Throwback to 2015

The countdown to the new year has begun and I cannot tell you how thankful I am for how wonderful and generous the past year has been.

Looking back at all the beautiful weddings I have had the luck to design this year, here are my favourites from the year gone by (Tell me which one is yours!)

       I.         Kites as tablemats

Topping the list, this is super fun and easy. The kite table mats were perfect for a ‘boyish’ outdoor lunch for the groom’s family. I love how great they looked with the coral and aqua colour palette.

      II.         Mumtaz jaali

My personal favourite of the year, these jaalis were created for a wedding in October. I love how versatile they are- I used them as screens, prints for the cushions as well as the bar façade.

     III.         Mogra Chair backs

This simple yet elegant detail ensured that the venue for this summer bhajan, not only looked but also smelled great!

    IV.         Tambourines creepers

Sometimes, the most ordinary details make a beautiful setting. I stumbled on these in a local market and love how quirky they made this day Mehendi look.

     V.         The Transparent tent- set on the football field of the Long Beach Hotel is No.5 on my list. I love how the chandeliers reflect against the ceiling and twinkle against the night sky in the backdrop.

    VI.         Bubblegum wedding: Go bright or go home. I love how beautiful these bubblegum colours looked against the turquoise waters of Mauritius.

   VII.         Quotes as the Jaimala backdrop

I loved making this gorgeous backdrop for the Jaimala, inspired by the couples favourite quote. Its personal details like these that make a wedding more charming.

  VIII.         Lotus tables

These tables were my most ambitious project till date. Layers of metal were beaten to create the shape of a lotus leaf from which rose tinted chrome lotuses ‘grew’ to form the centerpiece.

    IX.         A good party starts with an amazing bar. This bulb installation mixed with strings of jasmine was the show stopper at this Sangeet.

     X.         Pink bottles

Last on the list are these super cute DIY bottles. I loved how happy these looked!

Kavya + Rahul | By the sea

This season ended with an international destination wedding as we flew to Mauritius for Kavya and Rahul’s wedding.

I loved Kavya’s conviction from day one- she knew she wanted to hire me and she knew that she wanted her wedding to be vintage inspired by the beach!

DAY ONE

The three day wedding began with a welcome mehendi lunch. The entire hotel lobby was converted into a personal space with monogrammed cushions, napkins and a bicycle.

For the sangeet, we pitched a giant transparent tent in the football field and let the night sky become our inspiration.

DAY TWO

A cyclone hit the island right before the wedding. As we finished prepping the last cushion for the ceremony, a heavy downpour took over. Luckily, the super chilled family made the most of it and Kavya managed to have a beautiful vintage wedding by the beach.

DAY THREE

The whole point of coming out so far is to let the guests make the most of it. Day three was a holiday for not just the guests but also a family. The Alice in Wonderland themed beach party was super fun; inspired by the book we played with scale and added loads of fun performers.

The evening was the concert night where Shankar Mahadevan performed with his troupe and guests danced till early morning.

 

Venue: Long Beach Hotel, Mauritius.

Wedding Planner: Horizon WEI

Rentals and Structures: Impact Production

Florals: Henna Bespoke and Cheet Flowers