“I want a super bright Indian-inspired wedding infused with lots of fun passionate colors,” said one of my favorite brides. How do I translate that into “crisp and very chic” – her other requirement? Luckily, that is the beauty of design. You take what inspires you, blend it with what you want to achieve and then [boom], your perfect wedding is designed. It’s even easier when you realize your inspiration does not have to come from bridal magazines. As corny as it sounds, inspiration for your wedding lies within. It’s how you feel when you see those delicious pair of shoes, or are in that beautiful museum or just lounging outside, one with nature.
This first thing I needed to do for this special couple was research the amazing culture that is India. The groom is of Indian descent so it was really important to make it the base of the design and tone of the wedding. Indian weddings are very bright events filled with celebration that can continue for days . . . a true PARTAY!
I could not help but fall in love with the splendid colors of India. The reds, mangos, saffrons, fuschias and golds clearly play an intricate part in their lifestyle. It just screams joy. Needless to say a beautiful and chic Indian-inspired inspiration board was born. The rich colors balanced with stark white and sleek lines will be the touchstone for every aspect of their wedding – one filled with passion, life and vigor. What are your favorite Indian-inspired color palettes?
Photo Credits [from top left to right]: Portrait of a Beautiful Indian Bride by flickr/Pixy, Capiz Lotus Candleholders from Luna Bazaar, Indian Beauty Lakshmi Menon Ad Campaign for Hermes, Diwali Decorating Ideas from Rang Decor, View from Princely Suite Private Terrace at Taj Lake Palace Udaipur, Indian Art Graphic, Gold Bangles from Satya Jewelry, Picture of Christian Louboutin Red Shoes from flickr/ Z Shop, Picture of Fuschi Rose in Yellow Petal Bath by One Thousand Words Photography, Indian Beauty Lakshmi Menon for Dazed and Confused April 2009, Indian Beauty Lakshmi Menon for British Vogue August 2009. Portrait of Indian Bride by Andrena Photography.