Post # 1
Here’s a set of some highlights from my non-pro photos (my brother, cousins, and a couple friends). It’s fairly heavy on the pre-wedding festivities…sadly, only a couple from the Sangeet on Friday.
If you are not familiar with Indian and Hindu wedding traditions:
The first few photos are from my Tel Baan. Historically the family gets the bride ready for her wedding by “beatifying” her by applying a turmeric mask and some other herbs that make you pretty. I’m pretty sure my aesthetician would take great offense if I said this is what gave me my wedding day glow, but it’s still a nice way to get the love and blessings of my family (my Grandfather shown in first few photos).
After my brother carried me away so I could get showered, I changed and got to stand still in the “Gauri pooja”…prayer to the goddess.
The next day my mother welcomes her family (incl. her brother, shown) to the wedding in the Bhaat.
Then we had a religious ceremony called a Havan which involves a ceremonial fire (not the traditional Hindu Phere which constitute the wedding ceremony).
It looks like no photos so far, but the following day (Friday, July 31) we had a Mehndi in the morning where all the women got henna decorations on their hands.
Only a couple photos, but we had a sangeet that evening.
Then the wedding followed by reception the next day.
Post # 3
Congratulations fizics! Your pictures are absolutley stunning!! We had the same wedding date by the way.
Post # 4
Added a few more pics (incl. a couple from the mehndi). The link is still:
Post # 5
Okay, my attempt at updating the album seems to have created some weird effects. Try this link instead:
Post # 6
You look beautiful! 🙂 The picture with your brother picking you up is very cute 😀 Congrats!!
Post # 7
Another one that I like. Pro photos soon, I think.
Post # 8
Wow, these pictures look awesome! I can’t wait to see your pro pics. You look really beautiful, btw. Gorgeous!
Post # 9
you look beautiful! can’t wait to see the pro pics!
Post # 10
Very beautiful! Can’t wait to see more!
Post # 11
Thanks for sharing! I just love Indian traditions 🙂
Post # 12
Wow, all of the photos look really great!! You look absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the info on the traditions as well 🙂
Post # 13
Thanks for the explanation. Your pictures are gorgeous!
Post # 14
Congrats fizics! Looking forward to seeing more!
Post # 15
WOW. Maybe you already know my love for Indian weddings … gorgeous. Your red outfit is amazing, I love that color.
Post # 16
Here are a few more (from the Baraat, groom and groom’s party precession).
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