Payashwini & Mandeep
This is a story of a Jungle wedding, a wedding for a lifetime and a reminder for us to coexist with nature. It is about a wedding imbued with minimalist designs to capture maximum memories with the loved ones.
The elements which set this celebration apart: Eco-friendly, zero waste and back to nature. This wedding was hosted by the couple who are all for nature and taking care of the expendable environmental resources. They , in the process, wanted to enhance their property at Kanha National Park, 7 Tigers Resort, Madhya Pradesh and thus decided to tie the knot amidst the natural beauty of the pure serene
jungle. With the trend of destination weddings, came an idea to design and create a concept Jungle wedding for these two pure souls.
All the functions were carefully designed and planned to minimize wastage and keeping in mind the local sourcing of the elements. From selection of flowers to use of naturally occurring earthen, all the elements were incorporated at the time of planning for this wedding.
We worked on different palettes and mood boards for delivering personalization to each function as per the brief. The themes were curated keeping in mind the personalities of the couple and also what the venue had to offer.
For the eccentric bride, and her bohemian vibes we created a palette of wild flowers and tropical colours. Using jute baskets, macramé hangings, reusable paper ribbons, fresh fruits, wheat and pampas grass and everything else natural and symbolic to the born wild and free vibe.
Do not miss the hand-woven carpet as a backdrop behind the couple’s seating with hand painted earthen pots and wicker and wooden lanterns with candles made by the locals using all-natural colours. Special detailing was given to the couple seating with very eclectic designs – for Haldi, there were high-back chairs with woollen woven strings coupled with bright cushions.
This evening was dramatic and musical. Inspired by the fireflies in the sky, the theme for the evening was glitter.
This night was dedicated to the twinkle in the eyes of the couple had for each other.
Customised glittering cut-outs symbolizing the perfect couple was made for the backdrop.
The evening saw mesmerizing performances of Tanura act and the belly dancers fire act to entertain the guests.
From the hand-made paper lanterns creating a roof, to the jute sheets on the buffet setting with a gunny bag for the overlays , every little detail was simply perfect to put across the concept and still looked magical for the evening set-up.
The phera mandap was set-up in the most serene and scenic venue at the banks of the silently flowing Bangar River of Kanha. The aura was just perfect to take the vows for the couple to pledge togetherness.
The mandap structures were used with green bamboos with local kaneer flower draped from it and a simple roof of Rajnigandha strings creating a roof for the mandap. We called the all natural theme – Rudh Varnaka meaning Traditional Vermilion.
The bride chose to wear a traditional ankle length red lehenga and choli with traditional gleaming gold jewellery.
Payashwini wanted to recreate the look from her Grandmother’s wedding with the traditional lehenga style.
The tiger motif on the arm of the choli made of golden sequins was dedicated to the Tiger Reserve and a reminder to conserve the endangered ferocious species. It was on ode to the love for nature and its many residents.
The groom wore a pastel sherwani with radha krishna portrait on the dupatta. The entries were classic as Mandeep chose to come on the jeep, and Payashwini walked gracefully holding her veil from her head followed by her brothers and family.
The most important member who did not leave the side of the bride was her beloved Dog- Zarah.You cannot fail to miss her in each function looking up to the couple and winning hearts of the guests. She was an absolute stunner, this golden cocker spaniel.
The wedding lunch was hosted in an open field overlooking the mountains with the closest of their family. All in all the function in all its glory was a combination of intimate, pure and blissful.