Intense. Eclectic. Elegant.
Three apt adjectives to describe the rainbow ombré trend because one’s first reaction is to usually be rendered speechless by how beautiful it looks. The colors are presented in a seamless gradient and the visual appeal is universal. Mallika Singh of Fête Events, credited with bringing this trend to life at a celebration she designed, shares the nuances of creating the setup.
Every cloud has a silver lining but the day blessed by a rainbow is particularly glorious. The team treated this natural phenomenon as symbolic of a couple’s journey through life.
As they made their way to the venue, guests were greeted by a large clock installation that included a cascading runner made of elegant and exotic flowers. Off white carpets covered the expanse of the pre-function area and were offset by glossy cocktail tables and contemporary floral installations in tall glass vases.
No fewer than 150 varieties of flowers were used to create the most flawless rainbow ombré gradient for a dramatic effect. Mallika says, “A set up like this entails a fair amount of precise calculations to guarantee the successful execution of the concept. While putting together the decor each variety had to be carefully curated and measured to make sure the right numbers were ordered and that the colors blended well. Some of the flowers even had to be dyed to achieve a consistent effect.”
The team at Fête Events then extended the scope of the aesthetic with an ombré effect rendered via table napkins, upholstery and other aspects of the decor, all aligned with the theme to create a magical effect. Mallika explains, “The vibrant tablescapes featured long rainbow ombré runners created with flowers which were accompanied by tapered, drip-free candles sourced from Europe to match the floral varieties.” Silver accessories, customized menu cards and silver napkin holders with insect sculptures added an element of sophistication. The planner says, “All the fabrics used went through many tests to get the exact colors we needed to deliver an aesthetically dynamic and jaw-dropping setup. The matching napkins, as well as chair seats pads, looked stunning under the light of the contemporary silver chandeliers. The ambience was so wonderful, it really had us believe we’d conjured rainbows down here on earth.”
At one end of the ballroom an LED stage displayed customized visuals consistent with the theme. The acrylic dance floor with silver geometric designs, on the other hand, offered a striking contrast, creating an unparalleled setting that was graced by Badshah, as well as a Lebanese band and a DJ who played the catchiest records all night. One of the highlights of the event was the customized cheese bar for which a cheese connoisseur was flown down to create a unique display and deliver the perfect experience for all guests.
While the rainbow ombré decor trend has been making its presence felt lately, this celebration organized by Fête Events sets a new benchmark. Mallika says, “The reactions we received during and after the event were overwhelming. The night was filled with music, dance, and laughter and we were thrilled about the way everything turned out!”
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