A Lavish Indian Wedding
With gorgeous decor, Samba dancers, and a live painter at this lavish Indian wedding, this couple took their special day to the next level. Keep reading to see all of the stunning details.
The Day Before the Wedding
The day before the wedding, the bride and groom celebrated with a haldi ceremony.
This ceremony marks the beginning of the wedding celebrations. Close family and friends rub the bride’s and groom’s face or arms with a turmeric paste (haldi) which is supposed to bring good health, glowing skin, purification, and relaxation. The bride also took part in a Mehendi ceremony too. Her hands and feet were painted in beautiful henna designs.
A few special moments were captured during this ceremony.
The bride wore a traditional Indian outfit in jewel tone colors. All of her gorgeous jewelry complemented her sari (dress). Her layered golden necklaces matched her earrings, headpiece, and bangles perfectly.
The groom looked extremely handsome in his wedding attire. Dressed in rust and gold, the groom’s emerald and gold necklaces stood out against his outfit.
As the pre-wedding day ceremony began, the groom was carried into the venue with all of his best men and parents supporting him.
Next, the bride had her grand entrance into the celebration. The men in her family carried her in on a doli.
The Wedding Ceremony
When the wedding day arrived, the bride and groom wore stunning coordinating outfits. The red in the bride’s sari symbolizes the rising sun, prosperity, and fertility.
During the ceremony, a fire was placed in the middle of the mandap, or wedding altar. This symbolized the sacrament of marriage.
The bride and groom see who can shower the other one with the most rice, a game they play to help break the ice and to symbolize sustenance. The winner of the game is said to have more dominance in the relationship.
The bride and groom exchanged another coconut as guests showered them with flower petals.
After the bride and groom exchanged floral necklaces and performed the other Indian wedding traditions, they became husband and wife!
The Wedding Reception
An Indian wedding is nothing without a lavish reception.
A gorgeous ballroom with beautiful chandeliers, a stunning stage, and tables lining the middle aisle held all of the bride and groom’s attendees.
Their first dance was a stunning display with a beautiful gold, blue, and ivory backdrop.
The Samba dancers were great entertainment for the party guests, and even the bride took part in some of the fun dancing.
A gold sequin curtain was the perfect backdrop for a photo booth complete with funny props. They were sure to have some fun shots from their wedding night!
After their wedding festivities came to a beautiful end, the new bride and groom were able to steal a moment alone together, taking in their whole wedding that was filled with lots of love and blessings.
Cinema and Video: PTaufiq Photography | Event Designer: Alankar Designs | Reception Venue: Mechanics Hall | Lighting: Bsl | DJ: Bsl | Linens and Coverings: Alankar Decor | Photographer: PTaufiq Photography
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