From Chandigarh to Kolkata you make a giant cultural leap. The robust Punjabi spirit to the genteel Bengali mannerism, it was interesting how the same marriage played itself to the nuances of two very different cities.
Bengali weddings usually have a lot of rituals but in this wedding some of them were given a miss. This was a bit unusual as the older generation usually has its way on the wedding day. If you talk to a couple before their wedding, they will tell you their wedding will be different. That their wedding will be a bit more “chilled out” and wont have the usual repertoire of rituals. But on the D-Day the couple usually succumb to the admonitions of the milling relatives who make sure all wedding ceremonies are performed to the letter.