Indian wedding ceremonies are always colorful and joyous. They embrace a strong sense of family and tradition with a jubilant carnival-like ambience.
The ceremony begins with a groom’s procession. The groom’s family and guests gather around the groom to the beat of the dhol (an Indian drum). It’s wonderful, loud, festive, and oh, so happy.
The barrett is the groom on his way to the mandap, escorted by his family and guests. It can take on many forms but it is always joyous and colorful.
Eventually they all arrive at the mandap (or canopy) where they are welcomed by the bride and her family. The marriage ceremony is then performed by a priest dressed in white.
Below is a picture of a mandap I saw on Pinterest. I had to share it with you because I thought it might help spark your imagination. There are clearly many ways to create a mandate.
The remaining pictures are weddings created by me, Ambience Florals in Colorado Springs.
A mandap is generally in shades of orange, red,or gold with a long floral piece across the entrance and on both sides. It represents the importance of the home. These colors certainly fits right in with the natural beauty of The Garden of the Gods Club. Many venues in Colorado Springs beautiful compliment the traditional colors of an Indian wedding.
After a welcoming in the mandap, the floral garlands will be exchanged.These garlands are made of 90 white and red dianthus with red hypericum berry and gold seeded eucalyptus and red spray roses.
If you have the good fortunate to be invited to an Indian wedding ceremony, be prepared to wear bright bold colors and eye-catching jewelry. It’s expected and, behind the flowers, the jewelry and clothing is my favorite part of the wedding. I love seeing all those beautiful clothes in bright jewel tones and golds.
Planning an Indian Wedding in Colorado Springs? Give me a call at Ambience Florals I love designing for festive weddings. And I’ll look forward to seeing all those beautiful clothes. 719.200.5182