kept Secret Wedding Venue for a Destination Wedding. No wonder a lot of celebrity couples and NRIs have chosen this place to tie the knot. Nestled in the north of Goa, this place is all you need for a small intimate and private affair.

La Cabana is a beach facing property and is beautifully designed in a way that from the moment you step into the property, its an experience. The beach is quite visible from the time you walk into the property. As you walk in closer the panoramic view of the Arabian sea  will surely leave you mesmerized.La Cabana

What Makes La Cabana so Popular

The property has a total inventory of 45 rooms; a combination of wooden cottages, luxury tents, beach facing chalet/villa and the beautiful Portuguese Villa. This place can easily accommodate 150 people and if your guestlist is higher, nearby properties which are a stone throw away can be taken. Though modern and elegant this property has a touch of the rich Goan heritage. It has a beautiful beach side restaurant, Palasha which has an upper deck too. This is the best place to relax and unwind over some lip smacking food and amazing cocktails. This wedding venue also has a beautiful pool overlooking the beach. Located in close proximity to the beach you can have a beach wedding too. Can it get any better?

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Our Take on La Cabana

As wedding planning professionals we  would suggest this wedding venue for the following reasons: Their service is warm and friendly. They have a very flexible approach and try to accommodate everything they possibly can, to make your event a great success. Their food is great with some of the best chefs in the industry designing your wedding menu to satisfy your taste buds. They hold more than 50 plus weddings a year, so they are very well versed with all types of weddings and the functions.

So if a wedding venue in Goa is something you are looking for, we strongly recommend you to go ahead with La Cabana Beach & Spa and you will have memories of a lifetime to cherish for. For Best Deals at La Cabana Beach And Spa

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Aditya & Madhur – An Extravagant Wedding Affair

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Wedding Planning – Where it all started

Mrs Kamal Shah contacted us regarding her son’s Wedding. The Bride and Groom lived outside the country. Hence, all the planning was being handled by her. We had a couple of meetings, during which we discussed our professional role in planning, designing, managing and executing the various events. We were on board and since then we met on several occasions; planning and discussing our options in making the wedding unique and memorable. Soon, we were more like family. We fell in love with her personality. A woman with strong values and beliefs. On the other hand, an emotional mother who did not want to leave any stone unturned to make this wedding a unique affair. And that’s exactly what we wanted the wedding to reflect. A modern, luxurious and elegant affair.

The Couple

Since Aditya and Madhur lived in Australia, we only spoke over the phone on a couple of occasions. We only got to see them closer to the wedding date when they arrived in India. They are the cutest couple we have seen. More like a match made in heaven. Grounded, polite, sweet, super cool, are some words we can use to describe this gorgeous couple. Looking at them we knew for sure that this was going to be a picture perfect wedding.

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Wedding Invites

Lets start with these unique and beautiful invites. A quadrangular shaped invite with a combination of ivory and gold on the outside and colorful cards on the inside. Each colour representing each function.

The wedding had total of four functions, As all hindu weddings do. It was a destination wedding and we had guests gracing the occasion from Gujarat, Mumbai, Turkey and Australia ! We simply love the idea of a destination wedding. How it binds all the guests together like one big family, having one big party ! It definitely leaves beautiful memories which guests can cherish for a lifetime.

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Mehendi

The celebration started with the Mehendi ceremony. Where all the ladies including the Bride applied mehendi on their hands and legs.  Since, Mehendi ceremony is all about fun, we added a lot of vibrant colors to the décor along with some traditional designs like bandhani . The ceremony was made more interesting by adding some street food experience to it like golas, chaat, sugar cane juice etc. The idea was to keep it as earthy and traditional as possible. The guests enjoyed local Gujarati and Bollywood music and played garba and dandiya, a form of folk dance that originates from Gujarat. The ceremony was completed with handcrafted jewellery boxes as a return gifts.

