Celebrity planner, Michelle Rago, takes us inside the lavish destination wedding. "Tents made of hand-lashed bamboo were constructed for the ceremony and luncheon. We covered the tables in pale yellow and then with white lace. Beautiful white roses and orchids were clustered in small glass vases for a series unobtrusive centerpieces. The white cloth napkins were embroidered with the couple’s monogram."
We hand strung tuberose in 3 foot fringe to hang around the perimeter of the tents.
Thousands of ribbons hung from the center of the tent a beautiful design element that moved gently in the breeze.
We created a more traditional look for the Mehndi or henna ceremony. Bright red and blue fabrics covered the seating area that was illuminated by lanterns, mirrored garlands and candles placed throughout.
A comfortable seating area was set up in the tent for guests to mingle. Gobos were fashioned into a paisley pattern and projected on to the wall. The pattern rotated and changed colors adding a heightened sense of drama to the room.
Traditional chairs around the fire became a perfect place for conversation in the after lounge.
A more formal tone was created for the final reception dinner. Metal armatures with branches held hand-crafted crystals that reflected the candlelight at its base and the chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. Chairs with fitted gold covers added richness to the room.