Gorgeous Decor & Bridal Looks We Loved At Monali & Rahul’s Goa Wedding!

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This bride chose to keep her bridal looks simple (yet beautiful!) and the wedding decor divine (see the Victorian Cocktail decor photos!) A Goa affair where the wedding took place on the first day, followed by other functions – this was just one of the things that made this wedding special!

Monali & Rahul’s Wedding Story

Monali & Rahul got married over a 2-day celebration at The Grand Hyatt, Goa followed by a reception at The Club, Mumbai. According to the bride “We wanted the wedding celebrations to be an extension of who we are as individuals hence we had a slightly different flow of events”. The couple wanted the wedding to take place on the very first day so that they could enjoy the union with their family and friends the following day.

Here’s a breakdown of all the things we loved from this Goa Destination Wedding!

1. Bride’s Unique Pooja Look!

Monali’s boho printed lehenga by Traditional Patola from Patan, along with a contrasting rani haar, was a unique pick for the mandap pooja ceremony. She decided to keep her makeup minimal and natural, not taking away from the main wedding celebration that was to follow the same day.

simple bridal makeup for Puja wedding function with raani haar necklace and half up half down hairstyle

We also loved the bright haldi yellow kurta on the groom!

unique pink and blue lehenga for bride to wear on a small wedding function

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2. Simple Bridal Style In Red Wedding Lehenga

The bride wore an absolutely stunning princess kundan necklace with pink meenakari work making it a uniquely pretty design. A touch of blue stones in the jewellery coordinated it with the hints of light blue in her red Anita Dongre wedding lehenga!

The bridal makeup look included light smokey eyes, the slightest touch of blush and a pinkish nude lip colour. For a bride who doesn’t want to go OTT with her makeup, this is it!

bridal eye makeup - smokey eyes with soft pink lips - kundan maang tikka, nath and necklace with meenakari work - gota patti red blouse
A simple bridal nath completes the classic wedding look
Gota patti red wedding lehenga by Anity Dongre
Gota patti red wedding lehenga by Anita Dongre
Red blouse design with slightly long sleeves
The bridal blouse and kundan with meenakari wedding jewellery
kundan maang tikka for small forehead
Kundan maang tikka that’s perfect for a bride with a small forehead

3. The Groom’s Entry

The groom ditched the cliched entry on a horse and decided to enter in a beautifully decorated vintage motorbike instead. We LOVED it!

groom entry idea - on a motorcycle

decor for antique motorcycle - groom entry idea

4. The Bride’s Entry

Monali didn’t enter under a phoolon ki chaadar. She walked into the venue as part of a  traditional ganga aarti procession led by the family pandits. We think it added a royal and divine touch to the wedding!

bridal entry idea

bridal entry idea - with pandits holding aarti diyas

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5. The Groom’s Family In Colour Coordinated Pastels on Wedding Day!

colour coordinated groom family
The parents and sister of the groom in beautiful soft pink outfits!

6. Tropical Indian Forest Themed Decor for Wedding Day

white and red mandap decor idea
The Mandap
white and red with forest theme wedding decor idea - passageway
Elephant paintings on flex boards adding to the forest vibe

7. An All-White Jazz Brunch

The second day kicked off with an all-white themed brunch party inspired by Capri of Italy, where the couple went for their honeymoon! The bride turned heads in a Jade by Monica and Karishma creation wearing a ruffled crop top and a shimmering pastel skirt.

The guests followed the theme quite seriously!

There were also cute little things like colourful straws and small buckets, adding pops of colour to the otherwise all white decor.

8. Gorgeous Victorian English Decor at the Cocktail

One of the prettiest decor setups we’ve seen this entire year!

The ombre effect on the bar’s ceiling, with the same colours moving through the blooms on the table decor as well as chair decor looked beautiful.

The Bar

The Entry

Table seating decor with ombre drapes as chair decor
Ombre theme continuing in the floral arrangements!
Seating area decor with filament bulbs and paintings on wall flex stands

9. The Bride’s Ivory Lehenga at the Cocktail

We loved the Falguni & Shane Peacock pick for her cocktail evening.

10. Mumbai Reception- Arabic Themed Decor

The wedding reception had shades of ultraviolet (Pantone colour of the year) strewn in the decor which made it look absolutely gorgeous! <3 It was held at The Club in Mumbai and decorated by National Decorators.

Pearl strings as chair decor
The bar

11. The Dark-Hued Reception Lehenga!

Monali wore a deep blue (almost black) Sabyasachi lehenga and paired it with a plain blouse, so that nothing took away from that gorgeous benarsi silk skirt!

Her groom, Rahul, coordinated his look with hers by wearing a Raghavendra Rathore achkan.

We also loved the minimal use of jewellery, with the multi-strand kundan necklace being the piece making a statement. Her low bun hairstyle with delicate twisties in front, and subtle makeup, were spot on as well.

Wedding Vendors List:

Mandap Puja:
Bride’s Outfit – Traditional Patola from Patan
Bride’s Makeup – Doll You Up By S
Groom’s Outfit – Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla
Bride’s outfit – Anita Dongre
Bride’s Makeup – Pakkhi Pahuja
Groom’s outfit – Sabyasachi
Bride’s Outfit – Jade
Bride’s Makeup Artist – Doll You Up By S
Bride’s Outfit – Falguni & Shane Peacock
Bride’s Makeup Artist – Pakkhi Pahuja
Groom’s outfit – Raghuvendra Rathore
Entertainment Artist – Bryden & Parth
Mumbai Reception:
Bride’s Outfit – Sabyasachi
Bride’s Makeup Artist – Amrit Kaur Artistry
Groom’s Outfit – Raghuvendra Rathore
Entertainment Artist – Singhs Unplugged
Decor – National Decorators
Other Wedding Details
Events team – Wed gurus
Photographers – Recall Pictures
Decorators – Amaahyaaj
Wedding DJ –  DJ AJ
Mehendi – Kamaljeet’s Mehendi
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