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Enter the enchanting world of Alice in Wonderland with this couple’s mesmerizing mehendi decor
Wedding Planning - Jul 29, 2020
Evocative of magic, innocence, and fond childhood memories, fairytales lead us to a whimsical land of imagination. And imagination surpassed boundaries in Nikhita and Mukund’s enchanting ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed mehndi function at Chennai.
Crafted by WeddingSutra Favorite – DreamzKrraft, a company known for its mesmerizing decor, the thematic experience was an ode to the bride’s love of fairytales. The special moments of the event were captured in flawless frames by WeddingSutra Favorite – Shades Photography.
Ethereal photos by Shades Photography embody the true essence of the theme, transporting the beholder to a magical world of fairytales, like Alice’s ‘key’ to wonderland.
Here, Co-founder of DreamzKrraft, Priti Sidhwani shared her experience of conceptualizing and executing the vision for the event which featured opulent floral arrangements, large installations, and customization and branding, which even included specially created booklets with henna designs for guests.
The color palette for the decor setup included mauve and pink hues. Spring blooms covered every visible surface for that magical effect.
Priti shares, “The bride envisioned the mehndi function to capture the magic of fairy-tales, which she loves so much, for a fun event which would be entertaining and create a lasting memory. The theme was incorporated into every aspect of the function, starting with the four flavors of teas signifying the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party that were included in the gift hampers sent to guests’ rooms. Along with a poetic invitation, the hamper also included an infuser and a note attached to a large key like the one Alice uses to enter into Wonderland. The guests had to write their wishes for the couple on the note and hang it up at the entrance of the venue.”
“Artists dressed as the White Queen and Alice (both young and older versions) welcomed the guests through a floral keyhole entrance. The pre-function area was decked with a plethora of themed sweets such as cupcakes, jellies, cookies, chocolates, cakes, macaroon towers and chocolate fondue with tea-cups, clocks, hats and bunnies. In keeping with the theme, the treats were labeled as ‘Eat Me,’ and bottles as ‘Drink Me’. A fortune teller enticed guests with his talents as they stepped out onto the chess gardens.”
“The bride had always wanted to feel like a princess for her wedding, so we created her very own golden floral carriage with footmen and giant flowers.” The main function was hosted at the ‘Chess Garden’ of the hotel, with the chessboard being the dance floor under a canopy of pink and white hanging flowers. Quirky signage to ‘Wonderland’ set the mood for the afternoon. A giant floral teacup and saucer installation, a photo-booth made from an antique telephone booth filled with flowers, a towering floral bar and lounges in the form of floral cages made for an arresting sight. Clocks, hats, and teacups and saucers were hung from the foliage. Table mats printed with clocks were placed amidst bright floral runners.”
“As per the bride’s vision, Laduree, Paris largely influenced the dessert spread with beautiful French macaroons, cupcakes and more in quaint pastel hues. Themed food carts with an array of chaats from every corner of India and South Indian fast foods made up the mouth-watering menu. Artists dressed as the White Queen, Alice, butterflies, the Mad Hatter and footmen for the princess carriage mingled with the guests, entertaining and shaking a leg with them as DJ Nawed belted out the bride’s favourite Bollywood songs.”
“It was fun to see their guests from abroad immerse themselves in the festivities! Even the men got henna designs applied on their hands. The event was full of light hearted moments with everyone dancing, and the couple’s lively energy was quite infectious.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: The Leela Palace, Chennai
Wedding Planner: DreamzKrraft
Graphics & Stationery: Puneet Gupta Invitations
Entertainment: DJ Nawed
Photography: Shades Photography