The South Indian themed Haldi was an opulent splash of parrot greens and sunshine yellows that resonated throughout the venue. Lakshmi’s house and pathway was arranged with beautiful marigold balls hung from florally decorated stands. Lakshmi was draped in a half saree following the theme adorned with floral jewelry put together using crown flower, roses and applique kundan in ivory with a tinge of green.
A larger than life Urali at the center of the stage for the bride to sit in brought a quirky aesthetic to the stage. Lakshmi was seated in this urali and the haldi paste was applied on her face by her family members.
The event was filled with engaging and fun games like Uriadi, dual participant Dumb charades with their hands tied together, Cock-a-doodle-do parcel, blindfolded musical chairs and Vadamvali in which the entire family were overwhelmed to take part in. It was quite a sight to watch the gorgeous bride zealously basking in the celebration.
The ceremony came to an end with a fun surprise for the bride; the family members and the friends all sportively came together for the milk pouring ritual on the bride.
The Mehendi function was bright and vibrant. The décor included a red-carpet pathway with cloth and floral drapes and umbrella decorations in between. The stage was designed with floral embellishments. The ceiling centerpiece was an exuberant assemblage of ribbons with flowers at its ends.
The bride entered the venue dancing along with the dhol players who led her way into the hall. The age-old tradition of blessing the bride in the form of mehendi on a heart shaped betel leaf placed on her dainty hands was followed. As her family and friends wished Lakshmi for her day and journey ahead with mehendi , she was also fed sweets and confectioneries.
The guests were engaged with dance performances by the Thandav team, bangle favors and expert mehendi artists drawing their tasteful designs on the hands of the ladies.
Together the couple lit the event with their elegance and poise. The entry of the groom was with a huge procession through a tunnel of beautiful floral arches which led to the tremendous portraits of the bride and the groom. The stage, hall and temple were an extravagance of décor with white, red and yellow flowers. The mandap had a serial flower backdrop which complimented the pillar floral décor. The Thali kattu mandap was made with hanging floral décor. And thus, flowered the fruitful life of togetherness!
The wedding reception was a Utopian Garden themed Wedding Reception crossbred with the traditional classic fervor of Keralite essence. The hall was a beautiful enchantment with an efflorescent assortment of floral décor, stunning and deluxe with exotic flowers such as Hybrid chrysanthemum, cymbidium, peonies and hydrangeas. Adding top this beauty was a mythical ornamental tree made of strings of flowers, ribbons, crystals and pompoms.
They were led by a pack of Royal Enfield Bikers, gloriously escorting the newlyweds. Once at the venue, the couple was brought to the stage by a brigade of dancers leading the way, confetti and cheering family members.
The charm of the night only augmented when Rimi Tomy . Along with her were the renowned singers Anoop Shankar and Pradeep Babu. The chemistry of these singers drove the energy of the event. This garden theme was infused with acts like Kalaripayattu, Kathakalli, Theyyam, Mohiniyattam and Velakali bringing a Keralite tradition to the event.
There was a diverse mixture of guests including noted celebrities, dignitaries and political public figures that attended the Reception.
A Rainmaker specialty, the couple grand entry, was a classic one with the bride and the groom entering in a kitschy cycle rickshaw with dancers on either sides leading the way for the couple all the way to the stage with their grand performance brought the night to a terrific start.
The family of the couple were no less enthusiastic as it was a visual treat to see their upbeat numbers and them dancing up a storm!
Destination: Ambalapuzha, Kerala
Videography: Keshav Films