Warm Winter Wedding in Bangalore, India

When it’s cold and dreary outside, I so crave flowers and color. Many times to satisfy my flower craving every winter I peruse through my weathered collection of gardening books to escape to summer gardens far and wide. Since I love flowers so much I read and re-read through my collection of books dedicated to just flowers with beautiful decadent pictures of flowers, indoor plants, branches, seedpods, and greenery.  Which leads me to this post – for someone like me who loves vibrant colors and flowers these photos that my daughter Sri sent from a wedding she attended in India last week in January were the perfect antidote on a dreary rainy week like I had.

IMG_0080

IMG_9990.jpg

Indians love their weddings! Indian weddings are a sensory overload – color, color, color; flowers, flowers, flowers; food, food, food; people, people, people; and party, party, party.  An Indian wedding is a family affair – it’s a chance for relatives and friends from all over the world to come and attend an event where they can see each other and catch up in a gorgeous setting with delicious food, great venue, and great company. This sums up most Indian weddings.

IMG_0198.jpg

So what does a young Indian couple born and raised in California do when they want a January wedding with all the Indian wedding trimmings and trappings? It’s hard to have an abundance of lush flowers at a wedding in January in wintery Northern California without breaking the bank account. When one wants to get married in January with all the jazz of a typical Indian event, what does a young couple do? Have the wedding in India. Call it a destination wedding and pick a city that is well known for mild pleasant temperatures all year round with gorgeous vegetation – Bangalore. When Sri was invited to her friend’s wedding in Bangalore I encouraged her to go. Who knows when the next invitation will arrive for a lavish Indian wedding in India?

Sri just came back from her friend’s three- day, five-event Indian destination wedding and shared with me the most amazing photos of this stupendous extravaganza in Bangalore, India. The photos of this very special wedding are just out of this world gorgeous with flowers, flowers, flowers and plenty of color to satisfy anyone’s color craving.

IMG_9985 (1).jpg

If you are craving flowers and color in the cold winter January like I am – these photos of a warm winter wedding in Bangalore, India are sure to put a smile on your face. Enjoy!

Day 1: Poolside Dinner and Welcome Reception

IMG_9924

IMG_4361

IMG_9915.jpg

IMG_4362

IMG_9927

IMG_9928

IMG_9932

Day 2 Afternoon:  Mehndi Party. The Henna Party

IMG_9969

IMG_0013.jpg

IMG_9958

IMG_9988.jpg

IMG_9957

IMG_9981

IMG_9983

Day 2 Evening:  Sangeet. Music Party

IMG_0022

IMG_0020

IMG_0037

IMG_0047

Day 3 Early Morning:  Wedding Ceremony

IMG_0073

IMG_0069

IMG_0076

IMG_0080

IMG_4417

IMG_0198

 Day 3 Afternoon: Making the flower garlands for the evening reception.

IMG_0242.jpeg

IMG_0259

IMG_0262

Day 3 Evening: The Grand Finale. The Reception!

IMG_0265.jpeg

IMG_0264.jpeg

IMG_0266

IMG_0261

IMG_0288

IMG_0273

One spectacular Warm Winter Wedding in Bangalore, India

IMG_0266

 

 

25 thoughts on “Warm Winter Wedding in Bangalore, India”

    1. Thank you. Stella, the wedding was at the Leela Palace hotel in Bangalore! I know you are familiar with the property . I still have the gorgeous purse you got me from the boutiques at the Leela 😊.

      Like

  1. Hi Kalpana,
    This is Chitra . I met you at padmini’s .
    This is amazing . The flowers , decorations . Looks like a celebrity wedding . Awesome I read your blogs . Very interesting .

    Liked by 2 people

  2. WOW!!! I’m just in awe with color overload!! Gorgeous all the way around – beautiful pictures and Sri looks amazing in all her saris!! Truly a feast for the eyes…🌹💐🌺

    Thanks for sharing!❤️

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s