Sunday, June 21, 2009

Indian Wedding Kanpur Style

While in Delhi I took a side trip to the city of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. There I attended a wedding with Priya and her family. A family friend was getting married. The wedding was traditional Indian, taking place outside on a very large lawn, with the bride and groom decked out in traditional dress. Here we all are at the wedding: Priya, her grandmother, me, her grandfather, and her mother.
When you first entered the wedding there was a water fountain with pink water:
The bride and groom stood on top of a podium/small stage that rotated (like a turn table) so that everyone could see them while a video camera on a crane taped them from above. See the video camera in the first photo and notice how the bride and groom are facing different directions in each picture because of the turning platform.
There was tons of food at the wedding including buffets of Punjabi, Rajasthani, home style, normal wedding food (dal, subzi jalfrazi etc.), Chinese, and cold salads, along with meethis (sweets), ice creams including Kolfi (traditional Indian ice cream), different types of milk (plain, with saffron), breads (nan, roti) and a pasta bar!
Priya's mother estimates that there were 5,000 people at the wedding!

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