India’s identity is multi-faceted but its joyous, colorful celebrations with their unique blend of reverence and revelry stand out. And amidst the calendar filled with seasonal carnivals, religious festivals and other moments of joy – the Indian wedding seems to surpass them all in the way they amalgamate love, cheer and sheer magnificence! Wherever in the world the Indian wedding may be – it will carry the colors and warmth of home.
WeddingSutra Favorite – Cineyug hosted a grand celebration in the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi and the festivities managed to inspire awe effortlessly.
To host their splendid celebrations, the couple chose the sumptuous Emirates Palace, a breathtaking backdrop for this milestone occasion. Impressive on its own, the Palace’s spaces lent themselves to the diverse concepts the planners envisaged for each function.
The revelries commenced with an engagement ceremony. Here, a nautical theme’s usual blue and white palette was infused with muted pink, making it stand out. Hosted by the open waters, the décor featured flowers, abstract objets d’art, and a minimalist skeletal backdrop with glass orbs that seemed to float between the poles. The aisle, elevated and made of glass, was filled with blooms underneath while over it a roof made of blue and white tassles and abstract waveforms arched. The table décor resonated with the concept – flowers beneath a transparent tabletop and chairs upholstered in pink velvet.
A traditional wedding followed this modern engagement. The planners – Cineyug conjured up an ethnic aesthetic playing with color and concepts. At the center of the venue, a golden dome and a large tent formed a glorious mandap. The Sri-Yantra backdrop was created using fresh flowers and foliage. In the center sat an Agni Kund designed to look like a blooming lotus. The canopy was surrounded by amphitheater-style seating, covered in awnings made of luscious fabric in Indian patterns. One of the most eye-catching features at the ceremony was the floral rangoli that added the perfect finishing touch to the elegant set up.
The festivities concluded on an extravagant note. The reception drew inspiration from Indian royalty infused with a few Western touches. The façade of a palace was recreated as a stage at one end of the venue, surrounded by regal balconies. Plush seating dotted the spaces and on the periphery, the planners placed canopies bathed in golden light. The dining area echoed the color scheme and royal mood but its distinctive personality was rendered via paintings evocative of Italian frescoes, framed by golden panels and lit by floral chandeliers.
The Wedding Makers
Venues: Emirates Palace
Wedding Planner: Cineyug
Photos Courtesy: Badal Raja Company