A rich fusion of Aztec and Boho themes, this pre-wedding celebration saw an old bungalow being transformed into a colorful paradise!
Swathed in striking hues and dotted with elements that uplifted everyone’s spirits, Ria Jain and Parth’s home-based pre-wedding celebrations under the pleasant February sun were enchanting. Skillfully planned, designed and decorated by WeddingSutra Favorite – Q Events and Weddings who used their creativity to the fullest, this celebration took the cake when it came to experimenting with catchy color combinations!
Giving us a brief overview of how she went about conceptualizing the decor and the work behind the scenes, Damini Oberoi from Q Events and Weddings shares, “Ria’s family comprises of a variety of age groups and all of them were equally involved in the decision making. Due to this, it was tough to choose elements which all would agree to and equally love. Besides, everyone seemed to like different features from the multiple mood boards we presented. However, after much deliberation the youngsters unanimously zeroed in on an Aztec and Boho theme inspired by SH Raza which was loved by the elders! We decided to experiment and add elements from all three of these chosen mood boards. It wasn’t easy making these different elements come together but it was a fun challenge.”
Consisting of a bridal Mehndi ceremony, Haldi and a Ganesh puja, the celebration was hosted at the family’s old home in Pune which was also a challenge that the planning team took in its stride. Damini shares, “Working around the venue was quite a task as the bungalow hadn’t been lived in for quite a few years. But on the flip side, we had vast grounds that got plenty of sunlight. As we worked against the deadline and within a budget, our experimentation paid off as we made multiple uses of decor elements for both days. We masked the facade of the bungalow with drapes and created a canopy with natural green elements. We also added green turf for it to all come together and look like the garden of the bungalow.
For day one, we went with the Boho theme mixed with Aztec prints. A color palette of orange and blue brightened up the venue while elements crafted out of jute suspended from the trees exuded an earthy vibe. Ria’s Mehndi backdrop was a gorgeous tree that we decorated with flowers for her to sit under. Also, her Ganesh pooja backdrop was SH Raza-inspired. The tables had bohemian centerpieces and Aztec print fabric runners.”
“For the next day, we created a traditional vibe since the guest list included many elders and there were several rituals to be held. Keeping this in mind, we removed the blue from the day before and added yellow into the mix with orange. Bells were also a part of the decor along with pickle jars accentuated by floral arrangements. Also, we created a comfy seating area with custom-printed takhats. Since multiple dance performances were also on the cards, a simple backdrop along with a raised platform gave everyone ample space to show off their moves.”
Wedding Planner, Décor and Designer: Q Events and Weddings
Bride’s Outfits: Chhavvi Aggarwal (Haldi), Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla (Mehndi)
Makeup: Makeover By Amruta
Photography: Israni Photography & Films