It's amazing to get to experience certain things in life. With my profession its awesome how I get to experience something new and interesting each time. This time around I had the opportunity to witness and experience something ultra. When craving for a long vacation anything and everything lustful excites you and especially when everything is themed as Wanderlust what's not to love. The Bloggers Meet hosted by Desi Lantern was grand. The moment I entered the location I was completely mesmerized by the set up and the decor. There was nothing that I couldn't stop staring at and appreciating. Themed as "WANDERLUST" it was amazing on how the duo Priti Agarwalla and Sunaina Agarwal stayed true to the theme. Everything from the decor to the lip smacking cuisines from various parts of the world spoke wanderlust.The best part was that the duo picked up most of the pieces personally when travelling and this very fact left me awestruck. When you do something, you do it with passion and this is exactly what they do. You have witnessed yourself on how amazing they are in what they do.
Briefing you further about the founder duo of DESI LANTERN::
Priti Agarwalla and Sunaina Agarwal are one such duo who chose a completely unconventional and a creative career path. A path less trodden upon, one of those rare individuals who would not settle for the mundane. They followed their instincts and took a giant leap. A leap which would lead to new experiences, inspirations and to the creation of Desi Lantern – a bespoke wedding &events design company.
It is this constant urge to create that keeps Priti and Sunaina trying to push the boundaries and produce interesting and innovative designs for their events. In a world that changes constantly, they are inspired by anything and everything, may it be a song, an object, a colour or a texture.
Instilled with a deep repertoire of knowledge and skills, Priti and Sunaina are truly enterprising entrepreneurs with an eye for unique and remarkable designs, which would mesmerize one and all.
What started out as designing birthday cards for her kids soon turned into a full time venture called “Little Do’s” that decorated and stylised kid’s birthday parties and small gatherings. Realising the potential & success in the market, “Little Do’s” then metamorphosed into a bespoke Wedding Design & Events company called ‘Desi Lantern’. Priti’s inherent creative abilities have armed her to innovatively transform ordinary spaces into dream-like signature spaces that Kolkata has come alive to.
She defines her design aesthetics as uncluttered, sophisticated and grounded deeply in creativity. Priti’s love for intricate detailing and maintaining authenticity in design has earned her many accolades from the crème-de-la-crème of the city.
Sharing her partner’s vision for the company, she too believes that being able to enjoy complete artistic freedom would pave the way to achieve greater successes and help them to utilise their creative abilities to the fullest.
Being a Commerce graduate from Sri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi, Priti was always attracted to design and décor. Intrigued by the ability to create something beautiful was the only reason that drew Priti to this industry.
Rooted deep into creativity with a knack for the handmade, Sunaina’s designing prowess surfaced at her daughter’s birthday party where her designing abilities gained much admiration and got her requests for décor styling from friends and family. Her inherent artistic sensibilities led her to eventually co-found “Little Do’s” and subsequently ‘Desi Lantern’ with her partner, Priti Agarwalla in 2015.
She believes in clean & bold design patterns and personally loves the use of geometric designs with a generous dose of colour blocking. When in doubt, flowers save her day and she loves to team them up with light structures to create interesting styling patterns. Her penchant for great detailing and personal presence at every event, big or small has made her a name to reckon with in the city’s design circle.
A graduate in B Com Hons from Jadavpur University, Sunaina loves to travel and explore different designs and concepts. When not designing wedding/events she loves to paint and listen to music to unwind.
The perfect blend of Sunaina’s artistic sensibilities and Priti’s design aesthetics puts Desi Lantern among Kolkata’s most influential wedding and event décor design companies.
Desi Lantern, a brand which has been initiated with the aim to provide bespoke services in the realm of wedding décor & event design. The brand designs, creates and customizes events with uniqueness beyond expectation. Following the mantra ‘why be ordinary when you can be extra-ordinary’ From weddings and birthday parties to announcements and baby showers, special anniversary celebrations and children's parties, every event they shape has been commended for being striking and inimitable. Varying from the dynamic youth of now to homemakers, design connoisseurs and corporate houses and brands, it caters to a wide array of customers with a varied spectrum of tastes and preferences, and a keen eye for aesthetics and design.
Behind the creation of Desi Lantern lies the hard work and determination of the power-packed entrepreneur partners Priti Agarwalla & Sunaina Agarwal. Together they walked the untraded path steering away from the ordinary to do what their hearts desired, which was simply to create and to innovate.The duo started off designing kid birthday parties and small gatherings under the brand name of “Little Do’s”. Buoyed by their initial success and sensing a lack of bespoke décor services in the city, they eventually forayed into wedding design and rechristened the company as ‘Desi Lantern’. Since then, the duo has been at the helm of setting designer décor trends for the city to follow and have become a household name in opulent wedding design. The minds at Desi Lantern work with all elements at hand by customizing the elements of each event’s surroundings and molding these elements into their customer’s vision with balance, color, light and texture. Before one’s eyes, one can witness the fabrication of their thoughts put into form & evolve into a spectacular award-winning presentation by Desi Lantern.
Having been in the business for almost 7 years, Desi Lantern prides itself in ‘designing celebrations’ and creating magical and memorable moments for its esteemed clientele. They bring to the table a gamut of specialised services like couture weddings, quirky installations, exhibition décor, trousseau packing, event invitations, packaging and the likes.
The name itself speaks of the duo’s design aesthetic; ‘Desi’ and ‘Lantern’ describes the use of modern materials to create forms/themes relevant to Indian traditions & festivities. They love to play with floral, geometry, colours, glass, metal, fabrics and have a knack for clean and bold designs. Hence, in reality the brand is probably the only event design company in the city which upholds its promise to remain sacrosanct to creating & designing events, which are truly original.
Desi Lantern works closely with customers to provide a tailored event that meets each individual’s style, taste and expectations. Driven by a sense of passion and deep professionalism, they effectively and artistically cater to the distinct needs of their clientele ensuring that each piece of art or ornamentation included in the design space ingeniously adds to the theme of the occasion. From recreating a master chef- like set for a 6 year old’s birthday party to creating structural figures with flowers, dry materials and jewellery to installing a functional barrel for a wine-stomping session they make every décor theme look as authentic as possible.
With a penchant for minute details and exclusivity for each project they have moulded exhibitive spaces in popular Kolkata-based exhibitions like The Enchanted Garden, Fuss and Stylefile.
Desi Lantern offers (but is not limited to) the following services:
- Event Design (Wedding/Occasions/Baby Showers)
- Full Event Production
- Floor Plan Layouts
- Custom Linen
- Bespoke Furniture
- Lighting, Projection and Video Mapping
- Dance Floors
- Table Detailing (monogrammed napkins, napkin rings etc.)
- Event invitations
- Customized Packaging (Trousseau Packaging)
Desi Lantern is on a mission to set new benchmarks in the event décor planning and designing arena in the city and beyond in the time to come.
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