With fantastic decor concepts, quirky event themes and some jaw dropping entries, Deepak and Sakshi’s wedding was truly a joyous and memorable affair. Check out highlights of this celebration held at a paradise that amazes with picturesque backdrops and absolute serenity, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Sakshi and Deepak hosted their wedding at the sprawling Hyatt Regency in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu. The memorable celebrations were designed, planned and executed by WeddingSutra Favorite – Evolve Weddings. Here, Varun Dua of Evolve Weddings shares some interesting highlights of the events.
Varun shares, “The groom’s brother visited Kathmandu for a business trip once, and from there he sent photographs of Hyatt Regency to us. Both Sakshi’s and Deepak’s families fell in love with this five-star luxury hotel and resort that is set on 37 acres of landscaped grounds. They decided that it was going to be their wedding venue.”
“Approximately 100 laborers were taken to Nepal on a long 36-hour journey through buses. We even faced a number of challenges including trucks that had the decor material in them were not allowed to cross the Nepal border for 4 days. We had to set up makeshift rooms for staff and storing material”, explains Varun.
The festivities kick-started with a fun Retro Night for which only the immediate family members of the bride and groom were invited. They were given props like mustaches, bow ties and sunglasses that evoked the 1980’s fashion era. The vibrant color theme and bright lighting further enhanced the mood at the venue.
For the mehendi, a color palette of lemon yellow, pink, green, and orange for the decor made for a beautiful blend of hues. With props like gota and marigold hoops, colorful bangles and decorative hangings, the outdoor venue looked dreamy and inviting. Varun shares, “The main highlight of this function was the ‘Wish by the Thumb Tree’ and the placards with unique quotes. The couple entered the venue with the groom riding a rickshaw and the bride sitting behind him.”
“For the glitzy sangeet, the decor featured sparkling LEDs and a unique ‘mirchi’ (chillies) light effect. The molecular bar arranged by Indo Fusion Cocktail Services was a major success that evening,” shares Varun. To keep the guests entertained on this night, the New Delhi-based band, The Funky Boyz belted out tunes that kept the party going till the wee hours of the morning.
Partying Hawaiian Style
After a heady sangeet party, it was time for a Hawaiian bash. The simple and stylish Hawaiian decor with thematic props like colorful sunglasses, feather stoles, and colorful garlands added a quirky element to the party. There was also foam and rain dance arrangements done by Evolve Weddings that were a great hit with the guests.
Varun shares, “The theme for the wedding night was ‘Wed-in-Red’, and the decor was all about the bold red color. Adding a little Nepali style to the wedding, the groom decided to make an entry a royal Nepali buggy! The garlanding ceremony took place on the main porch of the property while the rest of the rituals were done in the ballroom. Nepali chaats and sweets were the main highlights of the lovely sit-down dinner. We even hired a local Nepali band to perform at this event.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Nepal
Wedding Planners: Evolve Weddings