Anyone who is Indian or who has attended an Indian wedding can vouch for the fact that they are absolutely crazy. In India, weddings are not merely about the bride and the groom. In fact, the institution is riddled with traditions that include families from both sides. All the desi traditions and rituals paired up with lively and ridiculous people add up to be an insane event. They are sparkly, colorful, and entertaining as a whole tv series. Every event ends up looking like a scene right out of a movie. The haldi function and the sangeet function have to be major highlights of the whole program.
All the friends and family members get into it for at least a whole week to make the whole event a success, entertaining everyone involved. It has all that you would ever need- great food, amazing outfits, and the most beautiful people. It is simply nothing less than a roller-coaster of emotions. This list lays down the moments which deserve to be on this list of some of the most iconic desi wedding moments.
- Norwegian dance group dances to Kala Chashma
An influential dancing group from Norway named Quick Style has long dominated social media. After performing “Kala Chashma” at a wedding, the dancing ensemble became viral, while also bringing back the groovy tune from the Katrina Kaif-Siddharth Malhotra film “Baar Baar Dekho”. The group gave a fast-paced performance that was packed with expressive gestures and deft movements. A video of their high-energy dance went viral around the world, and many individuals reproduced the routines. Followers on social media were swept away by the act and showered the dancing troupe with accolades.
- Ayesha Mano with her dance performance
The song Mera Dil Ye Pukare, sung brilliantly by the famous Lata Mangeshkar, was brought back to the popular list following Pakistani influencer, Ayesha Mano who set fire on the stage while performing it. It all began with a Pakistani influencer. When Ayesha performed to the melodic tune at a wedding, she had no idea she was about to spark a revolution.
The influencer’s profile blew up right after the video was posted on the internet. There have been many recreations since then for the viral dance challenge. Not only by normal people but it has even been done by major movie stars such as Madhuri Dixit and many others.
- The first case of sologamy in the country
On June 11, a woman from Gujarat’s Vadodara captured the nation’s attention when news spread around that she was planning to get married to herself. Kshama Bindu had to postpone the ceremony and wedded herself at a private affair on June 9 instead, claiming to be the first Indian to do so.
In addition, she took a two-week solo honeymoon after the wedding ceremonies. A promise to be there for yourself and love and compassion for oneself according to Bindu is what she refers to as “self-marriage.” She shared numerous beautiful photos of different traditional marriage traditions, including mehendi and haldi, on her Instagram account, where she can be seen with her friends and family.
- Twin sisters getting married to the same man
This year saw some really bizarre trends but one of the weirdest moments was when a man got married to two women who were twin sisters. Police have arrested the man, a resident of Maharashtra, after videos showing him marrying two sets of twin sisters simultaneously went viral. The event occurred in the Malshiras tehsil of the Solapur district.
Atul Uttam Autade, who owns a travel firm in Mumbai, wedded sisters Rinki and Pinki Padgaonkar in a lavish ceremony in Solapur, Maharashtra. In a video, they can be seen conducting the customary “varmala” ceremony, during which there is much laughter as Atul, who is being carried by friends, tries to avoid the garlands from his two brides.
- Bride bringing her own baarat
By eschewing the norm, an unusual bride from Ambala, Haryana, became a glowing example of gender equality when she led her baraat to the bridegroom’s house. Traditionally, Indian brides ride horses into the wedding location with a “baraat,” but in Haryana, this bride, Priya, swapped gender roles.
- Couple’s dance on Govinda, Karishma Kapoor’s song
Numerous Indian wedding videos have gained popularity online. A newly married couple made news earlier this year when they danced to the super hit Govinda, Karishma Kapoor song ‘Tumsa Koi Pyara’ from the 1994 film ‘Khuddar’. Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu were the singers of the 1990s song. An IPS officer posted the footage on Twitter. The duo can be seen dancing together, perfectly timed to the hit tune.
Both the bride and the groom matched one another and wore lavishly decorated dresses for the wedding events. The people on social media could not get enough of the adorable couple and posted many comments complimenting and blessing them.
- A scuffle breaks out at a wedding in Kerala
A few arguments here and there is no big deal for a desi wedding. However, this wedding turned bad really quickly when there broke a huge brawl at the event, all because of papad. A brutal altercation that appeared to have broken out at a wedding event in Kerala, southern India, was captured on an odd video that quickly went popular on social media.
The argument apparently began when several relatives of the groom’s family asked for extra “papad” but were denied, which sparked a verbal exchange. As shown in the widely shared video, the altercation quickly got out of hand when people started beating each other with shoes and “chappals.” Later, people attacked one another using chairs and tables as well.
- Groom enters his wedding function with his best friend
While weddings could be particularly cute, this was possibly the most wholesome thing that could occur at a wedding. Nowadays, people devote a lot of thought to how they will enter their wedding. Instead of driving to his wedding, this guy made the wise decision to enter the location on his motorcycle. A video of a man arriving at his wedding location with his pet dog on a motorbike became popular online. This video will undoubtedly make you cry.
- The emergency Starbucks visit
A bride going out to get coffee during her wedding ceremony was one of the most iconic desi wedding moments this year. Her video has gone viral on the internet. She made the decision to relax with a coffee because she was getting impatient waiting for “Baarat” to come. The bride was observed making a short Starbucks run after finishing off her wedding preparations. The Instagram feed “wedlookmagazine” posted the footage.
- The coolest dance from the bride’s father
This wedding witnessed a pretty cool rendition of the dance for the song, ‘Oo Antava Oo Oo Antava’ from the movie ‘Pushpa: The Rise’. The performance, however, was done by none but the bride’s father. In the song, actor Allu Arjun makes a big entrance, and the video depicts the father doing the same.
With a young team behind him, the father demonstrated his near-perfect movements to a standing ovation and loud screams from the audience. Even the younger dancers occasionally looked at him to mimic his movements as he led the group with remarkable assurance.
Some of these weddings are just so up and happening that it lands them into viral moments which circulate the internet all throughout the world. These are either planned or unplanned moments that somehow had the fortune (or misfortune, in some cases) of getting caught on camera in this digital world where they would stay for the rest of their life for everyone to watch and take inspiration from. These were some of the most iconic wedding moments that 2022 gave us. Hopefully, the new year is going to be even more eventful than this.