Kanika + Rakshit | A Winter Wedding

We adored tailoring this beautifully local destination wedding of love and celebration around Kanika and Rakshit – a perfect example of true happiness and joy!

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Their wedding was a coming together of two culturally different families that at the very core were very much the same. A Mehendi at their home, sangeet inspired by light at the Dusit and minimal botanical inspired wedding formed the three-day soiree at the Dusit Devrana in New Delhi.

DAY ONE:

Kanika and her family wanted to retain the spirit of their family home and add colourful Punjabi details to it. A small colourful tent, bright details in the form of gota and pompoms and colourful cushions formed the background to the Mehendi and Haldi held at home.

DAY TWO:

The Dusit is one of the most stunning properties in Delhi! I have always been impressed by the large waterbodies that form the centre of the hotel and wanted to create a design that incorporated them in it. Playing with light and the beautiful reflections of the structures that were cast in the still waters, we curated a design experience that was filled with drama. Floating platforms were created in the water with ceiling made of hexagonal lanterns and greens. The ballroom was transformed into a chic space matching the aesthetic of the restaurant for the sangeet and dinner.

DAY THREE:

Kanika and Rakshit’s wedding was inspired by Indian Botanical prints. In love with the marigold,the entire setting was created around it. Indian details like mauli, kaliras and ghungrus were mixed with lots of candles and diyas. The reception dinner was set under a canopy of chandeliers with tall candleabras and intimate details like customised thank you notes.

Venue: The Roseate, Delhi

Furniture and Rentals: Rama Tent

Florals: Saini Flora

Photo: Stories by Joseph Radhik

Cinema: Chai Productions

Vasudha + Pankaj | Summer

The theme for this Puja was ‘lotus’- I’ll be honest here, despite being a beautiful flower and I’m fighting my patriotic gene while saying this- it is, very unimaginative. So I sought to create something spectacular and re-imagined the theme, keeping the elements to where the flower is found, its colour and texture as the predominant feature.

The result was a fabulous contemporary take on the ‘lotus’- in the form of a pink and white space, with clean lines and lots of beautiful details.

The biggest challenge in the space was creating something fantastic in the large pre function areas of the Hyatt in Delhi. We treated each one as a prelude to the main space, and worked with water-bodies (we had four of them!), jaalis and installations to make them as spectacular as the spaces they were leading to.

Unaffected by the oval shape of the main ballroom, we created semi-circular fabric draped walls which naturally culminated into the gorgeous stage- inspired by the Puttaparthi temple in Andra Pradesh.

In an attempt to create something different, we completely did away with banquet tables. Layers of metal were beaten to create the shape of a lotus leaf from which rose tinted chrome lotuses ‘grew’ to form the centerpiece. The long tables were made of jaalis that created a beautiful lotus pattern on the floor. All set against the gorgeous mogra covered walls which not only looked beautiful, but also smelled divine.

Venue: Grand Hyatt, Delhi

Furniture and Rentals: Rama Tent House.

Structure and Technicals: Scoop

Florals: Saini Flora

Photo: Humayun Khan