Shanjeev Ramaswamy and Swetha Shanjeev, Jaga Gardens, Tirupur & Maharaja Mahal, Tamil Nadu
From a Shiva Temple-inspired wedding decor to a glitzy reception, this couple’s union was nothing short of a fairytale.
Surreal and larger-than-life, Shanjeev Ramaswamy and Swetha Shanjeev’s wedding transported their loved ones back in time with its aesthetic beauty! Decorated by WeddingSutra Favorite – Shiga Petals, this family wedding was an ode to Mrs. Gandhi Lakshmanan, Chief dreamer of Shiga Petal’s love for all things traditional while at the same time expressing the couple’s modern sensibilities.
Orchestrating a highly detailed decor is never easy! However, Shiga Petals made it happen by carefully crafting a unique concept and amplifying it by using their own creativity. Since this was a family wedding, Mrs. Gandhi Lakshmanan, Founder & Chief Dreamer of Shiga Petals had planned a temple set up for the big day. Unfortunately, the pandemic derailed the plan. Hence, when she decided on a traditional wedding decor that reflected a Shiva temple’s structure, she conceptualized a temple theme and worked on recreating a Shiva temple in Jaga Garden, Tirupur.
An amalgamation of traditional and aesthetic creativity, the entire venue was transformed into an antique Shiva Temple that resembled the ones built by historic emperors. The carved stone-like walls gave everyone a sense of spirituality while the sidewalls of the venue were inscribed by the couple’s family legacy. One of Lord Shiva’s constant companions, the Nandi bull was adorned by flowers and was marveled at by everyone present. As the decorator in charge, Mrs. Gandhi Lakshmanan was intent on ensuring that the celebration is etched in every attendee’s mind. She wanted everyone to feel like they were attending a destination wedding.
Hosted in the wintery month of November, the reception ticked all the boxes when it came to grandeur. A megastructure greeted everyone at the entrance while sparkling chandeliers overhead welcomed the guests. Flowers in a plethora of shades gave way to the main reception hall, while a photo booth designed like a magazine cover urged everyone to take a selfie. Inside, the reception hall was decorated with antique chandeliers and gold seats that were in sync with the ‘Gold’ theme of the event. Moreover, a unique walkway that glowed every time one walked on it literally stole the show with its sheer glamor.
At Indian weddings, food plays an extremely important role. Knowing this, the newlyweds offered their guests a sumptuous spread that included a variety of popular delicacies. As the guests reached for second helpings, they were enchanted by the glamorous ambience of the reception event.
The Wedding Makers
Venue: Jaga Gardens, Tirupur & Maharaja Mahal, Kangayam, Tamil Nadu
Décor: Shiga Petals
Caterers: Kitchen King Catering Service
Makeup: Shabas Makeup Artist
Photography: Vipin Photography