Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Indian/ Italian Wedding at the Endicott Estate

This is long over due but it gets crazy busy and then I turn around and months have gone by since I did an entry. I apologize, once again but happy to bring you a fun and colorful wedding we did at the Endicott Estate in Dedham, Mass.

The couple was multicultural as the title suggests. He an Italian/American and her Indian/American. Both have grown up here but still very much rooted in their cultures so our goal was to design a wedding that recognized all three cultures while still reflecting their laid back and fun colorful personalities. The bride wanted lots of color, the groom wanted the same and only cared that we have blues included. The bride being Indian was all about color all over and since that is what we do best, I took to it like you wouldn't believe!

They chose to have a hindu ceremony, so the ceremony was traditional, but the reception design included both Indian and Italian reflections as well as American. Since the couple was also on a budget we had to find ways to give them something beautiful without compromising their budget. One of the ways we worked around that was to use flower petals instead of flowers. These were put in containers that we decoupaged with various images of Italy like the colosseum, venice, and masquerade ball masks. This was an easy way to make sure that Italy didn't get lost in India as that could very easily happen :)!

Each table had variations of similar items with an equal representation of both cultures. Of course as you may have guessed it was not difficult to represent India since it has one of the richest cultures in the world! The rich colors, the fabrics, the petals, the lanterns and candle holders were all representative of India's rich culture! What a joy it was to design this wedding! Now I will let the pictures tell you their story and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Decorative Items for the Hindu ceremony and the space leading up to it.

The Mandap for the Hindu Ceremony

The Aisle doubled as the cocktail space for the guests after the ceremony since it was inside, so we flanked it with the cocktail tables to create a colorful Aisle for the couple. It was also lined with colored jars with candles in them to add ambiance and color to the whole space. The cocktail tables had more colored jars with candles as well as colorful petals at the bases of the jars.

Some items for the ceremony brought in by the minister.

Each guest got one of these necklaces as they entered the ceremony space where they found little glasses of rice awaiting them at their seats to shower the couple with.

There were various decorative items all around the space that represented the three different cultures that the couple share from India, Italy and America.

Image of The Colosseum on one of the containers!

Image of The Colosseum on one side and an image of a masked masquerade ball attendee in Venice!

A number of the containers used to hold the petals were decoupaged with various images of places and things in Italy!

The centerpieces were a combination of various items, Lanterns, Flower petals, candles, and flowers.

The place settings were a mix of varying colors right from the chargers to the napkins. We included reds, oranges, greens and purples as the goal was to infuse the whole place with color - no exceptions!

The tablescapes were as colorful as can be, with richness in culture as well as texture and depth! I hope you enjoyed taking a look at these as much as I enjoyed sharing them. As always it is helpful to hear your thoughts, comments or any feedback you may have. Otherwise please subscribe and stay tuned for our next blog update which will be posted soon!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Location: The Endicott Estate
Reception Design and Decor:Creative Wedding Solutions
Centerpiece design and creation: Creative Wedding Solutions
Event Rentals: Rentals Unlimited
Ceremony Decor: Prasang Decorators
Draping: Creative Wedding Solutions
Photography: Seastage Productions

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