Becca + Rishi
A Fusion Wedding Baraat
In South Asian weddings, especially Hindu weddings, the Groom is led to the marriage venue in a procession known as the Baraat. Traditionally in north India, the groom, dressed in his wedding attire, is seated on a white decorated horse, when he heads towards the wedding venue along with the baraati. The wedding guest is referred as baraati. Here, the groom is preferred a horse carriage.
Before getting in the carriage, the groom is adorned with a saafa (turban).
In the carriage, the groom is accompanied by his younger brother, cousin or nephew who acts as his caregiver, who is called ‘sarbaala’.
The baraatis are often accompanied by music band, which provides them with music, entertainment, while on their way to the venue. The baraatis dance to the tune played by the loud dhol (drum).
After reaching the wedding venue, the groom and the marriage procession are welcomed by the bride’s parents and the elder members of her family.The bride’s mother performs the aarti, when the groom enters the venue.
In the mean time, the other members of the bride’s family welcome others in the marriage procession.
Wedding Planner: Seven Ivory Brides Event Planning
Photography: Anurag Singh Photography
Wedding Venue: Peace Lutheran Church, Alexandria, VA