My Bohemian Mehendi Decor #Shailoom


I’ve got a weak spot in my bones for outdoor spaces and I desperately wanted atleast some of my wedding functions to be under the beams of daylight. Maybe it has something to do with my love for the ocean and watching sunsets, but my Mehendi venue was literally out of a fairytale for me. I fell in love the first time I saw it and I knew I had to make this space mine. I wanted the decor for this day to be a compilation of my favorite things with a blend of dreamy, mystical, bohemian elements and I found just the right person to make my dreams come to life. I came across Janki Desai from Altair Decor’s work at numerous luxury fashion events I was a part of due to work and the constant perfection in her details assured me she was the one.

Janki and I worked together for almost 6 months to bring my far-fetched Pinterest dreams into something tangible. After lists and lists of elements from Shailin and my love story, to things that pulled a string at my heart, right upto my hobbies, we ideated and ideated until we had a moodboard that synced with our visions. I wanted the venue to look like my little magical haven and Janki insisted she knew how to make it happen. I’m going to list down the elements in our decor and ofcourse, plug in photos to take you through exactly how I felt when I walked in and saw so many months of my visualizations and Janki’s intricate execution & conceptualization skills come alive.

Decor Elements

– White Garden Chairs for a relaxed theatre seating during dance performances
– Picnic table-bench seating in a raw-birch finish with a chantilly lace runner, accessorized with bright florals and a touch of gold
– Ferris wheels as table centre-pieces to represent London Eye (Where Shailin asked me out on a date 5 years ago)
– Chip-chop game strewn around the tables with a ‘Would You Rather Game’ inside to represent my love for games, and most importantly, for an impromtu Would You Rather session
– Handpicked Persian carpets with delicate motifs in shades of ivory, maroon and tan, forming an entrance walkway into the venue
– Book & bulb hanging installation to represent my love for reading
– Overflowing script photobooth with our love story inscribed within
– Ivory crochet boho dream catchers as a periphery by the sea encompassed the vibe for the night
– Customized flex on bar with LED heart trio
– CEO/CFO Chairs, cuz #GirlBoss
– Draped entrance aligned with coral trunks and cottage white crates, donned with ornate frames, chrome lanterns and vintage tea cups
– Steps with clusters of glass jars, vases and pots in miscellaneous shapes and sizes, adorning the descending steps with foliage runners, candles and chai pyaalis
– Hand painted song lyrics that symbolize Shailoom over wooden boards – finished with few sprigs of eucalyptus

Decor: Altair By Janki Desai
Photography: Arjun Menon, Art Leaves A Mark

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8 Responses
  • Jai Saha
    February 15, 2017

    Looks pretty insane!

  • Natasha
    February 16, 2017

    This is truly my pinterest dream come true! Love!

  • Hemali
    February 16, 2017

    Where can I get to read the whole of your love story

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