Destination Wedding at Park Hyatt Goa – Raahil & Pia (Part 1)

The season is back in Goa and the weather is great again. Time for the first destination wedding of the season, and this one is one of those weddings that one posts is not enough to cover.

Planning a destination wedding in Goa could go both ways. You might opt for a simple beach party, or take it up a notch (or two) by working with a wedding design company. I have seen quite my share of weddings in Goa, but I must admit that the decor and execution by the Crosscraft team exceeded all I have known about weddings in Goa till now. From the beautiful rustic forest decor of the Mehendi area, to a complete over-the-top set-up on the beach for the engagement, and the indoor club for the after party; the first day had set a high standard. It was such a colourful and beautiful experience that for minute I was not sure it was really in Goa.

However, the scale of the wedding, and the beauty of the decor, where only the backdrop for one of the craziest, happiest, nicest weddings we have ever covered. The Bhatia and Kapoor families came from Delhi with the intention to have a PARTY, and bot did they have a blast.

Raahil and Pia have known each other for years, and the number of mutual friend they had, topped by the ever-so-ready-to-party Punjabi nature, turned this beautiful love marriage into a festival. From the decor, to the food, the music and the sea breeze, this was a wedding we will remember. Surely the Barat, which was the longest and craziest I have ever seen!

Here are a few pictures of the first day; the Champaign lunch at the forest, the Teeka and engagement on the beach, and the after party. The next post will have the pictures of the wedding day, starting with the ‘Aloha’ Haldi lunch at the ‘Dunes’, the Barat that took over two hours (!), and the finale of the wedding on the beach.

A big congratulations to Raahil and Pia for this lovely memory, and of course for being happily married! :) Thank you for having us with you as a part of your wedding. It was a great pleasure working with you and both families.

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The evening events took place on the beach, and again, a super beautiful set up for the engagement ceremony. The bar was the centre of activity for a while, until the gorgeous couple walked in for the main event.

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After the engagement ceremony on the beach, the party moved indoors for the after party, and a performance by Vishal & Shekhar. I must admit that I have not heard of them before, age I guess (wink), but the crowed went absolutely crazy.

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See the finale of this wedding on Part-2 of this post HERE

 

Photo Agency: SILK PHOTOS
Photography: Sephi Bergerson (Silk)
2nd Photographer: Sunny Pariani (Silk)
Assistant Photographer: Raveesh Pandrekar
Cinematography: Doodle Studio (Silk) {See the wedding video teaser HERE}

Event Organiser / Planning & Decor: Crosscraft
Make-Up & Hair: Daniel Bauer
Artist Performance: Vishal & Shekhar
Venue: Park Hyatt hotel, Goa

SILK PHOTOS is a boutique photo agency, based in India representing a select group of talented wedding photographers, both stills and motion, specialising in Indian weddings and destination wedding photography in India, and around the globe. SILK members can work alone or in a team to cover larger events that require more than one photographer.

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Behind The Indian Veil is the result of Sephi Bergerson’s seven year photographic journey through wedding in India. This lavishly produced hard-cover coffee table book brings the beauty of India’s wedding traditions, its people and its amazing stories into stunning focus.

Sephi Bergerson is an international destination wedding photographer represented worldwide by SILK PHOTOS. He is based in India with extensive experience of covering weddings all over the subcontinent. He is available for wedding photography in Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, as well as weddings in Mombasa and elsewhere in Africa.