Marathi wedding photographer in Pune


One of my more memorable wedding photography assignments as a wedding photographer in Pune happened to be on the first day of monsoon. However, unlike the wedding in Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding, Pooja and Mandar’s wedding was simple and elegant , typical of a Maharashtrian wedding. I am Rakesh, a leading wedding photographer in Pune. If you would like to hire me for wedding photography, engagement photography or any other assignments, please email the details to or use the Web form.

Seemant Pooja

Traditionally, Seemant Pooja was performed when the groom crossed the border(seema) of the village of the bride for the marriage. Nowadays, the ceremonies associated with seemant puja are performed on the night prior to the wedding.

The mehndi ceremony takes place at the bride’s place and usually, it is held a couple of days prior to the wedding.
 Often in weddings in Delhi,the groom is made to search for his name in mehndi on the hand of the bride, which is usually smartly written so as not be readily visible.


Wedding photographer in Pune
Wedding photographer in Pune

Maharashtrian Wedding Attire for Bride and Groom

Unlike most Indian communities where the bridal Sari is usually of red colour,Maharashtrian bridal saris are usually of golden yellow and green hues. The Marathi groom dons traditional dhoti kurta, usually in golden or earthern shades.

Marathi wedding Pune Bridal Sari and Jewellery
Marathi Groom pune Kurta

Kanya Daan

The Kanyadaan ceremony is performed by the father of the bride The father brings the daughter, then takes the bride’s hand and places it on the groom’s hand. This marks the beginning of gifting the bride ceremony.

 The ritual makes the bridegroom to think that his wife is the most precious gift given by the god Vishnu and the bride to think that her husband is a form of Vishnu
Photographing the water poured over the hands of the bride and groom

Mangal Sutra

The word Mangalsutra derived from two words-mangal(auspicious) and sutra(thread). The groom ties this sacred necklace around the bride’s neck after the Kanyadaan, giving her the status of his wife and life mate.

Photographing the water poured over the hands of the bride and groom


The Antarpat is a rather unique fixture in Marathi weddings. It is a white shawl which is held between the bride and the groom before the actual wedding ceremeony. The priest recites a set of 8 hymns, with the bride and groom facing each other, garlands in hand. The guests throw coloured rice (Akshata) at the bride and groom while the hymns are recited. The bride and groom exchange the garlands after the Antarpat is lowered


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1233 D, Apte road, Opp Hotel Kohinoor, Deccan Gymkhana,
Pune 411004.