Jasmin and Arshad met in Los Angeles where the bride was attending school. Her parents live in the Philippines, so this would be a destination wedding for the majority of the wedding guests. To accommodate the bride’s family, multiple pre-wedding poojahs and events were booked at the Montage Beverly Hills. The ceremony and reception would take place at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Our couple Jasmin and Arshad decided to host a kickoff event for youngsters. Because the groom is a huge fan of James Bond, that was the theme chosen for this event. As soon as Nikki was informed about the theme she feverishly went to work pulling the elements to fit the James Bond theme. After several design meetings once all the elements were selected, a story board was created reflecting the pieces.
The idea was for guests to feel they had entered a space that was reminiscent of an old James Bond movie. The foyer had a red telephone booth as well as a large 3D backdrop of London Bridge.
Guests were greeted by a trio of electric violinists playing Bond music.
Wrought iron furniture was placed in the foyer along the side wall.
Our couple made quite an entrance looking very much like a dashing Bond couple with Jasmin wearing a stunning Alexander McQueen gown and Arshad looking handsome in a Tom Ford suit.
The doors leading to the ball room had red and white striped awnings.
Inside, the ballroom was completely transformed to look like a James Bond set. Distressed brown leather couches and chairs were placed around the room with coffee and end tables bearing deep red candles and flowers. Dozens of candle walls with hundreds of candles created a magical backdrop.
Two custom wood bars flanked the back wall with a custom color bronze dance floor. One side of the ballroom had a casino set up with black jack, roulette and crap tables.
Under each chandelier a huge pedestal was placed for Bond girls to entertain guests. Revolving food stations served various English fare throughout the night and specialty martinis and drinks were served. The DJ spun Bond music and guests enjoyed the evening till the wee hours of morning.
This was such a fun event for us to plan and attend!
Stay tuned for Jasmin and Arshad’s sangeet, ceremony, and reception in the weeks to come.
Have an Exquisite day and we’ll see you next Wednesday!