Who cannot have one of the more memorable days working as a Hindu wedding photographer? Filled with joy, fabulous rituals, traditions, colour, family, fabulous food and some amazing music!
The need to understand and document every significant moment of a wedding to truly capture the feel of the wedding cannot be stress enough, for the producing top quality wedding pictures for the couple.
Listed are common moments that are recorded in Indian wedding photography at a Hindu vivaah, marriage per vedic traditions
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A short summary of the key stages of a Hindu wedding ceremony:
- Mehendi (henna) on the palms of the bride indicating she is getting ready
- The bride getting ready in her wedding dress with heavy wedding jewellery.
- Arrival of the groom on a horse in a procession, and being greeted at the door, then escorted to the wedding mandap by the brides parents
- •Bride’s entrance, generally with her mama’s (maternal uncle), that magical moment when she walk towards the mandap with all the guest attendants eyes on the bride as she walks down the aisle.
- The Jaymala (Varamala) that follows, the bride and groom exchange flower garlands
- Bride and groom seated and engaged in worship, as a royal couple
- The Kanyadaan ceremony is performed by the father, this marks the beginning of the ceremony of giving away the bride
- Phere – Bride and groom walking around the sacred fire (Agni)
- Saptapadi (Sanskrit “seven steps”) is the most important ritual of Vedic Hindu weddings. Each step corresponds to a vow groom makes to bride, and a vow the bride makes to groom
- Tying of the Mangala Sutra, an auspicious necklace that the groom ties around the bride’s neck identifying her as a married woman from now on.
- Filling the parting of the hair with sindoor
- Ashirvada (Blessings) The couple are blessed by the elder dignitaries and the priest for a long prosperous married life.
- Group photos of the couple with guests on their sides
- Wedding portraits of newly wedded couple, as husband and wife
- Bidaai, the crying of the bride as she leaves her father’s home
- Others special moments not to be missed by the photographer such as
- Tying the knot
- Holding hands
- Stealing of the grooms shoes by the brides family
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Bipin Dattani Photography
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