A stunning eco-friendly wedding by Nose to Tail Events filled with sustainable decor ideas
If mindful, sustainable celebrations are something that is close to your heart, this beautiful Surat wedding needs to be bookmarked for inspiration right away.
Designed and conceptualized by WeddingSutra Favorite – Nose to Tail Events, India’s first Green Event Design company, created with the adage “Nothing is wasted, Everything is celebrated”, this wedding saw unique themes and creative, eco-friendly decor for every event, which made them truly impressive and beautiful, inside and out.
The couple envisioned a quintessential fun, vibrant, big fat Indian wedding while all the same, ensuring that every aspect was as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible. To bring their vision to fruition, they entrusted the team of Nose to Tail Events. Indraja Khare, Co-Founder of the company shares, “The wedding decor was completely designed and planned virtually. We worked closely with the couple to understand their vision and requirements. It took various video calls and constant exchanges of messages and ideas to translate the couple’s dream wedding into reality. From creating mood boards to sketching the designs out, every little detail was discussed at each stage.”
Her partner and Co-Founder Aishwarya Lonial adds, “It was our first event in Surat, and due to the lockdown we actually saw the venue and met all the vendors only a few hours before the actual event! It was an interesting challenge to understand how the industry works there, and to also spread awareness about sustainability, the limitations that come along with it, and our style of work in such a short span of time.”
The wedding festivities kicked off with the Mehndi function. Bringing the bride’s vision of a warm, earthy, and desi celebration to life, raw textures, exposed wood, jute and terracotta were used for the decor. From the furniture to the table runner and even the welcome board, every detail was chosen to embody a cozy, earthy ambience. Fresh local Indian flowers, upcycled scrap fabric elements, and gota tassels added the much-needed pop of color. The decor was centered around the seating area of the bride, along with cute wooden booths placed around for the other guests to get their mehndi done.
Designed to be drastically different from the mehndi function in terms of decor and energy. the sangeet was modern and edgy with a dash of bling. A deep navy hue made up the background, in order to emphasize and highlight the handmade upcycled origami statement panels. Hundreds of sheets of scrap paper were painstakingly converted into a shiny golden wall of origami and made for an unforgettable addition. A canopy of suspended tungsten bulbs hung over the stage where the couple and their loved ones put up stunning performances. Upcycled cardboard tubes, shola flowers and dried leaves completed the modern, classy look.
The next day began with a vibrant, sunny Haldi and Chooda ceremony. The bride’s Punjabi roots and love for traditional South Indian decor inspired the unique ‘North meets South’ decor style. A beautiful handmade Phulkari dupatta offset by fresh green banana leaves made for the perfect backdrop while bright yellow marigolds and upcycled cardboard motifs suspended from the ceiling tied the whole look together.
The wedding was a royal affair with classy, elegant decor. The intricate jali work mandap with a Pichwai art inspired hand painted center panel was set in front of a beautiful candle lit backdrop. Taking the saath pheras under the gorgeous strings of rajnigandha was simply surreal. Hosted in Surat, a city renowned for its textiles, the occasion was imbibed with a wealth of rich brocade to construct a luxurious, regal feel.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Surat Marriott Hotel
Decor: Nose to Tail Events
Floral Decor: Shikha Flowers Surat
Furniture: Chintan Modi