When the sun goes down the fun begins - that was the scene
across the lavish lawn of the rambling mansion named Casa
Bela on Candolim beach in Goa at the pre-wedding celebration
of former supermodel Reshma Bombaywala and internationally
famed mixologist Dimitri Lezinska.
At the sangeet, women looked wonderful
with their mehndi, there was the sound of music and
much masti on the evening of Thursday, January 28, 2010.
Both Reshma and Dimi were dressed in traditional Indian
attire as befitting the occasion. And Reshma's model
friends including Dipannita Sharma, Nethra Raghuraman,
Tupur Chatterji showed that they had a hidden talent
besides making heads turn on the catwalk - they could
even dance to all the hit Bollywood tracks. Even singer
Anoushka Manchanda got into the groove of the sangeet
song-and-dance routine. Watching their every move were
other models like Nina Manuel, Fleur Xavier, Binal Trivedi
and Sampada Inamdar. A surprise act was a dance number
by the mother of the bride Rukshana Bombaywala (she
also happens to be the sister of publisher Farzana Contractor).
Another surprise act was that of the sister of the bride
Rumana Bombaywala who displayed her jhatkas to an excited
audience. As though this was not enough, you had the
bride herself shaking to the beat of Khajra Re. Guests
included Ash Chandler, who compered the evening, Manasi
Scott and hubby Craig, Simone Singh and Fahad Samar,
Lina Ashar and Nikasha Tawadey.
The revelry unfolded the previous day itself, on Wednesday,
January 27, 2010 with a bountiful brunch by the beach
at Bon Appetit, strategically located in between Taj
Fort Aguada and Taj Holiday Village. Here, guests were
seen in their sunny beachwear with a live band that
kept them company. Singing his heart out was Ash Chandler
and Manasi Scott. Anoushka Manchanda also jammed in,
adding to the action.
The main wedding celebration was on Saturday, January 30, 2010 once
again at Casa Bela. It was a formal occasion with the bride in white,
the groom looked dapper in a white ensemble which included a white
tailcoat and white shoes. The guests who included Queenie Dhody and
Farhad Taraporevala and restaurateur AD Singh and wife Sabina were all
formally attired. The wedding vows were exchanged and then it was time
for eating, drinking and making merry, not necessarily in that order!