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With elements like fire, fabulous body artistry and a wedding “gown” like no other, it’s no wonder that celebrities like Katy Perry have fallen in love with Hindu wedding customs for their big day.
Hindu weddings are a feast for the senses with three main parts, Kanyadaan, Panigrahana and Saptapadi. Kanyadaan is the father giving away his daughter, placing her hand in the groom’s. Panigrahana is the bride and groom holding hands near a small fire (fire is an essential part of the Hindu wedding ceremony!). Finally, Saptapadi is the seven steps the bride and groom take around the fire.
A spectacular display of colors, the bridal wear begins with intricate henna artistry on her hands and feet. Topped with a red saree, adorned with (real!) gold jewelry, you’ll never have to worry about standing out from the wedding guests or bridesmaids. Meanwhile, the groom wears Kurta Pyjamas (a loose fitting tunic and pants in cotton or silk), often with a studded collar and cuffs. Red is considered a lucky color and is used throughout the entire wedding, for decorations, favors and flowers.