The inspiration for this blog post came from Charleston, South Carolina. As I walked around downtown the beautiful floral fragrance of the jasmine flowers came to life! These delicate white flowers have a significant role for any South Asian family. It’s a throwback to my childhood hanging out with my grandparents on their front porch in India. My grandmother would tie these flowers with white thread and place it in our hair. It felt like being a princess in our small concrete home.
Jasmine flowers are used for any occasion in South Indian events. This distinct flower has many variations. They create a royal presence that has the perfect union of the present and past. Today, I wanted to showcase several different braid variations that incorporate jasmine flowers. It is now a universal pattern seen in most weddings today.