Hi MWP brides! When My Wedding Planning office receives a mail from Into Candid Photography, we pretty much stop everything we are doing and swoon over each and every image in our inbox!!! And today is no different! We’re escaping to the beautiful city of Goa today, with an absolutely gorgeous wedding from our friends at Into Candid Photography. A celebration of love and laughter is such a good reason to pack up and head to Goa! We love destination weddings and Goa pretty much tops our list as the best wedding destination in India. Plus today’s wedding is also the kind of wedding that leaves you green with desire! Malvika and Kunal decided on a destination wedding at Zuri White Sands at Varca.
This wedding features two of my much-loved elements:
A perfect outdoorsy beach wedding ceremony at one of my favourite wedding venues: The Zuri White Sands at Varca (featured on our list of top 10 wedding venues in Goa)
A classic Manish Malhotra Royal blue and Red Bridal Lehenga
We love the feel of a classic wedding lehenga. And with such a stunning Manish Malhotra design embraced by our fashion-forward bride Malvika, it’s my wedding blogger duty to drool over each and every gorgeous image!
With a stunning couple, a serene backdrop and a pleasing colour combination of pink and white, this nuptial is straight from wedding wonderland!
These two are just so in love! Malvika looks heavenly in her angelic white dress!
When it comes to ceremony backdrops, the Zuri White Sands at Varca Goa is pretty much the most sought after wedding venue in India. Malvika and Kunal based their wedding on modern design with classic sensibilities, and Into Candid Photography captured every last image.
The beautiful Zuri White Sands, Varca
Classy decor: Love the color theme of light candy floss pink and white! Oh-so-dreamy!!! Plus the flower balls dangling at the entrance and by the side of the aisle add to the elegance of the decor.
Our handsome groom looks dapper in a cream sherwani as he makes way to the venue.
This is what it’s all about…simple and elegant décor, a heartfelt ceremony & loving family and friends. Their love is palpable as seen through the lens of talented photographers Manasvi and Ketan of Into Candid Photography.
Browsing through the images…the shades of pink… the elegance of the wedding…makes you just want to take in all the romance! We at My Wedding Planning are honoured to be part of such a beautiful wedding. Congratulations to Malvika and Kunal!
FROM THE BRIDE:
We absolutely adored your beautiful wedding. Please share your romantic love story and moments leading up to the bid day.
My Husband and I met at a very close common friend’s wedding in Delhi, and that too just for a day. It was quite an interesting meeting for the fact that we hardly spoke and all he asked me was what song am I playing..haha..it was funny. But once we came back to Mumbai, we connected again and started hanging out and getting to know each other. Its difficult to define a time, but as we spent time together, I realised that he was the most non-judgemental, easy going, encouraging and affectionate guy I had ever met, and we got along like a house on fire.
Before he proposed to me, Kunal came home by himself & took permission from my parents for my hand in marriage everything left aside, that moment will be the most special for me. It was beautiful. Since our wedding was in Goa, and we were travelling to & fro for the wedding planning, one night under a blanket of stars n some champagne, he asked me to marry him..its simplicity & innocence made the moment complete for me, it was just him, me, the stars and our love for each other.
He also, proposed me again in front of everyone as a part of our sangeet dance, and went down on his knees and asked me to marry him..so it happened for me not once but twice..Lucky Me!
Our wedding style was elegant, colourful with traditional elements infused where we wanted to highlight the traditions. We worked with Reynold Wedding who are based out of Goa, and they did a beautiful job of execution, keeping in mind our sentiments and making sure it reflects our personalities. They did a wonderful job to give it that extra edge & character.
What did you enjoy most about planning the wedding of your dreams?
Everything Really. But the décor was my favourite. It gave Kunal and me a chance to explore our likes & dislikes. It is a a lot of hard work to do a destination wedding, with so many things to consider, but its really a lot of fun.
Loved your lehenga Malvika!
Well, it was an instinctive feeling, when I saw it I just knew this is what I wanted. Yes I did research on the web to just get a broad understanding. But I always knew that I never wanted to wear a full red lehenga on the wedding and so when the saw the Royal Blue and Red combination by Manish Malhotra, that was it.
Looking back, was there a moment that you remember from your wedding that stands out as the most wonderful and cherished moment of the day?
There are loads of them, but for me it was walking down the aisle to the man of my dreams, to the perfect setting and having all the three elements of nature water, fire, earth.
Did you and your husband have a special song that you danced to as your first dance? Why did you choose that particular song?
Oh yes, we most definitely did, we did a medley of two songs, we both are quite outgoing and vibrant, and Kunal loves desi bollywood music, so out first dance was ainvayi ainvayi from band baaja baraat followed by rang sharbatoan ka..we chose it cause the first song defines the chemistry & liveliness we have and the 2nd ofcourse our love & feelings for each other.
How about hair and makeup? Did you already have a style in mind or did you work with a specialist to find your perfect look?
Goa has limited options when it comes to hair & make up in terms of more cosmopolitan salons or artists, but we were lucky to work with Bina Punjani and her crew, who did the hair & make up for us. I always wanted a natural look, and yes I did have few looks in mind, and they did a good job.
How did you choose your photographer? Did they deliver to your expectations?
We had met Manasvi & Ketan during a friend’s wedding & contacted them. Very Honestly, when we met them, both Kunal and I knew that we wanted them to photograph our wedding since they have an innate quality of understanding their client’s requirement, their personality’s and how best it can be infused all together, and I can tell you it was the best decision we made. We loved the idea of candid, since it let us be us and enjoy every moment. And you can see it intheir work itself..they definitely just didn’t meet but over exceeded our expectations.
Thanks again for sharing your beautiful wedding with our readers!
VENUE: ZURI WHITE SANDS, GOA
PHOTOGRAPHY: INTO CANDID PHOTOGRAPHY
LEHENGA: MANISH MALHOTRA FOR WEDDING
MAKE UP: BINA PUNJABI