Destination Wedding Alibaug

Destination Wedding Alibaug

Destination Wedding Alibaug

Sangeet

A sangeet ceremony is all about both families coming together and putting up some fun performances for the couple. The families usually start preparing for these performances a month in advance, and this is kept a secret from the couple. The couple enjoys these surprise performances on the sangeet day. We had some amazing family performances. To add glitz and glamour to the occasion, we had a mind boggling  performance by our celebrity performer Khushboo Grewal. Her presence made this event an unforgettable one. She rocked the night with her oomph. As far as décor was concerned,we decided to try a unique theme, Moroccan theme. The stage, the entrance, the dance floor, table pieces everything was covered with Moroccan designs and the entire place was converted into one big Moroccan party. The celebration continued till wee hours.

Destination Wedding Alibaug

Destination Wedding Alibaug

Destination Wedding Alibaug

Destination Wedding Alibaug

 

Pool Party & BBQ Brunch

After a fun filled night,the next day started with a relaxed pool party. It was not just any other pool party, it was a barbeque brunch pool party. There were lip smacking barbeque food items to please the guests’ taste palettes. The décor also had to be cool and soothing to the eyes. We decided to play with sky blue, greens and yellows. We kept it trendy and fun by using pompoms, lanterns and other fun props.

Destination Wedding Alibaug

Destination Wedding Alibaug

Destination Wedding Alibaug

Destination Wedding Alibaug

The Wedding

A wedding symbolises union of two hearts and their families. A day that stands for true love. A day when the couple in front of their friends and families promise to be one forever. We decided to give it an elegant, beautiful and cozy feel. We all unanimously narrowed down on a rustic theme with a combination of white and pink that stands for purity, love and affection. The mandap was beautifully decorated with fresh flowers and white draping. We used barrels, chiavari chairs, amber bulbs and candles to give it a rustic and cozy look. Not to forget the love signages, that helped add romance to the whole look. The Mandap was surrounded by a water body which was decorated with some floating candles. While the guests mingled with each other enjoying every moment of this beautiful wedding, our vocalist and guitarist Mateen Kardame entertained everyone with his mesmerizing voice. It was a perfect set up for a memorable destination wedding. The one that the guests will surely remember for the rest of their lives.

Destination Wedding Alibaug

Destination Wedding Alibaug

Destination Wedding Alibaug

Destination Wedding Alibaug

This wedding was nothing short of a fairy tale wedding. An epitome of a big fat Indian wedding. Every guest was treated with utmost love and care. The guests were presented a beautiful farewell gift for gracing the wedding with their presence.

Thank you so much the entire Shah and Advani family for showering your love on us and making us a part of your beautiful family.  Special mention to Mrs Kamal Shah. You are the most beautiful soul we have ever met. We have added this wedding to one of the most beautiful chapters of our lives.

Here’s a glimpse of the beautiful 2 day Destination Wedding

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Kevin & Deepika – White Vintage Theme Wedding

White Vintage Theme Wedding

The Bride & Groom 

Kevin & Deepika are a fun loving & easy going couple who wanted to break the traditional barriers of a catholic wedding reception. They were up for a lot of creativity and loads of fun. It all began with the first meeting at a popular café joint. The couple gave us a vision of what they wanted their dream wedding to be like. Now, it was our turn to envision their dream and turn it into a reality.

The Couple’s Monsoon Pre Shoot

We started off by organizing a pre shoot for them, it gave us a chance to get to know them better and vice versa. Though reluctant and hesitant at the beginning, it didn’t take long for the couple to get comfortable in front of the camera. The groom got into the Bollywood mode and even lifted the bride, and the results were simply outstanding. Light showers added to the moment and added to the beauty of the pre shoot.

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Wedding Invites & Their Magical Love Story

Now we had to start with the wedding invites. After a lot of brainstorming and too many coffees we came up with the idea of using the pictures from the photo-shoot and started working on the invite design. We used their actual love story which is nothing short of a Bollywood movie and implemented it in the invite. So the story goes like this. Kevin & Deepika met in the UK where they were doing their Post-Graduation studies. It was love at first sight for Deepika. Kevin was an easy going guy and did not think of anything then. So they continued to stay friends, being there for each other. A year later, Kevin returned to India and took up a job in his hometown, Mumbai. This however, did not stop the two from chatting, late night conversations over the phone, skype and so on. As luck would have it, Deepika decided to come down to India and since she had a connecting flight from Mumbai, they decided to meet. Little did she know that Kevin had planned to propose to her, which he did and she was all head over heels. This is how the invites turned out and everyone loved them.

