you think of Goa, it just reminds you of the cool breeze blowing
into your face, sea shells laying on the sand and boats in the distant
What if you and your partner was born and
brought up in Goa and fell in love on the beautiful Goan shores??
Honoring this paradise you wished that your wedding theme would
be all about Goa. Wow!!! I would indeed say it’s an excellent
Let’s get into a little bit of dept with
some of the ideas for this theme. First things first, when you think
of Goa what are some of the things that would first pop into your
head, naturally its rich culture, beautiful beaches and excellent
Goan cuisine. A combo of all these three would help you with your
BIG DAY theme.
First the wedding invitation, I believe in recycle
and recycle invitation also send a message, lets keep Goa clean.
Imagine a recycled white paper with a scenic picture of the church
where you two are going to marry in the background with an outline
of silver. The sun rising on side of the card with the beautiful
coconut palms swaying on the other side. The entire wedding invitation
written in black on this beautiful background. Simply amazing, simply
different ! The background can be anything rather, ranging to a
beautiful beach scene to a village scene.
Moving on to the brides wedding car, her bridesmaid
and the deco at the church. I always believed that black looks sleek.
The bridal wedding car for me would be a black long one rather then
a white one. Some of the things that can come on the car would be
Rovadem beautiful decorated with flowers around it. Rovadem ( the
circular coconut fiber stand for hot earthern pots, used traditionally
in Goan homes ) being circular gives the shape of a wreath, such
small wreath can be neatly arranged on the bridal car, flowers made
in shapes of Jasmine, the Gulmohar or the Bouganvilla (all neatly
made using tissue paper or butter paper) can be used for the flower
The color of the bridemaid dresses and the flowers
in the church could be light shades of blue which signifies the
water seen all around Goan beaches or shades of Green, signifying
the lush green paddy fields seen around its Goan villages.
Thinking of flowers that are mostly seen around
Goa, the beautiful Bouganvilla is one such flower that we usually
fail to admire its beauty, If you observe closely they form a beautiful
bunch, flowing downwards. The pews of the church could be dressed
in the beautiful white bougainvilleas that flow form the top of
the pew to the center. If the color for the church selected is green,
then the flowers used in the church would be only white, if the
white flowers with green leaves would keep it simple and nice. If
the color in the church selected are shades of blue, then the flowers
in the church could be light shades of blue mixed with a little
of white. The bridesmaid dresses would be again, shades of blue
or shades of green depending on the color chosen ( have a look at
the pic’s above). The bridal bouquet can range from a simple
flowing white orchids mixed with a little of ferns to a simple blue
flowered one. The pic would give you an idea.
A step ahead, the wedding reception. It is suggested
that such a wedding would have to be held in the evening so that
the reception can really be enjoyed along Goa’s beautiful
shores. The perfect reception is to have it down by the beach or
a place where we have the Goan tradition still kept on, one such
place is the restaurant Nostalgia in Lotulim, a beautiful restaurant
with all the Goan artifacts kept around.
Having a reception down the beach is a wonderful
chance to end this day in a great manner. Decoration down the beach
could be as simple as having tables and chairs arranged in groups
of four all around. The path of the bride and groom can be beautifully
decorated on the sand with leaves and candles or small light bulbs.
There can be torches of fire draped in flowers. The colour of the
flowers could depend on the color selected for the church flowers
if it is green, then a combo of white flowers with green leaves
would look simple and cool. If shades of blue then, flowers could
be light blue with a little white in it. The entire pathway can
be filled with shells or small pebbles, the borders of the path
way could have waves, surfing boat etc.
What about the wedding cake? Has anyone tried a
sun, a white sun, right in the center of the table? The table beautifully
dressed with different types of shells, a little sand and playing
trawler boats? The guest invited can be allowed to feel really comfortable
by getting into clothes meant for the beach. A room can be reserved
for the gents and the ladies to just chill and change their church
Wedding reception can be held indoors if one wishes.
The entire wedding dance floor could be having some of the Goan
musical instruments such as the Ghumot, violin, etc hanging. The
guest could even be treated to a evening of Dhulpods and Mandos.
Along the area where the buffet is arranged you
could have thermocol made Dholau, Sup, fishes, Eathern pots etc.
The souvenir of the table could be a boat made
out of shell, painted in white with a short note of thanks. Other
types of souvenirs kept could be a small traditional Goan Sup (
the object that used to be used to clean rice, etc) along with the
traditional Dholau (spoon for stirring a typical Goan curry) with
a little bit of shimmer and of course not forgetting the vote of
And for those brides having their weddings along
he the beach what if you had a boat waiting for you to just sweep
you off your feet and take you away to the distant horizon, on your
way for that perfect honeymoon. Not bad uuhh ! ?
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