A minimalistic wedding reception with bright florals In Auckland

Bhavika and Ron planned their wedding reception during the pandemic (when Delta was wreaking havoc). Like most couples, their wedding planning process was plagued with uncertainty. What motivated them to persevere despite the obstacles was their love for each other and a strong vision.

Keep reading to see how their special day unfolded.

The couple fell in love with The Maritime Room’s ocean views when venue-shopping since the natural surroundings brought back fond memories of their homeland, Fiji.

wedding reception centrepiece

Ron and Bhavika set the tone of their simple, elegant, and natural wedding reception with a minimalist backdrop that featured fresh vines and blooms. For their colour palette, they settled on beige, green and gold with pops of yellow, peach, pink and magenta to capture the shades of summer.

Continuing with the minimalist theme, their reception backdrop was designed with chiffon draping and a crystal chandelier. The wispy growth of the vines on the neutral-coloured drapes gave an enchanted feel to the organic inspired backdrop. It paired well with an Ivory Parisian sofa and a cluster of floating candles on each side to add ambience. It was a gorgeous way to bring the outdoors in. 

Bhavika was a Cinderella beauty dressed in a blue bridal gown with silver accents, and her husband Ron looked dapper in a dark navy suit. Considering their attire, a neutral backdrop in shades of muted gold and bright coloured blooms was best fitting to have them stand out as the focal points of their wedding reception. 

Clean, classic, and elegant are all words that came to mind then when we were designing their reception backdrop.

wedding reception sparklers

Looking back, the newlyweds were so pleased with how their wedding reception played out. Instead of worrying about perfecting every detail, the couple planned a day that highlighted their love for one another and their guests. 

Creative Partners:

Floral Backdrop & Styling: Bloom Weddings

Venue: The Maritime Room

Photography: VK Photovision

DJ: DJ Gabbroo 

Emcee: Mr MC

Bloom Weddings offers a consultative approach to wedding design with comprehensive offerings from florals to mandaps/chuppahs to floral arches for the modern style bride. Based in Auckland, New Zealand and available by appointment only.