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Wedding Brief

The couple wanted a modern, elegant, western style catholic wedding reception. The bride wanted a lot of lights to be used (aka Light Wedding), so we started working on the décor and getting things together. After several meetings and discussion with our team, we decided to work on a White Vintage Theme Wedding. We proposed this idea to the couple and they were game.

White Vintage Theme Wedding Décor Overview

We decided to put multiple frames together to create a modern elegant look. Small touches of flower arrangements accompanied with greens, tea lights, crystals and cages added to the beauty of it. The entrance gate too was designed on the similar lines to match the theme. We used crystal strings and accompanied it with floral arrangements and cages. We wanted to create an experience for the guests while they enter the wedding venue. Hence, we had two trees on each side with white trunks and used cherry blossoms and crystals.

For the photo booth we used golden rustic frames in rectangle shape along with an oval size frame to compliment the overall look. Flower arrangements were done at the corners to add to its beauty. We used various signages both funky and elegant to add a personalised touch to the décor. The guest book are was a place where the guests had to leave their wishes for the couple. Here we used the vintage cycle, flower vase, rustic table, hats and frames as props. The outcome, simply brilliant!

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White Vintage Theme Wedding Chandelier Cake

We saved the best for the last. Something everyone was in awe of. This masterpiece was designed with special attention to detail. A one of its kind, where every baker would think twice before trying their hands on this one. A Chandelier Cake, hung upside down on a chandelier cake stand. The stand was decorated with greens and small white flowers. The look of the cake was complete with a touch of gold and pearls. This was certainly a showstopper!

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Take a look at this magical wedding pictures White Vintage Theme Pictures

The Wedding Film – Kevin & Deepika

This is what the couple had to say about their Dream Wedding

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Hotel Sea Princess – The Beach Wedding Venue In Mumbai

Hotel Sea Princess – Mumbai

Sea Princess is one of the most popular wedding venues in Mumbai. It is located in the heart of the city at the shores of the beautiful Juhu beach. The view is mesmerizing and it is a great get away within the city. It is 5 km from Chatrapati Shivaji international airport. It’s close proximity from the airport makes it a perfect venue for a destination wedding. It offers both indoor and outdoor venues which are ideal for all your wedding functions like haldi, mehendi, sangeet, reception and so on.

Sea Princess

Their most popular banquet is the beach front open-air banquet, which provides you a breath taking view of the Arabian Sea. With the lavish pool on one side of the open-air banquet and with a touch of chic décor and lights this place turns truly magical. So while you are in the heart of the city, a view like this is a treat to your eyes.

Sea Princess

The indoor banquet hall is a pillar less hall which can accommodate between 250-400 people at a time.

Sea Princess

The staff are extremely courteous and polite and the service is exceptional. They place special emphasis on providing a delightful experience to every guest. In doing so, they pay minute attention to details, making sure you have a lifetime of memories to cherish.

It is an ideal venue for people living in Mumbai, looking for a beachfront wedding. For people from out of Mumbai, it is a perfect venue for a destination wedding. It boasts of hosting the most number of weddings in town.

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6 Myths about hiring a wedding planner

Confused whether you should be hiring a Wedding Planner? Check these points and you may just have your answer!!

MYTH 1: They are an additional cost

TRUTH: Most number of couples don’t even think of hiring a wedding planner as they feel wedding planners will add to the total budget of their wedding. Instead, can save on that cost and start planning everything on their own. And then comes the harsh reality when they start meeting vendors and venues. And spend days and days in doing the research and planning. The fact is wedding planners are not an additional cost. They bring you the best rates across as they work with the vendors day in and day out. They save you from all the stress and running around which indirectly saves a lot of time and money. They bring the expertise, which will help you choose the right vendors and also bring innovative ideas. In a nutshell, they keep you sane, save you time, energy and most importantly money!

