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About tanaRi events

tanaRi events is an international full-service event and wedding planning company based in New York City. We provide full-service or day of coordination planning services for our clients. tanaRi events specializes in South Asian, cross-cultural and destination weddings.

Fun Farmer’s Market Wedding Vibe

Happy Thursday, lovelies! Today’s beautiful wedding inspiration fits right in with our current state of mind with its jaw-dropping backdrop + fun, farm fresh details! To the couples who are absolute foodies at heart, their big day has to include all of their favorite foods + farmer’s market finds!

We’ll be focusing on everything farm-to-table and organic, rustic and essentially farm fabulous. We have some coolest floral designs, featuring a mix of fresh blooms + veggies. We’re sharing the most gorgeous wedding inspiration that embodies the elegance that can be achieved with this theme. This fun styled theme will inspire couples wanting a day with a sweet, spring feel.

Everything from choosing a venue, to decor, to a menu for the wedding day will inspire the brides to use the elements around them.

We love the idea of supporting local growers and farmers and incorporating their goods into the wedding.

You can create a simple and sweet feel whether your wedding is indoors or outdoors.

The tables can be named after the couple’s favorite fruits + veggies. We love these table plan that brings all the element of a farmers produce together. Use wooden tables for the earthy look and add mismatched chairs and couches, and it’ll look like you’ve just pulled the family together for a wonderful Sunday lunch on the farm.

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Pull together some crates and wooden signs, some country produce and fresh flowers. A super adorable pickup truck if you happen to have one handy, and arrange them artfully in your cocktail area.

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There is no end to this wedding theme, one can do so much around this by incorporating this theme in the wedding stationery, invitation cards, escort cards and wedding menu.

 

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The best way to recreate the farmers market experience is to build some simple wooden stalls or carts.

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Setting- up more food speciality stations for dessert and catering like charcuterie table, an artisan bread stand, a mashed potato bar – the possibilities are endless. Set up market stalls and really go for the theme.

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Give a perfect touch to your wedding bouquet and your arch by adding a mix of fresh fruits & flowers to it.

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Not to forget your fresh fruit wedding cake and dessert station.

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There are endless options of incorporating this trendy and colorful theme into your wedding.

Keep visiting our blog for more exciting and fun- loving wedding inspirationsn at http://tanarievents.com/blog/

Image credit: Fonyat Photography/Amorology Weddings/Twigg Botanicals via Green Wedding Shoes

Jamie Grenough via Grey Likes Weddings

Image Source- Pinterest

 

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Offbeat Weddings

With ever growing trends, there are innumerable options to tie the knot. Couples today envision themselves getting married in premises that are authentic and suit their personal style. They are thinking beyond colors, patterns, and symbols for their big day.

A pretty patterned cushion can bring up an entire wedding theme. Your wedding style can also be inspired by your favorite movie, a pastry shop in your neighborhood or your favorite book. We’ve seen weddings themed after poems, songs or a musical.

Once nailing down the wedding style and formality, it’s time to start thinking of creative ways to tie in the theme. Great places to tie in wedding themes include your stationery, lighting design, centerpiece vases, and wedding cake. For example, for formal wedding themes like gold-and-white, get gold mirrored vases with simple white flowers, architectural-inspired invitations with gold fonts, and a dramatic light.

All we are saying is, “don’t be afraid to think outside the typical season-inspired fall wedding or three-color combo theme to pull off a wedding style as unique as you.

Every week we’ll be sharing some revolutionary themes that can help you freeze on your selection.

This week’s authentic theme is:

Library Love

For the couples who connected over love of reading, can incorporate this theme for their big day.

To set the tone for the whole wedding one can literally get married at an old library, and have books hung from the ceiling for the reception. To add some subtle romantic flair one can fill the venue with quirky, artifacts through literary centerpieces, card catalog escort displays, or custom-wrapped books. 

