Friday, August 23, 2013

Rhada & Brian

Indian weddings are one of my favorite types of weddings to design...the vibrancy of colors, the traditional elements, like the ceremonial canopy aka mundap and the groom riding in on a horse or even an elephant.  One of my favorite parts though is the family.  The women wearing beautiful saris and henna and the men in their traditional outfits that add just another added dimension of color but mostly the FUN that the family and guests seem to be having participating in the many different parts of the wedding ceremony.  We had he fortunate opportunity to work with Michael Willms of Entertainment Event Designs on Rhada and Brian's wedding at the SaddleRock Ranch in Malibu.  The day started with a traditional Indian ceremony on the large lawn.  We created the large mundap to emphasis the traditional marigold garlands typically used for Hindu ceremonies.  Because the Indian wedding, the first of 2 ceremonies, happened earlier in the day, we created with white chiffon shade canopies and provided fun purple fans to help keep guests comfortable.  The bride and groom also chose to have a western ceremony at the other ceremony location at Saddlerock and the bride changed into a gorgeous gown and we created a fabulous magenta orchid cascade bouquet (one of my favorites thus far!).  Guests then enjoyed a lovely cocktail hour relaxing on lounge furniture and then sat under the beautiful oaks to continue the night.  We created three different centerpieces...lovely mixed arrangements in glass vases, cut iron lanterns nestled in flowers and a cluster of custom wrapped candles in a bed of moss, gardenias and petals.
Thank you to Next Exit for providing the beautiful working with you guys!