Multi-Day Hindu Wedding Masterpiece
This will be the first summer wedding season since Covid began without any guest, mask, or vaccine restrictions. And as such, many couples who have been delaying their big wedding plans, are finally getting to have that dream wedding. This is especially the case for Southasian couples as their events can include very large guest counts and multiple days. Priya & Pathik have been planning this multi-day Hindu Wedding for a while. They live in California, but the bulk of their family live in Toronto. So this will inevitably be a destination wedding for them, but local for me.
The events for this wedding are scattered across 4 days. Two are pretty small scale with close family and traditional ceremonies. While the other two days were big celebrations with even bigger guest counts. This also happened to be one of the best organized multiday Hindu Weddings I have ever done. Every traditional element was planned out and kept on schedule. And as a result, the couple actually got to enjoy the days with their family.
Day 3 Haldi
The Haldi ceremony can get a bit chaotic. The Haldi Ceremony consists of friends and family rubbing a turmeric paste on the bride and groom. The purpose is to cleanse the skin and create a glow. Traditionally this ceremony involves “cleaning” the bride and groom in preparation for their wedding day. The bride and groom are not meant to shower after this ceremony. And normally, they would not leave the house or see each other. So in this case, the couple had their haldi ceremony separately at two different locations. That way the key family members could celebrate with both the bride and groom And me as their one photographer, could capture both ceremonies one after the other.
Be sure to check out the rest of this wedding…
Mehndi – Day 1
Sangeet – Day 2
Haldi – Day 3
Wedding Day – Day 4