Both Craig and Sayalee are Bankers by profession and work for Barclays and State Bank of Hyderabad respectively. With a common blue logo and an association of years with them, the couple thought, ‘Why not have a royal-blue theme for our Catholic wedding?’
Sayalee quips that, “People think that bankers are boring but we wanted to prove them wrong through our wedding.” Their Catholic marriage ceremony took place at Holy Cross Church in Bambolim, Goa. The bride’s wedding dress was custom made by Noreen Coelho from Bandra. Her simple yet impressive white wedding gown had a sheer veil and amazing threadwork. She also added a touch of traditional by wearing green bangles on her white gloves, while Craig wore a classy black wedding blazer was from Raymonds adorning a boutonniere that had a white rose. Catching the first glimpse of the royal blue theme was the flower bouquet in Sayalee’s hand wrapped up in an appealing ribbon. After exchanging vows of love, it was party time for the wedding couple in the party capital of India – Goa!
They were escorted to the reception venue at Goa’s Utorda Beach in a swanky BMW that had a blue logo, mini-drapes and flowers. Craig quotes, “We invited only a few of our very close friends and relatives to our wedding and wanted to have a great time with them.” The venue by the beach was lit up with in hues of blue and gave a serene view of the sunset. The bridesmaids wore a blue dress and the groomsmen suited-up in grey with matching blue ties. They screamed, yelled and posed enthusiastically in the DIY photobooth with humorous props in their hands. Sayalee laughs and says, “From 6 PM to 12 AM, everyone partied so hard that they forgot to eat the buffet made for them.”
They also had a picturesque outdoor photography session that was shot by Sheldon Pereira from Snappyshell Photography. He captured magical and candid moments like the couple kissing under the blue sky on a log bridge, a romantic heart shaped sand art with initials of the newlyweds and a walk that signified the new beginning of Craig and Sayalee’s life.
Here are a few images from this fun filled Catholic wedding.
For the West, a traditional Indian wedding ceremony is a completely different, adventurous and an overwhelming experience altogether. In Karan and Elise’s union, Elise got to experience unconventional rituals and ceremonies that an Indian wedding has to offer.
With an ebullient smile on her face throughout the marriage, Elise enjoyed every moment of her marriage. She wore a heavy ethnic red lehenga that featured detailed intricate embroidery in gold and gems. Her artistic mehendi design complimented her over-all traditional bridal attire. Few of her ornaments were – a gold mathapatti, a pair of gold jhumkas with maroon pearls, a raanihaar with embellishments of rubies and a delicate nath. Her grand arrrival to the wedding venue sitting in a silver palki with a red umbrella over her head was the higlight of this traditonal wedding ceremony.
Dressed in an ethnic cream shervani, Karan matched his dupatta with the safa, perfectly complimenting Elsie’s look. They exchanged garlands in an indoor space that was beautifully decorated with a semicircular bouquet arrangement and sparkly rippled drapes in the background.
Every image taken by the photographer Sheldon Pereira from SnappyShell Photography, in this cross-cultural wedding was flawless and simply inspiring. Let’s have a closer look at few of them.
Days before their wedding, Afreen said to Lachsish, “Let’s do a yellow and purple themed wedding!” And from that moment till the big day, every arrangement was made to match the bright and peppy accents of the theme. From the bridesmaid, groomsmen to the flower girl and the ring bearer, everyone was dressed to match the unconventional theme.
Lachsish is half Catholic-half Hindu and Afreen hails from a conservative Muslim family. After a few initial hiccups, everyone agreed to their union and this made-for-each-other couple exchanged rings at Our Lady of Rosary Church, Mumbai. Talking about their wedding vows Afreen said, “We didn’t want to ruin the moment by reciting vows from a piece of paper, so we memorized and customized our wedding vows”. They also had a court marriage post their Church wedding and once again exchanged rings (Afreen bought two rings that she liked and thought it will be more meaningful exchanging them in the Hindu wedding.)
The couple’s reception was held at Bhavan’s College Tennis Ground Andheri, Mumbai. Lachsish says, “We wanted sassy yet elegant décor and also wanted to stick to the theme, and Ananthouse Creations gave us exactly what we expected”. Wearing a classy ripped suit from Raymonds with glossy accents, he entered with Afreen – his hand locked in hers. They didn’t just dance but also sang together and performed their first dance. The chocolate almond and cashew wedding cake had musk icing and was decorated to match the theme as well.
