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Pretty Vintage Desi Engagement in Chennai With So Much Quirk!

BY Latha Sunadh | 27 May, 2016 | 849 views | 3 min read

How does a "Vintage Desi" theme pan out? Well, now we know - with pom poms and pinwheels and the cutest little bridal entry chaddar, what's not to love! Besides, we loved the groom in a gold dhoti! This cute Engagement from Chennai is between Nivya Babu and KK John. He is  a successful entrepreneur & a chef with his restaurant, "BIG BEN TAVERN" at Houston, Texas. All of the cutesy decor was done by the happy guys over at The A-Cube Project★ 4.8 and photographed to perfection by Rakesh Prakash Photography.
Meet Nivya & John
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"The groom saw me 5 years ago at my brother's wedding. At that point he was living in America and me, here and neither of us were interested in marriage. He sent me flowers once and I didn't have the slightest idea he was making a move. We briefly kept in touch over the first 4 years and met up a few times.
Then he became a shoulder to lean over the last year and I just popped the question and completely took him by surprise when I was ready to take the next step. Over the next few days it was set in stone that we were to be married in a few months," explains Nivya.
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Vision for the Engagement:
The theme for the  event was – ‘The Desi Vintage Bride’. We came up with this theme, because our bride Nivya, is very Desi at heart and vintage in her persona. So this was the most fitting theme for her event!
We went all out: Vintage doors and windows, fairy lights and drapes, A funky truck photo-booth, easel stands with caricatures of the couple on canvas prints, a push cart and vintage window -Selfie corner, pinwheels, origami birds, pom-pom mirror hangings, dry trees, Ferris wheel Centre pieces, floral runners with Jute Overlays, love ladder, vintage bottles et al. Even for the bride’s entry we planned something unique. Instead of the “flower bed a.k.a ‘Phoolon Ki Chadar’” we gave her a beautiful and intricately made a canopy of gota, pom poms, origami birds and mirror hangings, which stole everyone’s attention.
"The  family and us wanted the entire theme to be woven beautifully, in every small element associated with the Engagement. So it started with subtle hints being dropped through the simple yet lovely engagement card, which we designed for them. Faceless caricatures, origami birds and pinwheels along with a few of the theme colors; teal, orange, off-white and pink were introduced here, to create a buzz and theme recall later," says Ambika at A-Cube Project. On the event day guests were pleased to see an abundance of pinwheels, that they could take back with them and strike a pose with at the photo booths. Also, at the entrance they could connect the dots when they saw the caricature boards with the same design of the card but with face detailing this time.
Vendors: Decor & Invites: The A-Cube Project★ 4.8 Photographers: Rakesh Prakash and Sanoj Kumar Make up: Ibrahim Makeup Artist★ 4.2  Groom's outfit: Osman Abdul Razak Caterer and Venue: ITC Grand Chola★ 4.9
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