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

 

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

 

One

I have never felt luckier in my life! There are so many things I have to be ridiculously grateful for in 2014 (I am almost standing on top of a building, shouting this out!) A random suggestion that actually became a business, a support team who has made it all a reality, for the awesome couples who let me be a part of their big day and their families who have had such incredible faith in me, and most of all, for the fact that I wake up every day and do what I love most. I’m going to be honest here. This was my first full year on my own, and I’ll admit– it was terrifying. It’s scary relying completely on your own craft for your income, payments and all of that annoying yet necessary adult stuff. That being said, it’s also more fulfilling than anything else I’ve ever done. I love the fact that there is this teeny, tiny bit that I contribute to the world and the fact that I have something to call my very own. I love being able to plan my own day, I can work in the mornings, plan a shopping date mid-day and read through the evening hours. I can pack my bags and go for a holiday when I’m feeling uninspired and look for a new obsession. More than anything, I love that I get to design in beautiful, inspiring places all the time.

Work took me ‘abroad’ twice this year for two of my most fabulous projects. The year started with the stadium wedding in monsoon struck Mumbai and took me to the desert town of Jaisalmer, where I had the privilege of working with local artisans and craftsmen. The past year had helped me clear my head, unlearn my earlier beliefs and find a distinctive style that is all mine.

My new baby: After months of contemplation and searching, I finally found a team who has been able to design my dream. Not only do I have a fabulous new logo ( it has flowers in it :D), the website will also be up and running in a few days.

Here is a flashback of the past year, it has been such a fun journey! THANK YOU for egging me on, encouraging me and loving what I make with so much love.