Trump National Golf Club Wedding
This wedding at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California was a beautiful day with a gorgeous couple celebrating in the Indian Hindu tradition. From the dreamlike ocean view ceremony to the Indian feast to the fantastic dance performances by their family, Urvi and Monish truly had a day to remember.
Monish processed to meet the bride’s family with dancing and music surrounded by his groomsmen, family, and friends. This is called the Baraat. The Baraat is accompanied by the rhythm of a dhol, until the elders of both the families meet.
The wedding ceremony, called vivaah sanskar, begins.
The wedding ceremony begins with the Kanyadaan – the giving away of daughter by the father.
Saptapadi is the most important ritual. It is called the seven step ritual, where each step corresponds to a vow groom makes to bride, and a vow the bride makes to groom. The vows are pronounced in Sanskrit. Saptapadi is performed near a fire; and after each of the seven oaths to each other, the groom and bride perform the ritual of agnipradakshinam – walk around the fire, with the end of their garments tied together. The fire is a form of yajna – a vedic ritual where fire is the divine witness to the marriage. After Saptapadi, the couple are considered husband and wife.
Urvi swooned when Monish sang a song to her.