As a Pune wedding photographer, I frequently cover assignments as a wedding photographer in Pune. Typically the Maharashtrian weddings are simple, yet elegant. Most of the traditions have historical significance, connected to the way of life centuries ago. For example, there are ceremonies where the groom is welcomed- typically done when the party of the groom reaches the village of the bride. Another example is the Antarpat, where a piece of fabric is held between the bride and the groom, to prevent them from seeing each other, till the cloth is lowered. This perhaps is evolved from the fact that in older times, the bride and groom actually see each other for the first time in their life after this event!