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The ‘varmala’ (garlanding) ceremony in a traditional Indian Hindu marriage is also known as the ‘jaimala’ ritual, that marks the beginning of a Hindu wedding. With changing times and evolving trends, this ceremony has witnessed the evolution of the varmala from the basic yet beautiful florals to some wonderfully refreshing designs. Here are a few unique jaimala designs, with lightweight options as well, that had us clicking the ‘Save’ button on Pinterest!

1. Beautiful Baby’s Breath -Rose Gypsophila Varmalas
Benaisha and Yash’s pretty garlands featured a mix of pink roses and baby’s breath blooms which matched their ensembles perfectly.

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Naman Verma Photography

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Ricardo Catarro

2. Deeply Delightful - Carnation Varmalas
Maroon carnations arranged into two magnificent matching garlands for Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh looked as designer as their ensembles at their 2018 wedding.

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Errikos Andreou and Mark Swaroop

3. Scented Bliss - Mogra Varmalas
Charming white ‘mogra’ (jasmine) buds make for a pretty varmala element when interspersed with green fillers or used by themselves. Their delicate fragrance ensures a refreshing scented aura for the couple all through the ceremonies.

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Stories by Joseph Radhik

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Axioo Bali

4. Classic Charm - Rose Varmalas
Roses have always been and will continue to be, a wedding favorite. However, varmala designers are eschewing the classic red for pastel hues and interesting combinations like these below.

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Stories by Joseph Radhik

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Ivy Weddings

5. Woven Wonder - Thai Varmalas
Designer varmalas featuring intricate patterns, just the way Thai locals weave them seems to be a trend among the millennials.

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Infinite Memories

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: WeddingNama

6. Think Pink
Pink is a very feminine color, but varmalas in this hue look as good on grooms as they do on brides.

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: WeddingNama

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: FotoWalle

7. The Lotus Varmala
A regal flower that exudes an aura of royalty and magnificence, lotus blooms look breathtaking when worn for a ceremony this special.

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Lumière Wedding Company

8. Lush Loveliness - Frond Varmalas
Who said garlands should only be made of flowers? We like these foliage varmalas that look refreshing and verdant.

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Jackson James Photography

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Kindred Weddings

9. Summer Garlands - Marigold Varmalas
Yellow and orange are traditional wedding colors, and no one can ever go wrong with these vibrant hues. We recommend these traditional varmalas for your summer nuptials!

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: The Wedding Conteurs

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Rahul de Cunha Pictures

10. Attention Grabbers
You know the varmala is the center of an ensemble when it is majestic enough to steal the show from your ensembles! We love the maximalist feel of these!

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Usman B Photography

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Dmitri Markine

11. Hawaii Calling
Have fun with your garlands by opting for a Hawaiian ‘lei’ design such as these pink and green ones which add a dash of color and contrast.

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Lumière Wedding Company

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Lumière Wedding Company

12. Touch of Frost - Gypsophila Varmalas
White blooms of diverse varieties create a wonderful frosty effect when arranged into minimalist white-on-white garlands.

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Kama Catch Me

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Gautam Khullar Photography

14. Bling It Up
Make way for floral varmalas enhanced with some pretty little jewels, mirror work, danglers, and beads!

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Weddings by Knotty Days

15. Different Strokes
Varmalas typically mirror each other, but you can have different ‘His’ and ‘Her’ garlands with different styles. Wonderful, isn’t it?

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Lin & Jirsa

16. The Boho Garland - Seashells Varmala
Step out of the ordinary with the exquisite fusion of seashells and exotic blooms. Sea-sational!

Wedding Jaimala DesignsPhoto Courtesy: Naman Verma Photography

Wedding Jaimala Designs
Wedding Jaimala Designs

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