MYTH 2: Wedding planning can be done with the help of family and friends

TRUTH: Couples feel wedding planning can be done by consulting few family members and friends. We try to follow the conservative ways of planning a modern day, new age wedding. Remember your family members and friends are also as new as you to wedding planning, if not, may be they have helped in planning one wedding or two. But an expert’s involvement can make all the difference. Not to forget, with everyone’s busy schedule, it becomes really difficult and tedious to run around till the wedding day. And on the wedding day too, the stress of coordination and getting everything organized leaves you completely drained. So, hire a wedding planner and leave all the stress to them while you and family have a time of your life!

MYTH 3:You need a wedding planner only if you are planning a destination wedding

TRUTH: Whether you have a destination wedding or a wedding in your own city. You definitely need a wedding planner as they bring in their expertise, they save you time, money and energy. They bring in knowledge required to execute your dream wedding. Yes, destination weddings are much more difficult to plan than having it in your own city. But how much time do you really have to dedicate to planning your wedding, doing the running around, and incase you both are working, handling your work commitments as well as family commitments will barely leave you any time to enjoy your wedding planning.

MYTH 4: They work with fixed venues and vendors

TRUTH: Wedding planners work with any venue that you choose as your wedding venue and if you have a special requirement of hiring a particular vendor, they are completely flexible working with them too. Wedding planners usually have tie ups with venues and vendors just to forward you the benefit. But the choice remains in your hands; you will be the one to decide which vendor you would like to hire.

MYTH 5: They will dictate your budget

TRUTH: Wedding planners work in the budget you provide them. They will get you the best vendors across as per the budget given by you. They will help you bifurcate the budget and guide you where you should look at spending and where you can save.

MYTH 6: You need a wedding planner only if you have a big budget wedding

TRUTH: To hire a wedding planner, you don’t necessarily have to have a big budget wedding. As long as you want to do something different and want a stress free wedding for you and your family, you should think of hiring a wedding planner. They have the expertise and ideas to turn your dream wedding into a reality!

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Creative Wedding Planning Tips – Your Day – Weddings & Events

Creative Wedding Planning Tips by Your Day – Weddings & Events

Wedding trends keep changing every year. Nowadays, many couples want to do something different and unconventional for their weddings. Couples don’t mind trying new ideas and be the trendsetters!! And we love that!

Professional & Creative Wedding Planning Tips from our Expert Wedding Planners

  1. Save the Date

You want to inform your guests about your wedding date in advance so that they can make all necessary arrangements to be at your wedding, especially if it’s a destination wedding. This will help you announce it in style. Have a pre wedding shoot done, you can also add a pre wedding video if you would like to. Go to beaches, gardens, theme parks, forts etc. and have beautiful pictures clicked of you two. Take the pictures and make a very attractive creative or if you love handing out cards, there are many out of the box ideas for that too. This way your guests will know they are in for something really different. This will also help to create excitement for your wedding and your guests will be looking forward to it.

  1. Wedding Invites

This is going to be your first official communication to your guests. And you can get as creative as you want. You can look up for some ideas online as per your theme or create your own design and idea. Execution will be really easy if you have a wedding planner on board as they know exactly what you are looking for and where can you get it done from.

  1. Create a Theme

This is the foremost and the most important factor of a wedding. This is where your creativity begins. You can do some research on the trending themes or can create a theme with the help of your wedding planner. This is what will define your wedding and rest of the creativity.

  1. Wedding Décor

Wedding décor will revolve around the theme you have selected for your wedding. You can have different themes for different occasions. For eg: You can have a fun theme for your sangeet, some traditional theme for your haldi and a completely different theme for your wedding day. You can talk to your decorator and see if he can execute these themes for you or if u have hired a wedding planner they will be able to execute it for you. Having a photo booth is a great idea, it always adds up to the fun quotient in the wedding. You can also create a guestbook area and have the guests write down their wishes for you.

