A dreamy concoction of all things magical, an intimate wedding is all about breathing in the love & warmth of one’s closest friends & family. Celebrating the bride and groom with teary-eyed giggles and hearty laughter, it is everything divine-like that a couple could ask for when stepping into their marital bliss.
And bringing that eternal surrealism to life to inspire all the to-be-weds out there is this editorial vision of a dream wedding — a collaborative shoot with a dream team that worked effortlessly to bring to you a concept that they all conceptualized and brought to the forefront for all you couples out there to have an intimate yet dreamy wedding.
While downsizing their big fat wedding dreams into a close-knit soiree is getting nerve-racking for couples in these times, this shoot stems off as a savior. And of course, as a harbinger of some major intimate wedding trends.
Inspired by the new normal and themed ‘The Intimate Wedding’ or ‘Small-Skinny Indian Wedding’, the shoot caresses the opulence of a small affair in a voguish style. Right from the extravagant decor and the tastefully curated looks to the aesthetic vibes of the ceremonies, the concept has been crafted to perfection.
Weaving, this inspiration with utmost quintessence was the team of ace wedding stylist Styl.Inc— that styled and conceptualised this soiree, and the expert sister duo of RashiNidhi Events that conceptualised the essence and aesthetics’ of each of the events.
Furthermore, bringing to light this beautifully put together wedding concept were the veteran planners i.e. Chapter 2 Events who planned & executed the whole event & helped put together the entire vision. The shoot was conceptualized, directed, and captured in timeless frames by the lens of Shutterdown Photography which was all the icing this cake needed!
Shot at the plush properties of The Gateway Resort, Damdama Lake, the wedding had all the right elements of a destination wedding.
And while the famous makeup artist Jasmeet Kapany conceptualised each look and glammed up the bride, her team Hair By Farita and Shaivee Verma , supported by The Powder Room dolled up her entourage of gorgeous women & the family splendidly.
Outfits from celebrated couturiers like Papa Don’t Preach, Payal Singhal, Shantanu & Nikhil, Abhinav Mishra, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Ekaya, Ritu Kumar, Sahil Kochhar, and Patine added all the royal finesse to their looks.
Being their social media partners exclusively and being your allies in everything weddings, we bet this intimate wedding inspiration is all that you would need for your mood boards. So without further ado, let’s dive right into the deets of this exquisite shoot that’s brimming with truckloads of pin-worthy ideas.
The Effervescent Haldi
An intimate haldi affair calls for a distinctive way of reveling in the fun that this ceremony is and what’s better than a laid back yet, flamboyant sit-down picnic?! Set amidst lush greens beneath the sun shining skies, the elegant Boho haldi decor boasted of all things whimsical. Fashioned in tones of white and yellow, the setup was crafted with rugs, macramé cushions, a low-rise wooden table, poufs, wicker baskets, classy tableware, and lots of blooms & foliage.
Macaroons by Frosted Bakehouse, cheese, breads, and champagne further ideates on how to spin a classic haldi ceremony into a romantic neo-traditional affair.
As much fun and modern the haldi decor was, the couple and their squads’ looks were equally chic and fancy.
The bride’s striking look in an eclectic Ivory ensemble topped glamorously with statement jewels and offbeat kaleeras surely took our breaths away. And well, so did her gang of girls. Complementing her in equally modish and fun ensembles topped with pretty hairstyles and glam makeup, they frolicked about happily!
Clad in dapper kurtas and Nehru jackets, the groom and his squad were on fire and their looks would make everybody go weak in the knees.
The ‘Rustic Meets Glamour’ Wedding
A sundowner revelry blossoming with a surreal blend of rustic aesthetics and a dash of glam, this wedding setup is bound to satiate all your bridal desires for sure. The groom and his gang danced the baraat away with all the sho-sha up to the wedding stage that stood like a showstopper!
A couple seating surrounded with pampas, sorbet-hued flowers, greens, and candle lanterns made for their vows backdrop!
The bride walked down the aisle looking like a dream in a heavily embellished pastel pink lehenga teamed up with glorious polka jewels, open wavy tresses, and subdued makeup! While of course, her daddy dearest looked handsome in a pastel sherwani!
The bridesmaids looked absolutely gorgeous in their stunning lehengas crafted in coordinating hues of coral and dusty blue.
While the groom donned an exquisite sage green sherwani teamed up with a necklace, the groomsmen looked dapper AF in their crisp Indian wear.
In fact, the entire wedding party, right from the couple and their squads to their families were styled exquisitely in muted tones, classy jewels, and a voguish aura!
The Lavish Reception Dinner
For the reception dinner, a huge bedecked tablescape was setup right under a tree that was adorned with red crystal chandeliers. The vast table decor was an elegant infusion of terracotta vases, classy tableware, candles, and of course, a yummy reception cake by Frosted Bakehouse.
While the groom looked super royal in his black asymmetrical hemmed cowled bandhgala, the bride outshone in a crimson embellished gown accentuated with a flushed makeup.
The bridesmaids and the groomsmen slipped into splendid gowns and tuxedos respectively, fashioned in hues of grey and black. The entire tribe’s style statement was on fleek while they celebrated the couple in each other’s warm company and a tasteful setting.
Having an intimate wedding doesn’t mean that it can’t be ‘the wedding of your dreams’. If extravagance and splendor are what you had always desired for your soiree, you can have it even in an intimate setup. And this concept by the dream team – Styl Inc. Chapter 2 Events, RashiNidhi Events, Shutter Down and Jasmeet Kapany says it all. Each one of them brought to the table their expertise and experience to show us all that intimate weddings though small can still make a big impact and one can have memories they can cherish for a lifetime.
“We as a team were elated to pull off a shoot of such an enormous scale with all the looks on point (of course, with the help and complete cooperation of the entire squad involved). The trailer/teaser of the shoot beautifully curated speaks volumes of the magnificent aura of our Intimate Wedding Editorial Shoot.” quotes Meha Bhargava, Founder & CEO Styl.Inc.
Styled & Conceptualized: Styl.Inc
Planning & Curated: Chapter 2 Events
Decor & Conceptualization: RashiNidhi Events
Photography & Videography: Shutterdown Photography
Venue: The Gateway Resort, Damdama Lake
Hair & Makeup: Jasmeet Kapany (Bride), The Powder Room (Family), Hair by Farita, Shaivee Verma
Designers: Papa Don’t Preach, Payal Singhal, Shantanu & Nikhil, Abhinav Mishra, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Ekaya, Ritu Kumar, Sahil Kochhar, Patine
Jewellery: Ornamaas, Shri Paramani Jewels, Kotawala Jewels
Shoes: Modello Domani, The Dapper Man
Cake & Macaroons: Frosted Bakehouse
Architectural Assist: Studio Make
Dhol Wala: Jony Rana