VARSHINI + ROHIT | An old world romance

Varshini and Rohit are a contradiction to the times we live in. They could easily pass of as royalty from a hundred years ago- everything from their personal style to wardrobe reflects their love for vintage. For their wedding, they chose the beautiful Suryagarh as the backdrop and we designed an aesthetic that was above everything else – classic.

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The Polo brunch:

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Rohit loves polo, so much so that Varshini claims he loves his horses more than her! Their brunch was inspired by his love for the sport- large umbrellas, cushions inspired by a photo of him playing, polo trophies and horseshoes defined the décor for the afternoon.

The Sangeet:

Was a recreation of Varshini’s love for designer Sabysachi and everything vintage. Velvets, sequins and beautiful lamps lay casually in the royal gardens to host a night of dancing.

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The Mehendi:

In our little imaginative world, we see a little differently. Sometimes through our eyes and often through the eyes of others. For Varshini and Rohit, we created a mehendi inspired by an imaginary setting - if Mary Antoinette and Maharani Gayatri Devi met for tea. We had macaroons and maharaja tents set under the vibrant desert sky. Royal, mad and entirely whimsical- only we can dream of such things!

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The Ceremony:

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We've always believed in a modern interpretation of the traditional. Brass, tuberoses and handwoven fabrics are a constant in our little universe.

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Varshini and Rohit wanted an elegant royal wedding, one that also personified their South Indian heritage. Guests sat around a stepwell filled with the fragrance of fresh tuberoses as the pheras took place under a beautiful canopy of natural greens.

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 The ceremony was followed by a sit-down meal. The Sadhya meal is perhaps the most beautiful way of serving food- it’s almost an art form. Long tables were set under an air-conditioned tent, draped with banana leaves and brocade runners. Comfortable charpoys were set out for a quick nap between courses. After all, a wedding is foremost about the food.

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Design and Concept: Devika Narain & Company

Venue + Food: Suryagarh, Jaisalmer

Flowers: Henna Bespoke

Structure and rentals: Rama tent house, Bombay tent house

Furniture: Silverline rentals

Photo: Stories by Joseph Radhik

Film: The Wedding Filmer

Planning: Shaadisquad

 

 

 

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

Anusha + Dhrumil | Magic in the Middle East.

Every once in a while, life offers you a dream opportunity and when you get the chance to design a beautiful beach wedding by a client that not only gives you an insane amount of creative freedom, but also helps to make it happen- you make this!

Check out the magic we created for Anusha and Dhrumil’s minimal middle eastern wedding.

Structures: Jam Design Centre

Furniture and Rentals: Los Clarita

Technicals: Talentz

Flowers: Henna Bespoke

Props and Linen: Devika Narain & Company

Photos: Stories by Joseph Radhik

 

Aditi + Shubham | Amrud Bagh

Aditi and I had an instant connection from the day we first spoke ( I suppose the fact that we shared our birthday had something to do with it!). A journey that began with a phone call that led to a very long drive from Ahmadabad to Baroda culminated in this beautiful wedding in Udaipur.

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Aditi and Shubham are childhood sweethearts(They met at a coaching institute in tenth grade) and have all the makings of a power couple- they have launched multiple businesses together, including a popular fashion retail website. Aditi had always wanted a wedding in Udaipur and Shubham decided to fulfill her dream. Their 150 guest wedding took place at The Leela Palace over two super fun days.

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Aditi wanted something minimal and dramatic. Inspired from the Guava gardens in The Leela Palace, we chose elements that are commonly seen in the gardens- parrots, guavas, white flowers and pomegranates.

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The décor and the seating was a mix of white and gold with a burst of pink! We organised lots of fun activities like kite flying, hair braiding, parrot reading, caricaturist and mehendi.  White carts with white baskets displayed color blocked bangles, parandis and lehariya dupattas for the guests to pick and wear!

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The Sangeet happened in the Leela ballroom and terrace. The ballroom has these stunning chandelier and mirror panels – so we created something that didn’t feel too palace like yet enhanced the existing space. We worked with lots of gold sequins and deep tones of burgundy and purple. The décor had a print inspired from the wedding card- a raja and rani sitting on a horse.

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The outer courtyard or rangmanch is one of the most spectacular venues in Udaipur- it has the entire Pichola lake as a backdrop and has stellar views of the Lake Palace, City Palace and Jagmandir. This is where the wedding took place. Not wanting to create something that will take away the beauty of the space, we added splashes of marsala red into the space. The mandap was in the centre of the waterbody, draped in red and the entire ceiling was covered with rajnigandha.

The cabanas were specially hand embroidered. Zarzodi chandowas dotted the lawns with customised coffee tables made to look like bells.

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We filled the entire water body with roses and floating pattals with diyas.

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The décor for the Reception was classic, simple and elegant at the Guava Gardens. Five thousand candles were hung from the trees of the garden at varying heights. 

Venue: The Leela Palace, Udaipur.

Furniture and Rentals: Rama Tent

Florals: Kalikaar Design

Photo: Stories by Joseph Radhik

Cinema: The Wedding Filmer

Entertainment: DJ Angel

Outfits: Sabyasachi and Anushree Reddy