Destination Indian Wedding – Lisbon the Lapa Palace Hotel

This is the Big day Wedding story of Bela & Gerry. The beautiful bride Bela has Indian origins, and Gerry is from Ireland; as you can imagine, both families and friends came along from various parts of the globe, to take part of this magic, colorful, elegant and classy Wedding.

There were various ceremonies, starting with the world´s most ancient rites of the Hindu Ceremony, that was performed according to the Vedic Rites of the Arya Samaj. Each step in the ceremony has a symbolic, philosophical and spiritual meaning, and is meant to bring out a union of two separate beings.

Photographic style? The couple prefered a photojournalism approach, during great part of the event. Though, as we wish to tell a meaningful story, and the boutique hotel offers the perfect setting, we just couldn’t resist to capture all the beautiful details, the Mandap (Altar), and a brief portraits session close to sunset…

We would like to mention our dearest appreciation to the Details Wedding Planners team, Rupali and Mayuri, you definitely make dreams come true, and the most special thanks to Scott Ferreira and the Lapa Palace Hotel staff, for their availability, and will to help us, thank you all for making so much possible!

To Bela & Gerry, we loved to take part of your special day, and capture such magical and emotional moments, we wish you the very best with love and laughter!

 

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Varghodha
The arrival of the Groom: the Bride’s mother greets the Groom with an “Arti” and places a “Tilak” on his forehead.

Varpooja
The welcoming of the Groom: the priest welcomes Gerry and sprinkles his face and feet with water. Also, he is given a mixture of curd, honey and “ghee” to drink.

The white curd indicates that his life should be pure and void of any bad deeds. Honey signifies the sweetness of his life.

Ghee, melted butter denotes the Love that he and Bela share.

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Varmala
Arrival of the Bride: Bela arrives with her maternal uncles (Mama) to the “Mandap” (Altar) where they exchange garlands.

Kanyadan
Giving away the daughter: the parents express their desire to offer Bela’s hand in marriage to Gerard for a lifelong Union. They say “on this auspicious day we give away our daughter who is a symbol of Laxmi (Goddess of prosperity) to you, in the presence of the sacred fire, family, relatives and friends.”

 

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Hasta Melap
Joining the hands: in this ritual, Gerard’s scarf of shawl is tied to Bela’s Saree. This knot and the joined hands of the couple symbolize the Union of two souls joined together in holy matrimony.

The Acharya chants mantras to invoke the blessings of Goddess Laxmi and Goddess Parvati for the wife.

Mangal Pheras
Walking around the sacred fire: Bela and Gerry gold hands and walk around the “Agni” (fire) four times. Each “Pera” (round) represents the four goals in human life:

Dharma – Righteous life
Artha – Prosperous life
Kama – Fulfillment of all desire
Moksha – Liberation of the soul

 

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Aashirwaad
Blessings: the couple seeks the blessings of their parents, priest, elders of the family & the guests. In the Hindu culture, blessings are sought with a bow.

Then takes place the civil ceremony, as a legal part to satisfy the requirements of Portuguese and Irish authorities, and in the end, the Catholic Blessing, followed by the exchange of vows and wedding rings.

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Right after the ceremony, we invite the couple for a brief photo shoot, as we take them through some of the most beautiful and luxurious locations at the hotel. We were privileged to take some romantic pictures with a view, in the unique tower viewpoint, that offers that immense sight of Lisbon.

Meanwhile, their family and friends would follow to the cocktail reception by the gardens and pool:

 

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Irish an Indian Wedding Party at Lisbon Lapa Palace Hotel Dancefloor Lights red Blue Pink rear Flash Exposure creative photos unique moments

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Photography: Hélio Cristóvão e Marco Santos Marques / Foto de Sonho

Venue & Wedding Cake: Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel

Wedding Planner: Rupali & Mayuri / Details Wedding Planners

Mandap, Styling & Decor, Catering: Details Wedding Planners

Lights & Sound: Rui Miguel / JanitaSound

String Quartet:

DJ: Mayush

  • July 3, 2015 - 17:26

    Pedro Bento - You are doing Art my friends…ReplyCancel

  • July 3, 2015 - 17:46

    Anusha Tenti Govindjee - YReplyCancel

  • July 3, 2015 - 17:48

    Anusha Tenti Govindjee - You guys did a brilliant job, capturing the moments, the scene and the emotions! Well done!ReplyCancel

  • July 3, 2015 - 18:34

    Bela Govindjee - Wow! Beautiful – Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • July 3, 2015 - 18:47

    Yasmita Govindjee - Well done good jobReplyCancel

  • July 3, 2015 - 20:34

    Anand Ferco Patel - These are absolutely phenomenal!!!!! What a day to remember!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • July 3, 2015 - 20:40

    Ilesh Shantilal Savjani - Absolutely mesmerizing, great job!ReplyCancel

  • July 3, 2015 - 23:00

    Daniela Kutzmutz - Wow! Amazing photos of a truly beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

  • July 4, 2015 - 01:24

    Sima Manshukhlal - First of all congratulations to the couple! every detail is superb!!! Congratulations to all of you!!!ReplyCancel

  • July 4, 2015 - 15:52

    Nimita Dhirajlal - You both are so beautiful!!! What a gorgeous album.ReplyCancel

  • July 5, 2015 - 00:35

    Neeta Jivan - Great wedding ,enjoyed with loving family and friends .ReplyCancel

  • July 5, 2015 - 12:56

    Soraia Cristovao - Mais um trabalho excelente…feito por pessoas que amam o que fazem….ReplyCancel

  • July 5, 2015 - 12:57

    Soraia Cristovao - Vocês fazem magia…tornando o dia inesquecível…parabéns!ReplyCancel

  • July 5, 2015 - 13:32

    Mayuri Gokani - gorgeous pictures! Looks like it was an amazing day..ReplyCancel

  • July 5, 2015 - 14:47

    Pauline Flynn - Looks fab Gerry, so does your lovely bride. Hope you have a long happy life together. Hope you will bring Bela down to the Wild West so we can meet her. Pauline and NickieReplyCancel

  • July 5, 2015 - 23:10

    Se Gardiner - CongratulationsReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2015 - 15:20

    Mayush Kumar - Excelente trabalho neste dia memorável….parabéns!!!ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2015 - 06:25

    Duhita Govindji - Stunning!!!! XxxReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2016 - 11:30

    Rajveer Singh - nice all pic…………..fantasticReplyCancel

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