From fashion to grand events, drawing inspiration from the animal kingdom seems to be the trend du jour! If you are looking for wedding ideas that are different, vibrant and have a lot of potential, why not check out what you can borrow from the natural beauty around us. The peacock is one such inspiration point, which has tons of potential that can be translated into various aspects of your Indian wedding.
The national bird of India, the peacock as we all know, is symbolic of pride, beauty and even luxury and royalty. The scrumptious colours that you can derive are perfect for wedding décor, wedding clothing and accessories and more. The many gorgeous shades of royal blue, teal, green, purple, gold, copper, turquoise etc. can create a stunning visual for any kind of wedding function and are ideal for Fall and Winter nuptials. This colourful theme is great for functions like the Mehendi and the Sangeet as well, if you prefer to go for a more traditional colour scheme during the ceremony.
One of the best parts of a wedding idea such as this is that you can either go all out with the theme, or have subtle hints that allude to this majestic bird. For example, you can play around with the colours and have décor aspects like table covers, the mandap and drapes in gorgeous shades of blue, purple and copper. You could also include actual peacock feathers in the decorations like the table centerpieces and place settings, or on party favours, giveaways and the invitation cards.
As far as attire goes, gorgeous lehengas, sarees and even gowns in peacock shades with metallic hues like gold and copper, work beautifully with the theme and make a good change from the usual bridal-wear, in colours like red and pink. Besides, peacock henna designs have been and continue to be hugely popular.
Peacock feathers can also be added to a hairpiece, shoes or worn on the groom’s suit boutonnière, cufflinks or turban. You can even add feathers to your bridal bouquet. So glam!
Remember when using feather accents or inspiration from any kind of wildlife, there is a fine line between elegant and overkill. So talk to your wedding planner and decorator about how to create that perfect balance of colour, quirk and opulence, as per your preference and budget.