Striking the perfect balance between the old and new, this couple’s wedding festivities were regal yet modern!
Carefully curated using distinct themes, Bhavya and Nitesh’s wedding celebrations made jaws drop. Abundant with details and flaunting artistic flair at every turn, their festivities were planned and designed by WeddingSutra Favorite – Mogra by Namita who meticulously incorporated the couple’s ideas while amplifying them with their creativity.
Giving us a brief overview of the hustle that went behind the scenes as they planned the wedding, Namita Jain from Mogra by Namita shares, “Since day one the couple was quite clear on what they wanted – a series of events that were completely different from one another. Consequently, we chose different entertainment, special effects, and caterers to complement the themes of each day. It was undoubtedly challenging to come up with concepts that were polar opposites of each other and the challenge was doubled when these events had to be executed in a span of a few days. However, the team persevered and showed incredible dedication. Every detail was looked into keenly, from the upholstery, and the music to the food. As planners and designers of this union, we wanted everything to be perfect and left nothing to chance to make it so. Bhavya and Nitesh were the most fun, loving and easy-going couple we’ve ever had the chance to work with. They trusted our expertise and let us execute the events to our best capabilities.”
Moody hues of blue and green lit up by the soft glow of candles and lanterns gave the cocktail celebration a cozy yet elegant vibe. Namita shares, “We adhered to an international palate for the menu of this event. The venue was also equipped with a glasshouse which went seamlessly with our vision that consisted of a lot of lush greens.” Urn-like vases brimming with white blooms contrasted with the dark color palette while pillow cases printed with bee illustrations set the tone for the garden-based open-air celebration.
A bamboo entrance crafted abstractly gave the guests a feeling of walking into a wild garden. Alongside, chandeliers made of greens ensure no space was left bereft of greenery. And the best part? All of this was done within half a day!
A mixed bag of modern opulence, pastel hues and old-world charm, the wedding embraced Indian motifs which looked right at home amid the surrounding greenery. Pastel pink upholstered chairs, a vibrant mandap that was the spotlight’s muse and large brass urlis filled with fragrant tuberoses created an atmosphere abundant with contemporary regal vibes. Namita adds, “The menu was also wholeheartedly desi with flavor-packed Indian chaats and mains which the guests enjoyed in the colossal dining tent. The venue for the wedding was the bride’s aunt’s house because she wanted a homely, familial garden space to get married in.”
The mandap was the showstopper with its vivid orange-yellow suspended blooms that stood out against the pastel hues and added a distinct warmth to the proceedings. A close second was the Maharaja tent with vintage floral motifs that canopied the dining area.
Transporting guests back in time with its opulence that took a cue from vintage India, the reception, quite, simply made jaws drop. Ornate chandeliers found their home on tree branches while white ceramic vases overflowed with scarlet roses beside lounges inspired by Sabyasachi’s iconic Bengal Tiger logo. Miniature vintage elements, like, gramophones, telephones and treasure chests added to the old-school vibes while gold and ivory furnishings made it a royal celebration. Rather than opting for the usual floral stage – the couple chose a design that echoed the beauty of rustic step wells. Namita shares, “The catering mirrored the design story of the event with regal kebabs and a rich main course menu fit for royalty.”
The stepwell-themed stage celebrated the incredible symmetry of the classic Indian stepwell and was carved with niches that house miniature candles.
While planning and designing an event at such a scale is not a cakewalk by any means, Namita and her team at Mogra by Namita relished the opportunity to exercise their creativity without constraints. Buoyed by the way everything turned out, Namita shares, “The first meeting to discuss the decor was when we closed all the mood boards and were given complete liberty to orchestrate the celebrations as we saw fit. While this is exhilarating, it can also be slightly intimidating because the team’s responsibility increases ten folds when the family trusts their vision! On the last day of the celebrations, while the reception party went on, the team was incredibly proud of what they’d achieved. The cherry on top was knowing how pleased the couple was with everything!”
The Wedding Makers
Venues: MorBagh (Cocktail); Amaara Farms (Reception)
Wedding Planner and Décor: Mogra by Namita
Caterers: MorBagh (Cocktail), Ranch Catering (Wedding, Reception)
Bride’s Outfits: Sabyasachi (Reception)
DJ: DJ Ganesh (Cocktail), DJ Bosco (Wedding), DJ Ravi (Reception)