I spend a lot of time researching the latest and greatest in wedding trends.  Although the ideas I see are over the top amazing, a lot of time they are just not practical. All brides, even the 7-figure-platinum-brides (lucky ducks) have a budget.  And, well thought through priorities are what make any wedding phenomenal.

I was tickled when I received this Mehndi idea from Jilna over at Suhaag Garden. Not only because it might be my favorite Mehndi color palette of all time, but because Jilna and her bride worked together to get a big impact without the big bill. The purple and fuchsia combo is electrifying and totally different. By using fabrics and lighting to create atmosphere and ambiance, they got this look for less that $3000! And, that was for 200 people!  It’s bright, it’s bold, and it has architectural elements that take something basic and turns the style meter way, way, way up. I just love it!

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So, this is where designers really show their stuff.  If you can tell your designer your vision and style and then stay out of their way….you will end up with smashing ideas like this S curve sofa that makes the whole look complete.

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From Suhaag Garden: For brides looking for an avenue to save money for a pre-wedding ceremony such as the Sangeet or Mehndi, consider flowerless or very small accents of flowers as centerpieces.  We maximized the use of candles in all shapes and forms for this Mehndi (Lanterns, Etched Moroccan Candle Holders, Floating Candles and lots of Votives).  Almost all the color in the room was drawn from the colorful seating around the dance floor, the mini luxury tent, the specialty linens and LED uplighting.  There was no use of floral.

Budget - $3,000 (Included Decor, Specialty Linens, Lighting and Chiavari Chairs)
Mehndi Guest Count - 200

I absolutely love it! Great job to the entire Suhaag Garden team for their creative & cost effective Mehndi.