Hindu weddings are very intense, carefully planned: they are culture-rich events full of celebration and tradition.The very essence of a Hindu wedding ceremony is the physical, spiritual and emotional union of two people; it’s also about the coming together of two families through prayer and celebration.

A Hindu wedding (typical Indian wedding) merges the couple’s expectations with their family traditions. With many rituals and mini ceremonies leading to the main ceremony day, it binds the couple and both families for eternity.

For Hindu society, marriage is an initiation for women. There are eight types of ceremonies, most followed by Brahamana. If the bride and groom are not known and present in a separate pavilion, the father treats the young groom.

The promise to deliver his daughter to his father and his future wife to treat her with dignity and accomplish three life objectives: health, devotion and happiness.
The ceremony takes place around the fire where they make their offerings, the groom leads a bride around the fire to tie her clothes with her, then at the end of a ceremony go to the top of the mill to take seven steps of seven piles of rice to be sprinkled with holy water.

Love is composed of a single soul
inhabiting two bodies.


It is a pleasure to invite you to enjoy our work, an Indian wedding that took place on Lake Como in the prestigious location of Villa d’Este. A wonderful couple who chose Italy and our lake for their most important day. It was a pleasure to be part of this beautiful day. Please take a look to our gallery: all the staff of Cristiano Ostinelli Lake Como wedding Photographer studio, is grateful to all the Grand Hotel Villa D’Este staff.

A Typical hindu Indian wedding gallery - Villa d'Este, Lake Como

A short note about the wedding photographer:
Cristiano Ostinelli, Sony Global Imaging Ambassador [more info], grew up in the field of photo reportage since 1995, making a name for himself in several international competitions.
He is active in wedding photography: he photographed prestigious weddings all over the world – Italy, Greece, Spain, Austria, France, England, United States, Russia, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and United Arab Emirates, always with his spontaneous and extremely refined style. He’s a member of WPJA Wedding Photojournalist Association, ISPWP, Fearless Photographers and WPS.
Cristiano Ostinelli was nominated PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Wedding Photojournalist Association, and in 2018 the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers considers him the top wedding photographer in the world [more info].