Good morning, Maharanis! We hope you've had a wonderful weekend and that you have recharged batteries because we have an inspiring wedding celebration you don't want to miss! This time, we are starting the week by taking you on a visual trip to Goa, India, to enjoy Malvika & Apurv's wedding bash. So, get yourselves ready, because what is coming right ahead will take your breath away. Let's start by looking at the mesmerizing wedding ceremony held at the Zuri White Sands and fully decored by Dawn to Dusk Events. This striking venue became the perfect place for Malvika & Apurv to tie the knot in the company of their family and friends while having a marvelous sunset as their wedding backdrop. Simply amazing! There was so much beauty overflowing from every angle of this ceremony that anywhere you looked, it had perfection written all over the place. Same perfection and beauty we found in our gorgeous Maharani. She trusted her beauty needs to Zeetra Bridal Makeup, who made her look like a goddess. Their spectacular work is so impressive, and we cannot stress how much we loved it. But that is not all! Malvika went a little further to achieve her dreamy bridal look and trusted her fashion needs to Malasa, Prevasu, and Manish Malhotra, all big players in the fashion game. After the ceremony, there was an epic reception party, and it was so spectacular that we found ourselves lost in words to describe it. Thankfully, our good friends from Camera Crew India were there to capture all the amazingness. So wait no more, and get ready to visit today's full gallery!
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
The proposal came as a complete surprise. We were in Croatia (we had just finished visiting Kiev and Prague), staying at the Dubrovnik Palace where our room was overlooking the Adriatic. My now husband told me the hotel was hosting a special event that we should attend. So after a great day of sightseeing, I went to get ready for this "event". I was taking my time getting ready (not realizing the urgency of what would be a beautiful sunset proposal), but my husband insisted we go downstairs early to check out the view before it got too dark. As we made our way downstairs, we walked outside and he grabbed my hand and led me to a private beach terrace. There I saw a red carpet leading to a table with champagne and flowers. He led me down the red carpet, got on one knee and proposed. Right then a photographer, who had been hiding behind the beach rocks, came out and took pictures of the magical moment! He then led me to an area with a private dining space in a Michelin star restaurant with our very own string quartet playing for us as the sun set. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day, it was truly a dream proposal come true.
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I had been looking at bridal lenghas from the first day we started wedding planning! I thought I knew exactly what I wanted, the color I wanted, and the stores I wanted it from. After a couple days of looking around though, I still could not find the 'one'. The dresses just didn't have that special 'this is it' feeling. I felt frustrated, but then I wandered inside the Manish Malhotra store and saw this gorgeous gold lehenga displayed in the window and fell in LOVE! When I tried it on, I just knew this was going to be my bridal lengha no matter what. I just knew I couldn't walk down the aisle wearing anything else!
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
We planned the entire wedding with our guests in mind! Since this was a destination wedding, we really wanted our guests to think of it as a vacation and have the best time! We wanted each event to be interactive as possible, with games and dancing, and our guests really loved that! We started off with icebreaker games during high-tea for both the brides and grooms side to mix and get to know each other followed by the sangeet which had amazing dance performances! The next day, we had a poolside haldi with games like beer pong, darts, flip cup, pool volleyball, etc, followed by a wedding overlooking the beach during sunset, and a reception filled with more games and endless dancing.
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
There is not a single part of the entire wedding that we do not think about almost every single day. My husband and I will always cherish the fact that we had friends and family travel from all over the world, stay all together in one resort, and celebrate with us every step of the way! The memories are going to last us a lifetime.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Do not stress over the details, you are the only one that will even notice if things are not going according to plan.The memories are not in the details, they are in the fact that all your loved ones have all gathered in one place to celebrate you and the incredible journey you are about to embark in marrying the love of your life. The things you remember the most are the laughter, dancing and good times, so make sure to remember to have a good time!!
What a great way to start this week! Don't forget to join us tomorrow for more.