A Beautiful love story by Jose Villa

March 14, 2017

A Beautiful love story by Jose Villa

Spring has sprung and we absolutely love this Indian inspired love story editorial shot by photographer Jose Villa. The story shows an artistic perspective how a traditional wedding ceremony would be like in India. Its a 3 celebration that is very vibrant with colors.  An indian wedding is called an Vivaha (Sanskrit: विवाह). In Indian culture elephants rome the cities free, elephants are a symbol of mental strength, earthiness and responsibility. ... In Hinduism, the elephant is a sacred animal and is considered the representation or the living incarnation of Ganesh, the elephant-headed deity riding a mouse and one of the most important gods.
Ganesh is often depicted as an elephant and is a Hindu symbol of wisdom. When used in Asian cultures, the elephant is a symbol of good luck, happiness and longevity. They also admire the elephant's memory and high intelligence, and use the symbol for some of their political parties.
Flowers, traditional henna, and lots of fun games makes it a livily fun event for everyone. For more information on indian weddings visit https://www.theknot.com/content/hindu-wedding-guest-qa
SKOVA has the basics for what to wear in an indian wedding, and with that you need to layer on lots of jewelry and beautiful scarves and shawls. 
The Basics:
Generally wearing pure white and black are avoided during the wedding. Wedding and wedding related events are colorful, loud, and fun.
Of course if you have a fabulous white or black dress that you would never wear for a funeral, then you can wear it.
Avoid dresses and outfits that scream boobage. You know those dresses ladies; they're not accepted at Indian weddings. South Asian weddings are traditional and religious (Hindu, Muslim, Jain, Sikh), be prudent and leave the strapless, tight fitting, hip hugging dress for another time.
Men, do dress up. Skip the jeans and t-shirts and be formal. We see a lot of weddings held in India are lax in the dress code for men. Don't be that slob. Be a gentlemen.
Accessories are the most important part of Indian outfits. There is so much to buy, but you don't have to wear everything. Bindis and bangles are the most common to wear. Many girls will also wear payals, or anklets, and some will wear mang tikkas, basically huge bindis.
If you are attending a Muslim nikah or a Sikh wedding at the gurdwara (temple), you may need to cover your head. Keep a shawl/scarf with you that matches your outfit.
Beautiful Photography by Jose Villa http://josevilla.com
Please click on link and check out Jose's amazing work. He is one of our favorite wedding and lifestyle photographers. 
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