Anusha and Govind, Coorg
Drawing inspiration from Coorg and Orange County, this couple’s Haldi event decor consisted of fresh citrus fruits and bright marigolds.
Nestled amidst the lush beauty of the Coorg landscape, Anusha Bhat and Govind Shenoy’s wedding was a vivid four-day celebration that enchanted the senses. Planned, conceptualized, styled, and decorated by WeddingSutra Favorite – The A-Cube Project who meticulously looked into every detail in their quest for perfection, this Konkani wedding struck the perfect balance between traditional and modern concepts.
This happy union was captured in stunning frames by WeddingSutra Favorite – Ombre by Harsheen Jammu who were at their finest as they captured a plethora of emotions in every picture.
With a clear vision of their dream wedding, the couple roped in The A-Cube Project for decor, styling, planning, and conceptualizing one of the biggest days of their lives. Looking into every detail with pinpoint precision and making sure that the events reflected the couple’s unique tastes, The A-Cube project took the couple’s vision and enriched it with their own creativity. This resulted in visually breathtaking ceremonies that left everyone mesmerized. Anusha happily shares, “The A-Cube Project created a fairytale wedding fit for Disney! Everything was so well-tailored to our needs that we felt at home during such uncertain times. The pandemic has affected us all but to have a wedding of such grandeur which strictly followed all the safety protocols was truly a privilege. After postponing the wedding nearly twice, it’s safe to say that this is as perfect as it could get. In a very short amount of time, The A-Cube Project team became like family to us as they rendered handcrafted services with genuine care, love and effort.”
Adding to the team were photographers Ombre by Harsheen Jammu who with their knack for capturing the right moments at the right time ensured that the duo went back home with a treasure trove of memories. Anusha shares, “ Posing for team Ombre by Harsheen Jammu was a breeze! In fact, not even once did they make it feel awkward or conventional. They were engaging and made sure we were comfortable throughout the process.”
Inspired by the couple’s Konkani roots and the natural beauty of the venue, the Mehndi followed a ‘tropical konkan bliss’ theme. Adorned with areca palms, jute rugs, cane furniture, coconuts, and quirky prints that matched the existing furniture, the decor created a vibrant setting that gave the wedding festivities a cheerful start! The bride recollects, “Chocolates that were especially crafted in Coorg were placed in different nooks and corners to symbolize the venue and to treat the guests as they celebrated.”
Inspired by the iconic 1920s, the theme of the Sangeet event was a very glamorous Moulin Rouge. To do justice to the vintage theme, the decor consisted of black, white, and gold hues lit up by bulbs. Adding a dash of luxury to the ambience was the artful use of marble and gold origami birds that also added a modern touch to the evening.
A traditional Konkani wedding ritual where the bride and groom grind black gram together to symbolize the bride’s entry into her new household, Anusha and Govind’s Uddha muhurta was a heartwarming affair. Highly inspired by the rich pomegranate or anar fruit, the decor was a quirky blend of indo-western elements like birds, berries, and foliage. Set against the backdrop of a pool, the cushions and jute mats made everyone feel comfy as they mingled with each other.
Taking a cue from the renowned Orange County in Coorg, the decor for the Haldi was unique with citrus fruits peppered amongst the bright orange marigold blooms. To add a traditional Indian twist to the decor, the furnishings were accentuated by kutch work cushions on which the guests lounged while feasting their eyes on the surrounding mountainscape. Anusha adds, “It was absolutely beautiful and decor made it so much fun! Everyone had a great time and the guests were overjoyed when presented with DIY jewelry.”
“In the evening was the Phool Muddhi ceremony which is a traditional Konkani wedding ceremony that is intimate and extremely important for the family members. As the name suggests, the venue was decorated with beautiful flowers and traditional elements.”, says Anusha. Artfully arranging tuberoses, lotuses and Indian roses in varying hues of white, pink and red, this event was swathed in color. Also, to balance out the blooms, banana leaves and urlis were used generously. The floral chandelier above an aisle lined with blooms, along with an ombre theatre seating tied everything together seamlessly for a breathtaking event.
Keeping in mind the mountainous vistas that surrounded them, the couple decided to take a rustic and bohemian route for their big day. Using wood, bamboo, jute and macrame which was complemented by blooms like marigolds, peonies, and bougainvillea, the wedding day was all about bright, happy colors. With their loved ones in attendance, Anusha and Govind radiated happiness as they exchanged garlands.
The cocktail evening was cozy and regal with a touch of glamor as it was inspired by Victorian architecture and the lush environs of Manali, which also happens to be the couple’s favorite holiday destination. With cushion covers that had reindeer silhouettes, bulb strings, fairy lights, and mismatched furniture scattered around a crackling bonfire, the setting was intimate which helped everyone immerse themselves in retrospective banter as they experienced the last night of the festivities.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Coorg Wilderness Resort, Karnataka
Wedding Décor, Design, Styling, Planning and Management: The A-Cube Project
Décor: The A-Cube Project
Makeup: Bianca Louzado
Photography and Videography: Ombre by Harsheen Jammu