I Do! – A Destination Wedding Tale in Goa – Priya + Vicky

The long private beaches, heritage churches, beautiful architecture and warm hospitality. These are some of the main reasons why Goa is one of the chosen venues for Destination weddings in India. From budget weddings to private celebrity weddings, Goa is probably the first choice for a romantic initiate wedding in India. As Indian Destination wedding photographers we have had the luck to be part of some fabulous dream destination weddings in Goa.

Natives of Kerala, Priya and Vicky met each other in Dubai. They wanted their wedding to be simple, intimate and far from all hustle and bustle of Dubai city. Goa was their perfect choice for the destination wedding as their close friends and relatives in India could also fly in.

After 2-3 brief conf calls, Priya and Vicky decided to choose us as their destination wedding photographers. Joecons resort was the venue for wedding reception after a serene wedding ceremony at a heritage church in Goa. Though the wedding and the reception was all over in one day, it was a perfect wedding altogether. More than a photography team assigned to cover the day, the couple made sure that we are part of the family itself.

Priya wore a mermaid wedding gown with perfect make up and minimal diamond jewelry that complimented the dress so well. The lavender colored floral bow accentuated her beauty. Topped with a white veil, Priya transformed to a beautiful christian bride. Vicky wore a white shirt and black suit. Well trimmed small beard and the perfect bow tie made him the dashing groom of the day.

Both parents looked so happy on this special day of their children. We got some cool insta-worthy images while they appreciated the new bride and groom.

The decades old church is indeed one advantage of getting married in Goa. Perfect architecture that adds to the beauty of a church wedding. As the wedding got solemnized, a vintage car was waiting for the newly weds to drive back to the resort. On the way back, we made sure the couple had quick shoot at the most amazing feature of Goa, the beach. A nice short getaway just before the wedding reception. We got some amazing shots of the bride and the groom at one of the exotic beaches in India.

As the twilight approached, the guests were all present at  Joecons to welcome the newly weds to celebrate their union. Accompanied by fireworks, they were given a warm welcome. Priya and Vicky staged their first dance and must say it was just marvellous! With the customary cake and champagne, the celebrations began. Priya being a wonderful dancer, she made sure everyone danced on her big day.

Friends and family shared their thoughts and blessings for the newly weds. Perfect wedding is all that we have to say about this private destination wedding in Goa.

We hope you like the images so much as we did. Planning a destination wedding in Goa, write to us to hire the top wedding photographers to capture the wonderful occasion.

 

This is a Destination Wedding Photography story in Goa. As Indian wedding photographers we have had the opportunity to travel to many exotic wedding destinations in India like Kovalam, Chennai, Mysore, Kannur, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Jaipur, Udaipur, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kochi and so on. Weddings have even taken us overseas to beautiful destination wedding photography locations like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Singapore, Malaysia, Maldives and so on. Read these Indian Candid Wedding Photography stories!

Gujarati Destination Wedding Photography at Taj, Kovalam | Vashist+Olga

A Perfect Destination Wedding at Vivanta by Taj Kovalam, Trivandrum

Vashist + Olga Vashit from Gujarat and Olga from Ukraine met each other at London. After a civil wedding in UK, the couple wanted to an intimate wedding at the beach side resort, Vivanta by Taj, Kovalam. In was a bled of Ukranian wedding and a Gujarati wedding with glimpses of traditional dance forms of Kerala. Watch the pictures to see how these traditions are so different yet so pure to start a new journey together.

A Wedding Extravaganza! – Sharon + Nikolaus – Destination Wedding | Taj, Kovalam

If you are planning a destination wedding in India, Udaipur and Goa will unarguably be in your list. We would definitely add Kovalam to the list without a second thought. The serene beach, adjacent lagoon and a presidential suite with infinity pool at the cliff makes Taj Kovalam, a must entrant to the venue list.

Sharon Skinner from UK was very particular to have her wedding both in her birth place Trivandrum and her husband Nickolaus’ place Austria. After a Civil wedding in London and a Church wedding in Austria, Sharon and Nikolaus had a two day long Indian wedding at Taj Kovalam.

The family was very clear on how the images should be and it made our job very easy. Apart from their friends and family from Trivandrum, they had guests from UK, Austria, Frankfurt and USA. For them the wedding was not just witnessing their dear ones getting married, but also an experience of Kerala, it’s traditional art forms and festivals.

With a Mehandi and Sangeeth on the first day, the wedding celebrations began. It was in an Arabic theme beautifully placed at the lawn near the beach. With the lagoon on the right and beach on the left, the setting was perfect during the evening. The guests also enjoyed mehendi and turban wearing sessions along with some great drinks and food.

With a lot of colors, music and fireworks, the Sangeeth was a treat for the eyes. Sharon and Nikolaus danced with their friends to some of the Bollywood hit numbers too.

The wedding was an amalgam of North Indian attire and Christian rituals. Family and friends also dressed up in Indian ethnic wear to compliment the theme. The wedding venue was set opposite the lagoon and played the short video of their Austrian wedding before the couple enter. Nikolaus dressed in a beige sherwani looked dashing. Accompanied by his best man, he arrived the venue on an elephant escorted by chendamelam. Sharon dressed in a pink lehenga arrived the venue with her bridesmaids in a decorated catamaran. They both were welcomed by the guests with a big applause.

Kerala traditional art forms like Kathakali, mohiniyattom, Bharatanatyam, kuchipudi and kalaripayattu were performed as part of the entertainment session.

A Christian priest solemnised their wedding and the couple exchanged garlands. They staged their first dance as husband and wife. Their friends joined them to make it one of the best celebrations ever.

Nikolaus and Sharon has their best wedding ever at the serene beach of Kovalam. The images just speak how beautiful this tropical destination wedding was!

Having got married during the Onam season, the Hubmanns and the Skinners had a small photoshoot next day in the traditional Kerala attire. This spiced up the wedding altogether.

We hope you like the images so much as we did. If you would like to have such marvellous images for your wedding, please reach out to us

 

This is a Kovalam (Kerala) Destination Wedding Photography tale. As Indian wedding photographers we have had the opportunity to travel to many exotic wedding destinations in India like Goa, Chennai, Mysore, Kannur, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Jaipur, Udaipur, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Kochi and so on. Weddings have even taken us overseas to beautiful destination wedding photography locations like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Singapore, Malaysia, Maldives and so on. Read these Indian Candid Wedding Photography stories!