A Goa destination wedding set on the backdrop of a dreamy beach, perfect weather, and two best friends for life
Best friends that became partners for life. That’s our crazy, amazing, energetic, powerhouse couple Nikita and Divyanu. They got married in a big and beautiful Goa destination wedding in ITC Grand surrounded by their family and friends.
Nikita and Divyanu met in college, became friends, and stayed friends long after graduation. Everyone who knew them could see their chemistry and how great they were together. Even they knew that they were the best of friends – they cared for and supported each other and through the years they came to trust each other. So naturally, when it came to choosing life-partners, Nikita and Divyanu chose their best friends, they chose each other.
When we shot Priyanka’s wedding about five years ago, we had no idea that half a decade later we would also be shooting her sister Nikita’s wedding. And to top that off, just after this wedding, we were also part of Priyanka’s sister-in-law, Sunandini wedding!
Part 1: Delhi and Goa Pre-Wedding
We had two pre-weddings for the couple! Their amazing chemistry comes through right at the first minute you see them together. We shot a super-fun and casual save-the-date for them at Divyanu’s gorgeous house. It was a fun day running around with the duo, playing basketball, and cuddling with Divyanu’s dog. Divyanu had a small movie room with a projector in their house; we decided it would be fun to project some graphics on the couple and shoot them there.
Here’s a small snippet from their pre-wedding in Delhi.
When we reached Goa, we didn’t want to let go of the opportunity of getting some pictures of the two together by the sea, so we planned a quick pre-wedding session a day before their wedding festivities began.
Part 2: Sangeet
The sangeet was packed with some amazing dance performances. When Nikita and Divyanu dance together, their chemistry is just electric!
Part 3: Haldi Ceremony
Divyanu had the craziest, and we mean in a good way, haldi ceremony we have ever seen! His friends and cousins could hardly wait for the pooja before they started the haldi wars and the flower showers. Nikita’s haldi ceremony was the same. Her friends and family had a lot of fun colouring her and she got her revenge on them too.
Part 4: The Wedding
Their wedding day was gorgeous with clear skies and the beautiful scenery of ITC Grand Goa. Nikita had the most beautiful sunset bridal entry and the mandap set on the beach made it all dreamy.
Part 5: Reception at A Dot, Delhi
The party didn’t end there. If you know the Guptas and the Khandelwals, you would know that they certainly know how to party! They had a grand reception in Delhi at A Dot to welcome Nikita into the family.
The Wedding Makers
Venues: ITC Grand Goa, A Dot by GnH
Wedding Planner: Siddhi Vinayak Events by Bhavani
Nikita’s outfits: Punit Balana (Pre-wedding), Divyam Mehta (Mehendi), Manish Malhotra (Sangeet), Sabyasachi (Wedding), Shantanu and Nikhil (Reception)
Divyanu’s Outfits: AjeX (Mehendi & Sangeet), Diwan Saheb (Wedding), Heritage (Reception)
Make-up: Niketa Kaur
Hair: Lawang Tamang
Jewelry: Shri Ram Hari Ram Jewelers
Photography and Cinematography: Twogether Studios
Photography: Arjun Kartha, Nihareekaa Kaur, Ronak Verma, Rohit Kason, Sunil Gautam
Cinematography: Ritesh Arora, Mayank Mishra, Sameer