Swati & Alex
An India-meets-Spain Wedding Story in Pune.
It’s always great fun to witness a cross continental wedding and Pune is always one of our favourite places to be in! Swati & Alex had a lovely 2 day wedding in Pune on Christmas. It was truly a multi-cultural wedding with a lot of participation from both, their Indian and Global family and friends.
Even though Swati has lived in Pune, Mumbai and Philly she is an Indian at heart, that meant when Alex and Swati decided to tie the knot it was on the Indian soil, December wedding also meant a vacation time for the guests, and Swati’s parents hosted their guests to a grand welcome with a pan India wild life safari as starters before the wedding week.
Around 20 of their Global friends and family flew down to Pune for the wedding. They were very excited to be a part of the festivities and learned choreographed dances to Latin and Hindi songs for the Sangeet cocktail evening.
Haldi to start the Christmas morning, followed by traditional Indian wedding rituals with the translation of mantras keeping Alex’s parents informed about the importance of each step of the ritual, this was followed by a reception, post sunset, a meet and greet event for friends and families. Everyone wished the new couple as blessings came from all ages and corners of the country, the day closed as they lit the sky candles creating a flock of lights in the winter sky