PRITIKA + KAYAAN
Dec 19 & 20, 2018
The Courtyard House, Carmelaram, Bengaluru
ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru
When we met Pritika and her mother for the first time we all clicked instantly.
We were thrilled to be planning our first Parsi wedding. They had already locked down on the venues and had a pretty clear idea of what the vibe at each function was to be.
The pre wedding function which was an engagement and a Madhav Saro was to be at The Courtyard House they wanted a warm, elegant and cosy vibe. So we decide to keep everything as natural as possible. The colours were white, gold and maroon. We strung bulbs with a warm light along the branches of trees to create a warm cosy feeling. The entrance had a green carpet with paper floor lamps along either side. The main stage had a large wooden ring decorated with flowers, greens and twigs wrapped with zero watt bulbs. Along with the light bulbs we hung custom made bulb hangings adorned with flower arrangements.
The seating was a mix of round and long tables and each table had a centrepiece of a wooden log , a mason jar with flowers and a tea light keeping the Maroon theme going. Around the venue we also had little corners with wooden furniture decorated with floral arrangements and fun signs for the dance floor and bar. We had a special corner for the loved ones of the couple who are not with us anymore and also a corner for guests to leave little adventures for the couple to add to their bucket list. They also told us that the food was of utmost importance and trusted us to recommend the best caterer in business and we are glad the guests were not disappointed. The evening was filled with merry and frolic and lived up to everything we have heard about how fun a Parsi wedding is.
The wedding was on the terrace lawn of ITC Gardenia. They were clear that it was to be all white mantap with white drapes and flowers. So we planned to use a pretty sheer tissue fabric with gorgeous white flower like orchids, hydrangeas, cabbage roses, ivy, myrtle and blue eucalyptus leaves. We followed a similar theme for the entrance to the lawns and the reception hall, where we flipped the white flowers for pastel roses and carnations. The rest of the reception was pretty simple and minimalistic as the main event was only and cake cutting and toast. At the entrance lobby was accentuated with pastel coloured mason jars with flowers of baby’s breath and pastel roses and carnations. The cake table was highlighted with string lights, petals and themed mason jars with flowers. We kept stock at the bar and a plate count at the buffet while everyone partied the night away. The highlight of the night is when the Emcee got all the lights of the hall turned off while the guests circled around the dance floor with their mobile lights turned on and Pritika and Kayaan dance for the very first time as husband and wife.
CURATED BY AMANATI
In order to keep the decor as natural to the surrounding as possible we fabricated the wooden ring, stripped old bulbs by hand to make the custom made bulb hanging, we painted MDF wooden boards and got quirky saying printed on them, the mason jar centrepieces were custom made to theme. Apart from the decor we handled all the ceremonial and bar requirements i.e. stocking and management.
Photography Courtesy: Anup J Kat
Video Courtesy: Ankit Singh