That’s Ganesh. Before the reception started there was a engagement which was fun. The couple performed rituals and they were blessed by the whole family before starting the engagement ceremony. The “Lagnapatrike” was read out and they were gifted with new clothes and families greeted each other.
Stage was set for the reception it was simple and plain looked beautiful. Its always tough to create simple designs. We have to appreciate Lavanya’s sister for making these choices and running the whole show.
we walked into the reception setting and we were jumping around and saying we are so going to enjoy this reception.
So here is why we were too excited. Karthik Iyer ! Our studio’s playlist keeps revolving around Karthik’s carnatic fusion pieces. If you haven’t heard of Karthik Iyer’s music follow him here.
As the violin started talking, the fingers started snapping and feet started tapping and it didn’t take very long for most of them to sit around Karthick and his band to indulge in their Carnatic fusion.
Boy ! He was just ready to rock the wedding… what do you guys think 🙂Lavanya’s father is very humble. The priest was hillarious, the Kasi yatra began with great humour. With this Ganesh was given the groom status officially.
Just love this picture.
After the kasi yatra ritual, Ganesh officially agreed to get wed with Lavanya and hence Lavanya was welcomed to see Ganesh and the Maali Maatral began. This is the most fun ritual in an iyer wedding.
It was time for Oonchal. The waving of colored rice balls started ….
They were welcomed to the stage and the rituals continued……
Skipping couple of rituals and jumping straight into the main part of the wedding. Lavanya was gifted with the traditional nine yard saree. As she arrived the family gathered around her and they held her hand to move towards the mantap.
Ganesh then keeps the Mangalya on the head of Lavanya and recited a prayer. He also prayed to his relatives to surround him and the bride. The relatives and friends surrounded the couple..