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    Bollywood movies are great for wedding inspiration. When Kalki Koechlin walked towards the mandap under a fairy lights-lit phoolon ki chadar (floral canopy) in ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, it inspired a new wave of ideas for Indian weddings. The bridal entry might be a small part of the ceremony but it is a decades-old tradition and has a strong sense of nostalgia. However, that hasn’t stopped the phoolon ki chadar from getting more innovative and exotic. Check out our favourite picks.

    Roses forever

     

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    Indian weddings are incomplete without the colour red, and what’s better than red roses?

    The net effect

     

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    Use jasmine to create a net-like phoolon ki chadar and match it to your modern wedding theme.

    The white wonderland

     

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    White florals capture the essence of a minimalist bride who likes to keep things effortless.

    A simple umbrella

     

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    The cheat code to wedding decor in 2019 is sweet and minimalist. Just make sure you colour-coordinate your lehenga with the umbrella for great pictures.

    Upside-down roses

     

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    Today, simple ideas are more interesting and eye-catching. The upside-down rose effect does just that.

    Add kaleere to the mix

     

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    It’s all in the details. Add kaleere to your chadar for a touch of nostalgia.

    Sheer dupatta with detailing

     

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    Planning a budget-friendly wedding but don’t want to compromise on style? Select a sheer dupatta in pastel hues or whatever matches your wedding theme for pretty pictures.

    Floral detailing

     

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    Indian weddings would be incomplete without ornate detailing. Get a design-heavy chadar like this one.

    Unique florals

     

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    Pick flowers that are dreamy and whimsical to create a look that resonates with your outfit and the overall wedding theme.

    Featured image: Courtesy @infinite_memories09; Wedding planned by @designbydreamvoyagers @eventbytheweddinggalore

    Latha Sunadh
    Deputy Editor
    When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.