POSTED ON APRIL 30, 2018
Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb on the third day after his crucifixion. Remembering the resurrection of Jesus is a way to renew daily hope that we have victory over sin. Easter is one of Christianity’s most important holiday. It is called a “moveable feast” because it does not fall on a set date each year and is celebrated on the first Sunday following a full moon which happens on or after March 21, the Spring (March) Equinox.
We celebrated Easter in the most colourful way in the hub of Bengaluru, at the UB City. A reminder of fresh flowers, crisp springtime air, and all the childhood egg hunts that dominated growing up was brought to life at this venue. A rustic look and feel was woven into the décor of the place to give it a homely and country side experience.
5 Things we absolutely loved about the décor.
1. The Flowers
Easter is a time to celebrate new beginnings, and nothing says “new” like fresh spring flowers. Whether it is Easter or not, the most appealing look for indoors and outdoors are provided by wreaths and flowers. They represent spring to display an Easter message and give a warm welcome to guests. Plenty of flowers of all colours were used to beautify the area giving the happiest welcome to guests. We used our flair and spring colour palette to welcome everyone into the hallowed halls with a magical whirlwind of an easter fairytale.
Although it’s a really puzzling idea behind why bunnies are associated with Easter, it has been found to be used as a symbol of new life. Rabbits have been associated with Easter because they are prolific procreators and represent symbols of fertility and new life. Some sources say Easter is derived from Eostre, a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility. Bunnies and Eggs are supposedly a representation of fertility and are hence predominantly used in the décor for the festival. Easter bunnies are funny and cute animal characters hopping through the garden and lounge to greet guests on arrival. Easter bunnies add a symbolic sprit to celebration and there were lots of them dressed in colourful attires entertaining the guests at the UB City. The highlight of our décor were these cuddly creatures that everyone took pictures with to celebrate the day with. It was the perfect antidote to a foul mood on a gorgeous sunny Sunday!
3. Designer Eggs !
The Easter egg, another symbol of Easter, is thought by some to be linked to pagan traditions and festivals celebrating spring. Their hatching is viewed as a symbol of rebirth. According to some sources, decorating eggs for Easter dates back to the 13th century when eggs were a forbidden food during the Lenten season. People would paint/decorate eggs to mark the end of Lent, then celebrate by eating the eggs on Easter Day. Eggs are adorable and cute to use for Easter baskets and decor.We painted the town silly with our quirky multi colored offerings across the UB city hall. We made them in all shapes and sizes to fit the playful sentiment at work that day.
4. Rustic elegance
The bicycles painted in bright Yellow and teal of blue made for great accent decoration to the entire theme. The crates and barrels made people forget the concrete and grey they live in and soak in the feel of a country side. The sight of tin buckets and the details that went into creating this masterpiece paved way for the perfect ‘Holiday at a countryside’ for the city folks.
5. What our guests had to say about the décor.
While our guests thoroughly enjoyed our Easter setup and decoration, we were showered with more love from Shalini Chopra of Stylish by Nature. She had the most pleasant things to say about our work and spent a good deal of time relishing the festivity feel and clicking pictures.
We can’t stop grinning ear to ear on how proud we are about this one. A feather in our hat and pride in our heart as we hope for such amazing opportunities to come by again!