Tents greet guests
The outside hallway that greeted the 300 guests as they stepped off of the elevator was turned into a modern Indian marketplace. The event team created food stations in Arabian-style tents in the bold fuchsia and orange color scheme for the event.
This tenting provided homage to the bridal party’s Indian heritage, with a sampling of delicious Indian delicacies provided underneath, labeled with custom created signage for those not familiar with this cuisine.
Chairs get pillow treatment
The property's existing chairs were dressed up with exotic throw pillows.
Purple high boys
High boys dressed in regal purple.
Another view of the tented buffets. The event team used two strong colors--orange and purple--to set an Indian mood, rather than the traditional wide palette of jewel tones.
Sleek, modern bars
Modern sleek white Plexiglas bars illuminated in pink were paired with chrome bar back shelving and backed with orange taffeta drapery.
A long view. Tassels provided rich accents.
Tenting adds sense of space
The tenting gave a sense of various rooms in the pre-fuction area.
The overall design was light on floral, but the event team persuaded the clients to add floral elements, such as simple tall vessels with mounded blooms in bright roses and exotics, and lots of flickering candlelight--"just to bring in that extra detail."
Inside the dining space, the event team encased the room in white sheer drape--which was uplighted in pinks, magenta and purples--including a ceiling treatment of swooping white sheer swags.
Chiavaris add contrast
Dark brown wood chiavari chairs with fuchsia seat pads drew the eye immediately to the tabletops.
Centerpieces incorporate candles with floral
Centerpieces were a pair of tall burnished gold vases illuminated by floating candles with a collection of roses and exotic blooms in fuchsia and light orange flanking each side of the votive collection.
Fuchsia and gold linen
A fuchsia/gold sheer overlay with a fuchsia floral scroll pattern rested over fuchsia satin linens with gold charger plates, along with gold napkins with a fuchsia ribbon treatment.
Color does the job
Although this was a large room to cover for a modest budget, bright fuchsias, oranges and purple popped this event space, the team says.
The elegant napkin treatment.
Floral adds richness
The bride intially requested zero floral in keeping with her desire for a modern look. Yet the clients later loved the event team's use of minimal floral.
Sheers and swags save the day
Although the bride at first wanted a fully draped canopy tent for the dining space, the tight budget and lack of rigging points made that request impossible.
"We knew by surrounding the room in white sheer and adding in ceiling swags and lots of ambient lighting, it would bring the room to the level the bride was envisioning," the team says.
A beautiful dance floor.
"We demonstrated excellent value for this event as we were able to keep the same lighting rig and sheer drapery in the room as we had for the sangeet for the final reception night two days later," the event team says.
"The importance of capturing everything the family had imagined in our designs, and the father of the bride keeping his pocketbook still intact, was achieved by using our preferred vendors and most of our own inventory of tents, as our team worked together to create this stunning modern Indian market welcoming event."