Sanat and Rujuta
Oxford Golf Course
Simanti Pujan & Sangeet
The evening was beautifully setup for twin events, Simanti Pujan which is welcoming the groom and his family with a traditional Maharastrain ritual to introduce family members, Rujuta looked all happy as this was the first ritual of the wedding
When parents and relatives get involved in a month long practice with the choreographer the performances are ought to be gorgeous, everyone got worked to make the evening a memorable one, with stage rocking performances, the bride and the groom along with their parents performed, with friends and cousins adding the flavors keping the guests entertained throughout the evening.
After the rituals early morning the bride and the groom made a dramatic entry in a vintage Marathi tradition, Sanat was sporting a Peshwa Hat and Rujuta arrived in a palkhi with performances from local cultural group, with creative mangalastak performed by Patankar group it was a Royal Peshwa Wedding theme which was delivered to the details with flowers to music, and of course the magnificent stage backdrop
An India-meets-Spain Wedding Story in Pune.
It’s always great fun to witness a cross continental wedding and Pune is always one of our favourite places to be in! Swati & Alex had a lovely 2 day wedding in Pune on Christmas. It was truly a multi-cultural wedding with a lot of participation from both, their Indian and Global family and friends.
Even though Swati has lived in Pune, Mumbai and Philly she is an Indian at heart, that meant when Alex and Swati decided to tie the knot it was on the Indian soil, December wedding also meant a vacation time for the guests, and Swati’s parents hosted their guests to a grand welcome with a pan India wild life safari as starters before the wedding week.
Around 20 of their Global friends and family flew down to Pune for the wedding. They were very excited to be a part of the festivities and learned choreographed dances to Latin and Hindi songs for the Sangeet cocktail evening.
Haldi to start the Christmas morning, followed by traditional Indian wedding rituals with the translation of mantras keeping Alex’s parents informed about the importance of each step of the ritual, this was followed by a reception, post sunset, a meet and greet event for friends and families. Everyone wished the new couple as blessings came from all ages and corners of the country, the day closed as they lit the sky candles creating a flock of lights in the winter sky
The Shagun Tilak Roka Ceremony or Engagement Ceremony marks the beginning of the Sikh wedding celebrations. It is also called Tilak
A wedding ceremony, held at the beautiful Hollywood Gurudwara in Cantonment Pune, as Ada and Anirudh are asked to bow in front of a Holy Scripture text called the Guru Granth, while members of the wedding party sing hymns to seek God’s blessings. Because this is a holy portion of the wedding, the marriage official reads the couple their marital obligations as the couple walks around the Holy Scripture four times. After the end of each circle, the couple bows down to agree. At the end of the ceremony, a sweet pudding called Kara parshad is passed around to all of the guests. This dessert is made with whole wheat flour, butter and sugar.
The reception portion, which is during the evening, is full of dancing.
We had an absolute blast capturing all the functions that constitute a Sikh Wedding and we take this opportunity to congratulate Ada & Anirudh a beautiful life ahead, a life full of love, happiness, peace & prosperity.