Here at Dream Party Decor, we pride ourselves in being a boutique style event and decor company. The aim of our work, is to reproduce as imaginatively and innovatively as we can, the dreams and vision boards of the individuals with whom we collaborate for their wedding decoration. Every wedding decor we do is completely unique & custom, and this month we chose to feature Azima and Mamoon’s royal wedding decoration because we felt it justly captured the essence of what we do.
The initial experience begins with the client, and they are the most important voice throughout the brainstorming process. We could not have had a more excited, inclusive and fun loving couple walk through our doors. Each of their events decor was coordinated and themed by taking into consideration the personal tastes of those closest to them. Azima and Mamoon were emphatic about how important this was. Not an easy feat, or even a popular approach for the commonly stressed-out bride and groom, but one that these two executed with respect, class and patience.
Their mehendi decor, as per the suggestion of the bride’s sister, was done to reflect the rich culture embedded in old traditions, and so a village theme was selected. We converted the room into a vibrant kaleidoscope of colours; bright fabrics were layered and paired with strings of beads, mini paisley rangolis adorned the room, and intricate chains of fairy lights as well as strategically placed lamps were used to create the effect of a starry night sky behind the seated couple. And that’s not all- Azima even entered on a rickshaw!
Vestiges of Mughal culture made an impressive comeback in the wedding industry since the famous release of the latest Bollywood version of Jodha- Akbar, and so the ceremony and reception were inspired by very majestic and palatial inspiration. As Mamoon’s mother wanted the reception to mimic the ornate detail reminiscent of the film, we decided to keep things interesting, and focused on more of a modern-day royal palace elegance for the ceremony. Colors, architectural styles and silhouettes are key in successfully achieving dramatic atmospheres and so we erected an elaborate three dimensional entrance, replete with towering pillars and gold antique props to give guests the feeling that they were entering a palace. All along, adhering to a rich palette of colors reflected in our use of sumptuous fabrics and bright floodlights. To soften the feel, the tablescape featured a hint of gold in its flatware, dinnerware and glasses and our in-house florists assembled cascading baby breath bouquets for the centrepieces.
On the day of the reception, we continued in this vein but used more recognizable elements from the film. The backdrop was opulent in its effect, with resplendent gilded structures, a royal sofa, cushions, crystals and candles. The stunning cake created by Fine Cakes by Zehra, perfectly complemented the look, and may we take this opportunity to point out, that all elements (including the cake) DO matter for they come together to complete a vision . Again, colors and shapes were influential in the finished product, and it was truly a setting fit for a king and his queen.
Thank you Azima and Mamoon for allowing us the opportunity to revisit the beauty of our ancient history and traditions through doing the wedding decor of your dreams!
Photography: Zaheer Molu of Z molu Photography : www.zmolu.com
Cake: Fine Cakes by Zehra – www.finecakesbyzehra.com
Makeup: Shirley Wu – www.shirleybeautyconcept.com
Mehandi: Bombay Palace – www.bombaypalace.ca
Wedding: Grand Empire Banquet and Convention Center – www.grandempirebanquet.ca
Valima/Reception: Bellvue Manor – www.bellvuemanor.com