Chandana Munipalle of The Girl at First Avenue on trendy wedding decor!
It is the season of choreographing for sangeet functions and putting up ultra cool decorations for the Mehendi! Not to forget all the other wedding arrangements – the stage, chairs, flowers, drapes – weddings decor speaks a lot about the bride and groom and needs to be just as special as them.
For some special dope on wedding decor, Decor Chutney got in conversation with Chandana Munipalle of The Girl at First Avenue. Munipalle shares her favourite wedding decor trends, tips, and ideas.
What is your idea of ideal wedding decor?
I’m someone who loves minimalistic decor. For my own wedding I chose a colour palette of yellow and white, and the entire place was done up with yellow & white flowers, white drapes, white chairs with a few pops of colours.
Which are the trendiest wedding decor themes that Indian brides should lookout for?
Adding glitter in a very subtle way, bohemian flower arrangements, bohemian decor overall like using dreamcatchers, tassels etc are really trendy.
What kind of decor tips would you like to share with to be brides and grooms who’re planning a winter wedding?
– Stick to a colour palette. Select one or two colours that you want to be in the foreground. And then plan which of the main pieces are going to be of those colours.
– If you are selecting a neutral colour theme, all your main decor pieces need to be neutral and you can add pops of colour with little decor here and there
– Take inspiration from winter snow, and add pastel decor in pale pinks, gold and blues to your decor
It is important, that the decor holds the essence of the bride and groom. Please can you share a few ideas of how this can be done?
It’s all about infusing your personality into the decor. Whether you are an outgoing adventurous couple, someone who likes bright colours or minimal decor or all sorts of glitter & bling! You need to discuss and convey this to your decorators. You can also add props that talk about your personalities or tell your story, like books (if you are a book lover), photo frames etc. I think once you start jotting down ideas, you can figure out how you can integrate them into your decor to make it more personalised.
Are there any wedding decor DIYs that you like? Please share
Mehendi functions and other smaller functions at home are when you can experiment with decor and go crazy with DIY’s like pinwheels, kites, drapes, paper flowers, decor with bangles, flowers and pots and so much more!
Please share a few unique outdoor wedding centerpiece ideas
Bold centre pieces, flowers and brass pots, brass mirror frames with flowers are some of my favourites.
Any decor tips for the wedding planners out there?
Understand what the bride and groom want. It’s your job to get to know their interests, personalities, and their story inside out and translate that into beautiful decor that speaks about them.