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. 


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!


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. 

Monday, 7 May 2018


When this gorgeous girl decided to bring her Scottish boy home - the family wanted to celebrate! 

This beautiful girl had broken many hearts before deciding to marry her Scottish beau. The official wedding was done in Edinburgh but this didn’t stop her family from wanting to celebrate their love with all the fanfare and hence began our journey with the client to plan and execute this elegant celebration. 

Finding the perfect venue

The common consensus was to choose an enticing outdoor location, we accompanied the family to make this selection and finally settled on the charming backdrop of Bangalore’s classic property – ‘Jayamahal Palace Hotel’. The lush lawns of this heritage hotel created the perfect placid and romantic setting.

Designing the invite 

Our client’s impeccable taste sent us on a hunt for an understated yet elegant card. We brought on board one of our favorite designers and the result was this gorgeous lazer cut lace jacket in a dull gold with a lovely green insert to match. Our client was thrilled beyond words. The card reflected their style and personality perfectly and we were over-joyed at having aced this one!

Personalized services – made sure our bride dazzled!

Our bride was only going to turn up in Bangalore a couple of weeks before the celebration so it was upon us to find her the right outfit for her big day. Our team had a detailed video conference with her to understand her taste and choice and then began the quest for the elusive ‘to die for’ ghagra. Over many video calls and debates the final outfit was designed and executed by a friend and trusted designer! The team not only did embroidery samples for approval from our client but also waited for our bride to arrive in Bangalore before the final tailoring and fitting and turned out the outfit to perfection. This white and antique gold ghagra was a style statement and our bride wore with grace and aplomb. 

Makeup artists were also lined up for our bride to do trials with before she finalized one and what a stunning job he did! He worked his magic and our bride and made her look her best for the special occasion. Smokey gold eyes and a deep red lipshade brought out natural beauty and highlighted her features making her look radiant. Our Scottish groom had eyes for no one else but his gorgeous bride J

Detailing – coz the devil is in the detail 

The bride and groom didn’t want a formal stage but wanted to walk around and greet their guests and mingle with their friends and family. However they wanted to have a lot of fun and dance and we needed a set up for the cake cutting, ring exchange and other festivities. We decided to have a jazz artist on an elevated stage to set the mood for the celebrations. Their stage was bedecked in heavy gold drapes and a hint of peach and white floral decor. A dance floor was erected center stage and we opted for a gorgeous print in shades of peach to compliment this reception setup.  The palace backdrop was completely lit up with a golden glow and served as a natural royal backdrop. 


Our client didn’t want anything flash or over the top but instead in keeping with their classy tastes choose rustic themed décor. We chose to go with a soft and subtle color pallet, of dreamy whites and soft peachy flowers tied together with plenty of green foliage and twinkling candles. The entrance to the lawns was bedecked with cascading orchids and ivy and set the stage for the rustic feel we were going for in this décor theme.  A grand entrance was planned for the bride and groom who were showered with rose petals as they entered. Timing it to perfection the rose petal shower and a love song struck up the welcome this beautiful duo.

The dance floor was set up for the cake cutting and ring ceremony. Layers and layers of moist Date cake filled with sea salt and toffee fudge, tons of toasted walnuts and vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream made by Cocovanille our trusted baker who only uses the finest and best ingredients. The cake table was covered in delicate gold lace and a flower and candle centerpiece. The cake itself was a super hit with the way it looked and tasted. 


The couple’s wedding rings were placed in a handmade ring holder fashioned by our in house team.  The ring exchange was a moment to behold with our cold fire sparklers going off in unison.

All our 500 guests were treated to a sit down dinner of delicious Dum Biryani and other finger licking Indian food. While every table was cover in a flowing white embossed table overlay the centerpiece was a vintage candle holder with a wreath of flowers around it. The soft glow of the many candles added a delicate charm to the entire setting. Handmade and personalized wedding favors’ along with thank you cards were placed at every seat. The favors were much appreciated by the guests who loved the little pun (intended)!

The highlight of our décor however was the bridal dinner table.  This beauty was set up for the immediate family and was covered in rose gold printed jute table cover and the whole length of it done with flowers and candles. Overhead hung a canopy of green and white flowers with candles suspended in jars,  a gorgeous setting for this amazing wedding celebration. We completed the décor with rustic décor on each of the chairs at the bridal table. Heavy lace tie backs and flowers were used to give the setting its final touch. 

Our clients were thrilled with the way the event turned out and their guests couldn’t stop praising every detail that had gone into make this fabulous even a huge success. We at AVENUES WEDDING AND EVENTS were over the moon with all the compliments received and the icing on the cake for us was the love and admiration (not to mention hugs and kisses) we received from the newly wedded couple. The pleasure was all ours J

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