Décor trends may come and go, but flowers are forever. There’s a reason for this. Flowers are truly faceted. Not only do they each tell their own story via their colors and types (roses for love, daisies for innocence, marigolds for vibrancy and sanctity, etc.), they also evoke the poetry of the seasons (a springtime bride, a summer of love, and so on). Above all though, they are a visual delight with their ability to infuse the plainest venue with a dreamy, festive vibe.
At an engagement ceremony planned by WeddingSutra Favorite – Marriage Colours, the team created the most spectacular setup where the versatility of flowers was truly on display. Held at the beautiful Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram, the idyllic location on the Coromandel Coast, by the Bay of Bengal, brought a sophisticated, exotic ambience to the event. Within the luxurious environs of the hotel’s ballroom, the ceremony was conducted amidst a grand display of floral opulence, exactly as the family had desired.
Pradeep Chander, Creative Director of Marriage Colours says, “We make it a point to have many conversations with our clients to understand what they’re looking for from their celebration. During our initial meeting with one clients family, it became apparent to us that they hold the lotus in high regard. It was clear to us that the decor for that wedding would be inspired by this flower.”
The lotus, symbol of purity, holds deep significance in Indian culture and it took centrestage, literally. Pradeep says, “Taking the family’s vision forward, we came up with the idea of creating a 3D backdrop for the stage designed to look like a lotus. In the center stood a concave structure smothered with fresh white flowers. On the sides, we positioned structures in pink to look as if the petals were unfurling.” The guests were left awestruck.
The rest of the spaces saw an amalgamation of traditional and contemporary styles of décor using everything from marigolds and tuberoses to papercraft and birdcages. “We wanted the venue to look very eclectic and so decided to combine two different themes and create something remarkable. We placed multiple photo booths in different parts of the resort, including a swing on the lawns. There were origami hangings alongside wooden rings decorated with leaves at the entrance,” says Pradeep. The heft of using floral decoration was perhaps exemplified in the huge elephant the company created, using roses! Flower power indeed.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Blu Resort Temple Bay Mamallapuram
Wedding Planners: Marriage Colours
Photography: Atlhea Wedding Portraits & Films