“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
This is the significance of light in our lives and especially when we talk about weddings. Weddings are a mark of new beginnings, a journey which two people take together towards their strong relationship. Be it the sweetness of the ladoos or the whiz of crackers, Diwali is the festival to build new bonds, cherish new relations, it is when love blooms, it is what brings the advent of wedding season.
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Diwali is the biggest and most widely celebrated festival in India, but the celebration stretches to many corners of the world as well. Singapore, Fiji, Sri Lanka, and Suriname are among the many countries that make Diwali a national holiday. Symbolizing the triumph of light over darkness, that means the victory of good over evil, Diwali is the most dazzling festival of India.
As Coldplay’s song says “Lights will guide you home,” let the festival of lights guide you for your special day. So here are 7 ideas to infuse a pinch of Diwali into your wedding.
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The word Diwali is derived from the Sanskrit word Deepavali – which means a row of lights, “deep” means Diya and “avali” means row. Diyas are like one of the must-haves for the Diwali decoration. So having them for your wedding day is a great way to infuse traditional touch to your function. You can add diyas in your wedding by backing them up with the freshness of the flowers and fluidity of water as shown beautifully in this picture.
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Warm up your entranceway by incorporating strategically placed Diya stand and candles to create an enchanting aura. This entrance was a 300 feet long candle wall walkway with Rajingandha and Mogra for fragrance designed by Rohit Bal Luxury Weddings.
Light Up Your World- Fireworks
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Immortalize the important moment in your life by having a glistening display of lights that can be a perfect backdrop for your wedding pictures. When we see the gleaming sparkles and lights in every corner, we know the festival of lights is back again.
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Diwali celebrations may vary in different communities but its significance and spiritual meaning is generally “the awareness of the inner light.” You should also know fireworks are not just rockets you shoot in the sky. You can use different types of fireworks, from fountains to indoor sparklers.
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Torans also knows as hanging strings of decor, are widely used in Diwali decor. Marigolds always have this magic about them of bringing in a vibrant ambiance and adding life to any event as big as a wedding or even a festival like Diwali. Use them for low-seating areas such as diwans. It works very well for Haldi and Mehendi ceremonies where bright colors and the poppy decor of the seating style can add to the fun themes.
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Who doesn’t love Diwali sparkles? Feel Diwali vibes on your wedding day by lighting up these glittering sparkles. A full firework display can be pricey, but if you have room in your budget, it’s an epic way to finish out your wedding day, with a bang – literally. And for the rest of us, a sparkler send-off is an equally special way to light up the night, as you leave the party.
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Beautifully designed and colored, almost every house in the country will have its entrance decorated with handmade rangolis of various patterns during Diwali. The purpose of rangoli is to feel strength, generosity, and it is thought to bring good luck. It can be the entrance section with big golden vases topped with this floral design.
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A pop of color is all that you need this Diwali! Festive cushion covers are just the thing to place at certain locations at weddings. This style gives a relaxed, laid-back vibe and is not only used for Indian weddings, but we see this style in Arabic and Moroccon weddings as well.
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Whether you want to do something special as a couple or include everyone on your guest list, sky lanterns, that’s one of the emerging traditions used by millennials during Diwali can be a perfect ending to the wedding celebration. They symbolize the release of your worries and problems and in the case of weddings, the start of a new life together.
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