Hot Pink Mehndi at Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica

April 21st, 2017

Our bride Zara was a referral from a past client and it was a pleasure to work with her. Her family is originally from Lahore, Pakistan and there was an immediate connection as Nikki happens to be from that city as well. Zara wanted her mehndi to be super colorful and indicated hot pink to be her favorite color for this event.

After searching on a few venues the couple decided on Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica as they wanted a very California beach vibe for their out of town guests. It was a destination wedding as bride's family is from Pittsberg and groom's family is from San Francisco and Casa del Mar provided that perfect backdrop for the guests. There were about 270 guests in attendance and they were all in the mood to party and have a good time. Groom's family arrived with show and pomp carrying decorated mehndi trays, sweets and gifts for the bride and settled in the Board Room. In the meantime the bride's side was practicing their specially prepared dances to beat the groom's family in competition.

Ballroom looked very traditional with marigold back drop and stage furniture. Dance floor was hot pink with a gold mehndi pattern and lanterns in varying heights were placed all over the edge of dance floor and stage to add more drama. Low furniture vignettes in pink and gold bearing lots of candles and rose petals were all over the dance floor and the room and round tables and chairs were placed strategically behind the columns. Amber and pink lighting further enhanced the drama and flair.

Our couple entered the room before guests arrived and were completely floored with the transformation of the space. Needless to say when we see that, our hearts just melt and all the long hours and hard work that goes in to the execution of these events is so worth it.

Shortly after the guests entered the ballroom, groom's family made their entrance with a lot of dancing. Then the bride's family made their entrance with bride walking among her cousins and brothers. Some traditions of henna took place on the stage and the dance floor was opened soon after guests got to nosh on delicious buffet. After some skits, choreographed dances from both sides and more dancing the night came to an end at 12 am.

Special thank you to our vendors:
Venue: Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica
Florals: Square Root Designs
Linens: Wildflower Linens
DJ: Special Occasions DJ
Lighting: Images by Lighting
Photo: Beatrice Howell of Luna De Mare Photography
Videographer: Robert Michaels Films
Rentals: Palace Party Rentals
Decor: Edge Design Decor
Furniture: Etablir
Mehndi Rental: Mosaik
Sitar Player: Ronobir Lahiri
Hair/Makeup: Linda Chirac
Design/Planner: Exquisite Events

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