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With hand-picked vintage books and thrifted gems, you can take this wedding theme to a different level.books blog 6.png

You can also incorporate your love of reading in your wedding outfits, personalized place cards and confetti holders. book blog 3.pngbook.png

The couple can also show their love for literature by sending out save the date’ cards that look like library cards and have there menu cards designed as book contents. books theme.png

Take a step further by sending a school bus to pick up your guests.GadsonWeddingCeremony005.jpg

One of the most common questions that we receive from clients is how they can make their wedding different from all of the rest and the key to successfully personalizing your wedding is to “Bring in something that will remind people of you, whether it’s a color you love to wear, a special song, or even just a feeling.” But don’t feel pressured to pick a theme out of nowhere just for the sake of throwing an unbelievable party.

Visit our blog http://tanarievents.com/blog/ next week to catch up on more unique wedding themes for your big day.

Image Source: Pinterest, offbeat bride & shutterfly

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The Unauthentic Bride- Mastering the look

Bridal Fashion is evolving throughout South Asian wedding scene, where brides these days are trying fresh and creative ideas to stand out from the crowd.

From actress Rekha’s traditional red bridal look with bindi embellishment over the eyebrows in the movie “Biwi ho toh aisi” to Kareen’s boho real flower hair do in “Veere di wedding”, what constitutes bridal wear has gradually morphed over recent decades.

There’s nothing we love more than a bride who loves to experiment. She knows all the “wedding rules” (red lehenga for the wedding, hair up in a bun, gold matha pati) but the cool new bride of 2018 will ditch these expectations to create her own fabulous wedding!

For most, a wedding is perhaps that one day where they are allowed free rein to really go to town.  There will always be a niche market for the traditional red lehenga, but the idea of the dress being a little more personal – dressing up and presenting a side of oneself that is a fantasy will always appeal, something that is made with love and care, something that takes time and patience – a lot like the marriage itself.

Here are the latest trends we spotted that will inspire the big Indian wedding bridal look this year!

 

Classic Ivory

 If you’ve grown up obsessing over stunning white wedding gowns then you’ll be happy to know that white wedding lehengas are now a legitimate fashion trend.

You can add a pop of color by opting for prints on white or match your traditional ivory lehenga with a trendy pair of juttis.

These are some elegant and timeless pieces you can invest in.

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Sunset Bride

Sunset colors will keep the moms happy while still giving you a statement bridal look.

If exclusive colors are great for all your other dos but you can’t imagine getting married in anything other than one of the traditional reds and pinks then don’t fret. Designers like Anita Dongre and Jayanti Reddy, have proved that there is plenty of experimentation to be done with classic colors as well. A nice way to add a touch of quirk to your traditional lehenga with big precious uncut diamonds and tourmalines threaded together with corals and turquoise beads to create spectacular neck-pieces and maang tikas that merge serious intent with a quirky spirit.

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Romantic Ruffle

Ruffles are not only for 4 years old, today the brides are breaking all barriers to try out this in the market trend. The layered bridal silhouettes have become one of the huge crazes among the young generation and it looks ethereal with matching accessories. More the layers, the more it will look attractive.

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Bold and beautiful

The Pantone color of the year has already found its way into the Indian bridal market and we couldn’t be more excited. For the longest time, brides have restricted violets and neons to be an engagement/ sangeet look but we see that changing this year. Take a minute to thank the one and only, Sabyasachi for making these shades happen.

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Botanical Rhapsody

Gone are those days when flowers were used only for décor or garlands. Brides today are being edgy on their big day by experimenting with fresh flowers on their outfits and hairdos.

A loose updo can be dressed up with an assortment of delicate flowers to create a romantic bridal look.

Wearing an outfit made out of flowers or adding flowers to your tassels is a unique idea!

We are absolutely obsessing on these kaliras made out of fresh flowers. It generously adds glamour to the otherwise simple kalira.

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Bohemian Vintage

No matter what your personal style, talents like Manish Arora are driving the of-the-moment bridal conversation, offering twists on the traditional staples we’ve grown accustomed to.

Each outfit is designed with unexpected whimsical fabric, never-before-seen motifs delivers a fresh point of view to the bridal mix.

Adding a headgear to your outfit can bring out that free-spirited boho in you.

Vintage-styled jewelry is a popular choice for rustic brides.

