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Patralekhaa and Rajkummar
Goa

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations.

Welcome Event
Mehendi Brunch

Getting your mehndi done as a bride is something just so special. Something I was looking forward to ever since I found Divya, who also goes by 'Henna by Divya' over on Instagram. I have followed her work for years & always had this dream of her doing my bridal mehndi. I definitely put it out into the universe & I was so excited that we could make it work when the time came. She was definitely the first 'supplier' I booked (pretty much the week we got engaged!). I say 'supplier' because she is definitely more of a friend - she's such a beautiful, soul that's full of light.

I thought it would be best to do it as a brunch style event, on the morning of our Fiesta day. It was a very chilled out morning which took place in our suite we stayed at. We wanted our guests to feel al relaxed as possible, so there wasn't much of a dress code but it was very relaxed, light Indian clothes or English clothes (whatever they felt comfortable in). It started around 10 am, although my day started at 5.30 am in the morning so that Divya could make an early start on my hands and feet & finished around 1pm

Sangeet
The Fiesta

When it comes to our sangeet, I knew I wanted one because I just love dancing! This was probably one of the hardest event themes to come up with because I wanted something traditional & Vex wanted something more modern. There was a bit of a lightbulb moment when we threw all our ideas in the bin & thought why not have a night filled with just Spanish music, traditional Mexican food & celebrate the beautiful culture of Mexico while we were all there. This summer a lot of Spanish artists were in the UK music charts which made choosing the music so much fun (which was all on my husband's plate as that's totally his thing, being an ex-music producer). That's where the birth of our 'Fiesta' night came about. Fiesta in Spanish simply translates to 'PARTY' which is exactly what we wanted to do!

Wedding
The Vows

Indian weddings are so colourful. We didn't want our decor to overpower the beautiful clothes everyone was wearing. So we went for a very white & minimal theme. White & cream florals with a hint of pink to break things up were perfection, with the beautiful background of the ocean behind it. To add to the minimal look, we decided to go for an acrylic mandap, something different that we hadn't seen before & matched acrylic chairs. Ah, just thinking about it makes me so happy!

Although it rained the night before (rain being a sign of good luck) it happened to be gorgeous weather on the day. I was told if we got a phone call at 6am in the morning, the entire set up would have had to be moved indoors to the ballroom. But thankfully all the skies had cleared up. Before getting to the seating area of the wedding, we had set up fresh coconut water, ice slushies, cold refreshments & fruits for all our loved ones. Not only that but we also packed cooling mists for every single person so they could keep cool in the Mexican heat.

Scenting was really important to use throughout our events. Scent always takes me back to memories our wedding was going to always be an amazing memory to remember. Every event had a different 'smell' to it which was scented by Jo Malone. The two that meant the most to us was, of course, our Wedding & our Reception. For the wedding day, we used Jo Malone's Wood Sage & Sea Salt for not only scenting the event but also layered the body wash, moisturiser & cologne on ourselves. Even to this day, I wear it every wedding anniversary as well as date nights.