A Modern Sweet Mehndi Styled Shoot

2015 Apr 27 - by Preeti
Oh lovelies have I got some photos for you today! We're featuring this gorgeous mehndi styled shoot that took place in San Francisco.

With a whole slew of amazing vendors from Sabah Azam Photagraphy to Mela Tandoor Kitchen, this shoot is a feast for your eyes.

Mela Styled Shoot from a Cinema Butterfly.

Denise at d.Royal Engagements shares with us her inspiration for such a shoot.

I'm in love with the vibrant colors, delicious menu's and rich traditions associated with planning Indian Weddings.. so I wanted to create a sweeter take on one of the most joyous pre- wedding events.. Mehndi. One of my favorite vendors Mariyam, Owner of Enchanté Macarons Français and I worked together to bring her sweets and my love for all things pretty to create: A Most Sweet Modern Mehndi.

We envisioned a mehndi for today's South Asian bride who wants to uphold the traditional aspects of mehndi and update it with a sleek modern design. To do this we included geometric patterned invitations and songbooks with Hindi inspired font, sequin linens and draping and a fresh citrus color palette.

I also felt the dessert table would be the most important part. I just love sweets and to me an abundant dessert table is the true of a celebration. So we found ways to update the presentation of both Indian and Western desserts... so sweet, so modern ... so mehndi!

Our favorites are the mocktail drinks including gulabtini (yes a gulab jamun in a martini glass), the green and pink falooda, and the kheer 'shots'. Who says serving non-alcoholic drinks has to be boring?

And these Indian fusion flavored macarons from Enchante Macarons.

But let's not forget the bride's pistachio cream sharara! And the jewelry!

Check out the rest of this colorful and modern shoot.

{Styled Shoot Vendors}

Planning & Styling: d.Royal Engagements - royalengagements@royal.net // Photographer: Sabah Azam Photagraphy, sabahazam89@gmail.com // Venue: Mela Tandoori Kitchen // Bridal Outfit: Saba at Studio S, sabaafzal@hotmail.com // Guest Outfits: Pink Banoo, masuma@pinkbanoo.com // Jewelry: HQ Jewels, ternity85@hotmail.com // Hair and Make up: Lily’s Beauty World // Guest model hair & makeup: Megan Maier Beauty Services // Desserts: Mariyam, Enchanté Macarons // Henna Artist/Candles: Designs by Navera, Email: naveratoola@gmail.com // Invitation Suite/ Bride & Groom Signage/ Menu/Signature Drink Signage: Creative DNA // Draping/ Loveseat/BackDrop: iDesign Events // Linens: Candy Crush Shop // Paper Flowers: Halcycon Love // Flowers: Raspberry Studio // Lighting: Enhanced Lighting // Floor Pillows: Designers Touch Party Rentals // Specialty Rentals - pink glass plates: Hunt and Gather Rentals // Table Setting Rentals: AM Party Rentals // Videography: Cinema Butterfly // Linens: Over the To