When my sister got married two months back in a typical big-fat Marwadi fashion, everything was lit and glam. My relatives had booked a purani haveli to feed her desire of a palatial set-up, and it was a grand affair. That’s how Marwadi weddings are – heavy sarees, heavier jewellery and superlative of heavier defines our food as well!

 

Yes, our wedding ceremony lasts longer and stretches across 5-6 hours – thanks to the never ending rituals. But then they are fun, both on the luxurious side and the richness of food served. Our ceremonies remain different from other parts of the country that also includes Bhaat, Raatri Jaga, Mudda, Tilak, Telbaan, Sirguthi and Sajjan Goth.

 

Let me take you on our side of weddings through pictures:-

 

THE KINGLIKE PHOTOSHOOT

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HEAVENLY DECOR SET-UP

Image Courtesy – Ramit Batra Photography

 

ATTIRE THAT SPEAKS OF HERITAGE

Image Courtesy – Anita Dongre, Pinterest, Arjuna Vallabha

 

JEWELLERY THAT DEFINES OPULENCE

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MEHENDI THAT STANDS OUT OF WORLD

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EVEN OUR GROOM APPLIES HENNA

Image Courtesy – MP Singh Photography

 

KILANGI RITUAL

Image Courtesy – Ramit Batra Photography

 

THE ESSENCE OF BORLA MATHAPATTI

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INSPIRATION FROM FOLKLORE

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THE RICHNESS OF FOOD

Image Courtesy – Fistful of Food

 

AND IT CONCLUDES ON A HAPPY NOTE

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India is a land of diverse cultures, and every culture has its own distinct way of celebration that truly speaks volumes of the diversity we enjoy. And the richness of Marwadi culture over the years has added the royal gleam and touch to our wedding space. These pictures stand as the true testament of how colourful, luxurious but deeply rooted our celebrations are, and we take pride in it.

 

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