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The Big Fat Indian Wedding: Part 1

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I can safely say that this is not going to be a conventional wedding post, it’s going to embody every stereotypical perception that you may have of Indian weddings; from hands full of henna to the groom arriving on a horse. However there’s more to Indian weddings than just that. Capturing every tradition, Indian weddings are a week long ritual, and this is where the story begins. Part 1 covers three of the most basic Indian ceremonies that are a must before the actual wedding. Every family tends to have a few different traditions depending on their castes, these are just a few followed by mine.

First Ceremony (Byahath)

The first stage involves the preparation for the arrival of the bride after she’s married. Seven married women, closest to the groom make food for the bride as her first meal as a married woman. They make little gram rice dumplings (mangori) and…

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