Attending weddings are fun, or so it may seem to most people.
Have attended quite a few and I must say each region (of
) has a different way of
celebrating the event. India
Some of the most sober (and poker faced) ones are the ones that I have seen in my own community. The guests just come, eat and go. Some of them don’t even bother to wish the couple. And after reaching home they discuss about the amount of gold the bride was wearing (or should have worn)
Recently I attended a Bengali wedding in
There are a lot of rituals and customs that are followed, but on the whole it
was fun and colourful. Calcutta
It was nice to see that all the guests took a keen interest in the proceedings. I tried to capture most of it on video but it was a tough fight wading through the multitude of the relatives who were milling around the couple.
I was lucky as far as the lighting goes, as the marriage hall was very spacious and well lit. I also found that every time I was strategically placed so that all the events were happening right in front of me.
Even though there was an official photographer, you could see that practically every one was trying to capture a slice of the action.
I managed to get a lot of footage but the challenge was to edit and compress it so that the viewer would not get bored . Finally I managed to do it……. a three day event compressed to 33 minutes. Attaching here a part of it (about 10 minutes)
Like I said before, it is colourful and lively.