I have attended a lot of weddings, including my own ;) but never quite thought anything of the weddings beyond being a ceremony to unite two people or an occasion to get dressed up for & get clicked or chance to meet long-forgotten relatives. Until recently!
I got a chance to attend two interesting weddings, which got me thinking how Indian weddings, especially where the families, getting united, come from different cultures / backgrounds / cities / castes etc., are nothing less than a travel!! Travel between the cultures. Travel between the cities.
Usually, a traveler would travel out to places to soak into their culture but during an Indian wedding it’s like the places come travelling to us. & there lies the beauty! <3
One of these weddings was between a Kayastha & a Bengali, the other was uniting a Tamilian with a Punjabi. Now that I remember, mine too was a Kayastha – Punjabi wedding :)
Each culture was as distinct from the other as possible yet it was amazing to see how each had happily travelled towards the other & looked like a reflection of the other, just in a different mirror! <3
I tried my hands at capturing the awesomeness from both the weddings as much as possible; hopefully these pictures will talk for themselves :)