Sheethal Goutham and Robin Uthappa had an intimate Christian wedding in Bengaluru in the first week of March this year. Their wedding had a small guest list that included only their closest friends who stayed for a day at the Taj West End. The ceremony was simple and was followed by speeches and a Reception later in the evening. It was a one-day affair and everything had to work beautifully to fit in that day in the memory of their loved ones.
Sheethal and Robin love a play of dates. His birthday is on 11.11 and her’s on 6.6, which is why they wanted to get married on 3.3 Fun, right? It all sounded simple, except that I met them exactly 30 days before the wedding.
Armed with a month, I had to quickly figure out what they needed. They signed me on do everything- from clothes to invitations to decor. Robin was sure he wanted a simple church ceremony- a white wedding with all the finest things. And they wanted the wedding to be simple, elegant and classic, just like them!
The first time I saw the Taj West End I fell in love with the trees. And the first time I went there, I remember how serene and beautiful the surroundings were.They have these giant trees with the most gorgeous low lying branches that hang over the lawns forming a stunning canopy of green leaves.
The ceremony took place under one of these trees- in fact, the exact one that he proposed her under (if that isn’t romantic, I don’t know what is!). The ceremony area was minimal and enhanced with flowers, keeping the original beauty of the space intact. With a canvas so beautiful, it’s easier to work around creating a painting that will last a lifetime.
Sheethal walked through a series of arches specially designed for her with greens, roots, white roses and blue hydrangeas. We kept the focus away from anything that looked too “made-up” and focused only on enhancing the natural beauty of the space.
White orchids were intertwined with the greens to form beautiful vines. They were hung above the altar to form a natural canopy of greens and white flowers. The entire aisle was sprinkled with rose petals and lined with fresh roses (Sheethal loves roses!) for this white wedding.
We added wreaths and wines of white orchids and flowy leaves to make it look like it was naturally flowering. Cascading white flowers above the altar. Just white roses and white orchids.
Customized ceremony cards with their logo (a cricket bat and a tennis racket forming a heart) were placed each chair. The big tree in the centre formed a stage and we just did not want to make it too OTT so we chose to drape a beautiful sheer drape in white on it.
Each chair carried a bouquet of white flowers and a wooden stand decorated with baby breaths became the altar. White flowers mixed with baby breaths, the entire wedding looked ethereal and out-of-this-world. The big kiss under the raintree where Robin proposed to Sheethal was the ultimate picture-perfect moment.