Have you ever thought about getting married in a forest? Yes, taking your pheras and your vows in a natural environment that boasts of dense lush greens, fresh air, and birds chirruping! Sounds whimsical and maybe even unreal, right? Well, we’d say, whimsical, yes, but unreal, nope! Because this concept jungle wedding happened for real and in an Eco-friendly manner!
An Eco-Friendly Forest Wedding With Gobs Of Creative Decor Ideas
Set in the vast properties of 7 Tigers Resort in Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh, Payashwini & Mandeep’s forest wedding was conceptualized & curated while making sure that the natural environs aren’t harmed in any way.
Planned & executed by Parinaya Sutra from the scratch, the soiree was an enchanting blend of earthy vibes, reusable materials, and locally sourced elements coexisting with nature quite harmoniously. The aim was to curate a wedding that caused zero or minimal wastage while keeping up with the nuptials’ aesthetics and boy, the wedding sure blew our minds away.
In fact, let’s dive right into the details of this green wedding that’s surely set some major standards for the rest!
The Tropical Boho Haldi Ceremony
A riot of colors and unique elemental decor, for the Boho-themed eclectic Haldi ceremony, a lot of naturally made and earthy pieces were used or created.
The couple seating was a brilliant amalgamation of wool woven stringed chairs amped up with colorful cushions. While a handwoven carpet made for the backdrop, printed boards, wicker & wood lanterns, candle terrariums, and hand painted earthen pots completed the setup.
The entire decor was further marked with wheat & pampas grass arrangements, bamboo & wooden structures, flower adorned jute baskets, colorful blooms & foliage, macrame hangings, signages, table centerpieces and other such quirky details. A significant pop of yellow in the form of drapes and seating were infused to create a bespoke sunshining decor.
In fact, even the couple went with the chiller vibes of the day function and slipped into easy-breezy outfits keeping it all subtle yet exuberant.
The Sangeet Night
The glitter-themed sangeet night was one magical and an all LIT night of partying and entertainment that included fire act, belly dancers, and Tanoura act.
The decor was marked with a ceiling of stringed bulbs and handmade paper lanterns, shimmering overlays for the table settings, and other lit up elements.
While the food area done in thatched roof and fairy-light lit jute sheets looked marvelous, the couple seating done in florals, greens, pampas, chandeliers, and a neon monogram outshone!
While the groom went out of the box for his look, Payashwini carried her bling quite splendidly in her shimmery outfits.
The Day Wedding
For the pheras, the traditional yet artistic mandap was set up on the banks of Bangar river of Kanha. Done in green bamboos with local Kaneer flower spiralling down and Rajnigandha strings making up for the roof, the setup surely looked a beauty beneath the open skies. Especially with the horse and elephant couple chairs adding that extra oomph to it all.
Minimally bedecked chairs under pastel hued drapes made for the guest seating while antique vessels made for the aisle and a bamboo structure festooned with bells & jars was the perfect quirky photo booth.
While Payashwini’s furball Zarah was the showstopper of the entire soiree, both her & Mandeep’s ceremony outfits had a distinctive edge.
Payashwini wanting to recreate her grandma’s look slipped into a red lehenga from Saaj by Ankita which was marked by a huge sequined tiger motif dedicated to the Tiger Reserve.
Mandeep’s pastel hued sherwani on the other hand, had an elaborate Radha Krishna portrait etched on the dupatta.