Karigari Event Styling – Your Go-to Destination for Stunning Wedding Props!
A Sangeet ceremony includes lots of naach-gaana, dholki bajaana and a string of teases ushered from the bride’s side for the groom. Today, the Indian occasion has been modernised to incorporate elements such as a cocktail bar, dance performances by friends and family and the couple, etc.
The general ambience of the celebratory event translates into fun. But what really sets the vibe is the decor. The props and decor used for the Sangeet is in accordance with the theme (if any), the season and/or time of the day. In the global décor industry today – styling, designing and production are different aspects of the business. One such brand that aces the couple’s vision and puts on the best show possible for everyone is Karigari.
The brilliant mind behind Karigari is Janhavi Seksaria. The birth of Karigari was a product of Janhavi’s love for props and creating something new each day. There is a certain joy that comes from telling a story in a unique way every time and that’s exactly what Janhavi realised! Rather than wanting a cliché “Karigari Style” or “Janhavi Style” words of praise, Janhavi created a niche for herself and Karigari where people came to her for the “Experience, Story, Vibe”. Janhavi swears by a certain Maya Angelou quote – “They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel” – and for her, it is the perfect way to explain the objective, vision and existence of Karigari.
Weddings are a massive business and in India, it is three times the size in terms of extravagance, celebrations and appeal. When you sit down to list which vendors you want for your wedding, you will be accosted with numerous options. But I am here to tell you exactly why you should skip the trouble of going through that list and pick Karigari for your wedding.
Karigari curates experiences through its Event Styling, Event Designing, Prop Rental and Technology (Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence) verticals. They style not only occasions but also work across industries for experiential marketing, installations and visual merchandising, among others.
What sets Karigari apart is that it has created a named for its quality of vision and a keen eye for detail while styling an event. As an Event Styling and Prop Rental company, Karigari is focused on “styling” the event which is conceptualising its look and feel. The brand largely works with other companies for production however, depending on the complexities of the design they undertake the production as well. Hence, their prop rental business complements the styling business, making it the ideal combination for successfully pulling off the wedding decor.
We asked Janhavi what decor and styling she sees becoming a major thing in the near future. She is currently crushing on Macramé and Thatched items. Macramé is a form of textile produced using knotting (rather than weaving or knitting) techniques. This prop’s versatility can be adapted to anything from the backdrop, chandeliers, and table pieces to props for pre-wedding photoshoots. While in styling, she mentioned digitization being upward trending this season. In fact, Karigari can perfectly incorporate digital elements such as AR, VR, AI and MR in photo booths, backdrops, walkways and invitation cards into your wedding celebrations.
Karigari was one of the vendors for Weddingz’s magazine, ‘The Wedding Trunk’. Despite a few hurdles, Janhavi made sure all the props were delivered at the venue on time. What’s more, she added a few extra bobs and bits for the team to incorporate into the shoot. About working with Weddingz, Janhavi said, “As I believe that experience is what matters the most, I for sure had the warmest and most memorable experience working with Weddingz. The entire team is hands-on, dedicated and enthusiastic to innovate. This team is the ultimate example of women with power, power of unison and teamwork! Kudos to the team!!”