Indian weddings consist of many traditions and rituals that truly make them a magnificent and culturally-rich celebration of two individuals and in essence, two families coming together. The focal point of the wedding ceremony is a four pillared structure called a mandap, where each set of pillars represents the parents of the bride and groom. As is in life, loving parents are key foundations in your pursuit to a happy life and as the pillars symbolize, they support you, shelter you, and protect you.
At the beautiful Hilton Washington Dulles hotel we had the opportunity to decorate a Hindu wedding for an incredibly charming couple who were looking to not deviate from their cultural traditions but at the same time wanted to incorporate a little bit of modern elegance. Through the incorporation of light and dark colors that were consistent with the brides wedding dress, the utilization of crystals, and a creatively designed (and functional) sparkling havan kund, we were able to execute a mandap that fit to what the bride and groom envisioned.
We’d like to thank Jaynika and Boney for the opportunity to be part of their special day, the Hilton Washington Dulles hotel for being so accommodating, and last but not least Roger Hammons Photography for providing us some of his photos.