An Indian Engagement Ceremony marks the start of wedding rituals in the Indian Culture. Here, the families and friends gathered at the Del Monte Lodge in Rochester, NY to partake in both a Hindu and Sikh ceremony by showering the couple with gifts, sweets and love.
We started the evening off with an engagement session outside along the canal. I could tell by the way that these guys were acting, that they don’t get to see each other very often (they go to school in different cities), they were adorable and very giggly!
During the ceremonies, the future bride received gifts from the future groom’s family and vice versa. During the gift exchange, garland was placed on both of them. Each of them exchanged rings, with the groom to be also getting one. After the ring exchange sweets were served, you can’t beat that!
The evening was full of beautiful tradition and as a Westerner, I was honored to witness and document their wonderful ceremony.