A Gorgeous Earth on Red Indian Wedding at the Dome Marquee, Puteh Subang
This wedding album is absolutely stunning and unforgettable! We love how tasteful and immaculate this gorgeous Indian wedding at the Dome Marquee in Puteh Subang, Malaysia, is, with its every detail encapsulating the crucial nuances of tradition yet with a modern flair. Thank you for these brilliant captures, Vinoth Raj Pillai!
Being similar in personality meant this couple easily decided on a theme that best represented them both. Minimalists in their lifestyle and being nature lovers, they picked earth elements and neutral tones as a general theme, which worked wonderfully with the venue. The big draw in having their wedding at the Dome Marquee, Puteh Subang, was its natural light, which filled the space for this daytime event.
The bride shared: “This day was also to honour our parents who have been the most supportive throughout our lives, and which has led us to this beautiful day. Honouring them during the wedding rituals led by the priest was moving and very meaningful. There was a candid moment of fumbling that happened onstage when our parents on both sides were reciting unfamiliar words after the priest. We all tried our best to stay serious while words were mispronounced, but eventually burst into laughter, including the priest!”
In terms of décor, the bride only had a specific design request for the stage and was confident enough to give Nas, the founder of Munstara Events, the freedom to decide everything else. “The theme that we picked aligned with Nas’ style and he was very pleasant and understanding during all our discussions leading up to the wedding, which led to me trusting him,” explained the bride. “He did not disappoint. It was much easier to work with options that were available rather than insisting on exact little details.”
To retain that element of surprise yet stay true to their understated style, the couple were both dressed in silver attire instead of the usual red and gold commonly used in Indian weddings. They decided instead that the bridesmaids and groomsmen would be dressed in red. Intent on honouring the individual personalities of her bridesmaids, the bride commissioned sarees in slightly different hues of red and with unique borders attached.
In an effort to reduce wastage and be environmentally conscious, the newlyweds made DIY wedding favours of snack packs filled with Indian tidbits. These were packed in recycled packaging that had self-designed stickers with their wedding hashtag on it. They opted for digital wedding invitations instead of physical ones, which proved to be so much more effective as they live abroad.
Tips from the bride: “Trust your gut. If you feel strongly about something that is not conventionally done at weddings, discuss the pros and cons with your best mate and try your best to execute it. With a limited budget, prioritising is key. We didn’t hire an event planner but we did hire an event manager who ensured that everything, from the setup of the venue to the flow of the event, went smoothly. (It was) a much more cost effective choice and truly a life-saving decision!
“We prioritised our spending on the venue, photography, live band and food. In the last week or two leading up to the wedding, we had a daily schedule ready to keep track of our to-do list. Being on time for appointments eliminated a lot of unnecessary stress. If you do not have an event planner, trust your partner to make certain decisions without you. Take responsibility for different things according to your strengths. With the both of us working full time and planning our wedding simultaneously, it helped that I wasn’t needed to make every final decision.
“Lastly, manage your own expectations. After identifying vendors that can deliver according to your tastes and preferences, certain demands might still not be met. In this case, it’s worth listening to your vendors and working with available options instead of wasting time and energy insisting on the smallest details.”
Photography by Vinoth Raj Pillai / Videography by Hafizudin Hamdan / Venue Dome Marquee, Puteh Subang / Number of Guests 600 / Wedding Planning by Kevin Tarcius of Inspirational Solutions / Hair and Makeup by Syed Faizal Syed Noh / Jewellery Inaayat Jewels by Simran Juneja (India) / Groom’s Attire by Mayank Modi (India) / Bridesmaids’ Dresses by Margazhi Designs (India) / Groomsmen’s Attire by Fabloe (India) / Flowers and Décor by Munstara Events / Wedding Cake by Spectatula by Hiba Abd Rahman / Catering by Jumbo Caterers / Entertainment by The Pandavas, DJ Thana