The most unique challenges often produce the most memorable outcomes, and designing this ceremony structure for Sapna and Ari was one of those times.
Sapna and Ari hired a group of professionals to make their wedding weekend something that their guests would never forget. Each day was to push the boundaries of familiarity, to push their guests to experience new things. But at the same time, they wanted to honor tradition, and make sure they everyone was comfortable and connected throughout each of the days.
With the wedding day ceremony being the most important moment of the weekend, a lot of that pressure fell on the mandap. We set out to find a location that would allow guests to experience the expansive fields of the West that many of them had not been to before. We wanted to make a structure that felt grand, but at the same time, didn’t look fussy in the landscape. An all encompassing, soft installation that was a holding space for this new family being created.
The walls at the aisle entry brought guests perspective in and forward. This contraction and expansion gave them the opportunity to see the detail of the fields up close, and the also have their eyes guided towards the views in the distance and feel their grandeur. The circular mandap, brought guests eyes back, and it enveloped the bridal party for their ceremony.
There were many days of events, every one of them as special as the other.
Each element was a joy to design. The trust put in the creative team for this event was unique and filled with love, it was a collaboration that changed us all.