Thursday, December 18, 2008
INDIA VACATION 2007
Weddings in India are elaborate, colourful, and last for several days. In most cases, they are arranged by the parents of the bride and groom.
Pre-wedding ceremonies include the engagement and the arrival of the groom's party at the residence of the bride in a procession called the Baraat and pictured in the photos. When the groom arrives, he and the bride meet and exchange garlands of flowers in a ceremony called the Jaimala. Well-wishers then present gifts. The wedding ceremony begins later.