Bohemian bride often features feathers as the accent of choice. Wearing a feathered headpiece and feather shoes could grace the look

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Playful Spring

Light pastel shades add a touch of freshness to every frame and works from day to night events instantly. Pastels are thankfully here to stay. Classy and understated, shades like lavender, baby pink, sage green are a sure shot hit. Team it with a pair of pastel embroidered shoes and the new pastel choda look.

You can opt for a toned down version with a mix of embroidery and gota work, Balanced with different shades of gold, a pastel shade is perfect for a day wedding ceremony for the minimalist bride.

Either way, these colors are a breath of fresh air among the reds and will instantly help you stand out.

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Tricky fringe & glamorous metal

The optimist bride knows the rules to break the rules- addicted to fun and elegance. The ubiquity of cocktail wears this season signals a real shift. It’s time to get the heels back out and give in to the pull of metallic glitter and return of fringes. A glamorous pouf of a dress covered in opulent, swaying feathers and black molten metallic work has an inarguable impact.

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New customs and dress codes are being introduced constantly, all of which feeds into the multi-billion-dollar global wedding-attire industry. “There is definitely a spirit of competitiveness around weddings now.”

 

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tanaRi events’ wedding: Madhavi and Kunal

tanaRi events had the distinct honor of showcasing Madhavi and Kunal’s love story. The more we got to know about the two, the more we fell in love with their love story! The charming couple are not just two of the sweetest people we know, but are a power couple; Madhavi is a scientist and Kunal is a finance managing director! Apart from that, Madhavi and Kunal are a Jain couple, followers of a religion that preaches tenants of harmlessness. Adhering to their cultural values and preferences, tanaRi events were given strict orders on making sure nothing during the wedding weekend is wasted.

They first kicked off their pre wedding celebration on the Aqua Azul yacht with family and friends at sunset, setting a beautiful and romantic start to their wedding weekend. The next day on the way to the wedding ceremony at Tribeca Rooftop, family and guests followed the specially made pedicab from Rickshaw Revolution, dhol player, and band into a fun filled celebration. Over 200 guests were first served delicious food from Kailash Parbat pre-wedding and then  watched the exchanging of the vows surrounded by natural ornaments.

Cress Florals used earthy tones and inspiration from environment, and let nature truly be at its best with adornments like imported succulent plants from California that were placed under terrarium glass containers. Retro styled glass bulbs were also used to enhance the mandap area for an artistic vibe. Keeping the decorations to a minimum, the couple had requested to use second hand flowers instead of fresh ones, knowing that usually flowers get thrown out after the wedding day.

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The wedding venue place had then shortly transformed into a reception area, where Dimple Bombay Talk served their famous savory dishes and Erin McKenna’s delectable vegan Dessert Doughnuts. The beautiful night then ended with the couple rolling out of the wedding in style, with a Rolls Royce where Kunal surprised Madhavi with a penthouse loft in Brooklyn at the Wythe hotel  for their honeymoon night!

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We are grateful to all the guests, vendors, and the lovely couple for helping put on such a magical night!

 

 

 

Photographer: Karin von Voigtlander

Luxury Car: Ecstasy Limo

Henna Artist: Mehndikalogie (Dhara)

DJ: Desi Junction DJs

Hair/Make Up: Erika Franco

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tanaRi events’ site visit: the Gramercy Hotel

When looking for a perfect wedding venue for our clients, we look for places that not only are visually appealing, but also are accommodating, flexible, and have great success rates. Luxury hotels are some of the most sought after venue for wedding couples, but finding ones that are exceptionally great have become difficult to find in recent times. In the midst, tanaRi events had the opportunity to make a site visit to the famous Gramercy Hotel, a luxurious hotel covered in inspirational art influenced heavily from the Renaissance Era.

Walking in, we took in the classy yet bohemian feel of the lobby, with exquisite artwork from artists like Andy Warhol and Keith Haring exhibited around, that are ingenious to look at. The dim lights of the lobby gave an elegant ambience, a perfect entryway for a luxurious yet a classy wedding. As we kept touring, we noticed charming quirks throughout the hotel from walking to the restroom to the two open bars. The venue also boasts of a tranquil park for hotel guests, New York City’s only private park!

