Monday, January 17, 2011

Indian inspired wedding

This post is On-Demand for my lovely reader who is soon getting married!! She wanted some ideas and inspirations for centerpieces and decor ideas for Indian inspired wedding!! 

Indian weddings are vibrant and colorful... with elegance, grandeur and finery..No doubt the preparations goes for months and the actual ceremony lasts for 3-5 days!! 
If you are dreaming of having a India inspired wedding.. with a little bit of creativity you can give that royal touch, the ethnic essence and sparkle to the wedding venue!!

Marigold known as the Indian wedding flower. Traditionally marigold garlands are used to decorate the wedding venue. 
Some different ideas to include marigold in your wedding ..
Fill a large bowl- either copper/brass or a earthen one with water and float flowers in it with candles.
Make designs (rangoli) with petals of marigold around the centerpiece.
Use marigold as a brooch or bouquet!!
How about a marigold inspired cake!!!

From clothes to wedding decorations all follow vibrant and bright colors scheme! Reds, golds, silver go well with the Indian wedding color scheme..
If you want a Indian inspired wedding, the idea should be incorporate these colors into the color scheme of the wedding in small or big dose..
Red and white color theme or blue and silver with gold touches 
You can continue this theme on the wedding cake as well..
I love the royal cushion cake..

I love the blue and silver theme the most.. with the silver charger plate and the blue satin napkin with silver  jacquard ribbon hydrangeas and a gift for the guest in the blue and gold potli(sac)

More inspirations for adding touches and highlights of having a Indian themed wedding.. Hanging flower balls ..made of orange, red, pink roses
Add some colorful cushions witjacquard laces or Zari borders 
Moroccan lanterns go well with Indian theme as well..Hang them or keep them on high table!

Candles in a small earthen pots or in a copper vase/ bowls or in clear glass vase...

Make the place cards with Indian textile designs or henna patterns..If you want to incorporate a Ganesha or Om  in your place cards..
and don't forget to have Indian cake toppers to match your theme!!!

Check more fabulous indian decor ideas on this blog! 
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Mosaic 1:  Top left: Marigold events, Bottom left. I love tulip  Bottom right: The evil plankton Top right: Diwali celebration
Mosaic 2: Top two: Imatharu@rogers flickr ( IMG_2591IMG_2617), right bottom: Nirali mag cake: Cakelava
Mosaic 3: Top: 1.Knot           2. Ethnic essence  Bottom: 1.2. My wedding
Mosaic 4:  Garima singh
Mosaic 5:Shaddi Curry   Bottom right: My wedding


notyet100 said...

luved all the pics,..;-)

Anonymous said...

oh gorgeous.. gorgeous!! I want to have a wedding party now..

Sound Horn Please said...

Such gorgeous eye candy!

Rekha said...

Awesome ideas purnima, i loved the marigold cake :)

Candice Suter.....Sweetstuff said...

Oh my goodness do I love this post! The colors are incredible. And I love the smell of marigolds. Wow I would love to go to a wedding like this. And those first 2 cakes are amazing. My favorite is the pillow cake!

borkar.akshaya said...

Hi Purnima, beautiful colour scheme...loved the way u presented the ideas.. keep posting

Anonymous said...

looking at the different colors, making the occasion so beautiful. ;)

Unknown said...

Indian wedding brings together different families and guests to witness the commitment between the couple and associate with them as they celebrate their union.
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