Replete with candles, chandeliers and blooms, this engagement decor by The A-Cube Project looked straight out of a dream
A sumptuous celebration of love and a brand new adventure, this mesmerizing engagement function, marking the union of two great industrialist families of Chennai, hosted at the magnificent ITC Grand Chola was nothing less than a fantasy. The bride’s family owns the Tamil Television network Raj TV, while the groom hails from the family that owns SRM group of Institutions. The post-COVID celebration was hosted by the groom’s family and was designed elaborately by WeddingSutra Favorite – The A-Cube Project. The lavish festivities were captured in breathtaking frames by WeddingSutra Favorite – House on the Clouds along with Stories by Joseph Radhik. Read on to know what went into conjuring this magical event.
Conceptualized with the theme of ‘garden of geometry’, the décor played with structural shapes and clean lines, juxtaposed with the softness and feminine allure of floral installations. A lush green entryway led to the enchanting hexagonal foyer, along with a floral print ceiling hung with a crystal chandelier. Lavender hues of the walls were offset by the gleam of golden metal furniture and props, as well as columns and pillars. Blooms in gorgeous spring hues of pink, purple and white, decked every surface in myriad arrangements, with pops of blue for a fun surprise. Formal chairs were swapped out for lush velvet sofas in blush and grey for a cosy feel, accessorized with fuzzy pillows which lent a luxurious, Parisian vibe to the evening. Candles abundantly cast their warm glow on the festivities, exuding an air of romance.
The enthralling mix of flowers, foliage, plush décor and shimmering crystals continued inside the hall in the same manner, culminating in the grandiose stage of flowers flanked by gilded columns. Dry ice was used to create mist around the stage for a whimsical effect. A canopy of foliage and flowers ran around the entire hall, hung with tons of Edison bulbs. The dinner area reflected the same theme, with an astonishing tree centerpiece with cascading crystals making for an arresting view in the middle of the hall.
While the special day was constructed with luxurious, elaborate details, an inordinate amount of care was taken to orchestrate the whole affair. Ambika Gupta, founder and CEO of The A-Cube Project shares, “Being given the hall 3 days prior to the event, we made a systematic plan with time slots for the 5 vendor teams involved, so that we had no more than 50 people working on the site at any given point of time. Each worker wore the mandated safety gear and followed hand sanitization after every 1 hour while staying socially distanced the whole time. Post our decor setup, we handed over the hall to the venue 6 hours prior to the event so they could do a thorough sanitization, after which it was sealed till the event started.”
Not just the preparation, but the festivities as well, were managed responsibly from start to finish. A safety kit with miniature bottles of sanitizer, a face shield & personalized face masks were handed out to each guest on arrival. Plexi glass coverings were mounted over food counters that were spread out over 4 halls, and a server was assigned for each station to avoid overcrowding and unnecessary contact.
The lovely evening was perfectly executed for a safe and memorable experience.
The Engagement Makers
Venue: ITC Grand Chola
Engagement Designer, Stylist and Planner: The A-Cube Project
Bride’s Outfit: Tulsi Silks
Makeup: Bridal Studio Noor
Entertainment: Non-Violinist Project
Photography: Shot Stories by Varun Suresh, Stories by Joseph Radhik
Videography: House on the Clouds