Mrinalini & Dipankar’s Bengali Wedding in Delhi
26 Sep ’16
If I ever have to rate a wedding just based on the average number of smiles being flashed every now and then, then this quaint little Bengali wedding in the heart of Delhi would qualify to be the number 1! Mrinalini is a Doctor in MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières), better known as Doctors Without Borders. I am sometimes glad of my profession because of this very reason, which is that I get to know such badass and insanely awesome people.
The two day winter wedding began with the customary ‘Gaye Holud’, or ‘Haldi’ on the first day and the Bengali night wedding the day after. The wedding itself was a grand affair with a huge open air wedding. She was one of the very few brides who actually asked me to focus less on her and more on her immediate family, famously remarking, “I would hate to see an album with photos of only me.” I told you she’s a Bengal Tiger!
This was a memorable wedding for me. Mrinalini’s family was wonderfully full of love and warmth, and it didn’t take long for that warmth and happiness to percolate through everybody. I guess that was the reason behind the stunning smiles all around causing me to happily work overtime behind my viewfinder.