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PUNJABI INDIAN WEDDING RECEPTION PHOTOGRAPHY- HIMALAYA RESTAURANT, GRANVILLE
Located off the busy Parramata Road, HIMALAYA RESTAURANT in GRANVILLE on Good Street forms a great venue for reception parties. The warm and welcoming staff were pleased to arrange all the requirements for Aarti & Yuvraj's reception party. The highlight of the evening which seemed to be a big favourite amongst kids as well as elders was the 'Strawberry & Chocolate Fountain' arranged by It was beautifully set up by the team and everyone seemed to enjoy it at its best.
(The chocolate fountain with strawberrys was a big hit. Contact 'Impressive Hampers' for enquiries)
The couple looked stunning for their big evening. Aarti was dressed up all in red wearing a lehengha with traditional jewellery & Yuvraj in Indian traditional wear called 'Sherwani,' they looked perfect for each other. Before the guests arrived, I took a few shots for the couple in their lovely outfits.
Once all the guests arrived and were seated, everyone was offered starters to begin with. The mouth watering food was catered by the hosts - HIMALAYA RESTAURANT, GRANVILLE. This was combined with great music for the entire evening performed by live DJ - DESI VIBES. The band definitely had great numbers to have the crowd dancing in no time. Indian Weddings are full of life, fun and food. Punjabi Weddings certainly top the list with the enormous energy and restless dancing until the night is called off.
Towards the end of the night, dinner was served and the couple performed the 'cake cutting' ceremony. It was a beautiful cake with white flower icing on the top and the guests simply loved it. The evening was beautifully organised and captured for the newly wed couple, their families and friends to remember forever.
Indian Weddings are vibrant, musical and loaded with religious and traditional ceremonies/rituals. Grandeur, a variety of food, color, music, dancing and fun are seamlessly blended with culture and heritage in Indian weddings. Each ritual has a story or a deep meaning to it.
This chapter of the blog will discuss one of the traditional rituals of 'Fishing the Ring. I have seen this ritual performed in Gujarati, Punjabi and Tamil Weddings and always brings a lot of applauds and laughter from the newly wed and the guests.
When the couple appears as man and wife before the family gathering for the first time, the big question is who will be the dominant person in their relationship. The game/ritual of ' Fishing the Ring' is conducted to answer this question. One of the newlywed's rings is placed in a pot of milk (or water mixed with various spices to make the water opaque). and asking the couple to 'fish'. Whoever finds the ring first is said to have the upper hand …
Hemangi and Nayan's Wedding, Gujarat, India Hasta Melap (Milap) Ceremony - performed after Kanya Daan has a lot of significance. It involves the tying of the groom's scarf or shawl to the bride's sari. The tying of knot and the joined hands of the couple are symbolic of the meeting of two hearts and souls. The acharya or the priest chants mantras and seeks the blessings of Goddess Laxmi and Parvati for the couple. The family and relatives witness the conduct of the ceremony and come forward to bless the bride and groom.
The ceremony of Fuleku (Phuleku) is a rarity these days within Hindu Wedding Ceremonies. Traditionally Fuleku ceremony involves the to-be groom rides on the horse-back around the entire village prior to the actual wedding ceremony. This gives everyone a chance to know who is going to be the groom of one of the girls of their village. This ceremony is usually a symbol of pride for the bride's parents who are very proud of the to-be son-in-law and would like to advertise this emotion to the entire village.
However, Fuleku (namesake only) tradition for the below blog is where the bride (to-be) is invited for dinner to her sister's (or some other female relative like aunty) place prior to the wedding. This is supposed to be a very casual evening with lots of dances, extensive palette of cuisine and lots of banter between the sisters and their husbands.
Hemangi's wedding was in the town of Jamnagar in the state of Gujarat. However, her Fuleku ceremony took place in the city of…