August 20, 2018 2 min read

We love Indian style weddings because they have such a vibrant atmosphere, amazing food, and their outfits are always so beautiful.


Our clients were married when Nirali, the Bride, contacted us to help style her wedding, this is not unusual for couples of the twenty-first century. They had already had an elopement style wedding but were organising a wedding dinner for their family and friends, primarily to make her parents happy as they had missed out on their wedding ceremony.
Dominic, the Groom, was in charge of organising their wedding evening for his family in London, and Nirali was in charge of their wedding celebration dinner in New Zealand. So basically they had three weddings while they were trying not to have even one!
In New Zealand, their wedding dinner was set at an art gallery in Auckland, in an octagon auditorium. We utilised the unusual shape of the room and incorporated them into their wedding plans. We used coloured up-lights to accentuate feature walls and create a bejeweled atmosphere.



The design of their wedding dinner was inspired by a picture of the Bride & Groom's wedding outfit, which was turquoise and gold, and also the way Dominic had proposed to Nirali.


We used vibrant, deep, rich colours that were complementary to the Bride & Groom with shimmering lights and gold accents. Nirali's only request was we included balloons in the overall design as Dominic had asked her to marry him with a fancy balloon proposal. So of course, we included a fancy foil balloon wall as a fun photo backdrop complimented with a grey velvet Chesterfield sofa as a prop.
The event was short and sweet, just as the client requested. As we returned later on that evening for pack-down, Nirali and the Mother-of-the-Bride thanked us for all our work, and catering staff insisted we try their authentic Indian cuisine. It was so delicious. Especially the sweets!!! It was made with carrots and served with a milk custard. Beautiful.
We really enjoyed the fact that we had a lot of colours to work with and it was our first wedding where we had incorporated balloons. The bride, of course, took every single balloon home with her, and they lived happily ever after.


Teuila Benioni
Teuila Benioni

Founder & Creative Director


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