Vinay & Payal’s Marwari Wedding in Kolkata
4 Oct ’16
This is one of the earliest weddings that I ever did, I guess my 5th or 6th wedding overall. Also it happened to be my first wedding in Kolkata. The first day of wedding took me to Howrah since that was where the residence of Vinay was located and then to South Kolkata where the sangeet took place. This was a typical Marwari wedding with lots of relatives, lot of rituals and lots of fun and leg-pulling in between family members. The 2nd day was the wedding day and it took place at a location near the centre of the city. The wedding was quite grand and very nicely organised. After being to quite a few Marwari weddings, I can comfortably say that Marwari weddings have the best food inspite of the total absence of non-vegetarian options. And that’s saying a lot!
One of the things I encountered for the first time in this wedding was the rotating stage for the ‘jai mala’ (garland exchange ceremony) and a big pipe spewing out rose petals powered by a powerful air blower. At that time they struck me as quite unique, until I was to encounter them at more weddings later on.
I won’t bore you further and leave you to enjoy the photos from this Kolkata wedding.