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An Indian Wedding

April 12, 2017

Last year while we were staying at the magnificent privately owned Imperial Hotel in Delhi, a three day wedding celebration took place. I met a young man in the corridor who just happened to be the bride’s brother and he asked me to the wedding. I wanted to go, thought it wouldn’t be right, but he insisted and as we later found out, a visitor from another country is most welcome. We compromised and just “popped in” as they say…… Well, if you’ve been to a wedding in India you’d understand – the spectacle of seeing pavilions being erected, thousands and thousands of fresh flowers adorning everything including edging the pathways, the dozens and dozens of people working – we watched the wedding come together in one day, and then saw it being dismantled the next day. The edges of the garden were lined with tables with every type of food for every taste. There were two or three bands playing and all the young danced until the wee hours. Even the dinner in the ballroom the night before the wedding was spectacular. We visited that for a few minutes too. If you ever get a chance to attend an Indian wedding you must for the sensory overload.

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This is the bride’s brother who was scooting up and down the corridors of the hotel on this hoverboard. I asked him if he was the groom!

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Hundreds of fresh roses being individually placed in this wedding dome.

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Just one side of the feast with fairy lights throughout the garden.

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The beautiful Imperial Hotel at dusk only a few hours before the wedding.

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Pavillions and flowers.

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Inside a pavilion.

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Fresh flowers – marigolds are everywhere in India!

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All the paths to the wedding were lined with candles and petals. Heavenly scents.

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The groom and his bride in their traditional wedding attire and jewels.

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They stood for what seemed like hours receiving gifts and having their photograph taken!

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The guests wore beautiful traditional saris.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Elizabeth Teeland permalink
    April 12, 2017 11:20 pm

    Thanks Mary. How wonderful. Happy Easter. Cheers, Elizabeth x

  2. Sarah Moni permalink
    April 13, 2017 12:37 pm

    I always love the colourful Indian saris. Lovely photos of this Indian wedding and I love the way there are always lots and lots of flowers.

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