A Discussion of Details
Our Tailored Twig design loved traveling to Anna Maria Island for Melissa and Mehul’s incredible wedding weekend. This day long Monday wedding was the culmination of a weekend of festivities that blended Indian and American traditions, fun and family.
The wedding weekend included a Sangeet filled with music, a morning of yoga, Mehendi and beach bash.
Monday morning began with the guys relaxing and having brunch while the ladies spent the morning doing hair and makeup and relaxing for the multiple ceremonies to follow.
The afternoon festivities began with the Barrat; Mehul was on horseback and was led down the beach following behind dhol drummers and friends to the mandap for the Indian wedding ceremony.
The beachside wedding pavilion was set with a dark wood ceremony structure swagged in light white fabric and accented with boughs of greenery and brilliantly colored florals that included orange roses, white spray roses, veronica and antique hydrangea.
Rattan peacock chairs for the couple were accented with brightly colored roses and sat on the mandap atop natural fiber rugs. Clusters of woven lanterns hug above the structure adding texture and interest to the ceremony space.
As Melissa and Mehul concluded the traditional Indian wedding ceremony wedding guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers as final preparations were made for the American wedding ceremony on the beach.
The moon gate wedding structure was set against the dunes with the Gulf of Mexico in the background. Italian ruscus, protea and bright orange roses added color to the sleek wooden structure. The perfect setting for the second wedding ceremony.
Having changed from traditional Indian attire for the second ceremony, the bridesmaids were dressed in white and carried hoops of soft white and green floral. We love the contrast of the white lace dresses, soft florals and the ornate henna designs.
Melissa carried a stunning hand tailored bridal bouquet of pincushion protea, white wax flower, King protea, and quicksand roses.
During the beachside wedding ceremony, the wedding pavilion was transformed for an evening of dinner and dancing.
A long table anchored the room with the couple’s peacock chairs being repurposed at the head table. The table was draped with a uniquely patterned linen in blue and white.
Modern gold metallic vessels lined the table overflowing with textured greenery and florals in shades of pink, peach and orange with collections of votive candles adding a shimmer of light.
Reception tables included rustic wooden tables, as well as tables draped in white and more of the uniquely patterned blue and white linen. Modern gold and glass table number and gold metallic vessels contrasted the light wooden chairs, rattan charger plates and blue and white cloth napkins.
Stunning collections of florals continued the color story that began with the Indian wedding ceremony with pin cushion protea, hanging burgundy amaranthus and blue thistle adding pops of color and eye-catching texture to the tables.
The beach area outside the pavilion was set with lounge furnishings that combined vintage pieces and rattan furniture with soft pink accent pillows and occasional tables filled with soft candlelight and modern vessels with colorful arrangements.
The final decorative touch to this day filled with beautiful colors and textures was a trio of simple white wedding cakes on gold platters. Brightly colored oranges, peach and pink florals created a standout detail.
Congratulations Melissa and Mehul, our Tailored Twig is thrilled to have been part of this incredible day of celebration!
We know you will enjoy this sneak peek at the rest of Melissa and Mehul’s wedding day.
Thank you to the wedding professionals who made this wedding day so incredible
Sarasota Wedding Planner: Jennifer Matteo Event Planning
Hair and Makeup: Brides by Kelly Anne and Co
Wedding Photographer: Katelyn Prisco Photography
Wedding Film: VibeChaos Productions
Wedding Officiant: Pundit Manikya Sharma Ji
Horse / Barrat:St Petersburg Carriages
DJ / MC: Krish Entertainment
Catering: The Sandbar Restaurant
Vintage Rentals: The Reserve Vintage Rentals
Linen Rentals: Nuage Designs
Rentals: US Tent Rental
Rentals: So Staged Event Design and Rentals
Lighting and Rentals: Palacios Events
Wedding Cake: Hometown Desserts
Anna Maria Island Venues:
The Sandbar Restaurant
The Rod and Reel Resort
We look forward to the honor of working with you and for your guests to forge lasting memories