Journey Of Marriage

JOURNEY OF MARRIAGE

With the life becoming a race and day getting shortened we all are on a track-track of life. We are running after one or another thing in chase of happiness, taking all the toll and keeping our eyes on the final destinations.

We suppose that once we reach there we would b happy and enjoy then. But does it really happens????

Once we chase the thing we were aspiring for we feel like that we had missed a lot in our lives. In quest of some big happiness we had sacrificed all the little moments that were too sweet and adorable .

This is the scenario in every phase of life and even marriages are not untouched  with this race.

In zest of our D – day we miss all the precious moments leading to this beautiful event .The journey of marriage from engagement to the wedding is beautiful at its every milestone.

The voyage starts with the photographs being exchanged followed by the tray of tea in girl’s hand and all the people staring her as if some supernatural power had stepped down on earth. A trail of questions with loads of expectations are on the way. Girl with all the possible decent behaviour  tries to be calm on the most irritating questions and answers every little thing bearing an 32 teeth smile on her pretty nervous face.

Where the in laws are judging her “susheelta” and “sundarta” , boy is sitting in world of different thoughts. He is in dielemme whether the beautiful face sitting before him is beautiful at heart too????Will she love him????Will she take care of her parents???Will she be compatible???Will she be the one whom I had always dreamt of???

He tries to find all the answers in the eyes of gal by looking at her from the corners of his eyes.

The heart of the gal is also at the same pace. Though answering all the whereabouts to elders, she is too keen to know does the boy liked her??? Will he be her prince charming?? Will he support her throughout the life?? Will he be honest and trustworthy???

After all the discussions between elders to each other’s kids, finally it’s the time for the boy nd gal to talk each other. With lots of hesitation and nervousnesss they proceed and on their affirmation rishta gets confirmed  from both sides.

Would be man and the wife exchange their numbers and all of a sudden the unknown numbers  become most recently and most frequently dialled in their cell phone. Every beep makes the heart beat run fastly , throughout the day they keep waiting to be in touch .Together they plan for the future coming ahead .

Love is totally in the air.

They get engaged, many rituals are followed. Their every single day passes as if a light year. Both of them desperately wait for the day when they would tie in the pious knot to be each other’s or forever.

Finally the big day arrives .With all the blessings of loves ones , they enter into a new world-the world that existed only in dreams few months back……

Beauty of any destination lies in its journey and we at ultra rich keep care that none of your milestone gets unenjoyed……………..

 

 

Namrta Chauhan

The Wedding rings and Diamond

The Wedding rings and Diamond

Wedding rings are the most important ornament of a wedding. The ceremony of wearing a wedding ring dates 11th century in the western culture. In India it has been much older, we have read stories were rings have been exchanged between couples as a sign of love. Traditionally, the wedding ring is presented as a betrothal gift by a man to his prospective spouse while he proposes marriage or directly after she accepts his marriage proposal thus, represents a formal agreement to future marriage. The wedding ring is worn on the wedding day in the western culture and on the engagement ceremony in the Indian culture. The ring so worn not only depicts the love of his or her better half but also that the person is booked and hence not available for further affairs.

Ring finger- is also known as the magical figure in some ancient culture, while the others call it a nameless finger (Anamika-in Sanskrit). The wedding ring is worn in this finger because the vein in this finger, called (Vena Amoris) as said to be directly connected to the heart, a symbol of love.

Initially wedding rings were like bands a circle which showed a never ending cycle of love for each other and then came the stone on top of that circle to make that band more beautiful.

In the wedding rings 18 carat gold is preferred but, common metal types such as goldplatinumtitaniumsilver and stainless steel are also used for engagement rings. This allows for the bride-to-be to exert her own individual style into the ring in a simplistic manner. Now a day’s Brides are very conscious and particular about their wedding rings because not only they wear the ring throughout their lives but also because it has become a sign of their spouse wealth. The size of diamond in a bride’s wedding band depicts the worth of her husband’s wealth this tradition is actually very old. In older times, the wedding rings were not only a sign of love, but were also linked to the bestowal of ‘earnest money’.

Diamonds have been chosen as the stone in the wedding ring because they are said to last forever. A compressed compound of carbon diamond has an extremely long life. This particular feature of a long life gives diamond a place in the wedding ring. The value of diamond in the wedding ring ranges from some thousands to crores of rupees depending upon individuals.

