Crafting a dome to make their festivities weatherproof this couple left nothing to chance for their spectacular destination wedding in Udaipur
Hosted across multiple plush venues in Udaipur during the month of June when the weather veers from intense heat to humidity within a heartbeat, Prachi and Romil Agrawal’s grand wedding celebration was thoughtfully curated and designed keeping comfort a priority. Planning the three-day extravaganza was WeddingSutra Favorite – Perfexion Events who with their ingenuity orchestrated events that not only looked amazing but were also sustainable.
Determined to create a series of unique events despite the many logistical challenges that lay in their way, the team at Perfexion events came up with an out-of-the-box idea. Ashish Bohra from Perfexion Events shares, “For a gathering of over 450 guests, we had the construction of an AC dome for the same as none of the venues had adequate banquet space to accommodate such a large gathering indoors. The weather was unpredictable, however, the couple was keen on an outdoor gathering and for them, the comfort of their loved ones also came first. Keeping this in mind, we decided to create an AC dome from scratch of size 80 ft.x170 ft. Needless to say, multiple blueprints were made, the area was thoroughly surveyed and numerous designers were roped in. Proper ventilation was extremely important and we ensured that the air conditioning was just as powerful as it would be in a banquet hall. Also, pledging to create sustainable weddings, we decided not to cut trees in the area and rather use them as decor props. However, we managed to create the dome without any trees except the one right in the centre which added majesty to the entire decor. Additionally, the dome was also made waterproof and consisted of two sections – the event space and the buffet area. We made sure air conditioning was of the highest quality so that guests felt like they were inside a banquet hall and instead of a dome created on barren land.”
Kicking off the festivities was a white-hued open-air welcome dinner where the guests relished the flavours of Rajasthan while mingling freely. After rejuvenating themselves, the next day, they geared up for the carnival lunch at a different venue. Describing the Carnival Lunch, that took place after the dome was constructed, Ashish shares, “The Carnival Lunch was about English vibes and its decor was inspired from a famous restaurant chain in Mumbai. The event had all fun elements, like, a rotating ice sculpture of the couple, a wedding hashtag cake, an engagement ceremony, a glass bell station and much more.”
But it didn’t just stop there as the team raced against time to orchestrate the next event on the cards. Ashish shares, “Wedding Planning is all about overcoming challenges with grace and we were ready for yet another challenge ahead of us, which was to change the venue decor overnight for our next major function – Mehendi & Mayra in the dome the very next day! With over 1500 labourers working in 3 different venues, we managed to change the complete decor of the venue in 18 hours, despite the fact that our Sangeet venue was also available for the decor just one day in advance. We split our team into three parts and tackled the challenge in the dome, that is, transitioning from the modern decor setup to a completely traditional one.”
Giving us an overview of the mehndi and mayra, Ashish shares, “Mehendi was all about a pop of pink and purple hues. Beautiful arches were made at the entrance passage right outside the dome and the Mayra stage backdrop was the major attraction of the event with its minimalistic thematic hangings and props. From live block print dupatta, making lipsticks, handcrafted soaps, and perfumes to resin accessories, the giveaway carts were loved by all. The function began with welcoming mayredaars followed by mayra rituals of the groom’s side first. To beat the heat we also had an Ice gola station with over 30 flavours for guests to choose from.”
Next in line was the purple-hued sangeet that was hosted outdoors and just as grand with an LED-themed neon after-party that had the guests grooving all night long. And, right before the wedding, the couple hosted a traditional yellow-hued haldi that was replete with marigolds and floral urlis on which the bride and groom were seated.
For the final event, that is, the wedding, the team gave all their efforts to ensure nothing was out of place. Keeping it elegant with off-white decor and crystal chandeliers that bathed the venue in a golden glow, the wedding decor exuded understated luxury.
The Wedding Makers
Venues: The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur (Welcome Dinner), Trident Hotel Udaipur (Carnival Lunch, Mehndi and Mayra, Sangeet After Party), Manek Chowk Udaipur (Sangeet), Jagmandir Island Palace (Wedding)
Wedding Planner: Perfexion Events
Set Designer: Elements Design
Caterers: Khomchaa – The Chat Culture, The Juice Art by Gulshan Chawla, Dé Luscious Fruits
Bride’s Outfits: Gaurav Gupta (Welcome Dinner), Anamika Khanna (Mehndi and Mayra), Jayanti Reddy (Sangeet), Jade by Monica and Karishma (Sangeet After Party), Picchika (Haldi), Seema Gujral (Carnival Lunch), Bridal Asiana Couture (Wedding)
Makeup: Abhilasha Sadana Makeup Artist
Entertainment: Siddharth Slathia (Welcome Dinner), Hiral Garg (Mehndi and Mayra, Wedding), 5 Strings Band (Carnival Lunch), Flying Piano (Reception), Nakshatra: The Flute Symphony (Reception)
DJ: DJ Devang
Emcee: Anchor Ekta Tiwari
Choreography: Angel Performing Arts (Wedding)
Wedding Invitations: Shubh Vivaah
Bartenders: Elixir Bartending Service
Photography: Israni Photography