Another important aspect of the ceremony is the Mandapam. This is the 4 postered structure that the ceremony takes place in. It is meant to represent the couples' first home. I constructed the mandapam from black bamboo and adorned it with the traditional mango leaves, banana plants, and handmade fabric vilva garlands.
I'm thinking I might get into the business of Handmade South Indian weddings, any takers?
Here are a few pics of the arrangements and the garlands!
Mum, carnation and rose garlands.