Manveenaa and Artur, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
With its minimalistic and sustainable decor choices, this wedding decorated by The A-Cube Project raised the style bar high.
Surrounded by the serene beauty of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Manveenaa Bhasker and Artur Abel’s cross-cultural wedding was a real treat for the senses with its minimalistic and eco-friendly decor.
Planned, managed, styled, and decorated by WeddingSutra Favorite – The A-Cube Project who knocked it out of the park with their unbridled creativity, this wedding was not just easy on the environment but also on the eyes! On the photography front, WeddingSutra Favorite – House On The Clouds used their skills behind the lenses to capture every lovable moment which, in turn, gave the duo a treasure trove of memories to cherish for a lifetime.
How They Met
Manveena shares, “We first crossed paths online. At that time, we were both based in Delhi. Artur was working in the embassy and I was working on a business project in the city. As fate would have it, we connected and decided to meet at a posh, iconic restaurant in Delhi for our first date. From then on, there was just no looking back!”
Ambika Gupta from The A – Cube Project shares, “Since it was a destination wedding in an offbeat location like Andaman and Nicobar Islands, we had our hands full with logistical planning which in turn, required us to travel to Chidiya Tapu and Port Blair to prep the venue. We had about two days to pull off the event, and hence everything had to be expedited but still be perfect and seamless.”
The happy bride shares, “The wedding was executed within 20 days since Artur was in Israel. Once he returned, the pandemic was spreading very quickly. So we decided to get married before things got out of hand. I had my mind set on The A-Cube Project from the beginning since I’ve seen a lot of their work online. Furthermore, both Artur and I wanted a very ‘boho tropical’ themed wedding. I have to say that the team at The A – Cube Project went above and beyond what was expected from them. We had a very small vision of what we wanted, but they took that vision and multiplied it to make it phenomenal! They were incredibly intuitive about what our tastes were from the first meeting itself. Once the ‘boho tropical’ theme was locked in, the team beautifully fused minimalistic and natural elements to create a celebration that looked ethereal. They truly are amazing at what they do!”
Knowing how important it is to have a talented photography team in their wedding squad, the couple roped in House On The Clouds who impressed them at every turn. Manveenaa gushes, “From start to finish, team House On The Clouds were just so very accommodating! With a photographer, last-minute requests always pop up, and even though they had to do a lot of impromptu things at the wedding, they were extremely amiable. I would recommend them all the way. They did far more work than what was required as they went scouting for locations that would capture the essence of the destination to complement the same with the event.”
Bride Manveenaa shares, “The celebrations commenced with an evening Sangeet that followed a tropical boho vibe. Throughout the wedding, various sustainable elements like bamboo, macramé, and jute carpets were put in use keeping in mind that they were all reusable.”
Planner and decorator Ambika goes on to add, “Dry elements like pampas grass and unique banksia flowers which do not have a high environmental cost were used. We also went a step ahead and created a macramé ‘phoolon ki chaddar’ which was designed by me and produced from scratch. Such a phoolon ki chaddar has never been created before and it was a perfect sustainable bridal entry idea which was also stylish and unique.”
For the big day, all stops were pulled out to ensure that the couple’s vision came to life. Ambika shares, “The ritual looked beautiful even though flowers were used sparingly. Terracotta, bajra, and pampas grass were used in the decor generously. As the mandap was set against the lush coastline, we used white nautical ropes to adorn it. All in all, the entire event had a very minimalistic and elegant vibe to it even though this was the first time that a wedding of this scale had happened in the Andamans at the Symphony Samudra, Port Blair.”
Advice for Couples
Manveenaa shares, “Planning is the key. Even though the process is subjective, I would highly suggest you begin planning months in advance rather than stress out at the last minute!”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Symphony Samudra, Port Blair
Wedding Planner, Décor, Styling and Management: The A-Cube Project
Groom’s Outfits: Tarun Tahiliani (Sangeet)
Bride’s Outfits: Tarun Tahiliani (Sangeet), Kanakavalli (Wedding)
Photography: House On The Clouds