A Big Fat Wedding In IBIZA! By Aditya Motwane(MEW), Vandana Mohan(WDC) & Puneet Sikand(TKAC)
by Kanika Mehta Weddings | October 14, 2016 | News
The extravagant wedding celebrations of Meera Shah from London and Prashant Manek from UAE were held on Oct 8 and 9 at Ibiza, the world’s most glamourous beach destination! Quite predictably, the couple instantly fell in love with the magical and spiritual energy of Ibiza!
THE DESTINATION: Intriguing Ibiza
Ibiza is one of the Balearic islands, an archipelago of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. It is better known for the vibrant nightlife in Ibiza Town and Sant Antoni. Interestingly, Ibiza also has quiet villages, yoga retreats and beaches, from Platja d'en Bossa, lined with hotels, bars and shops, to quieter sandy coves backed by pine-clad hills found all around the coast.
Speaking of the destination, Aditya Motwane, Director, Motwane Entertainment and Weddings said, “You need to do Ibiza true justice. The manic ease with which this haven operates has to be experienced to be believed. What makes it even more special for me is knowing that this is the first time ever that a wedding of such scale has taken place in Ibiza and it is an Indian wedding!"
The celebrations commenced on October 8, as guests were welcomed at the Ibiza airport and brought with private transport to their 5-star accomodation.
Everything chosen was unique and top-of-the-line. Right from 5-star Hotel properties such as ME and Insotel Fenicia for guest accommodation to iconic Ibiza venues such as LIO & HEART. Over 35 top chefs were flown in to display their magic, at each of the events.
HIGH TEA WITH A VIEW!: In the afternoon, guests enjoyed a high tea organized on the famous rooftop restaurant of the ME hotel with a 360º view over the secluded bay of the sophisticated beachside retreat.
THE SENSATIONAL SANGEET: The same evening, a ‘Sangeet’ and an unforgettable show night took place in world famous club, LIO.
THE GORGEOUS GARDEN WEDDING: Day 2 commenced with a ‘Baraat’ assembly at the entrance of the ME hotel.
The guests assembled for the wedding rituals, which took place at the hotel's stunning garden and lawns, against the gorgeous backdrop of the Ibiza sunset!
THE RECEPTION- A SPECTACULAR FEAST: The wedding was followed by a black-tie wedding reception in the evening at HEART. The extraordinary establishment offers innovative cuisines from culinary pioneers- Ferràn and Albert Adrià; and the founder of the world famous Cirque du Soleil - Guy Laliberté!
On the last day, guests were treated to an extended gourmet brunch at the Salt and Sea restaurant in the ME hotel.
Speaking about his experience while working with local vendors, Motwane said, "Here we were, putting together a larger-than-life wedding event on international scale, never-seen-before in Ibiza. Preparing for this event has been an amazing cultural journey between the local teams and the Indian wedding specialists at every level - gourmet cuisine, styling and hospitality."
"The infrastructure for this has involved a immensely refined degree of production detailing. This takes extraordinary effort and dedication from the supremely professional counterparts working together across borders and geographies", he added.
Destination Management Company(DMC): Ibiza Management
Wedding Planning & Management: Motwane Entertainment & Weddings
Design & Decor: The Wedding Design Company
F&B: The Kitchen Art Company
Videography and Photography: Muse Motion Pictures (London)
‘Ibiza Management by Christina van Ederen’ who was the DMC responsible for local planning and management.