Vandana Mohan, WDC on The Jindal Wedding in Vienna (All You Wanted To Know)
by Kanika Mehta Weddings | May 26, 2016 | News
Wedding Design Company
Wedding Design Company (Wedding Planning, Management, Entertainment Design & Decor)
Motwane Entertainment & Weddings (Management Agency from bride's side)
Ritu Dalmia and Marut Sikka (Catering)
Inspiria Global Events (Local co-ordination partners)
Kickstart Entertainment (Enrique Iglesias management)
R & NT (Production)
Concept Solutions (Technicals)
Jorg Doll (Florals)
Mili and Sid Ghosh (Photographer)
Wedding Design Company designed this 3-day mammoth wedding of Parth Jindal and Anushree Jasani in Vienna, from May 7 to May 9. This is the third wedding in the Jindal family that WDC has designed and executed. The agency executed a wedding in Florence in 2010 for the younger daughter Tanvi Jindal and subsequently for the older daughter Tarini Jindal in 2011.
The conceptualization, production and execution of décor for all the events was handled by WDC. Hospitality and Logistics for the Jindals was handled by WDC, while Motwane Entertainment and Weddings handled the planning and management from the bride’s side (The Jasanis). Artist management, coordination and Entertainment Design was also handled by WDC. However, Kickstart Entertainment was roped in for Enrique Iglesias. F&B was taken care of by Chef Ritu Dalmia and her team.
Speaking of the destination, Vandana Mohan, Director - WDC explains “Vienna is a city bound by rules. Everyone has to follow all regulations very, very diligently and hence did all our vendors. Our vendors were a mix of Austrians and Italians. It was a learning experience and let’s say made us realize how precise we had to be in our communication. They delivered a 100% and I’m happy to say we made some new friends!”
The Welcome dinner took place on May 7 at Hofburg Palace. The event was themed ‘Symphony In Love’. A deep blue, cobalt, aqua, teal and purple colour palette with a hint of raspberry looked stunning.
The décor was inspired by Vienna and WDC created 15 feet high violins filled with flowers, graceful ballerinas in white tutus perched on pedestals, a neo-classical style chandelier especially designed for this event, flowers in all shapes and sizes with butterflies and musicals notes all over the Hofburg Palace.
The grand staircase was lined with larger than life flower installations, candles and images projected on the walls which gave the guests a feeling of romance, love and music!
In the dining room, long tables dressed in flowers like calla lilies, hydrangeas, roses and sweet-peas completed the look to perfection.
The highlight of the evening was the performance by Enrique Iglesias! He even got the couple on stage and got them to sing along with him, his all-time favorite song ‘Hero’
The afternoon Mehendi on May 8 took place at Palais Liechtenstein featuring a gorgeous Floral Orchestra theme. Beautiful hues of pinks were incorporated. A flower garden was created with rose bushes, tulips, calla lilies, hydrangeas, flocks and many other varieties of exotic flowers. The idea was to give guests a feeling of walking into spring with an array of colours ranging from blush to the entire family of pinks and lavenders.
A central platform was also made, where all the family gathered and performed traditional ‘Garba’. It was a perfect afternoon with the sweet smell of rose, butterflies and pink champagne. Guests were welcomed by the ‘Dhol’ players and ‘Bhangra’ dancers.
Art for Art- a working production house where painters, wood-work artists etc. work year long to create sets for the Vienna State Opera, was the venue for the Sangeet! The venue is an old building, which was inside an estate of a military arsenal, with high ceilings and slanting glass windows which overlooked a park.
Vandana Mohan, Director, WDC explained how the venue was different in architecture to the beautiful palaces of Vienna and therefore posed as an ideal location to create the magic of an Indian Sangeet. The event took place on the evening of May 8 showcasing ‘The Sound Of Music’ theme. Colours like gold, silver, pewter and black were seen with a touch of red.
Contemporary, edgy, modern classic, glamorous and vibrant is what this Sangeet was. A black and white entrance, with a shiny floor and LED strips, made the passageway feel like a glamorous night-club!
An 80 feet stage with reflective triangles as a backdrop was just the perfect setting for the family performances and the energetic artist for the night- Mika Singh!
A shimmery silver floor, a gold bar and the dance floor inspired from a Klimt painting, added more bling to the evening. The dining room came alive with images from various painters and artists of Austria. It was interesting how the moving images added a third dimension to the black and white tables with deep red peonies.
The majestic Belvedere Palace was an ideal setting for the Wedding on May. The event was themed ‘Celestial Rapsody’ and featured colours such as deep pink, red, mango yellow and gold. As far as the eye could see, there were beautiful flowers and lustrous green grass.
The ‘Mandap’ was made of peonies in shades of red and pink, roses, hydrangeas etc. The setting was magical with the Belvedere Palace being the backdrop to the ‘Mandap’, which was built on the pond, in front of a waterfall!
The typical Indian Baraat was led by a DJ Van with Punjabi singer Sukhbir and the groom’s friends.
The Varmaala pathway was lined with umbrellas in shades of pink and red- these umbrellas resembled the domes that are commonly seen in Vienna. A carpet in the same shades of the wedding colours was especially created and truly uplifted the entire décor.
The wedding stood out in its beautiful colours with traditional music, lip smacking Indian food and all the pomp and glamour which befits the Big Fat Indian Wedding!
The Reception Dinner at Crystal Marquee saw exquisite chandeliers and floral arrangements adding to the grandeur of the night and making it the perfect ending to this 3-day magical affair!
“We not only managed a 1000 guests but we had a crew of more than 800 people from all over the world, who were working on the project.”, added Mohan.
Team WDC, MEW, Inspiria and Kickstart in action!
Hospitality, Planning, Management and Logistics for the Jindals was handled by WDC, while Motwane Entertainment and Weddings handled the planning and management from the bride’s side.