The hotel staff are remarkably accommodating to every guest, making sure that each of their hotel room is personalized to the comfort of the visitor. Check out the picture below of the cute little surprise teddy bear for one of the hotel’s special little guest! The custom made penthouses not only has some of the best views of the city, but is filled with bold, luxurious furnishings of velvet drapery, mahogany wood, and English drinking cabinet, and hand stitched leather top desks – a wish come true for luxury loving couples!

 

We were also lucky enough to eat the fine dining of the hotel restaurant, where the critically acclaimed Italian food surpassed our already high expectations! Going up to the terrace of where the weddings are officiated, we were amazed at the beauty of the art and the brightness of the glass covered rooftop where light poured in from all angles! Offering a view of the Manhattan skyline from the 18th floor, we envisioned each area transformed into a wedding space and reception and were impressed by the ease of grandeur the hotel displays in each corner we turn.

A venue for the creative minds, this site grants the dream wish of all art lovers looking for the perfect original wedding!

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tanaRi events’ wedding: Gau and Caroline

One of tanaRi events’ sweetest couple, Gau and Caroline, were amazing to work with! Both so lovely and involved, we already knew the wedding was going to very special from the beginning.

Gau’s one request? He wanted to showcase his Indian culture through what it’s known for best: lots and lots of color. It was important to the groom to have his close family and friends participate in his culture through an Indian inspired ceremony.

On June 26th, we celebrated with Gau’s culture at the pdD Dream Lounge. As the venue was more known for their club scene, tanaRi events’ had adapted and transformed the location to a brighter, more colorful feel. The couple went with Mayuri’s Florals to decorate the venue with simplicity and elegance, and the mandap replaced the area where the DJ area. Vibrant cushions and lanterns were placed throughout the room to give a more festive look!

After our lovely bride and groom’s prep at the Maritime Hotel, Gau kicked off the ceremony with a grand entrance with his groomsmen and DJ Sunny as the dhol player. Caroline joined in by being walked out by her 4 closest family members, under a chandarvo,  a tradition cloth covered canopy which is held above the bride’s head to cover her.   The ceremony had live sitar and tabla player playing melodious music which made a beautiful backdrop. After the completion of the hindu ceremony, the guests were invited to participate by coming up to the couple one by one with fresh flower petals, to offer their blessings and love. A beautiful moment that was cherished by not just the couple but the guests as well! The blessings were followed by a fun Bollywood dance party, delicious catering from Bukhara, and special cocktails called Mumbai Mimosas and Bombay Bellinis as per the couple’s request!

On the next morning, the bridal party got ready at The Martime Hotel and enjoyed a beautiful shoot at the hotel property itself.  Everyone then went to Roman Catholic, St. Francis Xavier church, located in the Flatiron District in Manhattan. Gau & Caroline exchanged their vows in a traditional Catholic ceremony at the church. Walking in on “Trumpet Voluntary”, the stunning bride Caroline made her grand entrance and in a very beautiful ceremony, two souls were united as one. After the magnificent ceremony, the wedding party moved to Battery Park that had a backdrop of the Statue of Liberty for their reception.

Following the simple and elegant theme with a touch of nautical, guests were provided specially made lobster stirrers to be used in the curated Maine-iac Mule Cocktail. The reception was celebrated with good music, food, speeches, and dancing to songs like Gau and Caroline’s favorite “Sweet Caroline”. City Sweets provided an opulent styled cake to match the incredible night!  For more photographs from their wedding, feel free to check out our Instagram page @tanarievents

Photographer: Moss + Isaac

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tanaRi events’ wedding: Prutha and Rishi

Prutha and Rishi, tanaRi events’ most unique and out of the box couple, wanted a wedding that reflected their personality: eccentric and creative. Something non traditional was the goal, and Prutha being an architect herself, had ideas to add twists to the wedding. The Hudson Hotel, an “energetic, social hub filled with urban adventure and daredevil design”, was the perfect unique venue for the atypical couple! From skull cake by City Sweets to glass head table decor to matching skull nails, read more below as we ask our bride Prutha on their love story journey all the way up to the wedding!

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