As brides begin to get increasingly involved in their own wedding preps, stylized weddings — one with a coherent theme, motif or color running through all the functions is fast gaining momentum. So, we roped in Mumbai-based Candice Pereira of Marry Me — The Wedding Planners, to help you style your weddings with inimitable charm. We say, read on first and thank us later! Wink wink.
More and more brides are opting for a coherent style running through the entire wedding — from outfits and invites to decor. What’s your take on this?
When designing and planning for your wedding, it’s great to pick one element to run through your events. This binds the whole celebration together! The first glimpse would likely be on your save the dates and invites which set the tone for the wedding and what’s to come. Then of course, you move on to the decor, stationery, entertainment, cake design, food, cocktails, gifts, clothes, lighting, ceremony details, mehendi design and so on.
How would you suggest brides go about styling their wedding? How should she narrow down on one style?
First think about the kind of wedding you envision or what your dream wedding would be like. Think about things you, as a couple, love as well as your favorite colors. Then with all this in mind, you can move on to picking your venues. Your venue should lend itself to the look of the wedding, so that it all fits together seamlessly.
What are some of the most common styles that seem to be popular at the moment?
Every bride wants to do something different. We have had brides who have picked a certain motif which was used everywhere from her sari, to her cake, lighting and gift boxes with personalized ribbon. Anything vintage-inspired is a favorite with me! Other than that, one can also opt for a colorful ‘mela’ style set up, Great Gatsby, old school English charm. You could also pick a print — Aztec, chevron, ikat — and tie that in with every aspect of your wedding. Innovative use of pearls promises an elegant celebration as well.
Tell us about some of the most interesting wedding styles you’ve worked on recently?
We recently personalized table numbers for a guest’s sit-down dinner. Every number was related to a fact you didn’t know about the couple. These was very interesting for guests to read and it ended up being great conversation points. We also recently had another bride, whose beautiful wedding sari border (a very unique weave) was incorporated everywhere — right from her stationery to her wedding cake.
How much is too much?
Its never too much if it’s done in a subtle and tasteful manner. The little details are what guests notice and will remember.
What will be your wedding theme? Tell us in the comment box below!
Praachi Raniwala for Luxemi
(All images courtesy the Marry Me blog)