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Love Marriage

By Kali
I just happened to look out of the window of my guest house one morning in Uaidpur, and I saw this young couple getting married in the garden next door! It was a beautiul,very colourf ul little scene, and I went down to ask if I could take some shots.

It turns out the wedding was a rather controversial 'love marriage' (most marriages in India are arranged) and the bride and groom were from different castes,so it was being conducted in a rather hush-hush manner - neverless it was one of the most magical weddings I have seen, the bride and grooms clothes were tied together and their circumnavigated the little fire (thats were the smoke is comming from) seven times, and there were lots of facinating rituals for their health,wealth and happiness.

They had no photographer and were delighted when I appeared (happily!) - I ended up covering the whole wedding or them and giving them a book of prints as a wedding gift.
It was a lovely day, and somehow I ended up as a guest of honour. the wedding feast was wonderful!

Tags: Photo journalism

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18 Oct 2006 10:06AM
A wonderful story. you have a very underated portfoilio. I am impressed by many of your pics.


Kali 15 75
18 Oct 2006 10:08AM
Aw, thanks!
User_Removed 15 4.9k England
18 Oct 2006 11:51AM
Great story and a beautiful photo, for the happy couple to remember you by.
uggyy 15 2.1k 9 Scotland
18 Oct 2006 7:30PM
Fantastic... Who knows what each day will bring Smile


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