The Floral-Themed Wedding In Hues Of Pastels & Soft Tones
Suvina & Kyle
Suvina and Kyle’s wedding beautifully captured by Designer Photo was a close-knit Indian wedding away from India in Summer Place, Hyde Park, South Africa with around 140 invitees. Packed with sheer love, warmth and hearty moments, their wedding was all the way more special as they shared the gorgeous celebration of their nuptials with 28th wedding anniversary of Suvina's parents!
From the beautiful floral mandap, flower wall backdrop, everything was in hues of pastels and soft tones gave us much swoon-worthy inspiration that looked straight out of Pinterest.
About The Couple
How they met?
From sharing French notes to sharing life, Suvina and Kyle were a match made in heaven where, exchanging notes was just a facilitator to get them together.
How are we as a Couple?
Suvina - While we both hail from different cultures, we have the same outlook on life and our fusion balances out each other in every sense of life. Besides having same likes and interest, such as love for travelling and pleasing our taste buds with scrumptious delights, we also share the same boatload of duties, while I am a doctor, Kyle is a lawyer.
Suvina recalls, "It all happened while we were on a trip to Bali, I was too tired of traveling but Kyle insisted me to get ready as he had made reservations for dinner in a fancy restaurant. From the dim lit candles alongside a river and the air that was only speaking of romance, Kyle popped with that big question and the next thing was me giggling with all those jimjams that barely let me eat because now our love was sealed forever. Later in our holiday, we got our engagement photo shoot by a black sand iconic beach."
Our Favorite Elements
This multi-faith wedding gave us more than a few elements to gush over, however, we have curated some of our favorites moments that one can totally steal away!
From bouquet toss, cake cutting, first dance to the groom walking down the aisle, this bi-culture wedding looked hatke and fresh. Not only was it two people but in fact two culture blending together in the name of love.
For the mehndi ceremony at the Military Museum, Johannesburg, Suvina chooses a timeless banarasi silk lehenga in bright yellow and pink. To amp up the look, she paired that with floral jewelry, a messy side plait and went for a bright makeup look.
A Rajasthani Mela Sangeet Theme
The sangeet had a Rajasthani mela theme which was not only unique and chirpy but also very enchanting. It was very difficult to implement this set up in The Wanderers Club, South Africa, but with the help of the decor specialists and a little self-sourcing, the creative duo managed to construct the dream.
The dance floor had a special rangoli pattern adding to the ambience and outside a festive feel was created with live popcorn and candy floss carts
Suvina opted for a bridal red lehenga for the sangeet and completed it with loose curls and smokey eyes to make it look all bits of glam.
Suvina looked hands down all bit of ethereal and royal in her neutral-toned pastel pink and orange outfit. Her ensemble was in the hues of soft and natural tones that befitted the outdoor wedding.
Unlike the heavy makeup look, Suvina played with her makeup and looked subtle and striking thereby, winning our hearts! She handpicked her outfit all the way from Season’s Mumbai and got the dupatta custom made in multi-tone to match the outfit of the groom. Her jewelry was from Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri.
While the bride looked every bit of royal in every sense, the groom also wasn’t anywhere behind. Kyle opted for a non-clichéd outfit from Manyavar which was in quirky, mint-green color. His ensemble showcased a sense of his natural self which was minimal and pre-eminent. To stay true to his sense of style, he opted for a simply striking look without any turban and jewelry.
He opted for the evergreen romantic instrumental melody “Tujhe Dekha Toh” from DDLJ which also happened to be the song from the first Bollywood movie he saw with Suvina and it resonates a lot of memories of them.
While Suvina chooses the instrumental cover of "Nazm Nazm" whose soft melodic beats worked perfectly for walking down the aisle to her prince charming.
The Color Coordinated Bridesmaid and Groomsmen
With an array of creative and non-typical elements in this impelling wedding, the color-coordinated bridesmaid and groomsmen further topped off and showcased a blend of traditions, rituals and had us wide-eyed while setting some major inspiration goal. While bridesmaid adorned classic or less conventional off-shoulder blouses with a lehenga of creative flair, the groomsmen opted for a rather fuss-free and simple look in antique gold color with dupatta’s to match the bridesmaid.
From dress code to décor done by Exquisite Functions, everything was well-aligned, the theme was thoroughly followed in terms of all the elements of wedding’. Even though the duo used natural and soft tones, the colors made the ambience so chirpy and expressive.
Tips for the Brides
With the big day approaching, you want to leave no stones unturned in getting your wedding jamboree done right! Here are some tips from Suvina to make sure, you rule out any last minute predicament
1. If you’re planning a wedding yourself, start planning early. As the wedding approaches, all the details for all the events can start feeling overwhelming so be as prepared as you can and you’ll have a stress-free, fun time.
2. Social media is your best friend! We’re so lucky to have so many places to find inspiration from for- table settings or themes or even activities for guests- everything is on the internet to use the apps, blogs, Pinterest boards, etc to inspire you to create your dream wedding.
3. Don’t be afraid of a little DIY. Not everything we see on social media can be sourced and creating something yourself can personalize the event- be it table numbers or wedding favors. Creating something with the whole bridal party also gets everyone together and continues the wedding festivities.
Written By: Simran Keswani
Edited & Published By: Neha Garg Ahuja