Their families knew each other for the longest time, most of their friends were common friends and they lived in the same city. And yet, for all practical purposes, were unaware of each other’s existence, until a birthday party got them together and they’ve never been apart since. This made for the perfect love story to culminate in a beautiful tropical wedding in Goa
The white sandy beaches of Majorda, Goa, played perfect host to the revelers from UK, for a fun loaded three days of ceremonies and partying beginning with vatna and mehendi by the sea side, for which Manpreet wore a bright yellow and hot pink lehenga-choli, and flowers in her hair. A mela theme saw a splash of bright colours across the beach, with a choori-wala and nariyal-wala and lots of colourful chakris and ethnic motifs around divans with bright cushions strewn across them.
A traditional Jaago and choora ceremony in the evening was followed by a Sangeet that rocked the dance floor, with all of Mane & Aran’s friends putting up a very special performance for them, and Harlem Shake proved to be the flavor of the evening as the dance floor came alive with insane energy levels unleashed all at once.
The wedding day started early, with Manpreet and Aran getting ready in their respective rooms and a short kalgi ceremony for Aran after which everyone set off for the Gurudwara in Vasco, where the brightly coloured baraat procession drew a lot of attention from the locals as Aran and his family made a grand entry, were well received by Manpreet’s family, waiting to welcome them, and after a Milni everyone proceeded for the Anandkaraj. It was a very emotional moment for Aran’s mum as Manpreet and Aran took the last phera around the holy book.
The wedding over, it was time for everyone to let their hair down and party all night at the Magical Forest at Park Hyatt, Goa, beautifully decorated by Candice and her very talented team from Marry Me Weddings – with lots of candles and some very elegant tapestry. And today was Manpreet’s day and she owned the dance floor, dancing to all the numbers belted out by the DJ, right from Bollywood chartbusters to Punjabi hits to dubstep. And she carried this over to the after-party that went on till the wee hours.
The final day was a white themed beach party at the popular beach shack – Zeebop – which again saw a lot of dancing and this time, also, a lot of emotional words of gratitude from Manpreet & Aran, to their parents for giving them a dream wedding and to all their friends and families for taking out the time and making the effort to be with them on a very special day in their lives.
Oh. And a big shout out to Bauuer, for putting so much energy in Manpreet & Aran’s wedding celebrations. I cannot imagine the 3 days without Harlem Shake!