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Anita R Ratnam

With very definite ideas of how to envision and curate an event, I have worked with several individuals and event companies at various levels. Conferences, concerts, live arts performances and more. However, working with Mathangi and Chitra offered me a unique vantage point of synergy. Two very different individuals, with varying histories, joined by their passion for the beautiful, artistic and unusual.

My family home is a personal heritage statement that was designed by my mother 50 years ago. To allow anyone to enter that private space would mean that I needed to cultivate a great deal of respect. As a creative artist myself, I have admired the ideas, professionalism and gentle touches that TEAM MATHANGI/CHITRA have brought to this highly competitive business. Both occasions were family weddings - highly personal and emotional affairs. For both functions, the decor, accessories and complete involvement of the team were commendable. I was able to trust and hand over the "look" of the space and watch it coming to life before my eyes.

The price points were always workable and the communication throughout the timelines very clear. I have even worked with Mathangi/Chitra for a private memorial for my mother for which our home became a beautiful crucible holding the precious memories. Specially designed gift bags, monogrammed CD covers on silk, artisan soaps, chocolates, and perfume. Dream it and they will do it!

Sunanda Narayan

We had a whole 10 months to plan our wedding and with Mathangi being my aunt, she was involved in the wedding chatter right from the beginning and was looped into the ton of conversations around decor, theme, food and venue ideas through the wedding planning journey.

There's always great expectation from a Sangeet; it had to be a Pinterest-pretty-party! I was excited to have Mathangi plan the entire event for us: she's got a keen eye for colours and has unique floral decor ideas, so I was only too glad to leave the creativity entirely up to her! And as expected, she created a trend-setting event.

As part of the theme, she created beautiful flower panels through-out the venue, including a grand elephant mural greeting us at the entrance. The guests especially loved the little touch of an adorable elephant placed as the center-piece of the table setting.

Mathangi went well beyond just the decor and was our outfit and jewelry critique as well! Special mention of her for putting us on to Meena Thomas who created my sister's stunning lehenga and to DJ Ashok Bajaj for spinning to my friends and family's tunes; quite literally! Not to forget, her collaborations with the top hotels and the best vendors are an added boon as well.

I highly recommend and can't thank Mathangi and team enough for their innovative ideas and stunning, hassle-free execution!

Elizabeth & Rathin Roy

Mathangi helped us to execute our son, Reihem's wedding at the Wild Garden Cafe of The Amethyst. It was an extremely pleasant experience working with her. While she is a person of impeccable aesthetic sense, she did not push her designs on us. She took our intentions and design ideas, worked around them, added to them, executed them and we got what we wanted and much more.

We wanted a casual and informal wedding and yet something striking and outstandingly beautiful. We were particular that the decor and the design did not upstage the bride and the groom or their wedding. Mathangi captured the spirit of our intentions and communicated and translated our nuances into the design and arrangements. She even gave us a stunning floral wilderness, within the limits of the shades and flowers that we wanted. She paid attention to details and sourced all that we asked for.

Our friend S. Muthiah best summed it up in The Hindu as ".....it was nicer still to meet again at one of the most charming weddings I've been to in many a year.....Was this a new India we were seeing, moments of quiet happiness rather different from the loudness of the big bash weddings we've been seeing for a while now?" We look forward to another opportunity, creating magic with Mathangi.

Rafiq & Seema

Mathangi is a long time friend and I have always known her to be very hard working and conscientious. My daughter and I had taken on the mammoth task of organizing my son’s wedding on our own. The wedding was held at a made for the occasion tent that was constructed only for the day. My husband insisted that we would host our guests to a sit-down meal.

No five-star hotel could promise us such an event for 1800 guests. This was our challenge and the brief to Mathangi was to deliver us decor that was nothing but five-star. The decoration of the wedding was completely handed over to Mathangi and her company. Mathangi’s professional approach was refreshing. She is very reliable and lived up to the challenge and promises she made. All the arrangements were made in a timely manner and the evening was stress-free for me to enjoy.

From the word go, she understood our needs. She worked with our budget. She coordinated beautifully with the colours of burgundy and gold we had used for the wedding cards by using Hydrangeas flowers. These had never been used before in Chennai. The choice and use of these flowers made the decor look elegant and classy.

Her work was excellent and has left me with unforgettable memories. My family and I were very happy with the service provided by Mathangi and her company. I have recommended her to many of my customers and friends. I look forward to working with her again for other such happy occasions in my family.

Mrs. Usha Moorthy and Mr. Balaji Moorthy

Can’t thank you enough Mathangi … you have just entered our minds and hearts … and pitched a tent there … no question of going to anyone else from now on.

