Gone are the days when a wedding theme, idea or decor or even a trend was meant to be very desi and traditional, with the shenanigans blowing loud and the ambience dolled up in vibrant swagalicious yellows, burnt mustards, reds and greens. These days, couples-to-be are a demanding lot, and they don’t mind pitching in a little more to bring in a luxe touch to the event, because the D-Day happens just once. Here are a couple of trends we found as ideas to use for the 2016 Big Fat Indian weddings, from across the world which should be incorporated. Take a look!
A monochromatic mandap
Seems like a leaf from a vintage love story hard cover book, but if you are quirky enough in the head, you would want to get this look for the mandap at your wedding. Vintage candle chandeliers hung around, and with pristine white tall crystal vases with carnations as props; notice the large initials of the bride and the groom embossed at the background- quite a luxe minimal concept for the mandap, what say?
A fairy tale seating arrangement
If it is a wedding quite small and only for the closest to attend, you still can up the luxe factor for D-Day with a wedding on a fairy tale concept. Long stables spread, lace and net table runners with blooms in various shades and hues as centrepieces make an adorable attraction. Props such as the hanging candle chandeliers above and skirted chairs for sitting, up the ante!
Sequinned table runners for the elegant sequence
Arranging guest’s seating needs can be cumbersome, and decking them up can be double jeopardy at times. What you really need are special touches with luxe effects to pull the majestic ambience through. Placing sequinned table cloths made from lace and net in creams, whites or pristine off-whites, with a minimal centrepiece makes for amazing cocktail tables to seat the guests at.
Luxe needn’t mean expensive
You can still have a luxe ambience without having to break the bank accounts, and by using the mise-en-scene around to create a fairy tale wedding reception area. Candles and lanterns for example can be placed around the staircase leading up to the reception area, and the warmth homely feeling with a kingly mood would come through.
Country themed rustic love
For centrepieces, you could have kerosene lamps placed in the middle over flattened log pieces, and with plenty of blooms surrounding it. Perfect for outdoor lawn weddings, the country rustic appeal comes through, with touches of whites and creams in the background for a luxe effect to manifest.
Christmas inspired wedding
It isn’t cheesy to have a festival inspired wedding, not when you can amalgamate another culture into your own and make it work as a luxe touch. Strumming fairy lights from tree tops all around the lawn and the gardens where the reception would be held, makes for a glorious wedding effect the majestic kind to come through.
Write in with your own ideas on what the trends for Indian weddings should be like this year? We are eager to hear from you!