Fragrant Indian blooms paired with rich brass elements made this couple’s home-based traditional wedding an enchanting event!
Exuding elegance within the warmth of a home, Shubhangana Joshi, and Randhir Virdi’s home-based wedding in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh was pure desi in flavor and blended in beautifully with the surrounding nature. Decorated and designed by WeddingSutra Favorite Mogra by Namita, each of the three events at this wedding was perfectly in sync with the couple’s vision and emanated a welcoming warmth. On the photography front, WeddingSutra Favorite – Gaatha Photography used their lenses to give the couple memories for a lifetime.
Describing the kind of brief she received from the couple, Namita Jain from Mogra by Namita shares, “Since this was a home-based wedding, Shubhangana wanted her home to be adorned with all things pretty. The main aim was to ensure that everything looked natural within the home setting replete with cozy nooks and vivid flowers. Additionally, the bride was quite specific about the blooms to be used. She has a soft corner for Indian flowers and wanted us to use as many of them as possible!”
Kicking off the celebrations was a vibrant Mehndi sundowner in a ‘Quirky Marigold’ theme where bright Marigolds accentuated the pink tones used in the decor. Adding a dash of freshness under the dazzling sun were citrus-fruit adorned centerpieces on the table. Namita shares, “We used Marigolds generously whereby the flower garden around the dancefloor and colorful hangings were laden with marigolds with pretty pink flowers scattered in between them that struck an attractive contrast. Strategically placed cane baskets further added to the quirk factor of the event.”
Next in line was the big day where desi fragrances were in abundance all thanks to the enchanting blooms selected carefully by Namita and the bride. Giving us an overview of the decor elements that were used, Namita says, “The wedding day followed an ‘Indian Fragrances’ theme. From mogra to nargis with a smattering of rajnigandha, fragrant blooms filled the air with a heady perfume. The bride’s aisle was especially enticing as countless rajnigandha flowers dominated the senses as she made her way to the mandap. These along with tuberoses also happen to be Shubhangana’s parents’ favorite blooms and as an ode to them, we ensured that we used it in every corner as their daughter embarked on a new journey in her life.” Namita goes on to add, “This was our first event where we didn’t use any oasis for the floral arrangements. In fact, we made it all possible through chicken wire and water. Having attended the London Flower School, I was able to train the florists on the go as we orchestrated the wedding decor.”
Aptly labeled ‘It’s written in the stars’, the Cocktail event flaunted rich tones of blue that were set off by deep red hues. Namita shares, “We were intent on creating a fairytale-like atmosphere in the residential backyard and through sheer hard work, we made it possible! Yarn lamps lit up the celebration while cozy lounges accessorized with soft throws kept the guests warm under the open sky. Merlot-hued candles bathed the tables in a warm glow as everyone tucked in the delicious spread.” While the wedding looked stunning, it also scored high in the eco-friendly department. Namita adds, “After the events, all flowers used in the decor were sent to a well-known flower recycling company that turned them into beautiful products. This ensured that there was minimal wastage and it also kept our conscience guilt-free.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh
Wedding Planner: Shloka Events
Décor and Design: Mogra by Namita
Florist: Gloriosa Flowers and Events
Production and Rentals: New Variety Decors
Furniture: House of Furniture
Photography: Gaatha Photography