Archive for the ‘Tented Events’ Category

Reema & Kunal’s Wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel | Part One – Sikh Ceremony

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

We are very fortunate to have the clients’ trust to do repeat business with them.  This particular client has four children and this was the third child’s wedding that we designed and planned.

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He is an absolute dream client and wanted to pull no stops for the celebration.  The fact that he trusts us implicitly also made it an extremely joyful planning process. We had a total of four months to plan their high-scale wedding with seven hundred expected guests.  There was one design meeting with the couple to understand their vision and style and a few subsequent meetings for the walk-through and vendor walk-through at the hotel.  Since the groom was from Seattle, they arrived a few days before the wedding and had their own celebrations and events.  We were fortunate to get both the ceremony and ballroom spaces the day before the event to do our install and set up. That was a huge help as this event had a lot of moving parts.

By Friday night, our ceremony tent was all done with the exception of flowers and some minor tweaking and details.

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We woke up on January 24th to gusty winds that created a havoc in the tent.  The winds were so strong that chandeliers were moving violently and at times the tent ceiling was coming down.  Our initial design entailed bringing the outdoors to the indoors. The tent was going to be an open tent, but with the situation at hand, we decided to enclose the tent to provide comfort to the guests.

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The winds also posed a safety challenge with the rented helicopter that was to drop tons of rose petals at the start of our groom’s procession.  With us (Nikki and Madiha), safety comes first, so we were in close contact with the company. We decided to wait until half an hour before to make that call.  As luck would have it, the winds died down considerably to have a smooth baraat, petal drop, snacks on the waterfall lawn and then the transition to the ceremony, which went off without a hitch.

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The bride had a send-off in a doli which took the couple in the horse carriage to the front of the hotel for them to get ready for their grand reception.

Have an Exquisite day and we will see you next Wednesday for Part Two of Reema and Kunal’s beautiful wedding–their reception!

2015’s Top Wedding Trends | Part 3 – Wedding Decor

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

This week, we are going to cover all things decor from ceremony trends to reception trends. Weddings are meant to be fun, unique, engaging, and full of love and personality. Exquisite Events has been able to create some amazing and interesting decor trends that have left quite an impression. Let’s take a look at some fun trends that we think will be seen more frequently this year and in the years to come!

We love the idea of a suspended cake. It is a beautiful attention-grabber and a fun way to display 360-degree views of all the tiers.


Open canopies create a dynamic and romantic ambiance, especially for twilight weddings. The mixture of an indoor-outdoor feel makes for an intimate setting and a beautiful space.

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Monogrammed dance floors add a meaningful and personal touch to a wedding reception. An added bonus is that they can be used to cover up patterned carpet in the room.

Dance Floor Ebell Mendhi Party

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Styled rose petal arrangement is an elegant and fun added effect to the aisle way. It creates a dramatic and beautiful element to the ceremony decor.

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A mixture of colors create a beautiful effect.


We are excited to see more of these unique trends in the coming years!

Have an Exquisite week and we will see you next Wednesday!

An Exquisite Sangeet

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

On this week’s blog, we want to share with you the inspiration and fine details that go into putting together an Exquisite Event. This video shows Nikki and team’s sensational work on a Sangeet. Check back next week for photos from this amazing evening!

Videography – Robles Video

Have an Exquisite day and see you next Wednesday!

Destination Las Vegas Part 2: Ceremony

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Hi Everyone, This week I am sharing the pictures of the ceremony that we did on the Golf Course Lawn at the Wynn Hotel.  There is a gorgeous waterfall on the golf course that we used as our backdrop so we knew we wanted to keep the mandap open for the view.  We used oranges and fuschias since I thought that would look really pretty against the pristine green lawn and clear blue skies that Vegas has in the early summer months.

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We also figured that since it was early May and typically, in our and the hotel’s experience, Vegas does not start heating up to uncomfortable temps until mid-to-late May, we would not need any shade over the guests…we were wrong.

The week prior, the weather was projected to be great, in the 80s. I looked again the week of the wedding and it said 100 for the ceremony day!!  The rental companies were quoting an astronomical amount for shading and said they would not be able to get the colors in time. Now what? The next best solution would be to find parasols for the guests so we called Pier 1 and Cost Plus who both combined had about 5 parasols-we needed 100. On a whim, I asked the hotel if there was a Chinatown in Vegas. In my 25+ years of going to Vegas, I had no idea that in fact there was a quite large Chinatown located right off the strip! We took a 10 min cab ride crossing our fingers in hopes to find the coveted umbrellas and after about an hour of going shop to shop, we finally came across a vendor who was able to collect 50 parasols in our colors and 50 hand fans- SUCCESS! If you are a planner, you know that you have to come up with a Plan B, C and D sometimes and that is what is so challenging and exciting about doing what we do!

