Edmonton Indian Wedding
Cass and Nick’s epic three day Edmonton Indian wedding began with an evening of pre-wedding festivities. These events helped bring together family and friends for a weekend of celebration. The first night included separate parties for the bride and groom. The ladies had a Mendhi party at the couple’s home and at the groom’s parents house they hosted the Bhatwaan ceremony.
Cass and her ladies gathered at their Leduc condo for a relaxed evening of wine and Mendhi. Cass sat patiently as the talented Mendhi artist spent hours creating intricate designs on her hands and feet. Bridesmaids and close friends arrived in the early evening to participate in the festivities and to have their Mendhi done.
It was important to Cass to include Indian cultural traditions as part of her wedding preparations. Her knowledge of Hindu traditions made this wedding a gorgeous celebration of love and culture. Nick and Cass chose to blend western and Hindu traditions together in a true fusion-wedding. The results were out of this world beautiful!
In Edmonton nearly one hundred family and friends gathered at the Prakash household for the Bhatwaan ceremony for Nick. This traditional ceremony is performed to ceremonially and literally cleanse the groom before the wedding ceremony. The cleansing is done by rubbing turmeric paste on the skin – a lot of turmeric paste. Guests gathered under two vibrantly decorated large tents to share in the singing, dancing and cleansing. As part of the preparations for Nick and Cass’ wedding, the family of the groom prepared popcorn to be used in the ceremony the following day.
Indian weddings are such a special event to be a part of. They are so full of family, friends, laughter and partying. They turn a one day wedding celebration into a week long party with different events each day. We are always super excited to photograph Indian weddings!
To see Cass & Nick’s Jasper engagement photos, click here!