  1. Wedding Stationery

This is another area where you get a chance to show your creativity. You can stick to the theme you have selected and have your wedding stationery like invites, menu cards, wedding itineraries, thank you cards etc. designed and printed. These small things add up to the whole experience and give a personalized effect to the wedding. It’s something the guests will always remember.

  1. Couple entry

This can get as exciting and creative as you want it to be. You can choose to have a fun entry or a royal one, or a romantic one. The kind of entry you choose will completely depend on your personalities. You can have separate entries or can have it together. Whatever you choose to do, remember, this will leave a long lasting impression on your guests. Boys don’t forget to carry some swag! And Girls, kindly put on your radiant smile, it makes all the difference.

  1. Favors

This is usually the last piece of communication from you to your guests. Make sure it speaks about you both. You can have a personalized favor with your names embossed on it. Don’t forget to add a thank you note showcasing how glad you were to have them at your wedding. After all, every time they see it, it’s going to remind them of you and your wedding for many years to come!!

So go ahead and make your wedding more creative. For more Creative Wedding Planning tips;

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Beach Wedding Venues in Goa – Your Day – Weddings & Events

Goa Beach Wedding Venues by Your Day – Weddings & Events

We have handpicked 5 beautiful Goa Beach Wedding Venues for a Destination Wedding. If a destination wedding in Goa is something you are looking for, you cant give this a miss. Listed are the most beautiful wedding venues in Goa handpicked by us, especially for you. Goa boasts of some of the most beautiful wedding venues in the country. It has wedding venues of all categories, all budgets and sizes, which makes it even more difficult to narrow down on your dream wedding venue. We are here to simplify the process for you simply because we love you 🙂

We have personally visited all the below venues and these are our personal favorite Goa beach wedding venues!

*Please note the venues are placed in a random order.

1. La Cabana Beach & Spa

Goa Wedding Venues

Location: Ashwem beach, North Goa.

Inventory– 45 rooms

Amenities– Outdoor Pool, Sea side restaurant,Spa, Wi Fi

This property is Located on Goa’s widest stretch of beach, Ashwem. A beautiful property starts with wooden chalets, swiss tents and opens up to the pristine white sands of Ashwem beach. They also have a beautiful Portuguese villa which adds to the experience. In case you need more rooms to accommodate your guests, stay at nearby resorts can be arranged. The beach facing lawn used for weddings is very well designed to get you the closest and give a direct view to the beautiful Ashwem beach. The pool is perfect to have a crazy pool party before your wedding day. You can have the entire resort to yourself once you book all the rooms here.

Ashwem beach in the north is a popular tourist destination with popular hangout places. Though this place is in North Goa which is quite popular amongst the tourist, you will find this beach peaceful and serene. Having a beach wedding is also a good idea here.

2. Bay 15

Goa Wedding Venues - Bay 15

Location-Odxel Beach, Dona Paula, Panjim,

Inventory– 15 beachfront wooden chalets. More rooms can be arranged on request at near by hotels.

Amenities: Outdoor Pool, Sea front restaurant

Bay 15 offers beautiful beach front, extraordinary location with unforgettable long stretch view of the Arabian Sea. It is located 6 kms from Panjim city and 2.5 kms from Dona Paula circle. It has a massive 50,000 sqft lawn dedicated just for weddings and other occasions. They also have a lounge area which can be used for your after parties. They have a sea front restaurant with a breath taking view of the Arabian Sea. With sweet music of the waves hitting your ears and sea all around you, you will enjoy being here at anytime of the day and will be left wanting for more.

Bay 15 has the largest sea side banquets facility in Goa, comfortably accommodating weddings of up to 1000 guests. If you are looking at having a wedding close to the city but also not compromise on the view and peace, this is the place to look for !

3. Prainha resort and cottages by the Sea

Goa Wedding Venues

Location– Jetty Road, Dona Paula.

Inventory– 45 rooms

Amenities: Pool, Massage center, cyber café with broadband Internet and wi fi capability.

