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Sthaalipaakam

Valerie Rosen

Montreal, Canada

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Had the absolute honour of shooting a Telugu style Indian wedding in Hyderabad this weekend. I was hired for 2 days of wedding activities that allowed me only 2 hours of sleep between the 2 days. Absolutely exhausting, but what a magical cultural experience! Here is a teaser, while I keep busy polishing the rest of the final selection of images.

“Sthaalipaakam” is a ritual wherein the groom adorns the feet of the bride with silver toe rings. This also is believed that the man bends to the woman in order to claim her as his. Also in order to ward-off the evil eye, the bride is adorned by a string of black beads during the ceremony. These beads along with the silver toe rings symbolize that she is a married woman.

For more info on this fascinating South Indian style wedding, see here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telugu_wedding_cer...

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FEATURED in “Artist on Facebook” Feb. 2012
FEATURED in “Bridal and Wedding Photography” March 2012
FEATURED in “Superbly Visual” June 2012

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