Want inspiration for your ‘mandap’? Check out these creative setups that were highlighted at lavish Indian weddings held in the beautiful Sultanate of Oman.
The glitzy wedding of Sasha Rawal, sister of Bollywood’s leading fashion designer Kunal Rawal with Samarth Bajaj, a scion of a prominent business family from Hyderabad, was a grand affair at the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Muscat, Oman.
The glint of glass chandelier lamps and the timeless beauty of fresh blooms emerged dramatically in this stunning arched ‘mandap’. Created against a backdrop of Oman’s coves at the resort’s Turtle Beach, this elegant setup exuded an airy and breezy feel even as the glow of the lamps cast a magical spell in the evening.
Photos courtesy- The Wedding Salad
Aditi and Jash wanted a ‘wedding with a difference’ and that’s exactly they got at the popular Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Muscat, Oman. The resort’s three different hotels were grand enough to accommodate all the people, parties and performances that make up a modern Indian wedding today.
Their ‘mandap’ was a minimalist yet elegant one with aqua drapes on the corner pillars of a white wooden frame fringed with dainty yellow daisies and green foliage. This setup was brightened with splashes of yellow fabric and bows fixed behind every chair facing the ‘mandap’, and looked stunning against the crystal-clear blue waters of the Sea of Oman, rocky formations rising out of the sea and a crimson sky at sunset.
Photos Courtesy- PK Suri
Nazuk and Vaibhav got married at the Al Bustan Palace – a Ritz-Carlton resort, which overlooks the blue waters of the Gulf of Oman. This palatial venue includes the largest ballroom in Oman, making it perfect for large-scale weddings. The beautifully manicured gardens framed by the stark, imposing Hajar mountains make for a dramatic setting. The ‘sehra bandi’ ceremony of this lavish setting was held in the majestic 38-metre-high domed atrium lobby of the hotel, and the ‘baraat’ left grooving to a mix of Punjabi, EDM & Bollywood tracks as they made their way to the ‘pheras’ venue against the backdrop of the mountains.
The circular ‘mandap’ was open from the top and fringed with red rose garlands strung all around the frame. The pillars were draped in lustrous white fabric giving the effect of curtains. A glowing chandelier was suspended from the centre of the ‘mandap’ and the whole setup looked beautiful in the deepening twilight, especially when reflected in the waters of the pool.
Photos Courtesy- Ramit Batra
Smit Virani tied the knot with Chandni Amin at Oman’s Shangri-La Barr Al-Jissah Resort and Spa. So lavish was this wedding that Shangri-La even renamed this luxe property to ‘The Virani Castle’ for the duration of the event which saw over 1,000 guests attend from all over the world. The entire ambience and theme of the wedding included traditional Indian wedding hues of red and gold.
The ‘mandap’ comprised a palatial dome with two mini domes flanking it atop a dais. Featuring beautiful carvings, it overlooked the resort’s Turtle Beach and featured elephant carvings, beautiful friezes and garlands of flowers on the pillars.
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