Beautiful weddings are all about celebrating the new happy couple. Regardless of whether it’s a grand or a more intimate event, what’s special about this special day is the setting and decor, which create an elegant backdrop and make for an unforgettable set of perfect photos. No wonder, then, when people planning their wedding, they seek inspiration from some of the coolest Filmi celebs who have obviously thought a lot about what their wedding looks like. Wedding planners and decor experts tell us what worked best for some of the most talked about weddings.
FLOWERS TAKE UP THE CENTER STAGE
MOST DEMAND: Wedding planners tell us that people often ask for an environment similar to Virat Kohli
and Anushka Sharmas or the wedding of Deepika Padukone and Raveer Singh while looking at a setting for their own weddings. Both celebrity couples opted for a simple yet elegant decor, where flowers kept all the conversations at their wedding ceremonies.
FLOWERPOWER: While imported flowers like hydrangeas and tulips are the coveted flowers that can change the entire ambience of a wedding, one can also go for the humble bougainvillea.
especially if the wedding is taking place outdoors. Traditional Indian flowers like marigolds, tuberoses are absolute
Nice in itself, but can also be combined well with hydrangeas and peonies. Chrysamthamums can also be paired with hydrangeas, the experts say.
POST PANDEMIC, DÉCOR WAS WARM AND SIMPLE
BRIGHTER, BETTER: A typical Indian wedding hosts numerous mandatory and traditional events including sangeet, mehendi, the main wedding, and the reception. Each ceremony matches an exclusively planned decor that suits the tastes of the bride and groom as well as the mood of the event. However, with the pandemic looming, we’ve also seen celebrities like Telugu star Rana Daggubati and Bollywood singer Neha Kakkar opt for more intimate weddings. With fewer people on their guest list, while Rana’s wedding ceremonies were all about vibrant and bright colors, Neha and her husband chose to create a warm and cozy atmosphere with the help of flowers, which were readily available at the time.
CREATE DRAMA WITH LIGHTS
LET THERE BE LIGHT: A series of ceremonies took place at Hyderabad’s cool married couple Samantha Akkineni and Akkineni Naga Chaitanya’s wedding, all of which were held in front of a variety of backdrops and decorations. But the one who stayed in the head was the one who stayed away from all flowery things. Instead, the couple opted for a ring ceremony under a beautiful canopy of light.
BRING YOUR OWN PERSONAL STYLE ALSO
A little bit of you: The decor of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’ ceremonial series was an interesting mix of Indian and contemporary elements, just like the couple. Their surroundings and furnishings defined and gave birth to their own style, culture, and traditions. Bring a bit of you into your décor and watch your wedding become the talk of the town too.
(Expert source: Vithika Agarwal from Divya Vithika Wedding Planners and Karuna Reddy, co-founder of the Mogra collective)