Kavya and Tejas, Bengaluru
Decorated with marigolds and suspended brass bells, this couple’s intimate Maharashtrian and Kannadiga fusion wedding at Taj West End was nothing less than a dream!
Vibrant and brimming with heartfelt moments, Kavya Deveraj, a model, and Tejas Rao’s fusion wedding was a perfect fusion of time-honored traditions meeting contemporary sensibilities. Hosted at the luxurious Taj West End, Bengaluru, this wedding was surrounded by the bounties of nature which accentuated the beauty of the union. Also, to ensure that everything went ahead exactly as envisioned WeddingSutra Favorite – Flinters Management took charge of the planning and decoration and stunned everyone with their creativity at this pandemic fusion wedding.
Surrounded by 20 acres of flora and exuding an inherent colonial charm, the Taj West End in Bengaluru accentuated the colorful union and added a dash of luxury to every event. Dotted with a variety of flora, this hotel’s beautiful outdoor venue was the perfect spot for Kavya and Tejas to embark on their new adventure. Additionally, its spacious indoor ballrooms ensured that both the Sangeet and the Reception nights were high on glamor.
Giving us an overview of the wedding and how they translated the couple’s dream into a reality, Ninad Nerkar from Flinters Management shares, “The bride had complete clarity on what she wanted for every event and hence it was easy to follow her lead. For the reception, the bride wanted an informal setting. Hence we fused the Sangeet and Reception together and added a monochrome stage to the festivities where everyone could take a look at the performances. The wedding which was adorned with bright marigolds, also reflected both their respective Maharashtrian and Kannadiga cultures. We’ve known the couple for more than a year and we had an accurate idea about their tastes. They wanted a well-balanced celebration where nothing was too less or too over the top. Kavya has a very classy, elegant taste and we incorporated that in every element be it the mandap decor, the phoolon ki chadar, the entrance arches or the saptapadi.”
Staying in sync with tradition, the indoor Haldi event was mainly dominated by yellow and orange marigolds that were set off by metallic brass elements. For the bridal seating area, the decor team crafted a stunning floral background which helped create stunning shots!
For the wedding, the decor and planning team beautifully merged Maharashtrian and Kannadiga cultures together to orchestrate a dreamy wedding mandap. Bedecked with marigold garlands along with tinkling brass bells that clinked merrily as they swayed in the wind, the mandap exuded traditional vibes with a modern edge. The entryway was graced by ivory-hued elephants brass candelabras that contrasted with the serene greenery of the venue. Ninad shares, “The bride was quite clear that she wanted a traditional wedding that was a mix of Maharashtrian and Kannadiga cultures. The couple had a soft spot for marigolds and hence, we decided to adorn the mandap with marigold blooms that fit right in with the traditional theme. On the path that led to the mandap, we also added four to five feet tall banana plants which is considered an auspicious symbol in Kannadiga culture. Instead of using fancy elements, we concentrated our creativity on smaller elements, like the entryway board which had a caricature of the couple, to add a dash of quirky cuteness to the celebration.”
Sangeet and Reception
Taking the glamorous route, the Sangeet and Reception was a breathtaking event where the bride executed a heartfelt performance for her parents leading to an emotional high. Ninad shares, “The bride wanted the reception to also be a sangeet since she wasn’t keen on having a formal reception where the couple is stuck on the stage away from the guests. To make this vision of hers come true, we create a dedicated photo booth, a chevron-patterned stage with chandeliers suspended from the ceiling to give the event a more open and welcoming look. Overall, the event did give a sangeet-like vibe but we also included floral arrangements and candle stands on the backdrop to give an elegant reception-like feel. Plus, this also worked as the perfect photo op for the guests who gleefully clicked pictures all evening.”
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Taj West End, Bengaluru
Wedding Planner and Décor: Flinters Management
Photography: Punith Photography