Ring Ceremony / Sagan / Cocktail : Dress Code = Indo Western Fusion

Feb 16th, Varuna Naval Mess, New Delhi

 

Engagement Ceremony

The Ring ceremony is a brief ritual where Amit and Aastha will exchanges their engagement rings. This is followed by exchange of gifts between the families like sweets, dry fruits etc. The Mehndi Ceremony for Aastha will start after the Ring Ceremony and will continue into the night.

 

 


Mehndi ceremony is being organized by the family of the bride and is a private affair which will take place in the presence of friends, relatives and family members.

At first turmeric paste is applied on bride's face, feet and hands. After this, the Mehndi application begins. Mehndi is applied on the bride's hands, arms, feet and legs. Traditionally, the Mehndi applied to the bride is obtained by drying the leaves of the Henna plant.


Sagan is begun with a religious ceremony where the priest and the grooms family sit with the brides family to offer their prayers for a happy union. After this the bride is brought out and is given gifts by the mother of the groom.

The Brides family then acknowledges their respect for the groom's family by distributing gifts to his extended family members.

This will be followed by drinks and music  and a whole lot of merriment.

 

Wedding : Dress Code = Indian Traditional / Royal Theme

Feb 19th , Subroto Park, New Delhi

 

Saptapadi - Wedding Vows of a Hindu Marriage The Seven Pheras (Circumambulations) Together around the holy fire (Agni) The bride and groom walk 7 Pheras together to signify the beginning of their journey through life
  1. The 1st  Phera vowing to keep a pure household; avoiding things injurious to our health.
  2. The 2nd Phera vowing to develop mental, physical, and spiritual powers.
  3. The 3rd Phera with the aim of increasing our wealth by righteous means.
  4. The 4th Phera to acquire knowledge, happiness, and harmony by mutual love and trust.
  5. The 5th Phera to pray for virtuous, intelligent, and courageous children.
  6. The 6th Phera is for longevity.
  7. The 7th Phera to vow that we will always remain true companions and life-long friends.

Having exchanged these vows of love, duty, respect, fidelity and a fruitful union the couple agree to be companions forever.

 

 

 

 


Wedding Reception : Dress Code = Western Formals

Feb 20th, Rifles Mess , Delhi Cantt

Reception ceremony will be celebrated just after the main wedding day. It is the first public appearance of the newly wed couple after their marriage. The reception is organized by the family of the groom and is a grand party. The friends and associates mainly from the groom side and close family members from the bride's side will attend this ceremony.

This is a celebration time for both the families as we rejoice over our new accord.