In my experience, irrespective of the religion and culture, weddings are about solemnity, tradition and family. Add to that a riot of colour and you have the beauty that is a Hindu Wedding. I had the great fortune of taking photographs at Hiral Patel's Vidhi - a pre- wedding ceremony, at the Risley Village Memorial Hall in Derbyshire.
As you will see from the few photos posted here, it was a wonderful event, filled with symbolism, moments of reflection, a great deal of laughter and fantastic food!
Having been to a few weddings, I can honestly say that I have rarely met a priest like Vishnubhai!
Hershel and Hiral, we salute and wish you well