A hidden gem, Prainha “little beach” in Portuguese, is a vintage resort that nestles in a coconut palm grove about a quiet cove in Dona Paula in North Goa. It’s a beach facing property, which gives you the liberty to have beach weddings. Romantic and cozy, Prainha has gained popularity in hosting intimate wedding celebrations. Prainha has a beautiful sea facing lawn where you can host your wedding or reception party. Prainha also has a lounge that gives you an option to continue your wedding party till wee hours.

It has spacious rooms with genuine Indo-Portuguese furniture which makes it unique and adds to the whole experience.If your looking at a romantic, peaceful, private and a cozy place for your wedding, search no more ! This is the place to be !

4. Marquis Beach Resort

Goa Wedding Venues Marquis Beach Resort

Location: Candolim, North Goa

Inventory: 42 rooms

Amenities: Pool, Ayurvedic massage center, Restaurant by the sea.

Marquis beach resort opens up to the beautiful Candolim beach. This place is quite picturesque and is situated in the heart of North Goa.

This resort is by the sea, which means beach weddings are definitely a ‘yes’ here. The benefit of having your venue in North Goa is that you will be close to the main attractions of Goa and you have easy access to the  water sports activities too. If you find the beach a little bit crowded t o have your beach wedding you also have an option of having your wedding at their well designed designated stage area with an awesome sea view. So, if you are looking at having a wedding in North Goa and want to enjoy the fun activities of Goa, Marquis is a place to consider.

5. Stone Water Eco Resort

Goa Wedding Venues - Stone Water Eco Resort

Location-Santarem beach, Vasco Da Gama.

Inventory– 25 chalets

Amenities– Pool, Spa and a Wellness center.

Stone water Eco Resort promises to offer a perfect venue for a destination wedding in Goa. It has 8 scenic wedding venues to choose from for your wedding and other functions. They also have a unique stone bar set up.They have 2 pools and a banquet too. But the best part about this place is their ocean facing wedding venue and the dance floor. It makes up a perfect setting for a beautiful fairy-tale wedding. A wedding venue with a breathtaking view of the ocean, lush greenery and a cozy feel, this venue is a piece of paradise. Another advantage is that this place is very close to the airport.

Booking the 25 chalets will give you the privilege of having the entire place to your self. Imagine celebrating your big day at such a beautiful location with only your friends and family around. If you are looking at a peaceful and a private getaway for your wedding. This is the place for you.

If you would like to share any other beautiful Goa beach wedding venues, that you think should be here, please feel free to share it with us. All Goa Beach Wedding Venues have a story to tell; what will yours say?

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Also Read 10 things to consider when planning a destination wedding in Goa

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10 things to consider when “Planning a destination wedding in Goa”

Dreaming of a destination wedding in Goa? The thought of a “Goa Destination Wedding” sounds like a fairy tale wedding. Goa is like heaven on earth. To all the beach lovers, this place is paradise!

We thought of throwing some light on the list of things you need to consider when planning a Goa Destination Wedding;

1. Time of the year

Goa is not only a popular wedding destination; it is the most popular destination for tourists too. It is normally busy throughout the year.  The months of Oct-Jan are the peak seasons. Prices during this time can go as high as three times from the normal season times. June-September is off season as Goa experiences heavy rainfall during this time. This is the best time to get a bargain and have a monsoon wedding. Feb-May is in between the two where the summers set in and rates are quite competitive

2. Know your Guest List

One of the most important factors when planning a destination wedding in Goa is the number of your guests. This will eventually give you a realistic view of all the other factors that you will need to consider.  Most importantly, it will give you a fair idea of the budget you are looking at.

3. Wedding Venue

Goa has beautiful properties which can hold all kind of weddings from small intimate gatherings to lavish affairs. We would suggest you visit the wedding venue at least once, since there is a high possibility that the pictures you see online may not be in sync with your expectations and vice versa

4. Travel & Accommodation

You will need to decide whether you will take care of travel or accommodation or both for the guests. Accommodation is something your guests would expect you to do. However you can expect guests to make their own travel arrangements.

