Weddings are always a bliss to capture, because we witness two beautiful souls who make promises which will be kept forever!
One such happy wedding was recently shot by us! The most exquisite wedding of this year! The wedding of Joes Charles Martin and Sindhusree! Charles and Sindhu had their destination Christian wedding in Malaysia and had their Hindu wedding in Coimbatore along with a big fat grand reception in Coimbatore for which we were chose!
Their wedding celebrations started of with Mehandi followed by Sangeeth and the wedding! There was a gap of around 10 days for their grand reception! Each and every event was done beautifully in its own way, it was by far the most beautiful weddings we shot!
Charles and Sindhu definitely had a very good chemistry, which was seen in the wedding and reception attire! Their outfits complemented each others and we were definitely awestruck! For wedding they had a complete traditional look, and Sindhu looked nothing less than a tradition tamil princess who was dressed to be the bride!
For the reception, both Charles and Sindhu went ahead with one of the very famous and the best designer SABYASACCHI! Sindhu paired the Lehanga will beautiful diamonds and her bridal attire is for sure gonna be the talk of the town, and with the elegance she carried the Lehanga was simply beautiful to watch!
There was something else other than the bride and the groom that caught our attention and it was none other than the wedding & reception decor! The decor was beautifully done by VIVAHHIKA! When asked Murali from Vivahhika to explain more about the beautiful decor this is what he had to say,
Words from Murali from vivahhika himself,
You’re right! This is a completely original and unique concept as far as wedding decor goes. Our clients requested a theme to glorify the Tamil language and they wanted to make this the best wedding of the year. From our meticulous research we identified the legends of the lost continent – Kumari Kandam – as the perfect wedding theme for one of the biggest weddings in 2017 to ever take place in South Asia.
On Tamil cultural iconography:
Every detail for this wedding decor was larger-than-life. From creating statues of soldiers (16 feet) to behemoth bulls or Kaalai (14 feet), the wedding decor elements were massive and gargantuan. Wedding details like the use of Tamil Brahmi script on metallic lanterns, 3D murals that represented the Tamil heritage like Thiruvalluvar, sigils of the Tamil Kings, Tamil cultural iconography like Jallikattu, Karagattam, Oyillattam, Mayillattam, Bharathanatyam and Kalarippayattu were painstakingly done to perfection.
On using unique aqua colors:
The use of bluish-green hues in wedding decor is a new style. It has never been done before in Indian weddings. Our Kumari Kandam theme was given a beautiful bluish-green hue with a contrasting mustard colored background. This idea was inspired from the story of the great flood that submerged the continent in the ocean. We wanted Coimbatore’s Codissia venue to become a portal to the land of Kumari Kandam for the wedding! That’s why we kept the theme colors primarily aquatic.
On lights and ambiance:
We hung traditional flowers crafted intricately into garlands on the walls. The floral arrangements added a delicate beauty and festivity to the murals. The lighting was specially planned to emphasize the beauty of the decor. The ambience was subtly lit to create the right mood and set the tone for the wedding. We carved every frame of the space to enhance and enrich the wedding venue making this a photographer’s paradise. Our prior discussions with the photography team helped us greatly in planning out this wedding wonder.
On stage decorations:
The Raja and Rani of the day deserved nothing less than a Simhasanam on their wedding stage. The backdrop was the most striking element in the entire wedding theme. Being the centre of attraction, it had to be meaningful as well as stunning. We chose to engrave the Thiruppavai poem in authentic ‘vatta ezhuthu’. We created an entire metallic wall of this Tamil Brahmi script with a rustic finish. The end result was so ravishing that it didn’t even need floral decor!
For this royal wedding, we transformed all 5 halls of Codissia! We want to thank the 700+ artisans who worked sleeplessly for 4 days to transform this 2 lakh sq.feet space into the land of the Kumari Kandam. Indeed, it was one of our proudest moments when the guests came up to us and appreciated the ‘museum’ effect. Some of our online followers asked if this was a wedding exhibit! We feel exhilarated to have done a wedding on this grand scale and we would like to thank our clients who trusted us to pull this off. It was the best way to bid adieu to 2017!