We are so excited to share this amazing Mangalorean wedding story with you. We were the natural choice for candid photography and cinematography. It was a lovely setup from décor to food and the most importantly a lovely couple and their loving families.
There were three key events for us to cover from candid photography and cinematography standpoint; Madarengee (Mehandi), Murthasese (Sangeet) and The Wedding.
Day 1 was a family event starting with close family members putting dots of Mehandi (Hena) on the bride’s fingertips. This was followed by professional Mehandi artists weaving intricate Rajasthani designs on bride’s hands and feet. The atmosphere was very lively with family members having fun, a perfect opportunity for candid shots.
The second event was Sangeet which started with traditional rituals followed by a cocktail party. In Mangalorean tradition, the bride takes blessings from Tulasi Katte (place where Tulasi plant is kept). The Ladies decorate the bride with bangles and flowers followed by the aarti of the bride. All family members bless the bride with haldi-kumkum.
Bangalore summer evenings are quite unpredictable and it was the day when the Rain Gods decided to be with us. Initially it was hide and seek between the clouds and the sun so people jumped onto the dance floor but their excitement didn’t last long with massive lightning started the downpour. Luckily there was a backup plan in place and the dance venue got shifted to a hall. As the party came to it’s full swing, we captured some amazing wide-angle shots of people with twin light setup. Videos with rain as background its beautiful candid dance images.
As it was a traditional Mangalorean wedding, the mantap was decorated with Arecanut, coconut and mango leaves with jasmine marigold flowers. Mangalorean wedding celebrations start with Ganesh pooja. Sister-in-law or Aunt leads the bride to the mantap with ladies carrying decorated Kalash accompanied by traditional Kombu (trumpet) players.
The same procedure is followed for the groom too and brother-in-law will lead him to the mantap. Now dhare ( holy water ) is poured on the hands of bride and groom). The groom ties the mangalasutra ( black beeds ) around brides neck. This is followed by homa, which is performed with vedic chants and saptapadi in which groom holds the hand of bride and take 7 steps around the fire.
Ponnu Vocchidu Korpunu ceremony starts immediately after lunch. In this ceremony all the elderly woman from the bride’s family come together and give bride’s hand to groom’s mother. They praise the bride and request them to accept as their daughter in law and take good care of her.
With such a beautiful couple and family, it was a delight to cover this wedding.
Hope you like this Mangalorean wedding story, please contact us to book your wedding!
Ivory Pixel Photography
Kanakapura Main Road,
Bangalore - 560062
Tel: +91 9845501120
Ivory Pixel Photography is a candid wedding photography studio in Bangalore, covering weddings in Bangalore, South India and whole of India.