Trendy Hindu Wedding Decorations To Drop Your Jaws

India’s vast cultural diversity is a playground of different enriching ideas, as can be seen from the variegated conception of wedding in each of these cultures. The Hindu wedding is one such amazing expression of the diversity we feast our lives on, with its many interesting rituals, delicious feast and not to mention the sartorial resplendence of the bride! Alongside these key features of the Hindu weddings, another important element that has been organically evolving in terms of design and innovation is the wedding decoration. Be it a simple outdoor setting with a minimalist pandal or mandap, or a large auditorium hosting by the hundreds, the Hindu wedding decorations are not taken lightly. It is, like any of the other features of the Hindu wedding discussed before, taken up by professional designers who see it as a challenging task to keep tradition in its full flavour while introducing some contemporary elements to the same.

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With the innovative use of the little pearl-sized luminescent lights, the star-lit sky has become a popular trait of most recent Hindu weddings, where the roof of the pandal is usually also done differently in each setting— for example, the caravan with drop-down sheets of satin or other fabrics from the centre, pleating the roof beautifully as a cozy audience awaits for the braid’s arrival to the mandap. Wedding decoration

The mandap itself is the centerpiece of the Hindu wedding decorations, being the space where it all happens. Sultry, golden gauze fabrics aligned to an impeccable arrangement of elegant flowers like orchids, daisies, white roses, embellishments like little droplets of Swarovski crystals… a dream wedding that everyone wants to realize! Wedding decoration
An excellent development in terms of enhancements for Hindu wedding decorations, is the novel way in which lights have combined with decorative accessories— hanging threads of fairy lights, or bigger drop-down lights with creative designs imitating the light lanterns that one sets free in the air. They are not only an amazing hybrid of two components of adornments, but also help set up a suave and classy ambience for the guests participating in the most memorable day in the lives of the bride and the groom. Wedding decoration
Elegant little motifs have become the wedding decorators prop, and the latest ideas are mesmerizing in their execution, like twigs and shrubbery, or cultural motifs like little bells, traditional hanging lamps, or even kites, glass bottles… the aesthete enjoys it all! It is also interesting to note that some of these motifs are not only cost-effective but also eco-friendly. Thus, even though these may sound like a random list of things to a layman, with creativity and strategy to achieve a visualised theme, these simple motifs can convey a message larger than they seem to carry.

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As far as an outdoor setting for the Hindu wedding ceremonies are concerned, the open-air allows that much vastness in terms of the various ideas for wedding setting and decoration. Depending on what your palate demands, you can either make it a mela-like set-up with colourful carnivalesque paper streamers spread in the sky of the wedding scene; or it could be a quiet setting in a lake where there could be no greater adornment for the Hindu wedding than the natural background – scenic, serene, and for the observers most definitely unforgettable.

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Hanging motifs like used glass bottles with flowers like the daisies, with a bit of blue asters and some green to go with, can create a good effect in a cozy wedding setting. You can also use little hanging flower pots or used ice-cream matkas to showcase some elegant prim-roses, blue pansies or other available local garden flowers. This will definitely add a ‘fresh’ perspective to the hectic wedding scenario. One can also use paper flowers for this, or even the more innovative and trend-setting tissue paper flowers! One could also use the Uruli, a traditional cookware from the Kerala cuisine, fill it with water to lay out some water lilies for a calming yet classy wedding atmosphere. If you have an outdoor setting then make best of it! You can use the trees and plants available in the outdoors by decorating them casually with fairy lights or the hanging motifs discussed earlier. Handmade streamers can also add a colourful dimension to a natural setting without being gaudy.

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