This beautiful flower has been used for centuries in Indian weddings. In some traditions it is customary to use the Marigold but that apart it is one the most beautiful flowers to work with. This bright orange and yellow beauty can be used as individual stalks or in chains called ‘ladis’ to design your wedding set up.
It is perfect to use the marigold for Mehndi, Haldi and the wedding ceremony. The color of the marigold can be beautifully complimented with fuschia, green, white and gold fabric and other elements.
As wedding planners we try coming up with unique ways to use this flower. To state one among many cut petals of marigold along with red rose petals and jasmine and design floral carpets or rangolis and the scope for creativity with this one is endless.
You could use straight chains to hang vertically from trees and end it with a bell or even use interesting danglers like tassels or combine it with chains of tube-rose flower also called ‘rajnigandha’
Marigold is best suited for a morning set up as natural light does justice to the vibrant shades of this wonderful flower. Do note that marigold is a sensitive flower and does not stay fresh for more than a day, hence needs to be carefully managed during set ups
You could also use it to give a rustic feel by combining it with elements such as brass lamps, coconut shells, banana leaves etc.
Some couples also like to use marigold to create a theme for the entire wedding flow. You could use it to design your wedding cards – either the flower itself or even the vibrant colors for the inserts. Check out http://invitationsbyajalon.com/gallery/marigold.html for some interesting wedding cards using marigold.
Another fantastic way to use marigold is use the flower to pack the Mehendi favors or any wedding favor for that matter or even as pieces of jewelry.
From wedding invites to itinerary and thank you cards, Mandap and stage décor to centerpieces and Mehendi take-aways to wedding favors, Marigold can be the perfect answer to your wedding flower woes.