“We specialise in designing beautiful bespoke weddings, perfectly planned down to the last detail.”
Dreaming of a barefoot beach blessing, a sumptuous day infused with the spirit of India, or a seriously stylish celebration as the sun melts into the Arabian ocean? For the past ten years we have been designing dream destination weddings, handling every aspect of the planning process, from the “how do we make this happen?” to ensuring everything runs smoothly on the big day.
We are a British team with a background in design and event management (so your wedding will be styled and planned to perfection!) working with partners in India, who provide the on-the-ground knowledge and contacts to turn your ideas into reality.
Every destination wedding we organise is completely unique – we are not a travel company or hotel chain bolting on identikit weddings as an extra. We limit the number of our wedding bookings each season to give 100% to every couple.
“A fabulous location is the foundation for a wonderful wedding, and we have a range of incredible venues for you to choose from.”
Whether you’re planning a romantic private ceremony – or seeking a venue spacious enough to accommodate 100+ guests – we will help you find the perfect backdrop for your big day.
From a Rajasthani tented resort on a stunning secluded beach, a Portuguese Palacio, to a luxury beachfront lounge bar, a gorgeous garden villa estate or a contemporary boutique hotel on the banks of a beautiful river. Whichever location you choose, the space can be styled to your individual taste, with your choice of catering and entertainment brought in.
So, whether you envisage a simple beach wedding or holding an extended celebration at an ultra-luxe hotel, we can use our unrivalled local knowledge and contacts to find a breathtaking setting for your beautiful wedding.
“The moment you exchange vows with your loved one should be absolutely magical.”
It could be a colourful Hindu wedding beneath a mandap of opulent Indian fabric, the priest leading the couple through the sacred seven steps to a soundtrack of traditional Indian tabla and sitar. Or a Catholic wedding in a pretty whitewashed church peeking through the palm trees.
For a spiritual blessing the possibilities are endless. You could decide to be married under a canopy of tropical flowers overlooking the beach at sunset, exchange vows in a gorgeous garden pagoda, or have a intimate moonlit service to the sound of the waves.
Even if you’re a non-resident, it is possible to be legally married with the local registrar. We oversee the whole process from obtaining the court order to delivery of the wedding certificates. However, for most people a civil ceremony before coming away is the most straightforward option. You can then have your ‘wedding day’ to celebrate your marriage.
“Your wedding decor should reflect your personal style and complement your chosen venue.”
We offer a full wedding design service, working with you to create inspiration boards covering overall themes and colour palettes, right down to the tiny details that will ensure your day is styled to perfection.
Whether you’re dreaming of a soft romantic look, classic white beach styling or a riot of Indian colour, we will work to translate this across your wedding.
The ceremony could be held in a garden gazebo dripping with jasmine, a mandap bedecked with sari material, or a bohemian beach set up of wood and shells right on the sand.
We then continue the design concept to create a stunning evening scheme: beautifully dressed dining tables, lanterns hanging from the trees, chill out areas, fairy lights, the whole space lit with hundreds of tiny candles. And all complemented by gorgeous florals, from the bridal bouquets to table arrangements.
Whatever your style – from contemporary elegant to vintage chic – we will ensure your wedding is beyond beautiful!
“Our philosophy is to provide all the key services that will bring your wedding vision to life.”
From helping you plan a personal ceremony to designing the perfect look for your day, we work with you to hand pick a team of vendors and entertainers, build a style profile, manage rentals and find resources, and take care of all the paperwork, budgeting and event preparation.
When the big day finally arrives, our flawless coordination means you can completely relax and enjoy an effortless and unforgettable celebration.
More information about the individual services we offer can be found in the drop down menu below…
- A barbeque banquet of fresh fish and seafood, served with a selection of salads and homemade sauces
- A Goan influenced menu, fusing the best of the Portuguese and Hindu cuisines
- A gourmet Indian feast, served family-style
- A sophisticated selection of canapés and cocktails
- A dessert table of profiterole towers, custom cupcakes, tarts and tropical fruit
- A champagne brunch for morning weddings – or for the morning after!
When it comes to entertainment, Walking on Sunshine has an unrivalled contact book of DJs, performers and fire dancers. But, if you’d prefer a more subtle soundtrack, folk musicians, a funk DJ or a jazz band are just some of the other options. And what better way to complete your celebration than a dazzling firework display over the Arabian sea.
With people coming from all over the world, extended celebrations are a way for the wedding party to get to know the location and each other before the big day – and to recover together afterwards! We can plan a pre-wedding pool and pampering day, arrange group activities, put on a welcome dinner, or a post-wedding brunch complete with a detox/retox bar and therapists to give tired guests a mini massage.
Just let us know what you would like to complete the wedding party of your dreams.
Professional wedding photography and videography to capture your day.
Images on this site courtesy of Cory Goldberg, Jessica Alexander, What the Fox Studio, Rahul de Cunha Pictures, Vrutika Doshi, Kim Cartmell, Matthew Weinreb and Mark Oakley.
All the little extras to make your events stand out, help you look after your guests and take the stress out of planning a destination wedding:
We work with KOKOindia, a bespoke travel company that can assist with group travel and accommodation, arrange exciting excursions for you and your guests whilst in Goa, and design dream honeymoons in magical locations across India.
A countdown website to communicate with your guests about your wedding, tell your story, give travel and accommodation information, and offer tips for visiting India.
Preparation for the bridal party. Pre-wedding manicures, pedicures and beauty treatments. Hair styling and make-up on the morning of the wedding, complete with breakfast and bubbly.
Wedding day favours or gift bags for your guests. Bespoke stationery, from invitations and orders of service to menus and place names. Welcome packs with the wedding details, essential knickknacks, restaurant recommendations and sightseeing advice.