Shital’s Barat was one of the most fun (AKA dangerous) things I think I have ever shot at a wedding! These families were relentless during the stealing of the shoe!
Shot at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare
Shital is prepared for his Barat
Shital holds a coconut, which represents new beginning, success, well-being and wealth.
The grooms friends and family head outside for a long parade of fun and dancing as they escort him to Urvita
This is Shital, always smiling!
The crowd of friends and relatives arrives at the Hyatt, followed by Shital in the carriage pulled by a white horse
Urvita waits for Shital
She holds the garland that she must try to put around his neck
Shital does not make it easy for her! He stands high above the crowd!
But Urvita prevails =)
Shital has a simple task. Get on stool, eat some sweets, and step on that cute little thing on the ground. Easy, right?
Until the person feeding him sweets tries to get him off balance . . .
The friends of the bride join in . . .
And Shital hits the ground and his shoe is taken!
and the bartering begins!
Even after a crowd of people wrestle over Shital, he is still all smiles!
Finally Shital has his shoe, and the ceremony continues as he enters the ceremony hall