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Brass Bands, an Indian wedding tradition, photographs from The Denver Post

The wedding season in India lasts for four months. During wedding celebrations the bridegroom’s family normally hires a brass band service to play at the wedding procession, in which the groom’s family dances all the way to the wedding venue where the bride’s family waits to receive them. The members of the band come together during the wedding season to perform and earn $10-12 per wedding

Musical instruments hang on the wall of a basement as a member of a brass band gets ready to perform at the wedding procession in New Delhi Members of the brass band play as fireworks are set off during a wedding procession in Noida Singh, member of a brass band, pauses as his other members perform during a wedding procession in New DelhiSingh, member of a brass band, pauses as his other members perform during a wedding procession in New Delhi

Members of the brass band play as fireworks are set off during a wedding procession in NoidaMembers of the brass band play as fireworks are set off during a wedding procession in Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi December 11, 2012.  Picture taken December 11, 2012.    REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

Singh, member of a brass band, pauses as his other members perform during a wedding procession in New DelhiAtar Singh, 45, a member of a brass band, pauses as his other members perform during a wedding procession in New Delhi December 7, 2012.   Picture taken December 7, 2012.    REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

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The Wedding Crasher

Whilst researching I came across this blog by Michael Yamashita, he writes about wedding photography and the rather remarkable way it is undertaken in some places in China,

“Who hasn’t shot a wedding?  On Geographic assignments, it’s hard to think of a story where I did not shoot one as part of my coverage, sometimes by plan, but mostly by accident — you’re in a small town out in the middle of nowhere and a procession is coming your way from down the street.  What celebration/ceremony says more about a culture than an old-fashioned wedding, the ultimate cultural photo op? Everyone loves a wedding. On these joyous occasions, everyone welcomes a photo, not to mention the photographer taking them. But unique to China is the wedding studio, where the real wedding takes place before the actual wedding ceremony.  Here the couple can have their choice of any of several wedding scenarios, with sets and costumes to match.  A Japanese wedding at a shrine, a western church wedding, a cruise ship wedding, a Shanghai 1920s wedding, or an outdoor wedding – whatever the bride and groom’s preference.  Wedding packages $5000 and up include a video as well as stills.  Here’s a sampling.”...MORE

all photos by Orange Photography Studio, wedding photos and video – Shanghai, China

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