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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

OUTDOOR CAMP WEDDING OR PARTY, ANYONE?



OUTDOOR CAMP WEDDING OR PARTY, ANYONE?
Yes, you heard that right! We are talk about a wedding outdoors, perhaps at a camp and not too far from Bangalore. Read on to find out more!
When we think Camp Wedding, we think ‘Rustic’. A rustic, boho-chic wedding & party themes are at an all high with most millennials these days. These décor styles are simple, they are elegant and beautiful. So, we thought, why not take the rustic, boho-chic theme where it truly belongs, the outdoors! Nothing says rustic like tinges of burlap, mason jars, fairy lights and of course soft subtle hues of greens, whites and browns.  

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(Image via Pinterest. Avenues Weddings does not own the rights to this image.)

We chatted with our friends at ‘Camp Monk’(https://campmonk.com/) and learnt that there are 5 to 6 suitable sites around Bangalore and Mysore alone! Amit Shetty, Founder & Partner says, the setting is perfect for weddings, small parties like a bachelor, milestone birthday or anniversaries! The locations include mountain backdrop, water fronts, organic farms and come with electricity, camping equipment, certain closed areas, tents, camper vans and can accommodate atleast 300 people. These sites are also pet friendly, children friendly and geared for nature and environment enthusiasts. The sites are also suitable to host ‘Green Weddings’, leaving minimal carbon footprint.


             (Image via Via Camp Monk. Avenues Weddings does not own the rights to this image.) 

(Image via Via Camp Monk. Avenues Weddings does not own the rights to this image.)

(Image via Via Camp Monk. Avenues Weddings does not own the rights to this image.)

(Image via Via Camp Monk. Avenues Weddings does not own the rights to this image.)

We imagine the campsites make a perfect setting not just for Rustic, Boho Chic weddings but any kind of celebration. Be it a mile stone birthday, bachelors, anniversary, what have you! Take a look at some pictures and get inspired.
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Keep a look out for our next blog, we will be talking about our recent trip to a surprise campsite with our friends at Camp Monk





Wednesday, 8 August 2018

"Kehte hain agar kisi cheez ko dil se chaho toh puri kaynaat usse tumse milane ki koshish mein lag jaati hai.”



Some people meet through friends, or online, some at work, and maybe a few during college or even at a bar. Then there are these couples who have unbearably sweet “How We Met” stories. Stories that are so ridiculously amazing that serve as special reminders that beautiful things can still happen... when you least expect it or if you let them happen.



This blog we talk about a couple who recently got engaged in Bangalore and chose us as their Decorators - Sandhya and Mayank. Their story is guaranteed to make you believe that love happens in the most surprising ways. 

Sandhya is self proclaimed ‘Filmy’ and a huge Bollywood fan. She first met Mayank when he came for a job interview at their work place, 8 years ago! Their work friendship grew into a thick friendship or like she defines it, they became ‘Chuddi Buddies’ and a true bond of love and admiration (no they still weren’t dating yet) began. Like any typical BFF relationship, they hung out everyday after work, grabbed beers, met each other’s crushes while at that, spoke about life in general and continued the daily grind. Until one day, after constant harrowing from friends and office mates, Sandhya realized she may have feelings towards Mayank a bit more than she likes to express. This soft feeling grew into something a lot like love. Mayank knew, but they never spoke about it. Life happened, they grew apart and didn’t speak to each other in spite of working at the same office for almost 2 years. Later, one Valentine’s Day, Mayank gathered courage to speak to Sandhya and tell her he knew all along but never reciprocated his love because they both didn’t want to risk the beautiful friendship they had. He however confessed his love for her and asked for forgiveness for the years lost in vain. This was their turning point. A couple of months after resuming their friendship they finally started dating. There was no looking back!
It’s been 3 blissful years and they recently got engaged in a beautiful private ceremony, which we were also a part of by being their decorators. 
The decor theme for this lively, gorgeous couple was a subtle mix of peach and pink. We gave them a fuss free backdrop on the main stage made with peach drapes, chilly lights, glass jars filled with small bouquets of roses, carnations and greens and lastly to add an extra spark we used cutting chai glasses and filled them with rose petals and tealights. At the entrance to welcome the guests, we used peach drapes and tied them with a wreath of mixed flowers! The tables were decorated with beautiful flower centrepieces and candles.
 
Wishing this lovely Jodi only love, love and lots of love!

Thursday, 14 June 2018

How to Decorate with Carnations

                                                                     
The flower ‘Carnation’ wasderived from Greek words that literally mean ‘Heavenly Flowers’.

There are a plethora of reasons to love Carnations, as one of Bangalore’s prominent event planners we at Avenues Weddings have listed a number of ways you can enjoy these sensational beauties! These underrated yet gorgeous flowers are sturdy and last long, very long which makes them perfect (in my honest opinion) for wedding décor,baby showers, bouquets, wreaths, to splash some colour at home or even stunning flower crowns.


Flowers have the influence to create an exceptionally romantic ambiance like no other. Although not everyone has the budget to fill up the entire wedding venue or party with fresh flowers, you can still create a lush, flower-filled look using Carnations.


Here’s some ways I personally think these flowers can be used.

1. What I love about Carnations is the many colours they are available in which makes them versatile while using for decorations.



