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8 Indian Flowers That Give the 'Big Fat Indian Weddings' Their Signature Charm

Flowers are without a doubt an integral part of weddings. They are a tradition as well as decoration. And what better flowers to decorate an Indian wedding with, other than Indian flowers.

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Indian weddings are never complete without flowers. We have flowers in every aspect of the wedding. The decoration, the outfits, the hairstyles, also can’t forget the fragrances. It is pretty impossible to avoid flowers at an Indian wedding. The amazing thing about it is that flowers in an Indian wedding are can be traditional or contemporary. It is just the way we use them that makes a difference here. Indian flowers are especially dear to these weddings because they aren’t just mere decorations but also traditions that have been passed down the generations. So, which are these Indian flowers without which our weddings could never be complete?

1. Hibiscus

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Though hibiscus was not a very popular wedding flower, it is starting to be seen now. This Indian flower comes in various different colours and looks gorgeous when it blooms, which is why it has started to crop up in the wedding scenes. It is can be used in wedding decorations or even as a part of a bouquet sometimes.

2. Jasmine

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Jasmine or Mogra is one of those Indian flowers which you see being used almost daily. Mogra is very famous for being used to decorate one’s hair. These small white flowers are very strong scented and are even used as perfumes. These are perfect flowers for weddings and are likely to crop up in one way or the other. 

3. Sunflower

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This cheerful looking yellow flower will brighten up your wedding like no other. Sunflowers can make excellent backgrounds and even amazing table decorations. The bright yellow goes wonderfully with most colours and can be a part of a colourful background. 

4. Periwinkle

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Periwinkles are one of the most overlooked Indian flowers. Though these small flowers are not used much individually but in combination with other flora aspects, these flowers can make breathtaking decorations. You can find it in white colour or ranging colours of pink, and it can be combined with similar colours for it to achieve its full effect. 

5. Lotus

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As evergreen Indian flowers go, there is not a chance that Lotus does not come in the counting. It is a flower that is not only beautiful but very useful too. Since it has a number of medicinal benefits it was used in wedding poojas, and so a lotus is always included in a wedding. Other than it can be used to adorn the hair, or the venue can be decorated with the lovely lotus buds and blooms.

6. Bougainvillaea

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Bougainvillaea is also a common occurrence around the country. These Indian flowers cannot be used for much, like hairstyle or bouquet, but they make exquisite backgrounds for photoshoots or even for venues.

7. Rose

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Roses crop up in a wedding one way or the other. They can be used in decorations, for perfumes, for hair decorating, outfits, bouquets. You name it and this flower can be used for that task. These are one of the most versatile Indian flowers used at a wedding and by far the most beautiful too.

8. Marigold

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Last but certainly not least is the marigold flowers. No Indian wedding can be complete without the presence of this flower. They are a staple at Indian weddings from North to South and East to West. They come in beautiful orange and yellow colours and have a heavenly scent which makes them so perfect for weddings. You can see them in decorations, hairstyles, Varmalas etc. Nothing says 'Indian wedding celebrations' like this flower. 

Though these Indian flowers are perfect and complete all occasions, we also have foreign flowers that have become a common sight at Indian weddings nowadays.

1. Orchids

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These pretty and vibrant flowers have started to appear in Indian weddings as bouquets, Varmalas, or even in decorations.

2. Lilies

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Delicate and colourful come to the mind when you think about lilies. They put a shine to your wedding décor and can be seen gracing the bride’s bouquet or even her hair. They come in different colours which makes it easy to put them up with any decoration you have.

4. Carnations

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One of the most common foreign flowers you will find in wedding decorations. They are so popular as they can be used in a number of things and fit everywhere.

5. Gerbera

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Though we do not usually recognise this flower by its name, we do see them for in all the functions we go to. They are amazing decorating flowers since they have such dense petals the colour of these flowers appear-- boldly.

All these flowers that your wedding decorations have looked superb, they add a touch of dream-like features and allure to your wedding.

What are the Indian and exotic flowers that you plan to add to your wedding decorations?