Chinatown to get parasols

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Be sure to check back next week to read about the Grand Finale of the Las Vegas Destination Wedding!

Have an Exquisite day and we’ll see you next Wednesday!

Pavni and Manu, Calamigos Ranch

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

This event took place in January, 2014 at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu.  The bride and groom met in school during their residency and shared a similar vision about their wedding ceremony which took place at the Cottage under the large oak tree.  They both wanted something organic and simple and with yellow and orange colors.


Nikki decided to build a stage on the raised surface and hung marigold garlands from the tree and covered birch branches with marigold flowers.



The groom arrived amidst the sound of dhol and music on the horse on the long walk way which was covered with red carpet runner.  The greeting of the families took place by the fountain where the bride’s family awaited groom’s family with marigold garlands.



Guests were led to the ceremony site under a floral arch.  Bridesmaids were wearing navy blue attire matching the ceremony programs.  The ceremony lasted for about an hour and was absolutely beautiful.




Guests were then escorted to the Pavilion Lawn for cocktails which was set up with lounge vignettes, beautiful bars and cocktail tables where they sipped cocktails and enjoyed tray passed hors deovers amidst the sounds of live Indian band.


For the reception, two large tent structures were created; one for food and one for guests.  The Regal tent from Raj Tents in deep blue and deep red flowers looked majestic and royal.  Every single element of the table decor came from an outside vendor from chargers, flat ware, stem ware to china etc.  Couple had created love notes that they wrote to each other that sat atop tables.



Dancing took place inside the pavilion tent on the beautiful bronze dance floor bearing couple’s initials. The food tent was in champagne and gold colors and there were several food stations including brazilain bbq, tacos, chinese, continental and several more.  The couple made their grand entrance amongst thunderous applause and went to the smaller dance floor that was created specifically for their first dance, the father/daughter and mother/son dance.  They started with slow dance and then the groom just got down and did the most amazing dance moves and the bride kept up with him.  Needless to say guests were thoroughly entertained.


After cake cutting and a welcome toast, guests were escorted to the food tent and after that it was a big party all night long.  The couple made their exit in a decorated Bentley amidst sparklers ( in this case two hundred lit candles ) and the evening came to an end.  The groom is currently doing his fellowship at Cedars Sinai and the bride is at UCLA.



Pavni + Manu // Built to Love You / Same Day Edit from RainbowFish on Vimeo.

A special thanks to all of our outstanding vendors:
  • Venue: Calamigos Ranch, Malibu
  • Coordinator, Planner and Designer: Exquisite Events
  • Florist: Hidden Garden
  • Tent: Raj Tents
  • Rentals: Luna Party Rentals
  • Caterer: Pure Joy Catering
  • Photographer: Onelove
  • Video: Rainbow Fish Films
  • DJ: 3D Sounds
  • Band: Chili Beatz
  • Horse: Enchanted Carriage
Photo credits: Onelove Photography


See you next Wednesday and have an Exquisite Day!

Exquisite Events and Raj Tents

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013


We had the pleasure of working again with Raj Tents recently on a beautiful wedding at the Four Seasons Westlake Village. Here is the Raj blog about the event!

Thank you Raj Tents!

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Lovely to see pictures and hear stories of Harleen and Yuvi Grewal’s recent wedding in southern California, planned by Nikki and Madiha Khan of Exquisite Events. It is always a pleasure to work with Exquisite Events, with whom we have collaborated often to provide luxurious tented settings for the top Indian weddings in California.

Raj Tents luxury Indian Wedding Ceremony Tent

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On this occasion, the ceremony took place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village that has acres of lovely gardens, ideal for tenting. The interior of the tent was in cream with gold star print. Ornate cream large rosette scalloping and matching cream and honey glow gold drapes decorated the outside edge, with large Ajmer hanging lamps across the length of the 40 foot x 100 foot tent. The flowers were delightful, which, along with pink and orange cushions brought in color and texture. One aspect that particularly made the wedding stand out was a two rose petal drops from a helicopter as the groom arrived during the Baraat.

Over 600 guests attended the different events that comprised this very detail oriented, traditional, stylish and sophisticated Indian Wedding. The Mehndi and Sangeet were held at the bride’s father’s impressive home in Porter Ranch, where hot pink and spicy orange Pergolas set the scene.

All in all, it was a great success. Many congratulations to the beautiful bride and her groom!

Morocco meets India Henna Party

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Its always fun to create Henna and Sangeet  parties because there are so many colors and  themes you can do. For this party we used  traditional Indian colors of yellow and red and  brought in a few tents and low wooden  furniture and lanterns to give the Moroccan  feel. The tents were made to look like bazaars  and the guests were able to go inside to  discover a plethora of fruit, arabic tea served  and henna artists ready to design beautiful  patterns on the ladies hands.

