This couple’s intimate outdoor wedding resembled a floral paradise with its canopy of blooms, flower rangolis and handcrafted leaf baskets
Gorgeous with a hint of quirk, Ritika and Kahan’s intimate wedding in Mumbai was nothing less than a dream come true with its unbridled creativity. Decorated by WeddingSutra Favorite – Fireflies who were clear on the couple’s vision from the start, this wedding was a prime example of how meticulous attention to detail can result in an enchanting union!
Giving us an overview of their close-knit celebrations and her experience with the decor team, bride Ritika shares, “Our wedding took place with a limited guest list of 100 people due to the pandemic. So we hosted five to six small events that took place at home involving different sets of family members and friends. While we fleshed out the details, team Fireflies was with us every step of the way! They understood exactly what we wanted and heard our ideas intently. They were upfront with alternatives wherever they deemed fit and came up with better suggestions. My mind was at complete ease during the celebrations looking at their hands-on approach which meant that I could enjoy every moment of it.
On the decor front, I wanted something that was rooted in our culture, looked elegant and made the guests feel welcome. Fortunately, the team’s hard work paid off and everything turned out to be exactly as I’d imagined it to be. Apart from my wedding decor, I also loved the way our Lagan Lakhvanu wedding decor turned out. This event marks the day we offer the first wedding invite to God and seek blessings. Hosted in my apartment building’s banquet hall we made the most of the space by using marigolds and banana leaves for the decor.”
The outdoor wedding looked heavenly with its nature-based elements that blended with the venue. Acrylic rangolis adorned with brass diyas perked up the corners while traditional urlis with tuberoses livened up the atmosphere. A pair of parrots crafted out of marigolds added some quirk to the traditional decor while organic banana trees surrounded the mandap, and the guests were greeted in a colorful manner with a walkway crafted out of marigold bands with regal gold accents. Scattered across the venue were canopies of blooms that were accentuated by bells that tinkled gently in the breeze and colorful handcrafted tassels that added a pop of color.
Sharing what she’s learned from her wedding planning experience Ritika says, “While planning a wedding, there are so many things that need attention all at once, like the clothes, jewelry, food, gifts, decor, photographers, music, etc. It can all feel very overwhelming. Involve the people you trust in the planning process and delegate tasks to them. At the same time, ensure that you have a say in things too because after all, it is you who is getting married. Choose trustworthy vendors that are easy to work with. That’s one reason I enjoyed working with Fireflies, They made things way easier.
Another piece of advice I would give couples is to keep communicating and be there for each other. Things can get crazy but take some time off from wedding planning and be there for each other. Always remember that the wedding is just the start of your journey.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Canto – Restaurant and Banquet, Mumbai
Wedding Invitations: The Fine Print
Photography: Vision of Gap