Recently, Devika Narain & Company produced a gorgeous destination wedding at Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa in Muscat. The stunning property is nestled in this stunning landscape and will provide a truly unique setting for private celebrations.
Photography and Video were handled by Stories by Joseph Radhik, while the Structures were created by Jam Design Centre, Mumbai. Devika Narain & Co roped in locally based Los Clarita for Furniture and Rentals and Talentz for Technicals. While, Delhi based Henna Bespoke Weddings executed the floral work. Henna Bespoke Weddings is led by Henna Anisa Kapoor.
The clients Anusha Patel and Dhrumil Sejpal from Mumbai are not just connoisseurs of good design but party planners and set designers themselves.
Here’s a sneak peek into the celebrations!
The Moroccan inspired Mehendi took place at the Al Bandar Lawns. The colour palette was inspired by the colors of the water in Oman- Shades of sea foam and aqua are offset with lime and a hint of pink.
The vibe was chilled, as cabanas with low seating were interspersed with tables in the lawns. The dance floor was fashioned around Arabic tiles and a large fountain filled with hydrangeas stood in the center of it.
For the sangeet, Devika Narain & Co wanted to create an experience of chic royalty for this evening; something that represents the new age maharaja, minimal and opulent at the same time.
Guests felt like they are at the Sultan’s house for the dinner and the entire ballroom is converted into his dining quarters – the walls represent the old over the top style of Arabic architecture with jaalis and arches.
The groom wanted the wedding mandap to be the focal point of the entire afternoon. Set against the serene aqua waters, the cream and gold mandap was custom made in India. An aisle of pink roses and hydrangeas led to the ceremony area which was draped in calla lilies and glass bells.
The reception had a drastically different design from the other functions. Working along a palette of greens, a large tent was constructed in the lawns and draped in mirrors.
The central dance floor had a hanging cake installation. Hand-embroidered napkins and beautiful white flowers defined the tables.
With tourism authorities of destinations like Dubai, Ras-al-Khaimah, and Oman extending large amounts of support to wedding planners in terms of venues, suppliers, permissions and so much more, UAE has climbed the chart to be the top choice for destination weddings.
A popular destination for weddings, Oman reflects the beauty and romance of these occasions with its majestic mountains and crystal clear waters.
Speaking of the brief, wedding designer, Devika Narain explains, “For their wedding, they wanted a design unique to their minimal sensibilities which also appealed to their families’ Gujarati heritage so they reached out to us.”