Stylish and sustainable, this pastel themed decor was a treat for the senses
The current Covid-19 pandemic has forced many couples to compromise on the dreams they had for their big day, and that includes the decor setups that they spent a lot of time planning and envisioning.
However, these challenging times have also opened a window of opportunity to reimagine things in fresh and enterprising ways. Seeing the silver lining in this situation was WeddingSutra Favorite – Yesha Modi Thakkar | Design Studio, whose team orchestrated a stunning home-based, pastel-hued pre-wedding ceremony in Vadodara, Gujarat, that impressed everyone.
Sharing the brief given by the family and the creative process behind designing the decor for this occasion, Yesha, the mastermind behind Yesha Modi Thakkar | Design Studio shares, “Our clients were an NRI family who wanted to create a space that resonated with their Indian roots, but at the same time had a modern edge which would appeal to the Western aesthetic inclination of their guests. An old tennis court at their residence was chosen for the event, and the family was also very keen on reducing their ecological footprint by highlighting the lush foliage that surrounded the court.”
“Keeping this in mind, we immediately favored a fresh pastel palette that would be enhanced by bright seasonal blooms. Running with ‘The Pastel Morning’ theme, we designed a space that was eco-friendly by using local, organic, and recycled elements that enhanced the venue instead of trying to hide the flaws. As a result, everything fell into place naturally, and not a single element looked like a force-fit within the venue. Everyone was overjoyed by the results and a fresh, joyous morning kickstarted the wedding festivities!”
Conceptualizing a design theme within a residential space may seem simple given that many factors are in one’s control; however, there are inherent challenges, especially now due to the pandemic.
Yesha shares some tips she’s learned along the way, “One should always aim at enhancing the existing space they’re given. Rather than trying to hide every flaw or create new structures, look for spaces, niches, props, and landscapes already existing in your venue which you could treat creatively to make your space look organic as well as exquisite.”
“Details can make or break your plans, so it’s essential that one focuses on the tiniest of details especially in an intimate setting.”
“Taking the current state of the world into account, one should always strive to reduce one’s ecological footprint. For this event, we ensured it by using recycled pallet boxes and trunks of uprooted or previously cut down trees to create floral compositions that pleased the eye and the heart.”
“Since the pandemic has forced many ceremonies to be held in smaller, residential spaces, one should always focus on using a fresh and lighter color palette that reflects light, which in turn, makes the celebrations livelier.”
“And, lastly, to make your vision a reality, scout for elements that are easily available. Source locally and try to use everyday objects present in your surroundings in an unusual manner rather than procuring extravagant items for one-time use.”