Events & Parties: Indian Bangle Ceremony & Baby Shower

Welcoming a new baby to the family is a joyous occasion celebrated in different ways around the world. In Indian culture, the family celebrates by hosting a special baby shower to bless the mother-to-be with the abundant happiness of motherhood. It is easy to see the beauty of this custom in these lovely photos of Nandita’s Indian baby shower, shared with us by Cavin Elizabeth Photography. The shower took place at Nandita’s parents’ home in La Jolla, California. Keeping with tradition, Nandita began her day by dressing in a sari, a bindi and bangle bracelets while her female relatives prepared a party for her downstairs. When the mom-in-waiting made her debut, guests raised up their arms and cheered in her honor, and the bangle ceremony began! The bangle ceremony is an important part of Indian baby showers — the female guests bestow the mother-to-be and her child with good wishes by putting bangle bracelets on her arms. “Each female guest of the shower completed a number of traditions, including placing flowers in Nandita’s hair and slipping a few bangles on her arms,” explained Cavin Elizabeth Photography. “From first timers to the more experienced, each woman played a part in the bangle ceremony.” It is truly stunning how this traditional ceremony brings women together to honor the rites of motherhood and the family-female bond.

expecting mother dressing in sari by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
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woman in sari putting on earrings by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
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Indian woman in red and blue sari by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
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Indian bangle ceremony by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
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silver tray filled with bangle bracelets by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
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woman placing bangles on pregnant woman's arm by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
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pregnant Indian woman in sari by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
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Indian bangle ceremony portrait by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
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guests in saris at Indian baby shower by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
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fruit and cheese display at Indian baby shower by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
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cheese plate by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
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watermelon carved into baby stroller by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
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outdoor baby shower with white linens by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
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pink carnations by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
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table filled with baby gifts by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
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closeup shot of basket filled with baby gifts by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
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baby gifts by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
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close up shot of baby room decor by Cavin Elizabeth Photography
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Thank you Cavin Elizabeth Photography for sharing this special occasion with us!

~Audra

Photographer: Cavin Elizabeth Photography//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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