Today I want to share this vibrant colourful Gujarati Wedding at the Shangri La in Muscat.
The Bride and Groom were Anusha and Dhrumil from Mumbai are not just connoisseurs of good design but party planners and set designers themselves.
For their wedding, they wanted a design unique to their minimal sensibilities which also appealed to their families Guajrati heritage so they reached out to help them create a truly special day.
Their amazing two-day, 300 guest wedding took place at the Shangri La in Muscat and tradition was paramount mixed with incredible design…
The Moroccan inspired Mehendi took place at the Al Bandar Lawns.
The colour palette was inspired by the colors of the water in Oman – Shades of sea foam and aqua are offset with lime and hint of pink.
The vibe was chilled as cabanas with low seating was interspersed with tables in the lawns.
The dance floor was fashioned around Arabic tiles and a large fountain filled with hydrangeas stood in the centre of it.
For the sangeet, there was a focus on creating an experience of chic royalty for this evening; something that represents the new age maharaja, minimal and opulent at the same time.
Guests are made to believe that they are at the Sultan’s house for the dinner and the entire ballroom is converted into his dining quarters – the walls represent the old over the top style of Arabic architecture with jaalis and arches.
Dhrumil wanted the wedding mandap to be the focal point of the entire afternoon.
Set against the serene aqua waters, the cream and gold mandap was custom made in India.
An aisle of pink roses and hydrangeas led to the ceremony area which was draped in calla lilies and glass bells.
Their reception had a drastically different design from the other functions.
Working along a palette of greens, a large tent was constructed in the lawns and draped in mirror.
The central dance floor had a hanging cake installations and hand embroidered napkins and beautiful white flowers defined the tables.
Venue: Shangri La Muscat
Photographer: Stories by Joseph Radhik
Design and Concept: Devika Narain And Company
Planner: Horizon WIE
Structures: Jam Design Centre
Flowers: Henna Bespoke
Props and Linen: Devika Narain and Company