Flowers play a huge roll in Indian wedding traditions. For example, a Hindu wedding ritual is the saptpadi-vows where the couple sits under an amandap (canopy) decorated with flowers, holding a container in which burns a fire. The fire symbolizing the illumination of the mind, wisdom and happiness.
Leaves are other elements present in Indian wedding culture. Banana leaves suggests prosperity, betel leaves (small tropical shrub) symbolizes good luck and rebirth, a tambool (combination of betel leaves, walnut and lime) are exchanged between the two to seal the covenant between two families, mango leaves suggests prosperity, happiness and purification.
What types of flowers and rituals will you be entertaining at your Indian wedding?