A chic Indigo and Rani pink mehendi set up using Rajasthani handicrafts
BY The WMG Bride | 20 Jan, 2015 | 1292 views | 2 min read
The cats were brought from a local potter and the flowers were from the hotel garden
How cute are those cushions? Need some for the WMG office !
Jootis from the local market as favorsFrom Devika Narain , Wedding Designer : The bride in this wedding was very clear she didn’t want the multi color, done-to-death typical mehendi. While driving from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer, we saw these stunning blue and white mud houses with silver charpoys and villagers dressed in white kurtas and colourful turbans sitting on them- we instantly knew our Mehendi had to look like that! Working with shades of indigo, we chose a venue which would resonate the starkness of the Rajasthani desert. The area we chose was an unused/under construction back area with lots of sand- in fact the hotel later added large lily ponds to make them look like oasis in a desert. The setting was complete with an Indian bazaar which even had a maalish wala and parrot reader. Wedding hack: There is nothing more charming then going local and being inspired by the destination/venue you’re in. Plus its cheaper! All the tents were custom printed in Jodhpur, the roses came from Ajmer. We used clay animals and paraaths bought from the local potter and flowers growing in the hotel lawns to make table arrangements.
Thoughts ladies? Prefer the color riot mehendis or do you love this twist on the traditional?
Decor designed by : Devika Narain , Venue: Suryagarh Hotel Jaisalmer [handbook] [vendor]