When Katy Perry and Russell Brand announced they were going to be married in India with a traditional Indian details, they set off a trend: incorporating elaborate eastern influenced touches in to weddings and other events. Hindu wedding ceremonies are one of the most beautiful and detail oriented weddings I have ever had the privilege to attend. Week long festivities and celebrations occur prior to the actual marriage. The groom’s family meets up with the bride’s family in a lively welcoming prior to the start of the ceremony. The groom’s entrance is often on an elephant, horse, or in some other manner such as a helicopter. A beautiful altar called a mandap is the focal point of the marriage ceremony and is elaborately decorated. Katy Perry and Russell Brand’s wedding photos have yet to be released and the word is that they have not sold the photos as of this time. Here is a little inspiration for you. The building shown is the actual building where their ceremony took place.