Dreamz Krraft- Celebrating the greatest adventure of Togetherness


Hospitality Lexis had a conversation with Trrishant Sidhwaani, Director, Dreamz Krraft on story Wedding Planners of India

Hospitality Lexis / Print Edition November 2019

Celebrating one of the most important days of your life, the destination for your wedding is of utmost importance and can shape your wedding into the grand affair you have always dreamed of. The trend for destination weddings has caught on with couples are always on the lookout for unexplored destinations and venues that hold a special place in their hearts. Georgia is one such untapped scenic country that’s slowly garnering recognition for its stunning natural beauty – lush vineyards, lakefront views, beautiful churches, cathedrals and more. A rich cuisine with local specialities only adds to the perfect event.

Sri Lanka with its pristine beaches and countries in the Middle East like Bahrain are also becoming quite popular as destinations for weddings. Closer to home, in India, the grand royal palaces and venues at Jaipur, Udaipur in Rajasthan and gorgeous beaches in the south are garnering attention as are quaint backwater destinations in Kerala and hill-stations in Uttarakhand. People are looking for unusual locations like private escapes which are then converted into beautiful escapades for their wedding. Palace weddings come with their own set of challenges as they are heritage structures but are a favourite with royal-themed weddings, making the bride and groom feel regal on their special day.

Wedding Destination

Jodhpur – The Umaid Bhawan Palace is a grand heritage hotel and a magnificent wedding venue. Being a heritage palace, the venue comes with its own set of challenges and a list of do’s and don’ts for us to follow. Most importantly, the property is to be maintained and not enough can be stressed on the importance of being extremely careful while working at such heritage sites. For a grand wedding at this stunning venue earlier this year, we conceptualized the décor and design such that it complemented the existing structure and accentuated the feel of the Palace. We focused on lighting the venue well, which proved to be a game-changer as it enhanced the beauty of the property and in-turn the beauty of the wedding functions.

The Mehendi held at the palace grounds was designed with a colour palette of soothing blues and vibrant yellow hues. The centrepieces were a mix of Jaipuri white and blue pottery with yellow tenting over the lounge areas, circular floral installation of the couple’s initials that served as a photo booth and a gorgeous floral swing seating for the bride. Fun signages around the venue added a quirky touch, while dainty ombre hangings tied the entire look together.

Embellished screens in gold fabrics lit up the pathway to this glamourous Sangeet as the Palace

served as a stunning backdrop. A magnificent starlit canopy was created for the elegant sit-down dinner that had mirrored tables, candles and green & white floral centrepieces.

The Umaid Bhawan

Palace was set aglow with glistening lights, serving as the perfect backdrop for this dazzling Sangeet function. The grand Wedding looked resplendent with royal red and ivory as the prominent colours. The décor had all traditional elements that matched the grace of the venue and the couple. Red roses & tuberose garlands were the essence of the décor. The steps to the Mandap were decked with luminescent candles & red floral arrangements creating an exquisite path for the couple to walk on.

The beauty of the structure was enhanced with floral décor, candles and lighting. An innovative seating arrangement that resembled rays of the sun was conceptualised for the sit-down dinner atthe Wedding.

Bahrain – Overseas destination weddings all the trend and a lot of couples and families are opting for this. Bahrain is one such destination that is on the uprise with its rich culture and heritage along with some beautiful locations and venues. For a wedding held in this country, we took inspiration from the Bahraini culture and architecture and melded it with our décor and designs. The colour palette for the Mehendi was blue, yellow and white. These shades were chosen to give a pop of colour against the neutral colour tone of the banquet halls, hotel, and the country of Bahrain in general. We drew influence from the rich architecture of the country and blended it in with Indian prints while keeping the colour scheme vibrant enough to break the monotony of neutrals. We added touches of Bollywood via quirky dialogues across the bar and in the form of fun signages around the venue.

For a Glam Night celebration, everything was gold, glitter and fun. The highlight of the function was an island bar with custom-designed gold mirror acrylic hangings while the façade was a never-done-before LED panel. Extravagant floral installations, a fun photobooth and gold-plated florals added to the whole look. A vintage chic brunch the next day with a wine and cheese theme was designed with blends of white and pastels shades. The hotel fountain served as a centrepiece as we created grand canopy lounges with custom seating and vintage furniture.

