An extravaganza of colors, traditions, and decadent decor at the iconic ITC Grand Bharat, Gurugram
While the couple hailed from UAE, they dreamed of the quintessential Indian wedding brimming with traditions, regalia and grandeur. They found the perfect setting for the wedding at the gorgeous, opulent venue of ITC Grand Bharat in Gurgaon, and hosted their functions across a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces.
The couple had a very well thought out, elaborate vision for their wedding, and they chose the team of Tinselle Events to bring it to fruition. Praniti Banga, Co-Founder of the company shares, “The couple’s love for a traditional celebration reflected deeply in both the selection of the venue and the ideas they had for the decor. The brief they gave was crystal clear from day one. They wanted big bright colors for their mehndi, a royal red wedding and a very contemporary sangeet ceremony which we put together by working tirelessly to ensure that they were extremely happy with the same.”
Vasundra Banga Kapur, her partner and Co-Founder adds, “Another important factor for the couple was to stay true to the aesthetics of the property and retain the royal and traditional Mewati look and feel of the property. They wanted to highlight the architecture and natural beauty of the property for which we used a lot of details, elements and colors. We went through an extensive planning and design process to put together this really eclectic and fun wedding.”
Hosted at the Agni Ballroom, the Sagan was an intimate affair with just the close family that kickstarted the celebrations. A soft peach and ivory palette was chosen to highlight the rich wooden walls and jewel toned carpeting, offset by an abundance of ivory elements inspired by Moroccan aesthetics and architecture. Ivory diwans, coffee tables, drapes and cushions added a contemporary lightness to the occasion, while the beautifully crafted bride’s mehndi seating took everyone’s breath away. Delicate floral accents in soft peach and pink finished the look.
To create the perfect Rajasthani – Punjabi Mehndi, a vibrant carnival themed celebration was held at the beautiful poolside venue of the hotel. The bright hues of orange, pink, yellow and parrot green painted a pretty picture against the pristine facade of the hotel. Larger than life graphics, quirky props, interactive stations, a floral fiesta and a variety of artists all added to the festivities. With elaborate floral pieces and a trailing floral design, a stunning yellow swing made up the bridal seating and was accentuated with personalized cushions bearing the couple’s initials. An actual miniature ‘merry go round’ set the bar’s backdrop, small counters for games and wedding favors created an authentic carnival like experience. The band ‘Rocknaama’ dazzled all with their performance, while dholwalas and fabulous tunes by the DJ had everyone grooving.
The Sangeet ceremony was designed with an enchanted forest theme, to make the most of the ostentatious style of the grand Prithvi Ballroom, incorporating actual interior elements of the ballroom and two lounges that offered the intimacy that the event needed.
A magnificent entrance of foliage pillars and a canopy of hanging vines and flowers greeted the guests along with a beautifully detailed walkway with floor artists to entertain them. A rich palette of emerald green and gold ruled the décor which was evident in the soft furnishings, draping and even the tenting. The outdoor dinner setup displayed dull gold drapes and props with extravagant chandeliers. A beautiful mirror bar, themed neon signs and elegant floral arrangements set the mood for a night of Glamour.
For the Haldi, a function very close to the bride’s heart, she had a vision of a palace-like setting. The beautiful gazebos at ITC Grand Bharat’s Yamuna Ghat was the perfect venue for an intimate celebration that exuded a royal vibe. The intricate architecture was decorated in vivid yellow and orange hues, with soft drapes, marigold garlands and simple centerpieces. Cozy traditional seating of diwans with cushions, bolsters and stools peppered the venue. A checkered black and white flooring struck a nice contrast.
The royal wedding in red and gold beautifully brought the bride’s vision to life and was hosted at the sprawling lawn venues of Firdaus and Vrindavan. The festivities started with the varmala, the setup for which was created between the two lawn spaces with views of the entire regal facade of the property. Two larger than life peacocks with sweeping floral tails flanked the stage, which also served as a great photo op for the guests after the ritual. After the varmala, the nuptials were held in an elaborately constructed mandap encased in red roses with chandeliers and a canopy of mogras. The amphitheater style seating created a compact, cozy viewing for the guests on the chilly winter night.
Hosted in an expansive space, the Reception reflected a creative, warm decor. A U-shaped structure was created for the seating to keep warm in the cold night air with an uninterrupted view of the property’s architecture. An abundance of chandeliers hung from a royal red shamiana casting a warm golden glow over the red and gold decor, the dining set up and other furniture present. Ornate centerpieces in golden vases added a decadent touch. The highlight however was the stage where the couple sat on a plush sofa in front of vertical light installations that looked phenomenal against the backdrop of the hotel.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: ITC Grand Bharat, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Delhi NCR
Wedding Planner: All AQT
Decor: Tinselle Events
Furniture: Luxury Rentals, Aakar Rentals
Hospitality: Making Moments
Makeup: Misha Vig Makeup, Sakshi Sagar Studio
Packaging: Posh Wraps by Shweta
Cake: Aditi Kohli
Entertainment: DJ Sushein, Jassi Gujral, Vaani Behl (Sagan), Rocknaama (Mehndi), Suryansh Project (Wedding)
Choreographer: Anusha Wedding Choreography
Photography and Videography: Colorblind Production