Classy in Pastels

When Sowmya and Amith walked down the aisle in November-2019, it was exactly what they had dreamed of and more. A college romance that had sparked at an ice breaking session in 2014 and blossomed over the years was rejoiced in a 3-day celebration amidst family and friends in the lap of nature-Temple Tree Leisure, Bangalore. “We wanted our wedding to be subtle, enhanced with beautiful lights and rich in natural elements and that is exactly what we got,” chirps the newly-wed Sowmya. From the time Sowmya met the passionate team of Katha Weddings, she knew she was in safe hands.

The first day kicked off with a Bohemian theme as the graceful bride walked in a gorgeous pastel green lehenga through a pathway decorated with fairy lights for her Mehendi ceremony. The entrance was a skillful display of off-white drapes and fairy lights while the welcome board in wood resonated with the earthy vibe of the evening.

To reminisce the six years of friendship, an adorable photo gallery fondly exhibited Sowmya and Amith’s memories from special moments. All the photos were clipped to fairy lights under drapes and the open sky.

As the bride sat down to get her hands sketched in colours of love, the bohemian drapes fluttering in the light breeze, the chandelier and the fairy lights strung across the conical arch made the moment ethereal.

The second day started with a vibrant amalgamation of yellow marigolds and teal drapes for the Var Puja.  This traditional South Indian Brahmin ceremony was beautifully conducted on a mildly decorated Mandap amidst a square ornamented arch.

The evening waded through a mix of classy and sassy as the elegant bride and groom greeted the guests at the Reception party. The entrance was adorned with tangerine drapes, and lit with candle-jars and a chandelier. The overhead creepers and the fresh florals added another pinch to the excitement. The welcome board was decorated with white roses and green foliage to align with the natural elements and flaunted the hashtag #iAmSoinlovewithyou to commemorate the romantic journey of the couple!

The passage leading to the indoor venue recreated the vibe of walking under the stars designed to perfection with hanging bulbs and fairy lights.

This was only the start to a fun evening! The main stage was a delightful embellishment of white roses, fresh florals, leaves, creepers and lights hanging from a decorated arch standing on branches accompanied by four small flower arrangements!  It would be unfair not to mention that this artful structure with the bottle green velvet pleated backdrop resembled a scene right from the middle of the forest- the theme that our nature-loving couple had insisted on.

The final day – Wedding was all about vibrancy! The arch at the entrance stood tall in an intricate decoration of fresh white and peach roses, carnations, baby’s breath, and white orchids with rows of peach drapes across the ceiling while fragrant orange marigolds lined the pathway. Handmade floral Rangolis added to the beauty of the pathway!

The pathway led to the main indoor venue of the Mandap that reflected both purity and simplicity. Under the clear open sky, stood the Mandap decorated with fragrant cut flowers- a combination of orchids, handpicked roses, carnations and baby’s breath and a backdrop of traditional hanging orange marigolds which added to the freshness of the morning rituals. As the soft peach chiffon drapes swayed in the wind, the bride in the pretty pink Kanjeevaram saree exchanged vows with her soul mate.

Right next to the wedding Mandap was the beautifully ornamented rose wood Oonjal (traditional swing) where earlier in the morning the couple had shared a light moment looking absolutely adorable in yellow and white attire amidst laughter from friends and family! This was followed by the excitement of Malai Matral (garland exchange between the newly-weds) as the guests were highly amused and cheered in symphony!

“The most special moment for me was when Amith tied the Mangalsutra (holy matrimonial thread) in the beautiful Mandap”, says Sowmya reflecting back on her wedding day. “I also enjoyed the moments during Gowri Puja and at the Oonjal ... it was perfect!”

Team Katha Weddings fondly remembers this wedding and says, “Sowmya was clear about the requirements of her wedding from day one and when her mother presented us with the framed photo of Lord Krishna as a token of fresh beginnings for her daughter, we were truly touched.”

On being asked what would be her advice to would-be brides preparing for their weddings, Sowmya ponders, “Always prepare way before the wedding. It’s going to freak you out but it all falls into place later! Do what you like. Don’t try to fit into someone else’s shoes, whether it is the wedding decor or the rituals!” 

Indeed, this is what their unique wedding stood for – being themselves!

A content Sowmya reveals, “When it came to wedding decor I was very particular about having something simple yet classy”.  She further adds, “When I first met Team Katha, I gave them a vague understanding of how I wanted the decor to be like. The team very graciously accepted the same and also gave us their inputs on how it could be made better. I found the team to be very kind and welcoming which gave me the push and confidence to go ahead with Katha Weddings. It wouldn’t be wrong if I said that Team Katha Weddings is one amongst the best in the business. They are extremely professional and hardworking. They always made sure that they gave the very best and also delivered on time. Kudos to the entire team for making our wedding a memorable one! "

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