This wedding took me to a part of India that was on my wishlist for long. Imphal in Manipur is a quaint little town that is exploding with growth and urbanisation. Everything about this place was unique, starting from the tiny international airport to the time the sun rises and sets. The people, customs, food, attire and language had me enthralled. The events were spread over a week and everyday was a new experience. I realised here that language was not a barrier to communicate, and that an observant eye could adapt and capture moments of new customs and rituals without practice. The meitei wedding was austere and colourful, and it was held entirely in the bride's and groom's homes. Here are highlights from the exotic Manipuri, Meitei wedding.