Indian Candid Wedding: Utkarsh and Sukriti

Indian Candid Wedding Photography of Utkarsh & Sukriti :

The much awaited day’s broken out with a beautiful morning. It is a designated day for wedding of Utkarsh and Sukriti. The half day is passed very quickly. In the second half, the bridegroom starts getting fresh. By the 4 PM, the traditional photographer came to shoot the wedding dress. Bridegroom gets dressed and ready to perform rituals to invoke the deities. Hymns and Slokas are recited around the sacred fire. Bridegroom and his family offer prayer to all the deities with folded hand and seek blessings for the well being of a wedded life.

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9494

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9497

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9507

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9517

Once the Havan (making offerings to a sacred fire) is finished, the Shera Bandi ceremony starts.  The sister of Bridegroom ties the Shehra on the groom’s head. The Guests give blessings and gifts to the Bridegroom.

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9533

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9569

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9557

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9598

Guests are ready to leave for the wedding venue. At the same moment, The Bride is also getting dressed up and waiting for the bridegroom there. The Bride and the guests arrived at the wedding venue and rituals are started being performed.

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9600

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9613

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9630

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9666

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9670

Bride was waiting for the moment of making the appearance among the guests. She discussed about this moment with her friends. She made a practice for this too. She appeared among the guests and felt :

“During my entry into the wedding venue, my siblings were cracking jokes on ‘how a bride should be shy’ and on the contrary how I looked ‘too chirpy to be a bride’! During the time, I stepped up the stage – I was asking myself, if it’s really…really happening for a real. I looked into his eyes and he held my hand…Yes! It was happening…It was real. Real things are felt…”

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9681

indian candid wedding

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9694

 

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9697

indian candid wedding

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9699

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9739

She was greeted and photographed with friends and guests. When everyone was busy making photos of the guests. Kids were having fun with full of curiosity. They are always curious to know everything happening around them. Their curiosity is eye-catching. Though, the traditional photographers were not liking their naughty acts as their photos were being screwed up a little.  On the contrary, I had a great time in taking their photos.

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9760

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9766

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9772

 

siddharthmalkania_20140830_DSC_9785

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_9803

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_9904

Having received the greetings, the couple went for traditional photo shoot on the demand of traditional photographers. I was assigned a task to get the candid shots at the same moment.

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_9927

indian candid wedding

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_9936

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_9938

indian candid wedding

indian candid wedding

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_9950

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_9925

Couple had a dinner with family after traditional wedding shoot. On the other side, the preparation for solemnizing the marriage was going on. Couple and the family from both the side sit together and the rituals started taking place. Rituals of taking seven steps or five steps around the sacred fire; making offerings to the sacred fire; applying vermilion on the forehead of a bride; taking oath by holding hand and seeing off the family of Bride took place.

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_9980

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_0007

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_0018

indian candid wedding

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_0057

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_0059

indian candid wedding

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_0087

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_0099

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_0106

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_0107

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_0113

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_0119

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_0132

Couple reached to the home and get welcomed by the family and relatives.  The more rituals are performed like stirring the curd by hugging a small baby; hitting the pot with the foot which is filled with rice and playing the games in Kangna ceremony.

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_0189

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_0191

indian candid wedding

indian candid wedding

indian candid wedding

siddharthmalkania_20140831_DSC_0237

 

Siddharth Malkania

Siddharth Malkania is a journalism graduate. He studied photography at India's premier institute. Having worked as a photojournalist for two years, he traveled to Tokyo, Paris, Barcelona and Amsterdam to brush up his skills of photography. Currently, He is a professional photographer based in New Delhi, India.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookLinkedInGoogle Plus

Comments

comments

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *