Nerissa Eve Blog
Embracing the versatility of our decorative altar, I wanted to share with you our Mandap/civil ceremony alter/Chuppah. I was approached by a bride back in October 2014 and asked to help her organise her wedding, a mix of English and Hindu traditions. Her ceremony was taking place at the glorious Keythorpe Manor in Leicestershire so it wasn't going to be difficult to make Kayleighs wedding splendid. We designed an elegant decorative ceremony alter that could be used for traditional Hindu ceremonies, English civil ceremonies as well as Jewish wedding ceremonies. With a lightweight structure, its easily transportable and large enough to fit six chairs beneath (the bride & groom, with their parents) and we finally had a chance to see the Mandap installed for Kayleigh's wedding this weekend.
A Mandap is a covered structure with pillars for the purpose of a Hindu or Jain wedding. The main wedding ceremonies take place under the mandap. Traditionally, the wedding mandap is decorated using kalashas (pots filed with water), garlands of mango leaves, coconuts, banana leaves, etc. although modern Mandaps use fabrics, lights, crystals and flowers. A haven kund (fire box) is placed beneath the Mandap and forms part of the wedding ceremony and I cannot wait to see the official pictures from Kayleigh's wedding so I can fully appreciate its beauty. It has been a real pleasure working with Kayleigh and her family, and after countless emails that I will miss! we pulled together a beautiful wedding with lots of lovely elegant touches.
Nerissa Eve Weddings founded by two sisters Nadine Nerissa (with a background in art) and Laura Eve (with a background in theatre). Following our own weddings in 2012 we noticed a gap in the industry for suppliers of hire items that offered something a little more unique and at realistic prices hence Nerissa Eve Weddings was born. In this world of DIY weddings and varying budgets we were surprised to find very few companies encouraging 'Dry Hire' and honest pricing so we have made it our mission to do just that. All of our products can be viewed and collected from our expanding storage facility. While we are more than happy to help you style your wedding, we are also here to assist you with styling your day your way by yourself. Through our love of weddings and artistic background we want to help brides bring their ideas to life. By talking to us you might be surprised what is possible with a bit of creative flair xx