Weddings

My First Indian Wedding

March 1, 2024

Embarking on a two-week journey to India promised a kaleidoscope of experiences, from vibrant markets to attending my first traditional Indian wedding. This trip was not just a vacation; it was a cultural immersion and a journey I will never forget.

My adventure began in the city of Baroda, where the aroma of spices and the honking of rickshaws welcomed me into a sensory overload. The narrow streets were full of people, cars, scooters and cows in every direction with centuries-old structures standing proudly amidst the chaos.

The highlight of my trip was visiting ‘Old Baroda’ and navigating through the bustling sidewalks. The markets offered an array of colors, fabrics, and spices. Exploring the city center provided an authentic taste of Indian life. Each alley held treasures waiting to be discovered.

Amidst the wedding preparations, the quest for the perfect Indian attire became quite the adventure. Unlike American weddings that are often one day of activities, I was on the hunt for five outfits! With the help of locals, I explored many boutique stores to find a dress for each festivity. The intricate designs and vibrant colors of traditional Indian clothing reflected the diversity and elegance of the culture.

Each wedding event was full of energy and endless amounts of dancing. When you arrived, guests were welcomed with a cup of steaming chai. The venue was adorned with vibrant flowers and traditional d├ęcor. My favorite experience was the henna party but the baraat will always be my favorite wedding tradition.

As I boarded the plane to Boston, it was the the warmth of the people I met and the flavorful cuisine that I will miss most. These two weeks were a tapestry of colors, culture and celebrations. Until we meet again, India.

Some of my favorite film images from my first indian wedding

Boston Indian Wedding Photographer
My First Indian Wedding
My First Indian Wedding
My FIrst Indian Wedding
Boston Indian Wedding Photographer
Boston Indian Wedding Photographer
Boston Indian Wedding Photographer
Boston Indian Wedding Photographer
Boston Indian Wedding Photographer
Boston Indian Wedding Photographer

The City of Baroda on Film

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  1. Liz says:

    This is stunning in every way!

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