Thoughtfully crafted themes allow the hosts of any function to curate the specific mood and vibe that they want to project, which in turn, piques the interest of the guests.
At a wedding planned in Hyderabad by WeddingSutra Favorite – The Wedding Designers which is headed by Rishi Rochlani & Yamini Shah created two distinctly different moods.
The nuptials were hosted at The Golconda Resorts & Spa, a sprawling 13-acre retreat with abundant spaces and lush greenery that lies close to the picturesque Osman Sagar lake.
The Japanese themed cocktail party called ‘Shiro’ marked the beginning of the celebrations. The outdoor spaces were decorated to look like Japan – The Land of The Rising Sun – in spring. A canopy smothered with chochin lanterns welcomed the guests into the venue where life-size tree features decorated with sakura (cherry blossoms) colored the venue pink. Shoji screens, bamboo centerpieces and a collection of Japanese paintings were the other interesting elements used to add an authentic vibe to the decor.
Talking about some of the unique additions to the setup, Rishi Rochlani of The Wedding Designers says, “Japanese tradition says that the bride who folds a 1000 paper cranes before her wedding will be richly rewarded with a good and happy marriage. Folding those many origami cranes is truly a labor of love, and we wanted to pay tribute to this lore. Therefore we incorporated those in the decor too.”
Used in alternation with strings of fairy lights, the paper birds painted a pretty picture. The planners also had a bamboo pavilion surrounded by koi ponds and live koi fish that added to the charm of the evening. “Koi fish is one of Japan’s national symbols and represent good luck, prosperity, and peace. We thought that making them a part of this auspicious occasion would bring in a deeper meaning to the entire theme,” Rishi Rochlani shares.
After the Japanese-themed function, the wedding fused Indian aesthetics with the romance of ‘Romeo and Juliet.’
Yamini Shah of The Wedding Designers shares the detail of this unique theme which was christened ‘Bagh-e-Bahar.’ “The decor that we created on the wedding day was inspired by the tales of love. It was our interpretation of one of William Shakespeare’s most iconic pieces of work and was set in an Indian palace,” she shares. They designed a two-story mandap with a balcony where guests could sit and view the ceremony. This was supported by intricately carved gold arches, backlit Mumtaz jaalis, candle screens with fragrant Indian flowers of tuberoses, jasmine, and roses as well as a ceiling filled with foliage, roots and golden bells. While setting up this marvelous stage for the ceremony, they also incorporated elements from the couple’s culture. “We created a floral installation of Namam (Lord Tirupati Balaji’s tilak) in a pool of scented water under a swirl of blush and marsala red drapes,” says Yamini.
These beautiful functions conceptualized and executed by The Wedding Designers raised the bar when it came to innovative creativity and impressed all.