An Exotic Sundowner Wedding @ The Leela Palace, Udaipur- By Sakshi Jerath
by Kanika Mehta Weddings | July 8, 2016 | News
The settings for this absolutely gorgeous sundowner wedding were done at the outer courtyard of the The Leela Palace, Udaipur. The bride wanted a classy, elegant and white mandap as she wanted it to match with her customized designer white lehenga.
Interestingly, the white mandap complimented the black-white checkered flooring, amalgamating beautifully with the look of the set-up.
The exterior structure was circular flat top with box pillars and the interior top had a dome shape with floral arches in circumference giving more height and depth to the mandap.
It comprised of tuberoses (Sakshi Jerath personally prefers this flower for white mandaps), edgings with indian oleanders and glass bells suspended from the dome. There were 6000-7000 flowers stringed horizontally and 2000-3000 flowers stringed vertically which drooped to add density to the mandap!
The edgings were pink coloured Kaner (indian oleander flower) and 200 customized glass bells attached to floral strings dangling from top.
Explaining a challenge while using flowers at a location like Udaipur, Sakshi Jerath said, "The biggest challenge we faced was to preserve the freshness of the flowers in the scorching heat and until the ceremony. We started the job 3 hours prior to the ceremony and accomplished the task within the time frame we had. The flowers were too delicate and to protect them we covered the entire mandap with the plastic coverings and removed it 15 minutes prior to the Baraat arrival."
The finest effect given to the whole ceremony was a lawn filled with 2000 wax votives set as a backdrop for the wedding ceremony approaching towards twilight.
"We were delighted bringing the dazzling light effect with the candle votives solely, not using the metal lights of the lawns at all.", added Jerath.
The bride wanted a classy, elegant and white mandap as she wanted it to match with her customized designer white lehenga.