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.
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.
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.
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.
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!