Praising Sheldon Pereira’s photography, Afreen quotes, “For our pre-wedding photoshoot all of us trekked up till Kanheri Caves in Borivali’s National Park, while taking our pictures Sheldon even slipped and hurt himself, but it didn’t break his enthusiasm”. The most memorable part of the wedding day was when Afreen saw everyone happy, despite the religion and the cultural gap, with tears of happiness rolling down her cheeks, she said “ All's well that ends well.”
Now this is one wedding album that portrays the true essence of a multi-cultural union. See it to believe it.
Reshma and Ashish tied the knot in a traditional Maharastrian wedding ceremony that was organized indoors. This adorable couple kept the cool quotient up and running throughout every wedding ceremony.
Smiling and looking deep into each other’s eyes, Ashish placed a betel leaf below the mangalsutra Reshma was wearing, as a part of a Maharastrian wedding ritual. The bride wore an ethnic nauvari saree which had adorned an interesting combination of bright orange and purple along with a matching shalu featuring stunning embroidery.
With gorgeous make-up on she accessorized herself with multiple gold necklaces, a gold nath and gold ear rings. The groom went for a traditional cream sherwani with a maroon dhoti and a matching Gandhi topi. The couple wore matching mundavalyas complimenting each other perfectly.
Their crazy-fun wedding photography was done by Sachin Prakash who perfectly captured the bride and the groom posing in sunglasses with fun expressions and even the sweet candid moments outside the wedding venue, too.
Scroll down to see their wedding album!
Komal and Chintal used distinct and unique props like a bicycle, black shades, Komal’s jewel studded footwear, mini houses adjacent to the wedding venue and many more elements for their photoshoot. In each pre and post wedding photograph they experimented with numerous poses and expressions.
Komal’s designer wedding lehenga had beautiful tones of mint green, red and cream. From top to bottom the entire lehenga had rich and impressive embroidery and border. Her accessories too stood out in every picture. She wore a delicate nath that was studded with diamonds. Her mathapatti had embellishments of gold and pearl. The haathphool on her mehendi design had detailed and deep gem work. Chintal wore an ethnic shervani with a maroon velvet dupatta and a unique styled safa. It was hillarious to see him put a lot of efforts pedalling the bicycle, with Komal sitting at the rear seat.
For the post wedding photoshoot, Chintal looked dapper in his black tuxedo that was teamed with an inner red coat and an elegant bowtie. Komal fluanted her excellent designer orange lehenga by posing ike a royal Princess.
Every moment from this photoshoot was captured by Sachin Prakash, a very talented wedding photographer.
Scroll down to see interesting images from their pre and post wedding photoshoot,
Out in the wilderness, in the middle of a highway, you can see Subodh and Dipika candidly posing post their marriage ceremony.
This Maharashtrian bride and groom wore matching traditional wedding outfits – Looking at them one can only say that they eloped post their wedding to get some awesome photographs amidst nature. Standing tall and strong in a yellow kurta and pyjama was the Maharashtrian groom- Subodh. He had a purple shalu that added a spiritual touch to the wedding attire. Dipika was draped in an ethnic nauvaari saree with a purple blouse. She wore a green shalu that symbolized prosperity. Both, the bride and the groom had a delicate mundavlya on. The bride wore a gajra, black shades and a gold nath to complete the wedding look and the groom wore a plain Gandhi topi.
The couple also wore a matching heavy rose wedding garland. Ever shot of their photoshoot, from leaning against the tree to the adventurous bike pose with Dipika in command was taken by Sachin Prakash.
Let’s have a look at their post wedding getaway!
Sahil and Kritika’s marriage was one such event that you don’t get to witness quite often. Instead of a band-baja, a group of bagpipers dressed in a common uniform melodically welcomes you to this remarkable naval themed wedding ceremony.
Tall gentlemen neatly dressed in a naval uniform, quirky kite-like canopies, sound of bagpipers in unison and a regal arrival of the groom to the wedding venue. Every element that unfolded at this wedding provides a different experience. Sahil’s entire wedding ensemble was something that has never been seen before at Indian weddings. The cream wedding outfit had a traditional yet naval appeal to it – was accessorized with a royal turban, an orange waist belt and a sword covered with a red cloth, that the groom held with immense pride in his left hand. The ladkiwalas greeted the groom with great enthusiasm.
