What a busy weekend juggling a friends four day wedding and client events! The bride was increasingly beautiful with each day of her Pakistani wedding nuptials, as I became increasingly stressed with the thunderstorms and on and off power outages and traffic. the DC/MD/VA area has really been hit hard with power issues with this particular storm, many areas still don't have power! But anyways, Saturday morning I participated in a South Asian Bazaar called Rang, hosted by Mehfil Events. The team did the registration table and a Mehndi themed stage setup. The lobby was buzzing with guests checking in due to power outages and the team worked tirelessly to get things done in a tight squeeze despite limited sleep.
Above is a photo of a floral arrangement from the registration table. I thought if I am doing two areas of the event why not make them two separate concepts. The registration table was a Parisian countryside concept with peach colored sheer drapery, a very faint aqua linen with french ivory lace. I created floral boxes with embroidered fabric and filled them with lisianthus blooms and buds, blue moon sprays and hydrangea. Suspended in the drapes I had a gold frame filled with lush Eggplant colored hydrangea, lisianthus buds and blooms and a few blue moon sprays. I will post the professional pictures as I receive them from the Mehfil Events team.
Inside the ballroom was my Mehndi stage setup. The Mehndi is the kick start to a typical 3 day South Asian wedding. The colors revolve around florals and the color of Mehndi, i.e. Henna. Shades of green, oranges, yellows, pinks and earth tones are used in the decor for this particular event but I thought, lets get traditional and stick to an earthy palette revolving around true Mehndi colors with just a little pop. Purple Iris did the trick for my stage along side the shine brought by the mirrored side tables, in the words of the hotel events coordinator it looked "zen". I will not hesitate to say, I couldn't be happier to hear it!
I couldn't feel I tried my best without presenting some fresh floral jewelry at the show. So here was one of the pieces I created. Red Majolica spray roses, gold thread and teardrop shaped turquoise stones to make full and lush bracelets. I absolutely loved this combination of colors.
I will post pictures from Sunday's wedding tomorrow. Look out for some serious candle light!
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