The Sangeet had dark Persian colours with metallic gold hues. It was the same ballroom where the Glam night had taken place the earlier day and our goal was to transform it using a completely different theme using middle eastern jaalis, Moroccan lanterns along with florals in pink, purple and blue to add an Indian touch. We wanted our guests to get a local taste of Bahrain, and arranged for an exciting ‘Souk’-a traditional Bahraini market. There were many fun stalls stocked with ittaar, spices, dates, ethnic baskets and accessories among others. Elaborate tents were set up in the courtyard of the hotel with décor elements such as Moroccan lamps and kaleen rugs while the photobooth was setup to match our theme. The intimate Pheras were held at the private island of the Sofitel hotel, with the serene blue sky and calm waters serving as the perfect backdrop. We converted the pathway to emulate a floral garden while the dome of the mandap was embellished with pretty red roses.

The Decor

Fusion of cultures – For a kitschy themed Mehendi, a twist can be added by using traditional elements like marigolds and combining it with Greek pottery. The blue, white and yellow theme

Looks stunning, infusing traditional culture with a modern twist. Floral niches & cozy seating arrangements with beautiful carved out spaces can add a fun element to the function. The furniture can be customised with printed panels and radiant Jaipuri vases as the centrepieces. The theme colors can be carried into the dining area with exotic yellow floral arrangements as table runners & white drapes overhead. The stationery can include the wedding mascots and a mix of fixed fonts can be used to give it a similar look and feel. Signages can created along the same lines as well.

Organic earthy theme – Organic earthy opulence is ruling the wedding trend, where those looking for elaborate or intimate celebrations are doing so by going more organic. While keeping to lighter elements, we can create harmony with smaller and rustic organic elements like greens, jute, bamboos, fairy lights and even drapes. The use of organic and quaint elements brings a refreshing and stylish look to the décor. Repetition of smaller elements to make larger than life installations is very impactful and can take your wedding décor to new heights. A small butterfly cut-out can be used to make a larger than life sky full of butterflies or a small fairy light can define the façade of the entire set up; Marigolds can be used to create the entire ceiling;

basically, smaller elements amalgamating to make a bigger picture. While the use of structures is prevalent, to keep it organic we can opt for straight lines as support for beautiful starry night canopies like a “Marrying Under the Stars” themed wedding.

Unique Services 

At DreamzKrraft we conceptualize, design, plan and manage exceptional celebrations throughout the world. From small intimate gatherings to large and lavish affairs, our weddings and celebrations are memorable, magical experiences, perfectly planned and beautifully executed.

With décor, it’s all in the details when it comes to planning an unforgettable wedding. Our expertise lies in creating unique bespoke décor designs and we spend time with our clients to understand and visualize what exactly it is they want. We personalize events to satisfaction and pay attention todetail with a wide variety of striking ideas, themes and concepts, providing bespoke designing services with our in-house production for events pan India and in international destinations. As wedding planners, we are the backbone of the festivities and provide complete wedding planning solutions. We offer personalized services like event branding, theme-based food & beverage concepts and impeccable hospitality for our clients and their guests. Right from managing the event flow to save the dates, RSVP, itinerary, hospitality & logistics, food consultants, live entertainment, trousseau packing, vendors and giveaways; we take care of all the little and big things to leave you stress-free on your special day!

Invitation Cards 

For a very special wedding – that of our Director; the invitation cards were designed with a chevron print and the couple’s logo. The logo was designed with their aesthetics in mind and had a pair of flamingos where the legs were formed a ‘T’ and ‘P’; the initials of the couple along with red hibiscus flowers that were the bride’s favourite. The pair of flamingos were designed in different colours for each function, keeping in mind the design and décor for that function.

The couple stuck to e-invites, wanting to reduce paper wastage. The chevron print and flamingo logo was adapted to all collaterals and customization. A pair of elephants were added to the design and the same was incorporated into the décor as well. The hospitality desk had a pair of floral elephants while the Sundowner function had a pair of giant pink flamingos in greens. For the Mehendi and Wedding, the pair of elephants and flamingos were decked with yellow and white & pink flowers respectively, carrying the design elements into the décor.

Each Room Hamper had tins and boxes fitted into a paper bag, each of them customized with the wedding theme and their hashtag printed on it. The hampers contained a plethora of goodies sourced from the best and famous all over India.

Eatables like Aachari Mathi, Gur para, Namkeen para etc were bought in especially from Indore, a trail mix that was symbolic of the couple’s time they spent in the US and Ratalu wafers and Sone papad along with some other goodies that were their favourites. Welcome letters, wedding itinerary, personalized soda cans, chocolate covered cookies, ‘kalgis’ for all the men and do-not-disturb room tags were all customized. Floral gift trays that were sent to guests as invitations also carried the same customization.

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