Comunidade Hindu de Portugal, Lisbon Elopement Photo Story Award

Comunidade Hindu de Portugal Elopement Image from Lisboa showing a ceremony with no reception and party

Hindu Wedding Photography, Portugal | The Bride and groom during the religious ceremony

Bride and groom during the religious ceremony.

Amita and Miguel were committed to marrying in 2020, due to a family agreement.  So after the first COVID-19 confinement, they managed to quickly organize their wedding.

The wedding had more or less 25 guests (their close family and friends).  Due to safety measures, they could only do the Hindu ceremony with no reception and party, at least in the Comunidade Hindu of Portugal venue.

It was almost 2.5 hours of emotive ceremony, where the barriers of 2 different cultures were broken for love's sake.

Comunidade Hindu de Portugal Outdoor image of the wedding ceremony entrance

Wedding Photographer Portugal | A view of the main entrance to the religious temple

A view of the main entrance to the religious temple.

Lisboa Hindu Wedding Photo of the groom coming in the street for the bride with his godfather on his side holding a umbrella

 Indian Destination Wedding Photo - Portugal | a traditional Hindu ceremony shot of the groom

As a traditional Hindu ceremony, the groom comes in the street with his godfather on his side holding a umbrella, with all of his family singing and creating noise to make known that they are arriving.

a Hindu Wedding Ceremony image from Portugal of The bride hanging a flower necklace on the groom

Hindu Wedding Ceremony Pictures in Portugal | The bride hands a flower necklace to the groom

The bride hands a flower necklace to the groom during the Hindu ceremony.

Comunidade Hindu de Portugal Wedding photo showing a view of the guests in half-circle in front of the Mandap

Comunidade Hindu de Portugal Wedding Images | A view of the guests in half-circle in front of the Mandap

A view of the guests in half-circle in front of the Mandap (the Hindu altar).

Hindu Wedding Ceremony Photo of the bride's brother holding the groom's foot preventing him from proceeding and completing the last lap

Comunidade Hindu de Portugal Weddings | In the last lap to the fire, the bride goes ahead as a sign of the family's protective shield

In the last lap to the fire, the bride goes ahead as a sign of the family's protective shield, as this is what faces the obstacles of life on the front lines. At this moment, the bride's brothers hold the groom's foot preventing him from proceeding and completing the last lap, when he goes to touch the stone. They only let the wedding ritual end if the groom leaves an “envelope” to take the bride with him (it is the best man who manages the negotiation). It is a traditional joke.

Comunidade Hindu de Portugal Wedding image created Near the end of the religious ceremony of the flower tossing

Comunidade Hindu de Portugal Wedding Picture | Nearing the end of the religious ceremony

At the end of the religious ceremony, the bride and groom throw each other flowers.