Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Indian Wedding

If you have never attended an Indian wedding, it is very colorful and vibrant. This past week, I attended my friend's daughter's wedding. The wedding is as grand as the invitation. If you missed my post about the invitation, please click here.
Here I am posting a tablescape from the reception.

There were 3 different tablescapes at the reception. It looks like crystals are in style right now.

I dressed in traditional Indian attire.

The table is set with purple silk linens.

 Each female guest was presented with a gift.

For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including gluten free recipes), please check out my book, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen, at my website
Please join Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday, Beverly for Pink Saturday, visit Cindy for Show and Tell and Melissa for The inspired room.


  1. Wow, the purple with the silver is stunning! Komali, your attire is gorgeous, love the oranges, pinks and greens.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. So vibrant and striking! Love the colours and those magnificent centerpieces. Now, you left us hanging...what was in the box?


  3. Well this is beautiful! Love the rich fabrics and colors. How lovely you look in your traditional attire.

  4. DD,
    That is a jewelry box, filled with nuts, idol and haldi-kumkum (haldi is turmeric and Kumkum is a red powder that married women use it to put a dot on their forehead). Haldi-kumkum is symbol of prosperity. It is a tradition to offer haldi-kumkum at weddings and all auspicious occasions in India.

  5. Oh Komali, how elegant and how vibrant are this photos. I really love this colors. I think, the sari is one of the most gracefully looking women cloth at all and you look soooo elegant in this saffron silky sari. What a generous gesture to make a gift to the guests. I wish for bride and groom that Ganesha always will have benevolence with them. Thank you for sharing this pretty event with us.
    Greetings, Johanna

  6. Just amazing centerpieces! Thank you so much for sharing. I've yet to attend an indian wedding.

  7. Hi Komali, Thank you for giving us a peek into a traditional Indian Wedding, so stunning! The tablescapes and all the colorful flowers are so pretty. You are the most "beautiful" flower at that wedding, simply gorgeous! Thank you for telling us what the gift box contained, I love it!

  8. How lovely the wedding must have been. You look simply beautiful. many blessings for the bride and groom, may they have a wonderful life together.
    Hug, joey

  9. What a sweet collection of pinks! Happy Pink Saturday!!

  10. I have not ever attended such a wedding. I truly was impressed by what you shared. Thanks taking us to the wedding through your lens.

  11. wow! what a lovely setting! thanks for sharing.. happy PS!

  12. Happy Pink Second Anniversary Saturday. The colors are just beautiful and I am a lover of color as it makes me feel happy. I also love the table setting. Have a wonderful weekend.

  13. Happy Pink Saturday Komali...
    What a beautiful share. My gosh the colors are so vibrant and beautiful. I love the flowers and the crystals are so exquisite. How lovely that each female guest even receives a gift.

    Your dress is so beautiful. You look absolutely stunning. I cannot thank you enough for taking me on this beautiful journey today. I have so enjoyed myself.

    I am your newest follower. I cannot wait to see what you share next. Please stop by and say hi. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well.

    Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

  14. WOW!! Everything is just so beautiful and vibrant!!

    Those centerpieces are to die for!!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!



  15. What a spectacular reception design and you look lovely in your traditional dress. I peaked in on an Indian wedding when I was in Jaipur two years ago and was completely taken with how beautiful it was. I loved all the color everywhere in India and look forward to returning.

  16. Those colors are amazing and gorgeous. Happy Pink Saturday to you and yours, Char

  17. What a stunning room- one of the most beautifully decorated receptions I've ever seen!

    Happy PS!

    In Shoes We Trust,
    Maggie Mae
    "Do These Shoes Match This Purse?"

  18. Lovely! Thank you for sharing. Hope you had a wonderful Pink Saturday.

  19. I am so thrilled to have found your lovely blog.

    I hope to come back often to visit.

    I mentioned your blog and a link to it on my June 5th Pink Saturday Post.

    Hope you will visit when you can.

    Deborah in North Carolina

  20. Happy Pink Saturday, Komali. We have been pinking together for a short while now, and I want to thank you for everything you do to make Pink Saturday special. I am so glad you decided to participate.

    A dear friend of mine had an Indian wedding last September. It was gorgeous, too. And, I loved all of the bright and vibrant colors.

  21. Hi, I came over from Debbies and glad I did. Very interesting and beautiful blog.

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  23. Love this post. Especially the gifting box and the flower table arrangements