Weddings are divine and weddings mean fun. However, with the fleeting times that we live in, weddings have come to attain too much perfection, planning and excessive meticulousness around them. However, some weddings still retain the true romantic core and remain all about rituals, traditions and love. Interestingly one such affair unfurled at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh and the couple — Dhurva and Sneha seemed so much in love that the rustic village setting added to their charm.
The narrow lanes and the cows at every bend might have been off-putting otherwise but when in attendance for a blissful affair these seemed like mazes waiting to be uncovered. The village rituals were not once backward in feeling– rather these were so close to our core culture that one might wonder why Indian weddings have become so Western-like today.
The colors and sounds had lives of their own. As the bride Sneha waited for interesting rituals such as her brother pouring water on her with a smile– never once bothering about high definition make up or her designer lehenga.
The baraat was as energetic as those we see at the farmhouses or reception lounges but the village setting made all of them be completely at ease. Sans any choreography or theme, each baraati seemed glad to cook up their own little dance step dedicated to their buddy getting married.
This wedding in Kanpur was wonderful not because it was simple but because it derive grandeur with its roots. The grungy feel, the merriment stamped on faces of all neighbours of the bride, were essential to capture. Where have we left these real moments in big city weddings today? Let us take you through this simple and emotionally colorful wedding of Dhruva and Sneha brilliantly captured by world class wedding photographer Rishabh Agarwal.
We really can’t get enough of this wedding in Kanpur. Can you?