Going green with reusable and sustainable elements, this couple’s minimalistic wedding was a refreshing one!
This wedding in New Delhi was glamorous, colorful, traditional and yet stayed eco-friendly, an ideal blend of old and new. Spearheading the decor front was WeddingSutra Favorite – Elusive Dreams By Pooja Doshi who accurately understood the couple’s vision and amplified it with her creativity. Photographing the decor was WeddingSutra Favorite – Camlition Productions who captured the beauty of the celebrations seamlessly by getting every decor detail right with their skill behind the lens.
Describing the Mehndi, which was the first event in the line-up, Pooja Doshi from Elusive Dreams by Pooja Doshi shares, “The bride’s brief was to use and design with all things paper! From hoop-like rings of paper placed at the entrance as props to the front facade of the bar, from hanging swans on the side walls to using customized photo frames with the couple’s pictures from the cities they traveled to, we did it all. The artist’s stage backdrop was made using paper flowers in shades of pink and peach to add to the origami look and feel. We suspended drops of flowers to add to the delicate touch. While we did face a challenge with the venue’s ceiling height being low, we tried to come up with alternatives and did the best we could. Plus, customized cushion prints and table covers in pink and blue were designed keeping the overall theme in mind.”
The next event was the Sangeet where the couple had a gala time shaking a leg and watching heartwarming performances. Pooja gives us an in-depth overview of the decor, “Following the theme ‘A sky full of stars’, my team created a false ceiling and an air-conditioned glass house. The ceiling featured fairy lights that gave the event a romantic vibe and resembled stars twinkling in the sky. The dinner tables had a chrome finish and were paired with black velvet upholstered high-back chairs. Moreover, sofas and single armchairs were placed strategically across the venue, both inside and outside. A black and gold chevron patterned carpet added to the glamor while an infinity room at the entrance with a crystal chandelier and decorative birds gave the guests a beautiful welcome. The bar and photo opp backdrop was lit up by customized LED signage according to the bride’s wishes and the entrance backdrop had a painting of San Francisco and London where the couple cherishes many fond memories. Needless to say, all guests were in complete awe of the event!”
Right before the wedding, the family gathered together for a simple yet traditional Haldi. Pooja shares, “Hosted on a terrace while the April Delhi heat was in full swing, the Haldi was purposely kept simple. Equipped with multiple coolers and fans, the event consisted of a ‘wave-style’ canopy that sheltered the guests. Flanking the bride while she was being slathered by turmeric paste, was a backdrop adorned with a pichwai painting of cows and banana trees. Customized boards engraved with the words ‘lovely’ and ‘Sasural genda phool’ amongst many others were made and placed at various places. Another backdrop using the fragrant mogra flowers with carnation detailing was made for her Gaur Puja at the same venue. A bed of yellow marigolds around her chowki was created for perfect pictures. A kaleera effect using gota hangings is what the bride’s family wanted for the canopy ceiling and we created just that for them.”
For the big day, the decor was kept minimal and sustainable. Pooja shares, “The Wedding was hosted on an open lawn. The bride was quite keen on ensuring that the event had a less carbon footprint, as were we. The couple also wanted an informal environment where the guests could just relax and enjoy themselves away from any formalities. We used reusable elements, flowers were used sparingly and lush foliage was suspended from the ceiling. For the mandap, garlands of marigold were used to give the spot a traditional and positive vibe. Blush pink being the dominant hue in the color palette was generously used across the venue from the furniture including the glass coffee tables to the flowers that adorned the bar. Overall, we paid utmost attention to all details at every event and ensured that each of them looked unique!”