Intimate decor in the indoor premises gave a pristine touch to every ritual and ceremony held at the wedding. Wearing a traditional red saree, the marriage concluded with the bride bidding an emotional goodbye to her family at the Bidaai Ceremony. Sahil and Kritika’s superb wedding was covered by Vivek Tickoo from The Wedding Knights. Let’s sneak inside their wedding day through this album…
Sahil and Judy’s marriage ceremony builds the cross-cultural gap between two Asian countries- India and China. This inspiring Chindian wedding ceremony was organized in the Mumbai’s famous ISKON Temple and teaches us that when there is love, you’ll always find a way.
Throughout the wedding, both the bride and the groom kept looking into each other’s eyes, living the dream that they always saw together. Judy was draped in a traditional Indian saree that had a rich gold threadwork, intricate embroidery and a sequins border. She also had a bright make-up on with traditional jewelleries like a delicate nath and a gold mang tika. Her gold neckpiece gave her a royal appearance. Sahil’s traditional wedding shervani was cream in colour with attractive and subtle maroon accents. A pink dupatta was tied between the couple for the Saat Phera ceremony. The wedding décor mainly constituted red and white roses with white drapes in the background.
Judy and Sahil have set the standard high with their out-of-the-box return gift ideas with the blue and white M&M's given by the couple, with their image and name imprinted on it. A thank-you-gift-box with assorted wedding materials was also presented to guests. This amazing duo also bought their fun side on, in their post wedding photography captured by Sheldon Pereira from Snappyshell Photography.
Pranking and pulling each other, here are some of the most memorable moments from their cross-cultural marriage,
Kim and Vikram’s Catholic marriage featured an all-over combination of orange and white, from the bridesmaid dresses to the bouquets, and the decor. The Eucharistic celebration of their nuptial service was held at Our Lady Of Good Hope Church in Candolim, Goa.
Wearing a phenomenal Princess-like gown with a large lace trail, Kim walked down the aisle, towards Vikram – who stood there wearing a black tuxedo, adorning a bow-tie and a floral boutonniere. The couple knelt down before the Priest to seek blessings from him and God as they joined in the union of marriage and vowed to love each other forever.
They then went on to their wedding reception which was set up with a stunningly lit cabana and a dedicated dancing area with party lighting to celebrate the newlyweds. The bride and the groom raised a romantic toast to each other – Sparkles popped and confetti showered from the floral pomander centerpiece suspended above, as soon as the couple cut their wedding cake. The groomsmen looked dashing in their beige suits featuring an orange bowtie and the girls looked ravishing in their match-to-theme bridesmaid dresses.
Sheldon Pereira from Snappyshell Photography captured attention arresting chemistry of this gorgeous couple in every picture he took. Let’s have a look at some pictures from their big day…
We all desire a distinguished, grand and a memorable venue for our nuptial celebrations. Karan and Komal’s wedding majestic marriage celebration took place at the outskirts of the city at Aamby valley, Pune- An awesome destination for a big fat Indian wedding!
Entire wedding celebrations had an unbeatable variety in venue selection with gorgeous decor, classy ceremonies and pristine rituals. A group of Punjabi folk dancers escorted Karan to the indoor space that was designed and decorated for the mehendi ceremony. Stepping out from a black Mercedes, Komal wore a light yellow mehendi outfit with floral ornaments. The uber-cool pre wedding rain dance party had special performances by fairies and hoolah girls. The colourful décor had aqua theme with the couple’s initial written on circular floats. Varmalas were exchanged on an elevated platform with fireworks in the background. The groom’s shiny blue cape on a traditional shervani instantly catches your attention.
Guests were dressed to theme for the Quwwali night that had a spell bounding décor of shimmery gold ribbons, candle lanterns and peonies suspended from above. A well decorated stage was also set up for the night and had sufi performances. Popular TV host Hussain hosted and performed at the couple’s reception party. Here you witness some serious stylish décor like musical water fountains and crystal icings hanging from the top.
From luxe wedding car to a Moulin Rouge themed reception, Sheldon Pereira seized beautiful; stills and moments that you would love watching it over and over again. Scroll down to see them…