It is said that music is the expression of ethereal beings, and it transcends all earthly limitations. So, it will be quite common that a person who lives and makes his living by music, the most important day of his or her life would be associated with the divine in some ways.
Such was the event at the wedding of the famous Bollywood singer Aditya Narayan and his betrothed Shweta Agarwal on the 1st day of December. The program was intimate, and the presence of attendees were limited to 50. The singer took to the social media platform of Instagram to announce the news to his fans. The pre-wedding and the marriage functions were captured by the famous company House on the Clouds.
The wedding partners
Aditya Narayan is the son of the famous Bollywood singer Udit Narayan, who is loved and liked by people of all ages for his soulful singing. Aditya followed in his father’s footsteps and has even worked as a child artist in Hindi films. He has even hosted several singing reality shows and some award shows as well. He met his life partner on the sets of the movie “Shaapit” and the rest was, as it’s said, written in the stars.
His better half, Shweta Aggarwal, is also a well-known name in the South Indian film industry. She has several films acclaimed by critics and liked by the mass under her belt and has also worked with stalwarts of Indian cinema like Naseeruddin Shah. Along with her Telegu films, she also starred in the Hindi film “Shaapit” from which her dream romance with Aditya started. They dated for 11 years before Aditya popped the question to her.
The news of the engagement was divulged by Aditya himself in November with an earnest post on the social media platform. He dubbed himself the luckiest man alive as he is going to marry the lady of his life. He stated that he had found her 11 years ago and preferred to keep his private affairs away from the prying eyes, as they both believe in keeping their own lives to their own. He further stated that he wouldn’t be active in the social media platform until December due to the varied and extensive preparation of marriage.
The pre-wedding festivities
Like all Indian households, where there are several events and functions before the actual wedding happens, the Narayan and Agarwal Family also had the required number of pre-wedding ceremonies. The festivities started with the traditional Tilak ceremony, where a mark is placed on the forehead of the wedding partners, signifying the blessings and well-wishes of the proud parents and the acquiescence to go along and fight with the problems of the world, hand in hand with the person he or she is going to marry. The bride and groom chose to wear dresses made of soft fabrics and subdued hues, which were perfectly complementary to the occasion.
Thereafter, the wedding parties celebrated the Haldi ceremony, where the groom is smeared with the auspicious yellow turmeric paste. It is thought to ward off any evil eye and bring good health to the wedding partners. Although now we know the scientific antibacterial and skin-nourishing effects of this particular spice, the traditional emotions and happiness this long-going ritual brings about were evident in the faces of the soon to be married couple.
The Mehendi ceremony was also a successful affair, full of smiles, giggles, hands outstretched to receive the designs made by the artisan and comparing each other’s depth of color- essentially the common scene of a festive and happy household. However, on all the occasions, the number of attendees was small, near about only 50 or so. It would seem that the two families decided to invite the near and dear ones only and opted for an intimate program.
The Aditya Narayan and Shweta Wedding was also a close-knit affair with the immediate families present. The venue was the beautiful Iskcon Temple in Juhu where the bride and groom became husband and wife in a traditional Indian ceremony. Both of them had donned ivory lehenga and Sherwani with intricate stonework in red. Both of the newlyweds looked happy and excited to enter this new phase in their lives.