Sanjana Ananda Ramanujam

"The decor was very very very nice. We really loved it. Every element was done beautifully. Everyone who has come were asking about the decor. Thank you very much"

Kanchan Jayaram

When in the throes of the second wave of the pandemic, my daughter announced that she is getting married, and that too in six weeks, I was completely thrown. It had to be so many things at once, cool and classy, elegant and “not loud” as Indian weddings tend to become, we’ll need to live stream, return gifts, invites. All had to be personalised. Where was I to find a venue…leave alone flowers etc. so I reached out to my long time and trusted friend, who had become synonymous with all things aesthetic. Of course I’d heard of her wedding planning but hadn’t had the chance to visit any. So we went to her in good faith hoping we could “manage” it somehow. But nothing had prepared us for the arsenal she had at hand. Nothing missed her eye. Or her exhaustive list. 45 days was ample time, she said! And instantly took all the worrying out of our minds. She made sure that all Covid protocols were met. It was a pleasure working with her!! So professionally done. The flowers were gorgeous. And in keeping with Kerala traditions, all puja items plus the Namboodiri was roped in.

The icing on the cake was there was no massive bill given how beautifully it was all arranged and organised. Given the times, there were last minute cancellations, she always has a backup at hand.be it make-up artists or photographers. She works only with tried and tested caterers so the food was also noteworthy. Delivered to all the guests from Chennai who couldn’t make it. Can’t thank her enough. She lives up to all our expectations and exceeds them!! What more can one ask for?

Akshaya Ramji

Weddings and marigold did a splendid job on the decor..our wedding was like a dream .. Mathangi aunty and the team seamlessly executed our vision of a simple yet elegant event decor keeping in mind the pastel palette with pops of colour as per our preference, at the Lily pond in Park Hyatt, giving it a such a fairy tale feel !! The decor was coordinated so beautifully that it matched our trousseau for each and every event with stand out shades… the mandap was nestled in the corner of the venue, draped with lovely fresh flowers and fairy lights for the evening Overall it was such a memorable event and the decor and design will stay in our minds forever !

Sanjana Prasad

Super glad to be writing this close to my 1st anniversary :)

I’m sure all the Weddings and Marigold weddings are beautiful but I have to say what Mathangi Aunty did for my wedding was nothing short of magic ! From the crazy photo booth ideas and placards on the Sangeet night, a gorgeous summery Mehendhi evening that I just did not want to leave and the perfect muhurtham under the trees with pichwai painting backdrops, Aunty truly brought the wedding of my dreams to life ! Most importantly she was so patient with the back forth on the invites and bakshanam boxes and she took the time to understand and figure out ideas that sometimes were difficult to explain! There were so many tiny details added to all the events that I hadn’t even thought about and they gave such a classy finish to the wedding ! She completely transformed my uncle’s beach house, so much so that people started enquiring about it for weddings ! The late nights and the surprise rain did nothing to Aunty’s commitment to give Manav and me the most beautiful wedding ever !

Zero stress for me and I would do it all over again ❤

Roshni Raju

Thank you for the most spectacular sheemandam and valaikaapu set up! You transformed our home into a palace! Thank you!

Vijaya and Venkatesh Mannar

Weddings and Marigold played a key role in supporting the events related to the wedding of our son, in San Francisco and in Chennai. Given the pandemic situation and restrictions surrounding travel to India, we were completely overwhelmed and daunted about how we would manage to put together an authentic South Indian wedding in the US, but Mathangi and her team curated and sourced exquisite and unique jewellery, clothing and gifts for the bridal couple, family and friends. All these were packed and shipped very efficiently to reach us in good time. Additionally, Weddings & Marigold completely coordinated our Chennai events including invitations, decor, flower arrangements, seating, lighting and sound. They were very responsive to all our needs and requests. They created a truly magical space for all the events. Thank you, Mathangi and the Weddings & Marigold team for your dedication and hard-work in putting together such high quality events for us.

Shashank and Chandhnee

Chandhnee and I have worked with Mathangi several times and she is our go to person. Every time we have turned to her, she has always exceeded our expectations. The first time we worked with her managing our wedding. My wife and I had always wanted a beautiful outdoor wedding. I distinctly recall stepping into the wedding location on our wedding day and being speechless. It was absolutely perfect and everything we wanted our big day to be. And I should mention here that with our wedding, the added complexity was that the location was available only for a few hours prior to the ceremony and she had to set up everything overnight.

She is a pleasure to work with because she takes into consideration all your ideas and delivers them with style. She can turn your vision into a fairy tale reality. We have also worked with her on many other smaller occasions and family functions and any task, small or big, she brings the same level of elegance, style and grandeur!

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