Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Puja & Jay

This past weekend, I was blessed to assist one of my precious couples, Puja & Jay with their wedding! To honor both of their religious backgrounds and family traditions, I coordinated multiple ceremonies and receptions over the course of three days.
One of the most challenging and exciting parts of the entire weekend was the fact that the Saturday morning Hindu ceremony and the Saturday evening reception were in the same ballroom at the Old Capitol Inn. As a wedding coordinator, whenever two events are happening in the same room, for the same client, with the same guests... I really want to focus on giving a different experience each time. The second part of the challenge was the fact that we had less than 6 hours for the entire change!!!
See below for images of the room and the changes that were made from morning until night... keep in mind, I took these pictures with my sweet little Canon (that I LOVE... by the way) and they are NOT professional! Of course, I will post the professional pictures as soon as they are available, but I was too excited to share the story to wait! Enjoy!!

The mundap for the morning Hindu ceremony. The beautiful ivory draperies spanned from ceiling to floor, creating an ethereal backdrop. A traditional mundap was built upon a 16x16 platform stage that we placed on the Old Capitol Inn's wooden dance floor. Over 200 banquet chairs were covered in golden lamour covers and finished with an ivory bengaline chair ties.
The couple in the mundap.

The entire Hindu ceremony lasted around two and a half hours.

For the evening reception, a paisley gobo treatment was created for the pool in the garden patio. The pool was also roped off with lit stanchions of ivory and cream chiffon.

Then... 6 hours later, here is the backdrop that was created for the evening's reception. The ivory draperies were taken down and replaced with multiple layers of sage satin and luminescent sheer tulle. The paisley gobo light treatment was also featured on this backdrop.

Here is the view looking from the dancefloor of the seated guest tables and balcony. I LOVE the effect the lighting treatment created in the overall ambiance!

The guests were greeted with a custom illuminated gobo...
announcing the couple's names and wedding date at the entrance of the ballroom.

A view from the balcony.

Here are a few additional detail shots of the wedding.
For more pictures, visit Shanna Lumpkin Event's fan page on facebook, Puja & Jay's album.
Again, stay tuned for professional pictures to follow.

The bride & groom.

The wedding cake, created by The Cake Diva.

Floral by William Box Designs.

The first dance.

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