A very dear friend from Scotland is determined that I should get married again and has sent me a link to a video that shows how modern weddings are conducted in her part of the world.
In India, Hindus get married in an elaborate ceremony, conducted by priests chanting Sanskrit shlokas around a holy fire. You can see a picture here:
I have agreed that if I ever get married again, I shall arrange for similar drum beat to be played in our ceremony and get our Pandits and witnesses to chant the shlokas and dance to the beat. What an idea! Perhaps just what the dull boring ceremonies need!!
Just for a contrast, you can see a Hindu wedding here. Whereas as the still photograph shows a South Indian wedding, this video is more representative of weddings in the Northern parts of India.