The fashion, the food, and the festivities all held up to their expectations. Guests were escorted from the cocktail hour to the reception by a Dhol drummer, and there was an array of perfectly tinted macarons from Macaron by Patisse in the wedding color palette. The macarons were accompanied by an elaborate wedding cake by Janeth Sanchez of Cake Creations displayed in the foyer salon perfectly lit with cotton candy toned lighting provided by IndoRaja Entertainment. As the evening continued, the dance floor became a stage for the bridal party to perform choreographed dances for the bride, groom, and guests. Jason Thayil of IndoRaja Entertainment kept the energy high and everyone was elated by the newlywed’s happiness and love and it is totally evident by the images taken by Morgan Lynn Photography. We love her and her hubby, Amir.
January 21, 2014
An elegant and tasteful french-garden inspired wedding at the magical Chateau Cocomar. Our designs transported guests to a European getaway they never wanted to leave. Morgan Lynn Photography captured the lovely details from the coral rosette chair ties to the exotic Pakistan fashion worn by the bride, groom and wedding guests.
Saira and Faizaan were married April 5, 2013 at Chateau Cocomar. It was a gorgeous day, rich in tradition and culture from beginning to end. Saira first came to Two Be Wed with a vision of an understated and elegant wedding- nothing too fussy or remotely close to what she referred to as “bling, bling”. Saira’s personal style is sophisticated with an edge, her taste is current, but not trendy or over done. We wanted to translate that into the wedding design as well as stay true to the French-inspired venue, thus creating our theme “I Love Paris in the Springtime”.
Chateau Cocomar provided all the inspiration one needs to design as it is truly a gem to Houston and a fairytale venue to celebrate the miracle of marriage. The estate is surrounded by lush, sculpted Versailles-worthy gardens, lavish fountains, courtyards, and verandas. The interior is equally stunning with long cathedral-esque hallways, million dollar fireplace mantles, and marble from ceiling to the floor. We were most inspired by the French tapestries hanging in the foyer near the salon.The antique needlepoint tapestries established our color palette: a cool toned patina/mint green, shades of persimmon and coral, with touches of blush and pearl.
Many of their guests traveled from around the world to attend their special day, and we wanted to create an atmosphere that celebrated French design and culture, and transported them to a European getaway. One of our favorite design elements was the rosette ties on the gold chiavari chairs from Aztec Events and Tents, a fresh and unfettered approach to the boring chair tie. The garden lattice backdrop, designed and built by Tamara Menges Designs, was the focal point of the ballroom and commonly referred to as “the stage” in Pakistani and Indian weddings. The sculpted french-garden theme was woven into the floral design using topiaries and lots of delicate greenery.
Saira is stunning with or without make-up, but she looked ever so lovely in her watermelon wedding gown designed by Bunto Kazmi in Pakistan. She wore not one but three gorgeous dresses over the course of her wedding weekend. Misha Lakhani designed her Mehndi gown and she wore Maryam Masjid for her ceremony gown. However elaborate Saira’s dresses were, they did not overpower her as she wore them with grace and ease. Saira wasn’t the only one dressed to the nines, Faizaan, a true prince charming looked dapper in his ivory and gold traditional attire. With his hair swooped to the side and his million-dollar smile he made the perfect date.
It might as well have been Paris Fashion Week- Saira and Faizaan’s friends and family members dressed for the ball in exotic and cutting edge designs from the most desirable fashion designers in Pakistan with waiting lists a mile long. The couple’s invitations were also made in Pakistan and their custom favors bags were inscribed in Arabic.