Hosted amidst lush coffee estates, this home-based tropical engagement in Chikkamagaluru will steal your heart with its beautiful decor!
Surrounded by acres of greenery and rolling hills, Nikita Mahendra, a designer, and Anush Chakravarthi’s engagement in Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka, was a cheerful celebration filled with heartwarming moments. Orchestrating the decor for this sunlit celebration was WeddingSutra Favorite – Wedlock by Vima who with their creativity amplified the couple’s vision and expressed their affinity for everything natural.
Nikita and Anush met through an arranged marriage that paved the way for several heartwarming dates, and by the end, they just knew that they were meant to be together. Sharing how they came up with the idea of hosting a hillside engagement, Nikita elucidates, “I’ve always cherished a dream of hosting at least one of my wedding events at our family home nestled in the hills amidst vast expanses of lush green coffee estates, and fortunately we made it happen! Friends and family traveled all the way down to our house in Chikkamagaluru where we kick-started the event with an intimate evening get-together. This was followed by the engagement in the morning where we exchanged rings to the tunes of my favorite song.”
Describing the decor and the theme, the bride shares, “I chose a tropical theme which would feature cheerful decor elements complementing the breezy March weather. What made it particularly special was that all our guests agreed to coordinate with the theme and wear pink or elements of pink! The decor sported large green leaves and colorful flowers. Additionally, I requested my invitation designer to weave in elements of coffee cherries and leaves as a tribute to the estate that I have the privilege of calling home.” Wedlock by Vima was on board to make her dream come true and ensured the décor was perfect. Nikita gushes, “I was thoroughly impressed by Wedlock by Vima who had previously designed one of my close friend’s weddings. So when it came to picking someone for my own engagement, it was a no-brainer! It was such a pleasure working with them. They understood my style and theme effortlessly and the execution was super smooth! In fact, any suggestion of mine was duly considered and done to my utmost satisfaction.”
Being a designer by profession the bride was keen that her bridal squad put their most stylish foot forward on one of the most important days of her life. Nikita shares, “I designed all my bridesmaids’ outfits personally and true to the theme, they were in hues of pink! What made them so special was the fact that each outfit was designed to keep the unique personalities of every bridesmaid in mind!”
Orchestrating a stunning home-based engagement is no easy feat and it has been a learning curve for Nikita. She advises, “I know it’s unique for everyone, but for me, it really helped to begin with the outfits. That allowed everything else that followed to fall into place seamlessly. Most importantly, enjoy the process. As much as I scoffed at this cliche, I finally understood why we’re constantly told that!”
Décor: Wedlock Weddings by Vima
Groom’s Outfits: Desi Hues by Nikita Mahendra
Bride’s Outfits: Desi Hues by Nikita Mahendra
Makeup and Hairstyling: Neha Gowda Makeover
Wedding Invitations: Kiana Invitations
Photography: Sugar and Scotch Films