Bandi

Photography by Andrew Jordan

Indian weddings are well-known for being colorful and festive, and for having bold, exciting design. This wedding was no exception. The bride entered an aisle flanked by white peacocks atop lighted frosted lucite pedestals sitting on a nest of long-stemmed white phalaenopsis, then walked through uplighted 12’ tall beaded crystal columns, and then onto a stage under a silk mandap suspended from the ceiling and fringed with hundreds of thousands of white orchid heads.

For the traditional luncheon that follows an Indian ceremony, we switched gears to grass green linens with flower balls in bright yellow and hot pink on white vases and in white bowls.

The main focal point of the cocktail hour was an 18‘x18’ square bar with lighted columns that doubled as a hand-rolled sushi bar for guests to enjoy a drink as well as a bite to eat.

The reception featured 9’ tall lamps with shades made from strands of hand-sewn orchids emerging from the centers of large open square tables, a modern lounge with leather furniture, and a 32’ long custom bar. Against a background of aqua blue lighting, the all-white florals really popped, along with the sumptuous pale pink and silver linens.

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