5. Permissions and Licenses

Certain permission and licenses will be required if you are planning a beach wedding or you plan to have entertainment options like DJ, Live Band etc. Typically the licenses required are PPL, IPRS. For beach wedding you will need permission from the village Panchayat and the Department of tourism. Your wedding planner will help you get these licenses.

6. Entertainment

There are various entertainment options that you can consider; belly dancers, fire performers, singers, dancers, DJ, live band etc. A Goa Destination Wedding is incomplete without the Goan Band. They are a complete entertainment package.

7. Vendors

The vendors you hire will speak volumes about the wedding. Make sure you do your research right and hire the best and trusted vendors. You can consult with a wedding planner as they have worked with various vendors and will help you source local vendors, thereby saving you time, money and energy.

8. Beach Wedding

A lot of couples plan on a Goa destination wedding to have a beach wedding. If you plan to have a beach wedding in Goa, this is going to be the most important factor to consider. The weather in Goa is quite unpredictable and so are the tides. You will need to know the exact time when you can have a beach wedding to avoid a disaster.

9. Food & Beverage

Make sure to have the local cuisine as part of your menu. Goans love their food and it will definitely tickle your taste buds. If you have a non veg menu, you are in for a treat. Not forgetting, for all the seafood lovers, this place is paradise. Vegetarians, need not worry, as there are ample options in vegetarian dishes too. Every kind of cuisine is available in Goa, be it Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental etc. Alcohol is pretty cheap too and some venues would even let you get your own alcohol. Isn’t that awesome?

10. Wedding Planner

Wedding planners are professionals, who have planned and executed several Goa Destination Weddings. They can help you with all the points that have been listed so far. Most planners offer a free initial consultation. Once hired, they will work with you throughout your wedding and take care of every detail and requirements.

If you are planning your wedding in Goa, speak to us and let us plan your Goa Destination Wedding . Click Here to get in touch with us.

Wedding planning stressing you out?

Wedding planning can be a daunting task. It may seem fun when you start the initial planning . However with time the stress levels can get too high. You will have to juggle between work, friends, family and deal with all the wedding planning woes. We understand how much this day means to you. Hence here we are sharing a few expert tips if you are someone who is caught in such a situation.

Here is what you should be doing to make your Wedding Planning Stress Free

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Rahul De Cunha – Destination Wedding Photographer

Rahul De Cunha – Wedding Photographer

Rahul De Cunha is an excellent destination wedding photographer based in Goa, India. He has mastered the art of candid photography. Undoubtedly he excels in it. He has captured several memories for couples from all over the globe. Some of the most famous destinations Rahul De Cunha has shot at include Mumbai Goa, Kerala, Udaipur, Jaipur and so on. From small intimate gatherings to lavish affairs. Rahul De Cunha has a lot of weddings under his belt. What sets him apart is his friendly nature, flexible approach and an extremely creative eye for photography.

Rahul de Cunha

Rahul de Cunha

Rahul De Cunha has taken wedding photography to another level. His candid wedding clicks are sure to leave you mesmerized. He makes sure his pictures have a story to tell. Each picture speaks volume about the couples love, emotions, bond etc. His undying passion for his work can be clearly seen through his pictures. He has also been featured in some of the most popular weddings magazines in India. He has made it to the front cover of renowned magazines like Conde Nast Traveller and Planet Goa. His beautiful and creative wedding clicks were also featured in “Times Of India Wedding Moments”

One of his highlights is when he shot the wedding of India’s first and most famous celebrity blogger – Miss Malini. Clearly, he has an art for photography that goes beyond words.Rahul de Cunha

 Rahul De Cunha, a versatile photographer, covers both Catholic and Hindu weddings to perfection. He will understand your requirements without you having to explain too much. Needless to say he puts his heart and soul behind every click to make it the perfect click. The outcome will definitely leave you surprised. Undoubtedly he is one of the finest destination wedding photographer, we have come across and its always been a pleasure working with him.

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Also Read, Goa Destination Wedding by Your Day – Weddings & Events

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