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INDIAN WEDDING
The day that you get married should be a day that you remember for the rest of your life.

India is a land that has a rich cultural heritage. The country is dotted with several palaces that exhibit the ancient charm. These palaces make are the perfect wedding venues. Weddings are special occasions in each one's life and if the chosen venue is a palace then an elegant touch of royalty is added to the function. There are several palaces in India that one could choose from, for the special day. In fact, Palace Wedding in India is very popular and people from all around the world look up to India to host their weddings.
Wedding Celebrations:-    
An Indian wedding involves three days of celebration starting with:-

Wedding Mehndi Mehndi:-
Few days before the wedding daily, both the bride and the groom are applied with Haldi or Upbtan is made of special herbs and turmeric powder over their bodies. The paste has the special purpose of making the skin radiant and fairer. On the day of the MEHNDI party, the Mehndi or Henna a natural dye is applied on the hands and feet of the bride in beautiful intricate patters of designs. The bride invites her friends, relatives and guests for the Mehndi party where henna is also applied on their palms & feet.

The designs are very beautiful and may have many themes like floral patterns, leaves, motifs etc. But the most exclusive of the designs are reserved for the bride. Henna is also applied on the arms and back of the bride like tattoo. After drying the henna leaves a maroonish brown colour which looks extremely beautiful. In India it is believed that the darker the colour of the Mehndi on the palms of the bride the more she will be loved by the groom. So Mehndi is not only a decorative item but is associated with the feeling of love among the future couple. It is this belief which makes Mehndi special for any bride. The day is completed with music and formal dinner served for the guests.

Ladies Sangeet Ladies Sangeet night:-
The Mehndi party is followed by the night of Sangeet. Sangeet means music. This night is a musical night when relatives, friends and guest gather with the bride and the groom to sing, dance and dine together. Conducted by live orchestra, folk, traditional, and even trendy music is played which prepares the mood for the evening. Guests are first served a welcome drink and then invited on the dance floor to dance with the couple. The occasion becomes exciting as small fun filled games are played between the teams of the bride and the groom. At the end a formal dinner is served for all.

Wedding Night Wedding Night:-
A traditional Indian wedding is an elaborate affair with grand rituals proceeding the actual day of wedding. Care is taken to prepare both the bride and the groom in the best possible way for the wedding. The day of the wedding is the most eagerly waited affair. On the day of the, both the bride and the groom are specially dressed for the occasion in the most exclusive jewellery and costume. In the morning, the bride and groom are separately anointed with aromatic pastes and oils, and then bathed to the chanting of Vedic mantras. In the evening the groom gets ready to take the Baraat (marriage) procession to the bride's place. The groom rides a magnificently decorated Elephant, Horse or a vintage car from the royal collection, followed by decorative Horses and Camels depending upon the choice, accompanied by his friends and guests. Liveried men with lances line up the entire length of the procession route with mashaals / lights in their hands. Young girls dressed in Rajasthani attire accompany the procession sprinkling rose petals and ittar (rose water) in the front, followed by Dhol / Nagada, traditional drums used for the auspicious occasions. The marriage procession is also accompanied by live band which plays beautiful tunes of wedding songs. The whole ambience gets transformed into a wonderful canvass with the brilliant display of colourful fireworks.

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