Friendly Inspiration: Shruti

by Lavender Elizabeth, November 15, 2015
Today's Friendly Inspiration is a white, cream, and gold Indian-American wedding. If you missed the inspiration, see it here.

Shruti's Friendly Inspiration:

The Color Scheme: The wedding will be focused around whites and creams with accents of gold and deep magenta.

The Invitations: Gold foiled mehndi invitations will request the presence of friends and family.

Ceremony Location: The nuptials will take place on the green overlooking the ocean.

Reception Location: An outdoor reception will take place on the lower level of the golf course with beautiful views of the ocean.

Venue Details: This venue offers picturesque views of the ocean, making for perfect photography backdrops.

The Bride:

The Dress: Shruti will wear an embellished cream lengha, complete with beautiful beading and lace.

The Look: Keeping the Hindu tradition of mehndi, Shruti's hands and feet will be simply decorated. Adding to the look, Shruti will wear ornate gold bangles, have her hair in long loose waves, and carry a deep magenta and white bouquet.

The Bridesmaids: Shruti's bridesmaids will bring some color to the wedding by wearing deep magenta saris, accessorized with gold and magenta bangles and white bouquets.

The Groom & Groomsmen: Shruti liked the idea of her groom in a navy suit and the groomsmen in grey vests, so to match these looks to the rest of the wedding, the men will wear deep magenta ties. For boutonnieres, the groom will wear a white and magenta rose boutonniere and his groomsmen will wear magenta boronia boutonnieres.

The Ceremony: The ceremony will feature a traditional mandap altar in gold and cream drapery, decorated with cream roses and greenery. To match the altar, the aisle will be lined with cream roses, greenery, and candles.

The Escort Cards: To guide guests to their seats, an escort card display of white roses and henna-inspired cards will be set up outside the reception space.

The Reception: An open-draped tent will be decorated with lights and hanging tassels. The tables will have ornate white tablecloths with sparkled edges topped with cream and white floral arrangements and candles and golden place settings. The chairs will be gold, with added drapery and flowers to the bride and groom's chairs.

The Cake: A gold and white henna-inspired cake will be topped with floral love elephants.

The Favors: Shruti's love of art inspired her to paint mehndi designs on different colored candles, like the ones shown here. Guests will get to take home one of her designs, which will be displayed on golden cake stands in varying sizes.

Next week will begin my hiatus from Friendly Inspirations to focus on some new post ideas and my new job (yay!).
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