This Light-Inspired Wedding with Chandelier Decor Has a Significant Meaning

luxe South Asian wedding with chandelier decor

One of the simplest ways to make a wedding unique to you is to infuse it with meaningful elements. Simple, at least, in theory. But we’ve found that if you look for meaning, you’ll find it. In a symbolic flower, a song, a color. And in the case of today’s beautifully luxe inspiration, meaning comes in the form of light. A wedding with chandelier decor that easily takes center stage.

JuMi Story, the photographer duo behind the concept, explains: There is always light at the end of a dark time. We have seen plenty of chandeliers presented in a luxe format but never appreciated from ground level. So we decorated chandeliers with organic forest greenery and lowered them for bride + groom interaction. We were also inspired by the story of Diwali, where Guru Hargobind designed a completely new outfit to free the 52 kings from imprisonment. The bride wore a white dress at the end to play on the idea of “a new design.”

To help bring the vision to light, Melissa Ortanez Events came on as stylist, planner, creative director. Ready to see the light?

floral wedding invitation
A lovely floral + acrylic invitation by Margo and Bees set the stage.

Modern Bride Steps Into the Light

Gold Wedding Dress BrideWhere to even begin?! The bride wore a champagne-colored dress by Kamalsood Official that glittered just brilliantly next to the chandeliers. The South Asian dress was more modern than the traditional attire, with a beautiful translucent sleeve on her shoulder.

bridal henna
Stunning and intricate detail from Henna By Jas.

A Wedding With Chandelier Decor to Light the Way

luxe South Asian wedding with chandelier decor
The showstopping florals by Vivio Flowers enhanced the epic + luxe beauty of the beaded lights!

luxe South Asian wedding with chandelier decor
The groom’s turban and sword from Maharaja Pagdi & Swords caught the reflection.

luxe South Asian wedding with chandelier decor

luxe South Asian wedding with chandelier decorSimply stunning! The bride’s hair and makeup by Pink Orchid Studio was complemented beautifully by jewelry from Merial Mari.

Light Will Overcome

luxe South Asian wedding with chandelier decorA real-life dream.

luxe South Asian wedding with chandelier decor

Chandelier Backdrop-Turned-Reception Decor

Now, this is how you make use of good decor! Not letting the beautiful backdrop go to waste as the evening moved on, the chandelier wedding decor brought light to the reception table instead.

luxe South Asian wedding with chandelier decor

luxe South Asian wedding with chandelier decor
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. —Martin Luther King, Jr.

luxe South Asian wedding with chandelier decor
This magical creation by Boy with a Knife has us speechless!

And to follow it with this absolutely stunning + regal cake by The Sweet Alley? We’re done. (Plus, those monogram cookies!!)

Finally, the bride donned a white dress—the new design. A beautiful reminder that the dark days will pass as long as hope endures.

photography: JuMi Story // venue name: Swaneset, Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada // florals: Vivio Flowers // wedding dress: Kamalsood Official // bride's ring: Cavalier Gastown // hair stylist: Pink Orchid Studio // makeup artist: Pink Orchid Studio // groom attire: Kamalsood Official // paper goods: Margo and Bees // catering: Boy with a Knife // cake: The Sweet Alley // desserts: The Sweet Alley // linen rentals: Bespoke Decor // specialty rentals: Charming Affairs Decor // models: MKS. // producer + concept creator: JuMi Story // stylist, planner, creative director: Melissa Ortanez Events // henna: Henna By Jas // dinnerware: Fable // western attire: Union Bridal // sword + turban: Maharaja Pagdi & Swords // jewelry: Merial Mari