Ready for another stunning destination wedding? I was sure you would be! As the editor of an Indian wedding blog, I have been getting a lot of mails asking me to feature destination weddings in Kerala. While the ban on alcohol in Kerala has certainly affected the wedding industry in the state, the scenic beauty more than makes up for it! And this wedding is proof. Let’s head to Leela, Kovalam for Abhishek and Neetu’s gorgeous wedding celebrations!
Get ready girls because this is one of my favourite beach weddings. Tall claim, I know, but just wait until you see it. I don’t know where to start! Of course, I shouldn’t be surprised – this is what happens when two people this good looking get together, fall in love, get married and decide to get their wedding shot by ace-photographer NAVDEEP SONI!
Navdeep Soni is such a talented wedding photographer and we sincerely thank him for bringing us this gem of a wedding today. We couldn’t be more excited. We’re sure lots of you have got your destination wedding planning in mind, so we think you’re going to find some awesome beach wedding inspiration from this post!
We can totally vouch for how much fun it is to be a guest at a destination wedding. And we also know how special it is for the bride & groom planning the destination wedding. While Goa and Rajasthan are popular options, Kerala is an upcoming destination wedding hotspot. Neetu and Abhishek opted for the quiet and laidback beach town of Kovalam in Kerala. Navdeep Soni has taken such effervescent and brilliant pre- wedding shots and ceremony pictures, no wonder he is one of the most touted photographers in India! Plus with a bride as beautiful as Neetu- it cannot get better than this!
We have planned many destination weddings over the last few years and have observed that the destination the couple chooses to get married at always holds a special meaning to them. Neetu and Abhishek were no different. They had known each other for more than 15 years before admitting their feelings for each other. Soon after, they decided to tie the knot. Abhishek always wanted to get married in Kerala and Neetu loved the idea of a destination wedding. They had also enjoyed a holiday at Leela, Kovalam a few years back, so it was an ideal choice for their gorgeous destination wedding.
Leela Kovalam is a perfect venue if you want to escape the big city chaos and wow your guests with a gorgeous place to stay. There is just something extra special about a beach wedding where the surrounding makes for the perfect backdrop! With breath taking ocean views and quaint surroundings, Leela Kovalam covers all your needs. You’ll find a swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a gym, sauna and a spa with different kinds of treatments and massages. Dream-y!
Isn’t Leela Kovalam a super awesome destination wedding venue?!
We’re smitten with this bride and her gorgeous bridal look. Such a great way to wear bright and colourful hues like citrus yellow and candy-floss pink! We especially like the yellow used in the lehenga, it adds a ray of sunshine to the entire event!! Gorgeous! This outfit was custom made by a Dubai-based designer.
Neetu wore this beautiful yellow and pink dress for her mehendi, which was followed by the sangeet.
We are so in love with this blue lehenga with silver detailing. Neetu pairs it with classic statement diamond jewels from my favourite jewellery showroom in Mumbai, Ghana Singh-Be True. We at MWP would love to scream and shout and vouch for GHANASINGH JEWELLERY– we do think they are one of the classiest in India! Their jewels are so distinct, that we consider them as signature wedding pieces that are perfect for the modern discerning bride! (NO WE DO NOT GET PAID TO REVIEW ANY VENDORS! WE GENUINELY THINK THEY ARE AWESOME!!! :))
HOLD YOUR BREATH AND SCROLL DOWN TO SEE HER WEDDING LOOK! This is what we call the perfect bridal glow! Neetu looks radiant in a beautiful and elegant light pink lehenga with gold zardozi work custom made by Neeta Lulla. Neeta Lulla has done such a fabulous job on this lehenga. Soft bridal elegance at its best! We have really been crushing on outdoor floral mandaps. Loved the color combination of red, gold and white used in this mandap. This garden themed sunset wedding was grand, and that aisle runner with floral petals scattered all over it, literally has me swooning! As Neetu walks down the aisle, her beautiful pink lehenga adds the perfect touch of grace to this elegant affair filled with pretty details.
The gorgeous wedding of Abhishek and Neetu at Leela Kovalam is a dream scene with flowers and attention to detail. Loving the romantic vibe! So much thought and effort has gone behind making this wedding an unforgettably classy affair! Neetu and Abhishek wanted to keep things subdued and elegant, concentrating more on the natural beauty of the venue. Cheers to Navdeep Soni Photography for capturing every moment of this gorgeous event.
VENUE: LEELA, KOVALAM
PHOTOGRAPHY: NAVDEEP SONI PHOTOGRAPHY
PINK WEDDING LEHENGA: NEETA LULLA
JEWELRY: GHANA SINGH- BE TRUE, MUMBAI
PS: GHANASINGH‘s JEWELLERY is so beautiful and so distinct; I haven’t seen such beautiful jewelry anywhere else in India! Got all my wedding jewels from them and I strongly recommend trying out their stuff before finalizing your wedding jewellery! Krishaa Ghanasingh, the owner of the store is a good friend of mine, so if you’re interested in getting hold of some of her signature pieces, do let me know! Would try to get you some discounts!!! 😉 Must buy jewels!
Navdeep Soni is one of the most well-known photographers in India, who is based in Pune but travels across the globe to capture pretty weddings.