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     2.  Ombre curtain of Carnations. What’s not to love? Subtle, simple, can be used as a perfect backdrop for wedding décor, be it a photo booth or just an entry. Take your vows in front of this minimalistic drape, use it as a phoolkachaadar for your entry! Tell me what you like about it?



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     3.    One of my favourite ways to use Carnation, tie it up with a simple ribbon to make it a lovely bouquet. Use it in a vase or simply to gift!



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   4.    Who say’s Carnations cannot be used in an Indian Setting? Ghungru + Carnations = a lovely back drop for a mehendi set up!



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   5.    A simple yet lovely idea from my personal favourite brand, Good Earth! A quick way to spruce up a boring corner at home! Use a vintage vase or a tea kettle to place the Carnations. 


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   6.   Taking Indo Western concept home with this beautiful idea. Carnation + Marigold strings to dapperup your Mehendi backdrop.


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   7.    Drop down carnations to adorn your archway in beautiful striking Magenta Carnations!


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     8.    String of pink carnations to adorn the doorway of a ‘ShaadiKaGhar’.


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     9.    Introduce flowers as a simple center piece set up for a kiddie party. Elegant yet quirky way to bring in flowers on the table by making a carnation cone!


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    10.    Keeping it fresh, a lovely summer mix of hybrid Canations and Baby’s Breathe with Citrus to brighten up your table! Love this idea for an outdoor party!


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      11.    Move aside Rose balls, here’s how you can use Carnations to make your center pieces look like an expensive affair and sophisticated!

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      12.    Flower infused stirrer, what a wonderful way to add colour to your Gin & Tonic! Perfect for cocktail evenings!




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     13.    Make an enticing Boho Chic bridal bouquet with this winning combination using Carnations, Baby’s breathe and Burlap!


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     14.    Lastly, a vibrant Carnation varmala!



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     Their affordability is great from a budget point of view and they look spectacular when displayed in bulk. Convinced yet? Let us know which idea you like best and how you used it! We’d love to hear from you.


      

         



Thursday, 31 May 2018





“There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.”

                 25 Years… celebrating a silver anniversary and it’s just the beginning!





Surely 25 years of love and togetherness must and should be celebrated and when you’re as young at heart as this “Mint To Be “the celebrations are bound to be special.






Hema and Natraj recently completed 25 glorious years of being married and wanted to have a themed wedding anniversary celebration with their near and dear ones from all around the globe. Trust us when we say globe, we saw guests pouring in to celebrate their love from everywhere! This is one couple who knows how to throw a celebration. We at Avenues Weddings and events were delighted to be event planning, coordinating and executing this memorable festivity.

Hema was at the center of the planning and designing and it was joyful for our team at Avenues to work towards putting her vision into reality. We curated handcrafted welcome bags of goodies for her outstation guests. Our friends at Rasa-lila body products gave us the perfect selection to fill the goody bags. This “Nuts About Eachother” couple went the distance to make sure their guests were pampered all the way. 



Décor

Cocktails & Dinner

Words can’t describe how grateful we are every time someone calls upon us to be a part of their celebrations. Putting together an event and watching them enjoy is what we yearn for. We at Avenues Weddings and Events put together two days of fun filled celebrations for Hema and Natraj.

The first event was a Cocktail to welcome the guests and for everyone to be able to let their hair down and live it up. The event was held at the Leela Palace, Bengaluru. An Arabian Night’s theme had been chosen for this celebration and it came out looking fantastic. A live band had been flown in from Mumbai and MC Abbas led the celebrations with his shairai, keeping everyone in peals of laughter.

Coloured lanterns, hookas and upside down umbrellas dotted the décor against the backdrop of colorful fabric.  The twinkling candles and chilli lights added magic and romance to the setting.










We also specially designed and hand packaged party favours for all the guests to take home as a reminder of this festivity!

 Pooja

South Indian fusion is how we like to describe this casualand extremely colourful setting with lots of natural elements in it.



The pooja area was decorated with traditional marigold flowers and laced with fresh coconuts to bring in a green natural vibe and of course keep the guests cool through the ceremony! Traditional pickle jars were decorated with balls of marigold and a side of whole turmeric sticks.



   

The guests were seated on the lawn around the pooja area. We put together an array of colourful gazebos for the guests to sit under and enjoy as they watched the lovely couple Hema and Natraj renew their vows with a simple pooja.








On a hot morning the absolutely adorable nariyal -pani cart adorned with marigolds was a much loved refreshment for the guest. And we also had a beautiful cart giving away gorgeous glass bangles to the guests. 





This event was in a way to give thanks to people who had been a part of the couple’s journey so far, a reason to celebrate with their loved ones. Post the pooja, a traditional vegetarian ‘YelleOtta’ meal was served to the guests. Theguests were treated to a sumptuous meal of different varieties of traditional south Indian cuisine ofstarters, mains and desserts.

The guests took home lovely potted plants as memories from the celebration with the direction to “letlove grow





Avenues wishes Hema and Natraj another amazing, fun filled and madly in love 25 years. Avenues will be around and delighted to help this beautiful couple celebrate their 50th golden anniversary as well. 





OUTDOOR CAMP WEDDING OR PARTY, ANYONE?

OUTDOOR CAMP WEDDING OR PARTY, ANYONE? Yes, you heard that right! We are talk about a wedding outdoors, perhaps at a camp and not too...