Chandana + Imran Part 3 – Luxury City Indian Wedding Reception

The time has come Dreamers! It is finally time to unveil the incredible romance, glamour, and straight-up WOW that was Chandana and Imran’s luxury Indian wedding reception.

After the whimsical backyard soiree the night before and the romantic, vintage inspired ceremony earlier in the day, it was time to treat the guests to something decidedly more formal and opulent.

City View at Metreon was a perfect choice in venue to cap off a whirlwind weekend. It’s central location gave out of town guests a great glimpse of the energy of San Francisco. The industrial, dynamic space gave the perfect setting for a reception that was both elegant and modern, once again blending realms to create something truly unique.

We started with a color scheme fit for royalty. We started with a rich aubergine purple and a regal, warm gold. From there we livened up the palette with magenta and select touches of ivory. The floral goddess known as Natasha from Water Lily Pond did an impeccable job taking the foundation of our design vision and taking it over the top. My jaw about hit the floor when I saw the WLP team raising  the floral chandelier into the air. Complete with orchids, branches, and dripping crystals this chandy was any romantic’s dream come true.

The mix of round and long guest tables were glittering with fine details, such as gold hobnail chargers from Stuart Rentals and the righteously designed table numbers from Throne Invitations. After guests had enjoyed an extended cocktail hour on the terrace, complete with a live string quartet and open air photobooth, they enjoyed a full reception experience complete with heart warming speeches and performances as well as an amazing buffet spread by Amber India Restaurant.

Guests dined and danced the night away amidst the twinkle of the San Francisco city lights. There abundance of luxury was only surpassed by the abundance of love.

Thank you to ALL of the vendors involved in this incredible event. Thank you to the Batchu and Haque families to entrusting this most auspicious occasion to our team, and for making such wonderful children who we are blessed to call MIRA family.

Until the next grand adventure, Dreamers!

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Venue: City View at Metreon

Coordination + Design: MIRA Events + Design

Catering: Amber India SF

Photography: MP Singh Photography 

Videography: Filmtwist Productions

Floral Design: Water Lily Pond

Dance Floor Rental: Dynamic Sound & Lighting

Purple linens, chargers, glassware, flatware, and china: Standard Party Rentals

Lounge Furniture: Bright Event Rentals

Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens 

Tables, napkins, chairs: Stuart Rentals

Cake: Cake Coquette

Lighting and Entertainment: Gatsby Entertainment

Open Air Photobooth: Apollo Fotografie

Bridal Hair and Make-Up: M Sutra Bride

Chandana + Imran Part 1

We love our clients. All of them. We adore each and every event that crosses our path. Every once in a while, we get to be a part of something just a little extra special. How so? Let’s check the numbers:

  • 3: The number of days this wedding spectacular spanned
  • 6: The number of different wedding related events that occurred in that time-frame
  • 5: Number of venues we worked at over the course of this weekend
  • 27: Number of vendors hired for all events
  • 1,000: Linear feet of marigolds used throughout the design
  • 9: Number of outfits worn by the bride

The result of these numbers, combined with the incredible amounts of time and energy spent by all invested parties, was SO spectacular, we couldn’t fit it all in one blog post.

Let’s start in the beginning…

Chandana and Imran come from two very different backgrounds. Chandana’s family are Hindu South Indian, and Imran’s family hails from Bengladesh. Together, they wanted to create a fusion wedding experience that would honor both of their cultures while allowing guests to bask in free-flowing opulence.

After a “low key” Mehendi on Friday evening, guests were invited to the first “party” of the weekend on Saturday afternoon. The groom’s parent’s house was decked to the nines to celebrate not just one but two important cultural events.

First, the Gaye Holud ceremony and rituals took place. After a short ceremony, 350 of the couple’s closest friends and family lined up for over an hour to paint the couple in yellow turmeric and feed them sweets.

For this event, we wanted to honor the traditional colors of the Holud by integrating lots of yellow with warm orange and red tones. Since the event was being held in the groom’s parent’s backyard, there was an inclination to pull a certain whimsical flair out with the design. We accomplished this by creating distinct vignettes with paper lanterns and marigold garlands all over the backyard. For the stage, we erected a four post mandap-type structure draped with an old saree, marigold garlands, and you guessed it- more paper lanterns. The effect was fun, whimsical, a touch of rustic, and most importantly, bright.

The amazing Chef Ranjan of New Delhi Restaurant  did an excellent job preparing a delicious traditional and fusion menu for guests to enjoy. Eclectic seating options and a sprawling floorplan allowed for guests to mingle naturally with each other before and after presenting their gifts and turmeric to the couple. MPSINGHPHOTOGRAPHY-0014 MPSINGHPHOTOGRAPHY-0016 MPSINGHPHOTOGRAPHY-0018 MPSINGHPHOTOGRAPHY-0019 MPSINGHPHOTOGRAPHY-0020 MPSINGHPHOTOGRAPHY-0021 MPSINGHPHOTOGRAPHY-0023 MPSINGHPHOTOGRAPHY-0028 MPSINGHPHOTOGRAPHY-0030 MPSINGHPHOTOGRAPHY-0033 MPSINGHPHOTOGRAPHY-0042

 

Later in the evening, guests were guided to the tennis court for the Sangeeth. which was lit like a rooftop club. With the SFO lights twinkling in the background, performers and guests alike danced their hearts out on a large LED dance floor provided by Gatsby Entertainment.

 

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Up next, the gorgeous ceremony!

Venue: Private Residence

Caterer: New Delhi Restaurant

Rentals: Stuart Rentals (stage, pipe and drape, chairs, tables, and Gaye Holud linens), Bright Event Rentals (lounge furniture), La Tavola Fine Linens (Sangeet linens)

Flowers, Event Design, Paper Lanterns: MIRA Events + Design

Photography: MP Singh Photography

Lighting, DJ, LED Dance Floor and Entertainment: Gatsby Entertainment

Videography: Filmtwist Productions