Aditi and Aditya’s wedding in Jaipur was quite a spectacle and the venues were most probably the most beautifully decorated I have ever seen. When we arrived for the Mehendi event at the Jai Mahal Palace on the first morning, it really felt like coming to a photographer’s Disneyland. The palace garden was beautifully decorated, the local Rajasthani folk dancers were captivating. Indian traditional musicians playing Rajasthani tunes to the delight of the guests who happily cooperated and presented a serious competition to the professional dancers. Even a couple of elephants were there for the enjoyment of the guests who wanted to take a short ride while others were enjoying the delicacies served in the shade of the colorful Shamiana tents. What a delight.
The evening Sangeet party was even more impressive with a colourful lighting and live performance at the Sisodia Rani Gardens outside of Jaipur but this was only the appetiser for the actual wedding to take place the day after at no other place but Jaipur City Palace!
The Wedding at Jaipur City Palace
The actual wedding took place at Jaipur’s City Palace, the former seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. The greatest part of the palace complex located in the heart of Jaipur city and incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings, is still the royal residence. I’ve been to Jaipur many times before but following the groom’s baraat procession, red carpet, elephants, horses, flag bearers, lights and music band was the closest I ever felt to actually experiencing the grandeur of this incredible place. The wedding took place at one of the large palace courtyards and was followed by a grand dinner that lasted into the night until the very emotional vidai ceremony and the departure of the newly wed couple. Definitely a wedding to remember.