Tamarind Global Uses Multiple Themes for Pre-Wedding Celebrations at the Leela Palace, Bangalore

Weddings | July 21, 2017 | News

Tamarind Global

The multi-event, multi-themed pre-wedding celebrations managed by Tamarind Global from June 29 to July 1, at the Leela Palace, saw 500 guests attend.

Providing turnkey wedding management for the event, Tamarind Global coordinated all aspects of the event including the production, show running, hospitality, and logistics. Vendors and suppliers who were brought on board included Wedding Nama for Photography, Brenda for Design, while the catering was split between the hotel and the Blue Sea caterers for all the events.

Artists and entertainers who performed included Punjabi Dhol Players for the welcome of guests and at the Pool Party; singer Jaskaran Singh; Kathakali Dancers for the welcome of guests on June 30; a flutist & Harpist at the Welcome Lunch; Aishwarya Bhandari for the Mudda Tikka; Toobloo – Percussionist for the Sangeet; Tequila Girls for the After Party; Synchronized Swimmers for the Pool Party; Emcee Siddharth Sood – Rapper hosted the pool party; Salim Sulaiman Band for the Musical Night & Cocktails; a Pole Dancer for the After Party; and DJ AJ for the Sangeet, Mehendi & Pool Party, Musical Night & Cocktails and both After Parties.

There was a 24-hour lounge set up by the hotel for all the guests. The hospitality and logistics movement was seamlessly managed from the airport to check-ins with a customized radio channel for guests during transport, a grand welcome reception and quick check-ins.

“Over the 3 days, every function was different. Each one had an individualistic look and elaborate and unique theme and in each case the décor reflected the couple’s relationship and journey and integrated their personalities perfectly into the ambience,” remarked Kunal Rai, Head - Weddings and Events, Tamarind Global.

The events were all beautifully designed, with all elements coming together perfectly

Welcome Dinner at the Hotel

On June 29, the guests received a grand welcome at the venue, setting the tone for the events to come. The hotel porch entry was done up with rose petal tassels in a Thai style with moti buds. In addition to that, there were two striking white fresh floral elephants, around 5 feet high. The small pond as well as the hotel entry was done up completely with roses. The stairway had a 3-foot-high urn set up with white flowers and roses, giving the welcome at the lobby a royal and palatial feel.

A Logo in gold semi 3D carving of 5ft. height on half-eclipsed floral roses, with a diameter of around 10 feet, was placed at the porch.

The Welcome Lunch

On the next day followed a welcome lunch with a ‘Garden Whispering Wishes’ theme. The Zen Garden had a dreamy and whimsical feel to it. The colour palette for this event was made up of a variety of serene pastel shades. The venue had cherry blossom trees as a part of the main décor with cherry blossom cages and mason jars with flowers hanging from the trees. The décor also included paper streamers, butterfly hangings and quilling hearts on the trees. The fabric streamers added to the beauty of the existing dining area and were a part of the cherry blossom trees. The pathway to the Zen garden was done up with origami butterflies.

The bar setup was made out of barrels and wooden boxes.

Boards with chosen quotes that related to the couple were spread out all over the venue, which completed the look.

The entire atmosphere was magical, fanciful and truly spectacular.

The Bhaat on the same day had an Indian florals Theme


The Sangeet on June 30 featured a stage of 34’ x 20’ x 2’ height and an LED of 16’ x 12’. The stage had 4 self-standing props - 2 on each end which included gota and embroidered fans with floral décor with floral tassels. There were 4 bar setups, with one being the main one inside the Grand Ballroom - 30’x4’ ht; it was of brocade fabric with 3 green kamini walls with rajni tassels, gota and embroidered fans.

The theme being Modern Moghul, the entry and the pathway and the entire décor had the gota and embroidered fan stands with flowers and shamdans, glass candle stands and rajni tassles, which gave a very ethnic feel.

The evening’s after-party had a neon theme.

Mehendi & Pool Party

With a Paper Origami theme, the Mehendi saw the use of vibrant colours all over the poolside venue. The pathway was beautifully done up with tensile on the top and other paper origami work like pinwheels, ferris wheels and hanging bottles. The wedding hashtag was put up as an installation right near pool with a height of 4 feet, with origami fans and life-sized glares made out of genda flowers right above the installation.

There was a special bridal swing decorated with fresh flowers at the back and paper streamers attached to the trees.

Musical Night & Cocktails

The theme ‘Reflective Opulence’ saw the entire event feature elements of glass and floral décor. The pathway was covered with mirror blocks on both the sides accompanied with burgundy-coloured flowers. The frosted mirror in the second half of the pathway went up to five and a half feet. The entrance of the ballroom was done up with matt shiny drapes and 2 five-foot-high stands for crystal floral vases, and the whole ballroom was covered with large mirror panels and drapes.

The main bar was made of mirror acrylic and transparent glass for vases and candles. The other 3 bars were laser cut lit with goblets and mirror hangings.

The stage was 34’x24x2’ feet in height, with a 14-foot high backdrop. The lit Dance floor was 22x18 feet.

The themes used for the welcome dinners and lunches, sangeet, mehendi and musical night included ‘Garden Whispering Wishes,’ Modern Moghul, Paper Origami, Neon, and Reflective Opulence.

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