A Night at the Plaza

A Night at the Plaza
Wedding designed and produced by Elegant Occasions, Inc.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Indian grandeur in Newport

Grandeur, color, and fun are blended with culture and heritage in all Indian weddings. Indian weddings are probably the most visual of the weddings we have created over the years. They range in size from 100 to over 900 guests.  I love to infuse the event with lots of color and texture. Lighting is the key to transforming the space from simple to amazing. Creating visual memories and entertaining the guests makes for the most memorable events we work on.

The ceremonies are steeped in rituals and traditions that are a feast for the eyes. My favorite wedding was held in Newport, Rhode Island. This was a 300 person event, 2 days party, the Indian ceremony
was held beneath a gorgeous gold and red draped mandap that served as the backdrop for this
wonderful couple.

The barrat is the entrance of the groom to the ceremony. This groom arrived via helicopter and then joined the barrat in gold and white dressed horse and carriage that led him to the steps of the venue.  He was met by the parents of the Bride, who welcome him to family.  The 30 minute entrance was lead by the dhol player.

Typically ,Indian weddings are served either buffet style or family style. The culture is all about family and it it focuses on including everyone from young to old to celebrate with the couple. It is truly a party atmosphere.
This particular wedding we did a wonderful buffet with tandori ovens and chef creating dishes right before their eyes.  Mango Lasse's were passed as guests arrived and they were entertained 
by Dandiya dancers throughout the night. We draped the tent in fabric swags in reds, orange tones and had guests seated on low seating with assorted pillows placed around the carpeted tables. The colors were vibrant, fun and inviting.

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