Anchal Jain

Marriage – A divine Relation

Marriage-a  divine relation

Mehendi hai rachne wali hatho me ghri lali……kahe sakhiya ab kaliya hatho me khilne wali h…tere man ko jeevan ko nai khusiya milne wali…….o hariyali banno

The day of marriage is  the day of sharing a lifetime eternal bond. Fragnance of the D- day since the ritual of roka doesn’t let the future bride and the bridegroom to sleep. All of a sudden dreams filled wide open eyes change the world of the girl and the boy.Both express their excitement in different ways- where the boy expresses it by looking for all the possible honeymoon destinations,the girl gets over conscious about her looks and all the ceremonies .Their heart beats resonate but the way of expression lies in the genes!!!!

The childhood dream of the girl of her prince charming coming to her riding a white horse and that of a boy unveiling his bride on d bed of roses is suddenly going to become a reality. The roka comes with a lot of questions!!!! Is he/she the right person to spend the whole life with? Will she care and love me as my mother did? Will he support me like my father? Will she prove a daughter to my parents rather than a typical bahu and vice versa? They actually try to find answer to satisfy their question for each other by talking a lot just after the marriage has been fixed in today’s scenario.This is the exact time when they come close to each other and take their first steps towards developing understanding-this period basically  bridges the foundation of a new budding lifetime relationship.

As the day of the grand event comes closer followed by a trail of rituals and ceremonies, the families get ample time to develop understanding and this is what actually matters in an arrange marriage which is aptly described as-“saadi na sirf do insano ka balki do parivaro ka mail h” .Each ritual has its own significance but the prime concern is to nourish the budding relation with all the blessings , love and care that can be showered!!!

Finally the eternal bond comes with its own responsibilities and expectations which must be timely and unnoticeably fulfilled to keep the tree of family and relations lively for the branches to bear its sweet fruits and it becomes the responsibility of both the sides to forward a hand of mutual respect to achieve a common goal of HAPPY LIVING.

With ULTRA RICH we help you to take your first steps towards finding a match that will actually prove your better half in every way and later giving this match god’s affirmity to share a lifetime bond.

RELATIONS ARE MADE IN HEAVEN,WE KNOW WHERE TO FIND YOUR SOUL MATE AND HOW TO TIE THE KNOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Namrta Chauhan

Importance of marriage in Indian Culture

 

India is a nation with vast and ancient traditions. The country blossoms with an extensive numbers of colorful culture, languages, communities and tribes. India gives great significance to the tradition of marriage. Indian Marriages are always celebrated with great happiness and enthusiasm. Marriages in India are the most memorable event of one’s life. The Indian culture has never been rigid and that’s why it’s surviving with pride in the modern era. It timely imbibes the qualities of various other cultures and comes out as a contemporary and acceptable tradition. That is what unique about the Indian culture..it moves on with the time
Indian marriages are performed with great purity and making couple to learn the true meanings of being together. Marriage is also the only relationship, which connects the married couple for the life time. The most important thing in one’s life is to marry at right age, with the right person.
The most difficult task is to find the right person to marry and Indian people spend large amount of time for the matrimonial search. Nowadays love marriages have made easy for the parents to search an online matrimonial site. As now boys and girls find their own life partners and parents are left with the task of showering their love and blessings on their children for their happy married life. In India new concept of love marriage is introduced. It has brought a new revolutionary change in the thought process of the Indians. Now Indian marriages are of more effervescent and exaggerated, due to the participation of the young minds. But in case of the arrange marriages, the process remains the same. The matrimonial search for the potential Indian bride and groom has to go a number of phases.
Parents, friends, relatives of the particular bride or groom really have to do a proper research work before forming a grouping with the other family members. There are various different ways for matrimonial search in India. It sometimes, becomes very complicated to find a perfect match for the potential Indian bride or India groom. But with the origination of internet, it has become far easier to search an Indian groom or bride for marriage.
The Indian culture has never been rigid and that’s why it’s surviving with pride in the modern era. It timely imbibes the qualities of various other cultures and comes out as a contemporary and acceptable tradition. That is what unique about the Indian culture..it moves on with the time.

– SANJAY SINGH CHAHAR

Gujrati wedding

Gujrati wedding

Since time immemorable  marriage had been an integral part of human culture.It is way for the propensity  of human civilization.Whatever the latitude we look for ,howsoever the people and their tradition be in that zone of globe -one concept nurtures the core of every human being-marriage.

Marriage is the heritage of every culture and is thought to be one of most essential part of an individual’s life.

With the geographic boundaries dresses change , cuisine changes and the traditions too.Like every other flock of people gujratis have their own customs and beliefs for marriage.They follow a set of different ritual.Behind every difference lies the common idea of blessing the couple tieing into nuptial knots of relation.

Pre wedding rituals

1)Sagai- the to be brides goes to the home of to be groom with matli which is generally made of steel and imbibes sweets n gifts in it.Matli is a symbol of good luck and is a way to demarcate the acceptance of relation by girl’s family.

