Indian wedding in Santa Margherita Ligure

Hindu wedding on the Italian Riviera

Bollywood comes to town!

The Indian couple, Nindy and Hetul, chose Santa Margherita Ligure to celebrate their wedding in a more than ever mediterranean style.

The day of their dreams, started with the sunset of their pre-wedding’s eve, when Moroccan music and a belly dancer accompanied the typical customs of the Indian tradition:  the dressing of the bride, the application of special flavoured ointments and saffron powder together with the “bindi” on her forehead as a good omen (the small drop shaped shining stone).

In the twilight, their guests, wrapped in the generous colours of traditional saris, transformed the light hearted atmosphere in a real party, with dances that gave evidence to their affection for Nindy and Hetul and the joy to be there.

With the fall of the night, everything became more and more magic, when the wedding couple and their friends recreated a piece of starry sky by releasing enlightened red candles on the water.

The embrace between the Italian and the Indian cultures culminated in their wedding day.

The set up and the dresses for the Indian ceremony were softly characterised by white and peach pink colours, where the couple, sitting barefoot facing each other and enclosed in the same necklace, confirmed their will to be joined together in the ritual of the fire, witness of the conjugal liaison, and with the exchange of garlands, in perfect harmony with earth and nature.

At the end of the ceremony, rose petals fell on the newly-weds and after a vegetarian buffet, the women of Nindy’s family greeted the new couple, crying, as to represent the symbolic detachment from the original family.

In the afternoon, the colours of the party naturally glided into white and lace. The sweet sound of the harp  accompanied the romantic civil ceremony that took place on the magnificent terrace of the Villa.

The reception then continued with an Italian style cocktail party in the gardens of the park, completed by a splendid wedding cake placed on the well of the terrace on a whirlwind of white tulle, flowers and candles.

…and finally bollywood dances until late night!

All images are copyright of Andrea Dapueto

6 comments


  • Dear sirs

    I am planning an indian wedding for my daughter and she would like to get married abroad in June/July 2013, there would be approximately 100 guests, we would want a traditional indian wedding ceremony but in Italy, is this something you can provide or assist with in pointing us in the right direction?

    January 10, 2012
  • Hello:
    There are several wedding planners in Florence,Italy
    We are an American bakery specialized in bespoke wedding cakes here and collaborate with event planners.If you need help we have a list of some professionals with whom we work with.For cakes visit us at http://www.sugar-spice.it and fb page.
    Hope we can be of help,
    Best regards,
    Masha

    April 22, 2013
  • Hello:
    There are several wedding planners in Florence,Italy
    We are an American bakery Sugar e Spice specialized in bespoke wedding cakes here and collaborate with event planners.If you need help we have a list of some professionals with whom we work with.
    Hope we can be of help,
    Best regards,
    Masha

    April 22, 2013
  • Mnmhennadesigning

    Hello team,
    I am a henna artist from dubai with 15 years of experience for decorating brides with henna for their big dayu. I live in italy brescia. You can see my work on my page
    http://www.facebook.com/mnmhennadesigning
    I can also speak italian
    Thnx

    September 10, 2013
  • Sanjeet kaur

    Hi,
    We are an Indian (Sikh) couple looking to get married in Italy.
    We would like our Indian and Civil wedding in Italy with all or most of our guests of around 150 people staying at the same venue or really closeby.

    Kind regards
    Sanjeet Kaur.

    May 4, 2015
  • Salve, se state cercando musicisti indiani per le Vs cerimonie contattatemi, il mio nome è Sameer Bhatt e sono un Dhol player, il mio contatto é 0039 3393007592.
    Grazie

    February 15, 2017

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