Taking inspiration from mythological tales, this couple’s enchanted forest-theme cocktail party was surreal!
Combining the best of folklore and fantasy, Jay Samani and Benaz Katgara’s cocktail party hosted in Mumbai was no less than a dream with its show-stopping, unique decor. Making this dream a reality and inspiring awe with their superior decor skills was WeddingSutra Favorite – Samani Decorators who let their creativity take charge as they not only brought the couple’s vision to life but also amplified it to the hilt! Additionally, WeddingSutra Favorite – Zest Events ensured that the event went ahead without a hiccup with their seamless planning.
Giving us an overview of the brief shared by the couple, Aman Samani from Samani Decorators shares, “The duo was keen on creating a mystical and magical ambience. Hence we took cues from their imagination to understand what elements they wanted to include. Additionally, we researched on our own and delved deep into the symbolism of mythological creatures. Our clients were keen on making this figment of their imagination a reality and we worked really hard to make sure nothing was amiss. Plus we added our own creativity to tweak their vision.”
Orchestrating a decor as dreamy as this is no mean feat. However, the decor team relished this experience as it gave them the perfect opportunity to think out-of-the-box! Aman shares, “Once the enchanted forest theme was selected, we started brainstorming on the kind of decor elements we would be using. In folklore and fantasy, an enchanted forest is a forest full of intrigue and enchantments. Hence we referred to old tales as well as modern works of fantasy to pick out mythical characters from different corners of the globe, Furthermore, mood lighting, lush foliage and bright colors were used to reassert the theme!”
The attendees walked through a floral arch at the entrance where two mythical creatures stood guard to give them a flavor of what awaited them inside. On entering, the guests were treated to a mesmerizing play of lights where they were invited to get comfy on off-white velvet sofas and armchairs, drinks in hand even as they were transported to an enchanted forest. Using a curious mix of rustic, forest-like decor props like wooden logs, twigs and synthetic grass mats, the decor team created a wild atmosphere that transported the guests into the wilderness. Contrasting them were out-of-this-world elements: a plethora of vivid blooms, bright-hued mushrooms, statues of imaginary woodland creatures, LED screens displaying a fairytale-like forest backdrop, chrome pillars and subdued neon lights that swathed the entire venue in a soothing glow.