It ends with a small rasm where 5 ladies from each family bless the would be couple.This represents the promise between the families going to become relatives

2)Garba- is one of the most popular dance form that makes every feet to move on the rhythm.It is a social gathering that takes place a night before marriage.Here the couples dance with daandia in hands.The motive of this ceremony is to introduce the people of same religion so that future couples could be made.

3)Pithi-its an alternative name of the rasm haldi where gal and boy both are applied with haldi paste for the cleansing of skin.

4)Mehndi-bride’s hands and feets are adorned with heena paste.

5)Mandap mahurat-pooja’s are performed in both the homes of would be bride and groom.This is a way of asking lord ganesha’s blessing for the commensuration of new relationship.

6)Grih shanti-this pooja is performed for the happy married life of new  couple and escape of any dosh if present.It is planned on an specific mahurat after matching the horoscopes of bride and groom.

Wedding ceremony

1)Bharat-the grooms family moves to the bride’s home dancing and celebrating.Generally the dulha sits on ghodi but now a days lavish cars are a new trend.

2)Ponkvu-it is an official start of gujrati marriage where groom’s mother in law welcomes the barat with aarti and teases groom by poking his nose.This is away to signify that it is the groom who has come to their door asking for their daughter’s hand.

3)Jaimala-exchange of garlands between the bride and groom.

4)Madhuparka-the groom is invited to mandap where his feet are washed with honey and milk.During this duration saali’s(gal’s sisters) steal the shoes of groom and demand joota churai shagun(gifts and cash)to return them,traditionally the groom is to return wearing the same shoes he came wearing.

5)Kanya agmana-the bride is brought to the mandap by her mama(maternal unle).An antarpat (curtain)is stretched between the bride and groom which is lowered with the proceedings of pooja and garlands are exchanged.

6)Kanya daan-here the gal’s parents keeps her hands over that of grrom signifying that they are giving the laxmi(their daughter) to lord Vishnu(groom).Parents generally fast on the day so as to keep themselves pure for the ritual.

7)Hasta milap-here the scarf of groom is tied to the saree of bride signifying the union of two souls.Pandit chants mantra and relatives shower the rice and rose petals to bless the couple.

8) Mangal Pheras- The bride and groom circle the sacred fire four times, signifying the four basic human goals of Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha ,with the mantra chantings by pandita nd their recitation by groom.At the end of the pheras the bride and groom will run to sit down first and the one who finds a seat first is said to rule the house

9) Saptapadi- The groom helps the bride touch seven betel nuts with her right toe, while they recite the seven vows. With each step, the groom chants mantras in which he requests support from his wife.

10) Saubhagyavati Bhava – Seven married women from the bride’s side will pass by the couple at this time and whisper blessings into the bride’s right ear.

11)Chero Pakaryo- Traditionally, when the bride’s mother passes, the groom will tug at her sari as a way of asking the bride’s family for gifts.

12)Ashirwadcouple asks for the blessings of their elders.

Post wedding

1)Vidaai – departure of the newly married couple with tears of joy and sadness. The bride is often carried out by her brothers.

2)Ghar Nu Laxmi- The bride is welcomed into the groom’s home as the Goddess Laxmi who will bring good fortune to her new home. The mother-in-law places a vessel filled with rice at the entrance to the home which is to be spilled by the bride by touching it with her right foot. This is a symbol of wealth and the bride accepts her responsibilities towards her new home.

3)Aeki BekiThe couple will then often play a game called Aeki Beki in which a tray of water is mixed with milk and sindoor (vermilion). In this tray are placed several coins and a ring. It is believed that the person who finds the ring four out of seven times will rule the household. The day is concluded with prayers to God requesting happiness and love for the newly married couple.

Here we at ultra rich match takes care that with the daandias & dhoklas fun reaches its extreme heights and you keep enjoying with no worries of ritual arrangements……..

 

 

Namrta  Chauhan 

Latest Trends of Wedding Photography


Hiring a photographer to document your wedding day is a must for any couple tying the knot, but there’s more to recording your “I do’s” than making sure someone is there to snap what they see. More and more couples are craving something different when it comes to the images of their big day – something that goes beyond the standard look and feel of traditional wedding photos. We looked into what they’re asking for and what else is becoming a trend in wedding photography.

Capturing the day differently

The Wedding Photographers business motto is “Let us tell your story differently”. They are expert at capturing the happiest day of your life in a way that’s unique, special and totally personal. They shared their tips for making sure your photos – from the first dance to the last kiss – are not only beautiful, but distinctive, too.

