Some of the most exciting and extraordinary elements of design come out while combining cultural essentials with contemporary twists of simple, clean, and feminine design. This particular wedding, was ought to be the exact definition of Culture meets Modernism. The vision was inspired as a collaboration of traditional Indian wedding elements, while compensating by modern-day rudiments and attaining the perfect balance desired by the couple.
While working on this event, we found magnificently creative and motivating ways of harmonizing the very bright elements of Indian tradition and the simplicity of whites, pinks, and natural greens.
The elegant Regency Ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel was chosen as the venue for both, ceremony and reception. Located in one of the most posh spots in Toronto, this venue was ideal for the vision we had. The Juxtaposition of Modernism and Culture of the wedding design fit perfectly in this room as it reflected a well balanced splash of colour with natural tones, creating the perfect ambiance.
The couple had envisioned repetition and continuity of centerpiece design for guest tables, while creating a different dimension for the head table. We prepared a custom Mandap for the newlyweds achieving a cultural element which was an accentuated focal point of the entire room. We completed the design with softness and sophistication of ivory tones in the draping of the Mandap and a mass of ivory Hydrangeas, roses, and cymbidium orchids, which were also foreshadowed in every floral arrangement of the room.
Wedding ceremonies are such an intimate time for the couple and the family; it is filled with meaning, emotion, and joy. Being a part of someone’s special moment is a true honour to us. In this particular wedding we were exposed to a beautiful culture. We were able to immerse in richness of Indian traditions and explore unconventional ways of design elements to translate them to the couple’s dream celebration.
Transforming the Room from Ceremony to Reception
Since both the ceremony and the reception were held in the same ballroom (Regency) of the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, The challenge of this particular wedding was to transform the room from ceremony to the reception in less than two hours. The key element in transforming the room was the building of two 70′ draped walls for the ceremony and then dismantling the walls right after the ceremony and re-setting all the tables, chairs, lighting, and decor for the reception.
By necessity, our first installation was of the ceremony, which included a stunning Mandap with couple thrones, Haven Knud, Matkas, and six traditional stools to accommodate parents and the priest. In addition to the focal point of the room, we created an ivory aisle runner among a loose border of red rose petals. The aisle runner was also aligned with lavish floral arrangements which were situated on traditional gold pedestals and framed with 350 Gold Chiavari chairs along both sides for the guests.
As soon as the guests left the room for the cocktail area, we began to remove the 70′ draped walls which were used to hide all the guest tables and create a warm and cozy atmosphere for the ceremony. We transformed the room by bringing out the guest tables with stunning floral centerpieces, as well as reviving the Mandap for the reception by creating an exquisite and personalized half-moon table design specifically for the newlyweds.
This wedding was a tremendous success. It was filled with culture, tradition and memories. And although wedding ceremonies are always different and exciting celebrations; they all have one thing in common – endless memories.