Today we present a very special wedding, that of Chandan and Snehaè. A long journey in the land of a thousand colors: the incredible India. Their wedding was a continuous succession of rites and celebrations for four days.
The first ceremony, in fact, called engagement and exchange of rings took place in the groom’s city, Varanasi, the oldest and most mystical Indian city.
The henna ceremony took place the next day in Sultanpur. The bride was painted with this substance for hours, close relatives were assisted and all women were able to get tattooed less. A dinner followed and a party evening where the groom and his family were not present.
The actual ceremony took place on the third day in the groom’s city. The groom arrived on horseback accompanied by a musical band through the ancient streets of Varanasi, where he met the bride and presented her to everyone from above a tower built for the occasion.
After a short dinner, at night, the ceremony took place, lasting from 2 am to 11 am: a very long and very complex ritual that we Westerners find it difficult to understand and follow, both for the duration and for the time.
Finally, on the last day, the photographer managed to “kidnap” the newlyweds and have a photo session with them, on the legendary sacred river of India, the Ganges.
It was the most peaceful and relaxing moment, without continuous music, relatives and endless ceremonies. In the evening in a new location, the wedding reception took place in Varanasi: the bride and groom sat on a sofa for hours to welcome guests who brought them gifts. Finally, dinner and dance followed.