 Wedding Photographers philosophy when it comes to capturing a couple’s wedding day is to bring them something different using a photojournalistic style. He’s always looking for a different angle or artistic look to make images stand out and give the couple something original to look at. Posed pictures are a thing of the past and outside of a few group shots of the wedding party, it’s all about capturing the beauty of the day in a candid, relaxed way. “Other than some time that we set aside to do portraits, we spend most of our time being a fly on the wall and catching the day’s emotions and moments as they fly by,” the photographer says.

Getting personal for better photos

Never mind generic – couples today want to be artists with their wedding. They want to show their personality through not only their wedding day as a whole, but through the photos as well. Photographer and his team encourage couples to look at who they are and share this with their friends and family. “This usually causes them to dig deep and come up with some great ideas,” he says, adding that one couple he worked with who did an “Jodha Akbar” themed wedding asked all of their guests to come in vintage style clothing – something that put a unique spin on their wedding photos.

Choose a theme and don’t be afraid to ask guests to dress accordingly. Some ideas include:

The aforementioned vintage look (which would look great in black and white)

Garden party garb (perfect for an outdoor or backyard affair)

Choose a color and ask everyone to incorporate your chosen hue into whatever they wear

Ask guests to incorporate colors or patterns that represent your culture into their wedding day outfits

Choose a decade that inspires you stylistically and request that guests dress according to that time period

Trends to watch

Some emerging wedding photography trends

Vintage style: A lot of photographers are adding a vintage look to their photos and shooting weddings that have a vintage feel.

Wedding week pics: Couples are starting to request wedding week coverage, especially if they have friends and family in from out of town. He’s already being asked to cover more rehearsals and rehearsal dinners and day-after sessions, so why not just extend the photo fun to a whole week?

Detailed images: More couples are asking for detailed photos of all of the centrepieces and everything that goes into the wedding day. This includes creative shots of shoes, rings and the dress.

Pre-wedding portraits: Different styles of portrait sessions done before the big day, such as a boudoir session as a gift for the fiancée, are becoming more popular.

More creativity: As couples want to get more creative with their portraits, they need more time to get the type of shots they want. More couples are scheduling a few hours before their wedding to go out and have a pre-ceremony shoot where they can be more relaxed and get some images that show them enjoying the moment.

– Abhishu.

THEME WEDDINGS


Theme weddings are one of the latest trends in wedding planning. A theme wedding can be a period wedding, such as Renaissance or Medieval, can be season related, such as Christmas or Valentine’s Day, or just about any other idea. Choosing a theme for your wedding should include your interests, hobbies, andwhat you have imagined for your wedding day.

Seasonal wedding themes are fun for the bridal party and the guests. A Christmas wedding can include Christmas trees as decorations and Christmas themed foods. Red and green is the common colors involved in Christmas themed weddings, but gold and cream are popular too. A Valentine’s wedding can include cupids, hearts, and love as the main themes. Colors that are usually used in this type of theme wedding are red, pink, and white. Seasonal weddings are great if you are getting married on or very near a holiday.

Cultural and heritage wedding themes are very common too. At an Asian theme wedding, you may see the bride in a red brocade silk gown with a Chinese dragon or a phoenix embroidered on the dress in yellow. The groom and the bridesmaids will also be dressed in red and yellow, as white is considered a funeral color in China. Food will include Chinese food, of course! Party favors can include personalized fortune cookies or chopsticks with your names and wedding date on them. Other cultural theme wedding choices are Irish, Japanese, African American, or any other culture or heritage you can think of.

Beach weddings are also a trend in wedding themes. The wedding can be held at or on a beach location with the bride in a traditional dress or something more beach friendly, like a bikini and a sarong. The menu might include a clam roast, a roasted pig, or a barbecue. You can even elope with your family and friends to an exotic beach location. Party favors can include seashell picture frames or custom candy bars.

Weddings that revolve around hobby themes are also very popular. A Golf theme wedding is a wonderful example of this. A golf themed wedding can be held on a golf course with the reception at the clubhouse. The golf theme can carry over to party favors, decorations, and even the food. Centerpieces can be replicas of golf course “hazards” or golf hole flags. Party favors can include mini golf sets or customized golf tees with your names and wedding date on them.

You might want to have a Las Vegas wedding. You can rent casino equipment for the reception and have many glitzy and showy decorations. You can even have entertainment that is Las Vegas inspired. Elvis or Frank Sinatra impersonators would be a wonderful addition to the reception. Your party favors can be mini slot machines, chocolate coins, or poker chips with your names and wedding date on them.

Other theme weddings are butterflies, Halloween, flowers, gardens, and even job related themes. You should take you and your fiancés/fiancée’s interests into account when planning a theme wedding. Make it fun for both of you and your family and you will have planned a successful wedding!

– Haritha Vunnam

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