In the early hours of Sunday, August 16th, we were feverishly prepping the grounds of the Fort Mason General’s Residence for an event of epic proportions. Rentals chairs were being stacked and loaded onto the lawn, the smell of fresh naan being baked filled the air, and everywhere you looked there was something beautiful being created.
Yes, after a night of serenades and other sweet offerings, the next step on Chandana and Imran’s wedding adventure was to complete the traditional Hindu ceremony. In an effort to migrate their event from the backyard environment of the previous day to the ultra-elegant reception that would take place that night, Chandana and Imran wanted this section of their wedding weekend to be a blend of rustic elegance. The setting of the venue did just that. With its vintage yet stately architecture and impressive surroundings, the General’s Residence was a perfect place for this auspicious event.
We migrated the bold, regal colors of the Gaye Holud and turned them into pastel accents. The tropical fusion colors of the Sangeet were also brought into play for the ceremony, creating a vibrant yet intimate feel even among a crowd of 350.
Guests began the day feasting on a delicious breakfast provided by Sakoon before making their way down to the backyard lawn to be seated for the ceremony. The backyard was a vision of fusion perfection, with mismatched vintage chairs and a vibrant yet romantic mandap that I still stare at in awe to this day. The tranquil sounds of a sitar floated through the air as guests stirred with anticipation.
Finally, the drums of the Baraat pierced the sleepy neighborhood. The procession wrapped around the long driveway of the mansion before delivering our groom via a personally decorated pedicab from Golden Gate Pedicab. After the traditional pre-ceremony shenanigans took place (including a key procurement of shoes!) the ceremony was set to begin.
After Imran, the Priest, and the families began the ceremony, Chandana was carried out by her uncles on a beautifully decorated Palki from Avasar Mandap.
The ceremony carried on with beautiful reverence, lots of laughter, and of course an insane amount of love. To this day, this color scheme and design concept remains one of our favorites- just like the families we created them for.
Coordination + Design: MIRA Events + Design
Vintage Chair Rental: One True Love Vintage Rentals
Mandap Structure, Furniture, and Draping: Prime Party Rentals
Florals: Ingela Floral Design
Staging and Rentals: Stuart Rental Company
Specialty Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rentals
Photography: MP Singh Photography
Videography: Filmtwist Productions
Palki Rental: Avasar Mandap
Pedicab: Golden Gate Pedicab
DJ and Dhol Drummer: Gatsby Entertainment