Friday, November 20, 2009

An Indian Wedding in Santa Monica

The use of flowers are an important part of Indian Weddings because they are a symbol of creation and regeneration, and it is believed that flowers bring good luck and happiness. Kelly (our gorgeous bride) fused Western Traditions with her husbands cultural traditions throughout their wedding.

The aisle was covered in a swirl pattern of red and orange rose petals which led to the ceremony area also known as the Mandap structure. In the Mandap, there were garlands of Dahlia's and Marigolds. During the marriage ceremony, the bride and groom are draped in a necklace made of red roses which symbolize their union (which was provided by a family member).

In the reception area, the color palette took on a more cool hues of turquoise and hot pink with bright oranges. The cake design evoked the ancient Indian Tradition of Mehndi common in many Indian celebrations.

This beautiful celebration was planned by Julie Pryor and photographed by James Johnson.

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1 comment:

Flower Design Jane said...

Wow the flowers look spectacular