Kaush & Megha – Kolkata, India Wedding – Part 3
Rose Petal Canon at the exchanging of garlands
As loyal blog followers know, we traveled to Kolkata (Calcutta) India in February to photograph a friend’s wedding. It was quite the whirlwind you might expect as we packed sightseeing, culture shock and a 3 day wedding ceremony into a 4.5 day trip. I have had many requests for these photos and I wanted to share more believe me, but I had to wait until Megha, the bride, arrived stateside out of wishes from the groom. Patience is a good thing though, because now you get to see a wedding unlike one we are accustomed to in the States.
Thanks again to Kaush for inviting me on this cultural journey!
Details of Kaushlesh's attire
Musician's prepare for the exit from the hotel
Kaush exiting the hotel on his brave steed...
Confetti'ed Car upon arrival to the venue
Hail the conquering hero, now get your hands up
The ceremony location and place for family photos
Megha's entrance, Covering her face with fig leaves
The crowd gathers for the garland exchange
Rose Petal Explosion for over 60 seconds
One small section of the serving area for the ~2000 guests
Drink Servers. 4 drinks to a tray
Inside Venue for the Temple Service. Notice the amount of people at the bottom of the image
Megha with her attendants coming into the temple section of the ceremony
Waiting for Kaushlesh
Sitting while the priests chant
Behind the Silk Curtain
Throwing Rice into the Fire
Not sure what this part of the service is about
Holding hands as they walk around the fire
At the naming part of the dance song at the end of the night. All the family members get their named called and do a little wiggle. Kaush and Megha saved the best for last