If you’ve been lucky enough to attend an Indian wedding, or have seen photographs or video from an Indian wedding, you will know that there are a multitude of ceremonies that take place on both the bride and groom’s side before the actual Indian wedding day. One of these is the pithi or haldi ceremony and I enjoy the traditional Gujarati Haldi Pithi Wedding Photography. This entails rubbing a paste made out of chickpea flour, turmeric, rose water, and other variable ingredients, on the bride and groom’s skin. The paste is excellent for the skin and evens out skin tone. Family members and friends have fun getting the bride and groom completely covered in the paste. Here are some photographs from Ekta’s vidhi and pithi, which I photographed during the summer, just before the Indian wedding ceremony in Grosvenor House in Park Lane, London.