Words cannot describe the picture perfect and magical event that unfolded as my dear friends Kanika and Shaheen wed on Saturday, July 30th. A palette of white on white with subtle accents of soft blues, grays and pinks was chosen for the event, allowing the bride and groom to present their guests with simple, yet sophisticated and classy details. It was by far one of the most beautiful weddings that I had ever attended.
Kanika had given me the honor of making her wedding bouquet out of my paper flowers. Keeping in mind her color scheme I choose a soft flower petal shape and produced twenty-eight white flowers of varying size for her bouquet. The center details were done in shades of grays, whites, pearls and pinks. To finish off the bouquet, the stems were wrapped in an ivory silk ribbon to complement Kanika’s dress. The overall effect was classic and timeless, a look and an item that can be passed down from generation to generation.
A beautiful cocktail hour and reception followed the ceremony, underneath a white tent where again the look was white on white with blues, grays and pinks. When I first presented Kanika with her bouquet, she liked it so much that she wanted to incorporate the flowers in her wedding reception and asked that I make a flower for each of her guests to be used as place cards on the tables.
For the place card flowers, I made miniature versions of the flowers that had been used in Kanika’s bouquet, this time adding a leaf. I used four different leaf colors to correlate with which meals had been chosen by each guest. The flowers were a big hit amongst the guests, receiving lots of camera time. The girls placed them in their hair and behind their ears while several male guests wrapped them around their ties.
The evening was picture perfect and one that Kanika and Shaheen, as well as their guests will never forget!