Peacock, with its subtly beautiful colours and feather, has come to rule everything on the Indian wedding scene. Yet, this is not something new. As a favourite henna design and motif for bridal lehenga, peacock has been a part of Indian weddings for a long time now. However, you will be amazed by the sheer onslaught of it in virtually every domain related to weddings. Be it the attire, décor, jewellery, invitation cards, thrones, favours and what not! So, take a look at adding peacock motifs to your wedding celebrations.
The uniquness of peacock motifs and designs is that it combines tradition and modernity in a perfectly harmonious way. You have a lot a scope for experimentation because no one said that you have to use peacock in its entire colourful glory. You can also steal ideas from the white English peacocks for your wedding theme, which will add colourful tints and charm to your celebrations. Other than this, you can go for transparent silhouettes with a dash of pink or purple.
Bride’s lehenga, jewellery, jewellery cases, brooches and virtually everything can correspond to the peacock theme in their own unique way. It does not necessarily have to be only one particular design that will be there everywhere. The lehenga can boast of feather spread peacocks in the lower panels, while small peacock heads can be set to wink in the tassels attached to the ends of your dupatta or veil.
You can pick up some beautiful gold jewellery set with peacock motifs in them. You can also go for regular accessories like key rings, vermillion case, toe rings, etc. with peacock designs and colours. These will add a very rich, unifying touch to the entire ensemble.
Boutonniere of peacock feather can be an interesting way to add the peacock theme in the groom’s attire. If your groom is going for traditional Indian attire then everything from the sherwani colours to the buttons on it can be done with peacock motifs and colours. Tiny peacock heads studded with sparkling Swarovski can be used as cufflinks. All these will lend a very cool and unique look to the groom’s outfit, while keeping him in sync with the peacock themed wedding.
Moving on to wedding preparartions. It begins with invitation cards and becomes a part of everything that you do. Let everybody know the theme for your wedding through stylish peacock feather patterns on the card. Use a stylish font in traditional peacock colours. You can even attach a feather on the front.
There are a lot of interesting ways to add peacock touch to your wedding décor. You can use richly adorned pairs of peacocks facing one another either at the entrance or on the couple’s throne. Peacock feather prints in different colours can be used for table linens and napkins. The feathers can also be combined elegantly with the flower decorations and centrepieces. The freedom to experiment with colours enables you to combine peacock theme with certain colours to give a classy combination effect.
Cake toppers or icing glaze featuring the peacock postures or feathers are quite in. Make it a part of the wedding favour or souvenir so that people remember and associate ‘everything peacock’ with your wedding and vice versa.
So, now you have a wonderful theme idea for your wedding. Peacock theme is both traditional yet stylish and elegant. So, what are you waiting for? Share your peacock themed wedding pictures with us, and tell us how you liked the ideas that we have given.
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