Q: What was the inspiration behind the wedding & reception theme?
A: “Watercolour meets “artsy-Indian” aesthetic. We had a strong sense of the type of feeling we wanted throughout our wedding events. We wanted to bring in a fun and earthy feeling that Indian arts emote, and fuse it with a variety of color palettes for all of our wedding events,” the bride said.
During the Sangeet, the color palette was vibrant and was mixed with a number of song and dance items – totally fun and light-hearted.
For Mehendi, the bride’s home was decorated with hand-embroidered wall-hangings, flower garlands, elephant garlands, etc.
For the wedding, “We chose a soft blue and pink watercolor theme for our morning wedding in a temple, and then chose a vibrant blue and pink for our wedding reception,” the bride said.
Q: What three elements of the wedding were most important to you when you started the planning process?
A: “First, we wanted to make sure that we felt ‘right’ at all our wedding events. This meant that once the events started, letting go of all worries,” she said.
“Secondly, design. From decor, to music, to graphic design, to photography, we really paid attention to artists that would be able to do what they love.”
Third, the couple wanted their families and friends to be a part of the process as much as possible.
Q: What, if anything, was the biggest surprise on your wedding day?
A: “Rajiv surprised me by partaking in a large group dance during our reception!” The bride was thrilled.
Q: What advice would you give to newly engaged couples about wedding planning?
A: “Plan your wedding so that you can illustrate who you are together, while also knowing what you want after the big day. The wedding planning can be fun and daunting at the same time, and it can be easy to lost sight of who you are, and what you want for your lives together,” the bride advised.