The Baraat {Indian Wedding Rituals}

Dhol, noise, music, laughter, twirling dress, aunties cheering, cousins dancing, horses, elephants, shutting down the main street, pulling strangers into to the celebration, the baraat is the Big Bang that starts the wedding off in full Desi glory.  {Photo courtesy of IQPhoto Studios, via Preeya &Parmod's Wedding} The Baraat is a largely North Indian and Pakistani tradition by which the groom arrives at his wedding.  It typically begins somewhere down the street from the wedding...