A Bordeaux Dinner Party

Friday, October 28th, 2011


A few weeks ago when i was approached by a client to plan and design a table for a seated meal for some of her close friends, I was beyond excited.  This client has become a dear friend and I truly enjoy working with her.  We decided on Bordeaux and black with silver accents.  After narrowing down on linens, I set out to design my table top.  We paired the table with black chair dressed in Bordeaux pad cover and matching napkins.

The table was flanked with black candelabras in varying sizes and tons of silver leafed candles withsilver mercury glass candle holders bearing Bordeaux candles.  The table was set with silver leafed charger bearing the menu.  Each place setting had a deep burgundy rose that was refllexed.  Client wanted a seated meal with wine pairing and lively conversation.  A few days before the event we decided to cover tha backyard with clear canopy to provide maximum comfort for the guests.  In addition, a beautiful bar and lounge vignette was created for cocktails.  Upon guests arrival they were greeted by valet wearing the same colors as the decor.  Once they entered the house, they were welcomed by waiters carrying chilled champagne flutes.  Beautiful and relaxing lounge music was playing that the client had pain stamp fly organized.   The long table with 22 seats was set to the nines and with the candles burning on top  a thick runner of deep burgundy rose petals as well as clients heirloom pure silver glasses carrying black magic roses created a magical effect.  After enjoying cocktails and butler passed hors drivers, guests were escorted to the table.  After the host welcomed the guests, first course was brought out.

With each course, a carefully selected wine was served.  Guests dined for more than three hours over a five course meal.  Each course was enthusiastically received and from the joyful laughter and chit chat, they seemed to have a great time.  The hosts enjoyed the company immensely and appeared to be really enjoying themselves.  

Hope you enjoy and excuse my unprofessional camera shots!

An Afternoon Tea at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Recently we had the pleasure of hosting an afternoon tea and fashion show at the gorgeous Beverly Wilshire Hotel. We partnered with some of our favorite and most talented people in the event industry to create something truly unique and memorable.

The afternoon began on the stunning Rodeo Terrace which, as the name suggest, overlooks the famous Rodeo Drive and is the perfect space for a cocktail party or ceremony. We wanted to create 4 separate tents that evoked a different feel and Revelry Event Designers created some of the most gorgeous mandaps and tents we have ever seen coupled with their custom made furniture that would make you want to shop in their warehouse. We created a faux ceremony area and the mandap was a plexiglass structure dripping in stunning flowers designed by the talented Eddie Zarastian of Tic Tock Couture Flowers-something people have never seen!

Youngsong Martin of Wildflower Linen amazed everyone with her signature fashion show in which she transforms her linen into beautiful haute-couture cocktail dresses and ball gowns. As guests enjoyed their cocktails and delicious hors deourves, the lovely models would mingle through the crowd draped in Young’s fashions-Incredible!

Following cocktail hour, we moved down to the Grand Trionon Room for the formal tea. Upon entering the room, guests were welcomed by a beautiful, lush archway of flowers including roses, hydrangea, peonies, and plum branches (to name a few) where they then were seated at any of the amazing vignettes of furniture created by Revelry. While tea and finger sandwiches were served, the Regional Vice President and General Manager of the Beverly Wilshire, Mr. Radha Arora, greeted and welcomed the guests and then introduced Nikki who thanked all of her guests and sponsors involved in creating such a spectacular event.

Radha Arora, Nikki Khan, Youngsong Martin

The Team

The idea of bringing the romance of Parisian glamour and Indian elegance together proved to be quite a success and made for a lovely Sunday afternoon.

Thank you to all of our amazing sponsors without which this could not have been possible:

Venue: Beverly Wilshire, Four Seasons Hotel

Linen and Fashion: Wildflower Linen

Furniture and tents: Revelry Event Designers

Flowers: Tic Tock Couture Flowers

Lighting: The Lighter Side

Ghost Chairs: Hire Elegance

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Music: Rossi Music

Photography: John Solano Photography

Video: Vidicam Productions

Invitations: Alia Designs

Sponsor Cards: Momental Designs

Thank you!

Exquisite Events

Winter Wonderland

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Hi Everyone!

This past winter, we had the opportunity to collaborate with some great colleagues on this gorgeous winter wonderland shoot that is now featured in the Winter 2011 issue of South Asian Bride Magazine. We wanted to create an atmosphere that would perhaps suit the setting of Sweden’s Ice Hotel and this is what we came up with.

Thank you to Studio EMP Photography, Wildflower Linens, Tic Tock Florals, Classic Party Rentals, and Jason Fox Event Lighting!


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