Many couples have made the most of the 'new normal' to make sure their wedding is a gorgeous and intimate affair. So, if you are looking to host a simple yet classy soiree to tie the knot, here is some celebrity inspiration.
We spoke to Saurabh Malhotra, Tina Tharwani, and Manoj Mittra, Co-Founders of Shaadi Squad to know all about how they planned the recent celebrity wedding...that of actor Varun Dhawan and fashion designer Natasha Dalal.
"A lockdown wedding of any kind has to be planned differently. We arranged for RT PCR tests to be done for all guests and vendors before they arrived for the wedding. We had a special team in place to only coordinate with the guests and vendors to organize their test and also to coordinate with the lab for reports. At the venue, we had a sanitization process for all guest luggage and other items required for various ceremonies. We also had sanitization stations set up at multiple common areas. Being a high profile wedding, we also had to ensure that we had enough security in place to maintain privacy."
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"The decor for the wedding was done by the internal team at The Mansion House. While there were no themes as such, the decor for each function was distinctive and done aesthetically."
"While the decor for the entire wedding was exquisite, for us the wedding was especially sweet. The entire poolside was beautifully ornamented with floating candles. It was further amped up with extravagant floral arrangements. The mandap was elegant yet dreamy that complemented the wedding theme and concept."
"Indian weddings are all about sustainability. We suggest the following things to keep in mind for a couple looking to tie the knot in an intimate, minimal and eco-friendly wedding:
a. Keep your guests limited to only close friends and family.
b. Select a venue which is already aesthetically pleasing to you and also different areas that could be used for different functions. This would help in using minimal décor.
c. For an eco-friendly wedding, minimise the usage of plastics/ disposables. This could be done by opting for glass bottles of mineral water, no plastic cutlery, no plastic in any giveaways.
d. Choose upcycled items in your décor instead of creating new sets.