What’s my favorite thing about traveling? Definitely the unexpected. There’s something intoxicating about something popping in and changing your plans, especially when it’s something as unique as a local wedding! We stumbled upon this wedding by accident - upon returning to the village where we were staying, a mass of jubilant dancing villagers and their instruments could be seen and heard from our Guesthouse. So of course- we had to check it out! Having never been to an Indian wedding, I was a bit nervous at first that they wouldn’t want outsiders. Yet that soon proved to be wrong. Within minutes of clicking these photos, we were pulled into the dance line, clumsily trying to copy the perfect coordination of the wedding party. This Himachali wedding was definitely a highlight of the past month spent in Parvati Valley— and a good reminder that the best days happen when you least expect them.