Young & Inspiring: Meet The Trending Wedding Designers
Top creative wedding designers who are crafting modern weddings to perfection.
You’ve found the perfect bridal outfits, jewellery and zeroed down on the venues for your special day. But when it comes to executing dreamy nuptials with flawless decor, a wedding designer is your best friend. Be it wedding stationery or floral arrangements, specially crafted set-ups or any customized element, a creative designer can conjure up the most extravagant desires and also helps you plan the logistics. Here, we recommend some cutting-edge, creative wedding designers who are crafting modern weddings to perfection.
Based In: Delhi
Services Offered: Wedding Designs, wedding consultation, events and parties planning, styling and bespoke gifts.
Signature Style: Devika Narain is known for her thematic work that is in line with her clients’ dreams and aspirations. Her style also has a reflection minimalism that adds to grandeur in the larger picture. Devika’s works are much like a poetry with intricate details, all of which have a story of their own.
Most interesting wedding of 2017: Cricketer Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s wedding in Tuscany is the highlight of the year for Devika. She translated Anushka’s vision – to have a wedding that symbolises prosperity and growth – and created an enchanting space with an overgrown garden in ash rose and lavender, a magical setting indeed. Another highlight from 2017 for Devika Narain & Company was the wedding of Anusha and Dhrumil in Oman. The mandap she created for the wedding was both elegant and minimalistic at the same time.
Based In: Gujarat
Services Offered: Designing, styling & production for weddings and other events, floral décor, space planning, alongside creative interior and landscape designs.
Signature Style: “We don’t follow a specific trend or style but customize our designs as per the client’s dreams. We love working with not only the aesthetics, but also with the overall space where we strive to create interesting amalgamations of patterns and florals, and recreate traditional prints and weaves in fresh flowers”
Most interesting wedding of 2016-2017: “For Parita & Deepanshu’s wedding at the Udaivilas in Udaipur, we experimented with almost everything unconventional for all functions. The mehndi was all blue and white with lots of pink bougainvillea blooms and a mix of Jaipur blue pottery, Rajasthani motifs as well as a bit of Chinese porcelain. The wedding had a whimsical garden vibe with lots of tuberose garlands strung from trees. As the couple both work in the education field, we used books as centerpieces and recreated a library as the bar backdrop. The wedding was conceptualized and designed by Amaahyaaj, the production was by Amaahyaaj and Poojan décor and the event was managed by Ankita Chugh Weddings”
Based In: New Delhi
Services Offered: Designing an entire wedding with all its functions, deciding the flow of events with artists, and conceptualising entertainment ideas which suit the overall theme of a wedding. Also offered are wedding logo/stationery design services, destination wedding, party planning and concept designing.
Signature Style: “Bougainvilla Designs specialises in concept décor. We think through wedding or party themes in detail and execute captivating design concepts by strategically using our knowledge of fabrics, innovative techniques and lots of flowers. For instance, we ave planned and executed events with different themes such as a Turkey-inspired sangeet, a Muthu-inspired mehndi and a zardosi-inspired wedding”
Most interesting wedding of 2016-2017: “At a Parsi-Punjabi day wedding, we designed an English living room ambience with a stage above the swimming pool, and many stylish English elements like lace drapes, crochet umbrellas, upside down lampshades at the entry and quaint photo booths. A Jaipur zardosi-inspired wedding was also one of our showcase events.”
Based In: Mumbai
Services Offered: Bespoke décor that reflects a client’s personality and style, as well as services like hotel, guest and travel management, and artist/entertainment coordination.
Signature Style: “As the city’s leading vintage design company, we pay attention to the minutest of details, and bring to life endless fantasies with whimsical timeless inspirations and decor sets. We love experimenting with colour mixes, rare artefacts and textured backdrops”
Most interesting wedding of 2016-2017: “A wedding at Alibaug’s Radisson Blu included an ‘Enchanting Evening’ Tablescape for which we created a ‘tunnel’ with branches and foliage. Even the table runner was made of eucalyptus leaves. Another brunch event was styled like a picnic with rustic low seating, dreamcatchers and parasols. The sangeet ceremony was vibrant with vintage lanterns, a rustic door entrance and lamps. We also created a walkway bridge over a pool of waterthat was beautifully illuminated with vintage lamp posts and fairy lights. Jasmine garlands as chair tie-backs added an Indian touch.”
Based In: New Delhi
Services Offered: Customized wedding design and decor which includes overall design execution covering florals, furniture, accessories and structural design.
Signature Style: “Our forte is fusing Indian elements with pop and trending colors, interesting themes, oversized large installations and the use of one element in depth such as hangings from the ceiling or kitschy neon pink handmade ‘gota’ tassels and glamorous layers of cascading sequins.”
Most interesting wedding of 2016-2017: “We incorporated over two lakh sequin strings to create a spectacular visual effect of the ceiling for one cocktail party. The seating included acrylic trunks with confetti and love seats alongside white vintage tables with hydrangeas. A funky photo booth was the show stopper. For the rustic-vintage themed champagne lunch, we created a ceiling full of cascading greens and pink roses. Each area had its own wow factor like European floral markets, and a sunflower garden with a margarita bar under a tree full of dream catchers”.
