Bombay Dreams Wedding Inspiration


Article Written by Amrit of Anais Events

Bombay Dreams Wedding


COLORS don’t come any juicier than those that saturate “Bombay Dreams”, this Bollywood-inspired styled shoot. It is splashed with generous helpings of gorgeous reds, gold, purples and more shades of pink than even OPI has names for!
Bollywood, the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay), is one of the largest centers of film production in the world. It attracts thousands of aspiring actors and actresses, all hoping for a break in the industry. Every day, thousands of models, beauty contestants, television actors, theatre actors and even common people flock to Mumbai with the hope and dream of becoming a star.
The over-the-top table décor along with the model’s styling was inspired by the glitz and glamour associated with Indian stardom!

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Bollywood films are multi-million dollar productions with lavish budgets, ornate sets and props. Storylines are influenced by cultural themes and tend to be melodramatic, frequently employing formulaic ingredients such as star-crossed lovers and angry parents, love triangles, family status, and dramatic reversals of fortune etc. - but always as ostentatious as possible!

Bombay Dreams Wedding

Bollywood actors and actresses take on a larger than life role in people’s everyday lives so the desserts and candy were playfully named after leading ladies and actors of the current generation.

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There is a strong Indian tradition of narrative mythology, history, and fairytales via song and dance. Hindi movies are largely musicals where songs and dances are used to articulate and enhance the elements of fantasy. The specialty drinks are named after a popular film ‘dance’ songs of modern times.

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Wedding sequences are very popular in Hindi cinema. The dresses, henna, jewelry etc of the actresses have been a continuous source of inspiration for modern indian brides all across the globe.

Bombay Dreams Wedding


Photographer: Tinywater Photography  

Venue: Hyatt Regency Sacramento  

Concept and Flowers: Anais Events  

Lighting, Drapery, and Props: Avenue Illumination  

Desserts: Bites  

Cake: Rosemary Crews Chidester  

Dresses and Jewelry: Trends of India  

Stationery: Shaadi Papery  

Model: Sonum Singh  

Makeup Design: Valerie Yager  

Hair Design: Violet Vargas

Henna: Neeta Sharma  

Model Stylist: Babita Amar

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Reader Comments (2)

Thank you! This was truly a labor of love and collaboration by all vendors! We are so excited to see it featured here!

June 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmrit Dhillon-Bains

yummy! great scenery

August 14, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlasvegasdj

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