South Indian weddings have a certain old world charm to them. The early morning muhurthams to a ton of ceremonies and weddings that span across days, all come together to create a beautifully etched memory of a lifetime.
No matter how many events we have across the wedding, can we all agree that the bridal entry is the one pretty much everyone looks forward to, including the bride? While Pallaki is a popular choice these days, many households have the tradition to bring the bride in a woven basket to the wedding Mandap. Usually carried by maternal uncles, the bride is not allowed to put her foot down until she reaches the mandap.
There is a little story to it, that the bride after gowri pooja is considered as Goddess Lakshmi herself and hence she is not allowed to step her foot down anywhere else. For the very same reason, you may even see brides performing the gowri pooja sitting in the basket itself.
While traditionally handmade rattan baskets are used for this purpose, we at Pelli Poola Jada strongly believe in giving the brides, the wedding for their dreams, so in the summer of 2016, we gave a pretty glow up to the basket turning it into a lotus shape bridal basket, taking inspiration from Goddess Lakshmi herself. And 5 years later, it is safe to say it is one of the most iconic Pelli Poola Jada wedding accessories to date.
Here are some of the wholesome moments from our bride’s entry on their special day and which are sure to make you fall in love with these baskets all over again
Seen here is Vithika Sheru in our first edition floral baskets for her special day in 2016.
Since then, Pelli Poola Jada must have delivered thousands for these baskets to Brides across south India and we had come up with new nuances and perfecting the design every year.
Liked what you saw and want to order a Bridal basket for your special day? Well, you know the ritual, Dm us with your query or reach out to the manager of your nearest branch of Pelli Poola jada and we will get back to you shortly.