Based in: Mumbai
Services Offered: AASH Studio by Aashna Singh design and execute top-notch decor at events, parties and wedding celebrations, as well as do wedding planning, manage hospitality aspects and help clients pick suitable venues as well as gifting options.
Signature Style: “We are adept at crafting events that are larger than life with standout decor elements. I draw inspiration from things I observe around me and don’t believe in playing safe. For instance, we built an out of the box 35 feet long structure made of 5000 balloons for the baraat to walk under.”
Most interesting wedding of 2016-2017: “For a wedding at Silver Arch building’s gardens in Mumbai, the client wanted a rustic touch enhancing the look of the gardens which hosted the mehndi followed by the sangeet. Our team created a 35×35-feet large tree from scratch. It involved an installation made over three days with over 7000 branches carefully put together as well as a swing suspended from the tree for the bride.”
Pretty Much Event Décor
Based In: New Delhi
Services Offered: Pretty Much Décor are primarily event designers who offer décor services for weddings which include tenting, furniture, flowers, props, table linen, lighting – everything to do with the look of an event.
Signature Style: “We endeavour to come up with fresh concepts for every event. It could be something as quirky as golden-painted fresh pineapples, something as rustic as stain-polished beer barrels, or using logs of trees as console tables or fruit petis done up with floral work and crystals. We prefer minimal and elegant settings over heavy floral profusions and over-the-top shiny elements.”
Most interesting wedding of 2016-2017: “Our first fort wedding at Neemrana Fort Palace was mainly coordinated with the bride via Whatsapp & Skype. It had four functions spread across two days across different venues, and we had a different theme for every occasion be it a colour pop mehndi or a woodland-themed wedding and reception.”
Abhinav Bhagat Events
Based In: New Delhi
Services Offered: Wedding planning and decor, taking care of all clients’ needs from the start, wedding invitations and even goodbye gifts for guests. The company has in-house production facilities and over 60,000 feet of warehouse space. They also deal with B2B audiences such as wedding decorators and stylists and offer décor and design services for their clients which the décor company executes.
Signature Style: “Our signature style is traditional, and we stick to our roots and do less contrived decor. Indian Gods are our favourite picks and we love using temple elements.”
Most interesting wedding of 2016-2017: “All our projects are equally challenging and creatively satisfying, and there are nuances of elements that sets each one apart. The wedding industry is one where we meet people and professionals from different religious and social backgrounds which makes designing a wedding an exhilarating experience or us.”
Designs By Abhishek
Based in: New Delhi
Services Offered: Designs by Abhishek manage all aspects of designing and executing a dream wedding such as space mapping, set and stage design, floral arrangements, lights planning and the overall ambience and décor of a venue.
Signature Style: “Our forte is building state-of-art installations using a plethora of materials, including but not limited to bulbs, lights, paper, fabric, ribbon or even charcoal”
Most interesting wedding of 2016-2017: “Yuvraj Singh’s wedding with Hazel Keech. From their blue and yellow mehndi function to the bold and black reception brightened with pops of colour, this celebrity wedding was a perfect mix of elegance, drama & art.”
Based In: Hyderabad
Services Offered: End-to-end services including venue selection to taking care of the minutest aspects of a wedding to deliver a memorable experience. Signature Style: “Our USP is customisation. We aspire to craft a memorable wedding experience by designing and executing unique themes, and customising all aspects of the wedding celebrations to match selected themes.”
Most interesting wedding of 2016-2017: “A Vijaywada wedding we designed and executed included a Punjabi-themed mehndi, barn-style cocktail, a high tea with a ‘Dream Catchers’ theme and a haldi function with jasmine blooms. One of the best aspects of this wedding was the bar where we customised the menu for each event based on the theme and served the drinks in funky glassware. We even got stationery cards & illustrations designed for the couple in their matching wedding outfits.”
Based In: New Delhi
Services Offered: End-to-end décor designing and execution for all kinds of events including weddings, anniversaries and destination weddings, alongside wedding planning, packaging and wedding invitations.
Signature Style: “Our signature style is the imperial look, whether it is executed via traditional or Western décor. We love to amalgamate the two to form a nice fusion of English heritage and the Royal Indian theme. ‘Understated elegance’ is the motto of our work as we strongly believe ‘less is more’.”
Most interesting wedding of 2016-2017: “The wedding of the founder Devika Sakhuja’s sister was a large extravaganza with back-to-back functions. It was very challenging as we were not only in-charge of décor, planning and execution for all the functions, but were emotionally connected with the whole process too.”
Aura By Gautam Vedi
Based In: New Delhi
Services Offered: Primarily decor styling and execution of social events, specializing in wedding decor and event planning.
Signature Style: “Weddings are an ever-evolving industry, and as decor designers, we aspire to stay in tune with the current trends and elements which evolve every six months. A few years ago, the ‘Royal Look’ was very trendy, then came the ‘Garden Look’ with lot of earthy elements, followed closely by the ‘Country Look.’”
Most interesting wedding of 2016-2017: “At the Bector wedding at Imperial Hotel, we sourced an unusual flower called Kaneer from the South which comes in pop pink and other colours. The client wanted a very different ‘pop pink’ colour and ‘flower power’ to be the highlights at the wedding.”
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