Indian Wedding Photography
Indian weddings are known for their fun and grandeur atmosphere. From a private property at Randwick, we were transported to India for a three day celebration of cultural extravaganza, wedding rituals and explosion colours.
The first day was pre-wedding ceremonies of ‘Sangeet’ and ‘Mehdiny’. Sangeet was traditionally only attended by women, but these days many couples decide to include both men and women. This is a time for celebrating, singing and dancing.
Literally it means ‘sung together’ – in the ceremony the couple come together to learn songs and dance to perform. The Mehdi is about elegance and beauty. The bride’s face, hands and feet are lathered with turmeric paste. After this, the bride is decorated with Mehndi (which derives from Henna plant). Some believe the darker the colour of Mehndi, the more her husband will love her.
On the second day, the bride and the groom held a Hindu and Haldi wedding ceremonies at a private property in Randwick. Religious ceremony was observed on the third day at St Thomas Anglican Church, North Sydney. The party ended on a final reception at Simmer on the Bay.