MIDNIGHT FLOWERS – WEdding Inspirations
Every day is a wedding day in some part of the world. Generally, we see a growing trend towards autumn and winter weddings. In India, the traditional wedding season is in the fresher weeks in winter, starting after the Diwali festival in november. One truth around the globe is that weddings come with flowers. But florals are no longer solely for décor, they are blossoming on wedding gowns and accessories, too. Indian bridalwear designers Sabyasachi and Manish Malhotra, for example, are turning to floral motifs and prints more and more. Meanwhile, jewelry designers are
finding inspiration in traditional Henna tattoos featuring roses or lotus flowers that beautifully transform into jewelry motifs. The piece that has made headlines, is Da Ring Maker’s Lotus Ring presented at The Couture Show in Las Vegas, which won a Guinness World Record for the most number of diamonds set in one ring. A snip at $4.2 million!
In India, more that 80% of brides wear traditional red shades on their wedding day, and the Western world is showing an increasing trend
towards choosing deep, saturated colors for their wedding palette. Velvet red bridesmaids, rustic flower decorations and naked cakes are
just a few examples. Meanwhile, black and gold stationery adds edgy glamour, as referenced by dark accents seen at New York Bridal Week. With engagement rings and wedding bands, too, white and bright is giving way to colorful and creative as more couples choose colored gemstones to express their deepest love.
Indian wedding opulence
For Indian jewelry-lovers, neckwear is by far the most important, with this category claiming around 40% value share in 2017. Wristwear – and especially wedding bangles – are also hugely popular, with more than 35% value share. Earrings and rings account for just 10% value share, but data point to an upward trend in popularity for these jewelry categories.