Sometimes couples want to have an outdoor wedding, but due to certain reason they can’t. So, it is up to wedding decorators like us to transform a wedding hall into something that resembles the couple’s requests. We recently turned the ballroom of Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta into an indoor garden for Okky and Ashley’s wedding.
We filled the place with a lot of greenery starting from the hallway which leads to the registration area. There are indoor trees towering overhead with strands of crystals coming down, turning the corridor into an enchanting forest. The ambience is carried on at the registration area, which is covered by an arch of colourful roses against a backdrop of a leafy wall.
As guests enter the reception area, they go through a long arched corridor made of green leaves. They follow a path of white petals to an indoor forest. However, the hall doesn’t just feel like an ordinary forest, but a beautiful magical land too. As you can see there is a lot of pink: pink draperies, pink canopy, and of course, pink flowers. There are hanging light bulbs which look like fireflies.
We also added a regal touch in the décor by using classical arches and tall pillars. These and the dining chairs are painted gold, which makes them look sophisticated. There is also Victorian-style furniture in the registration area and bridal stage. We wanted the newly-weds to look like royalties.
Turning an indoor area into looking like the outdoors is challenging, but we are glad to be able to fulfill Okky and Ashley’s wishes. We just want every bride and groom to be able to have a wedding that they want regardless of the place.