Thursday, March 15, 2012

Of sarees and laddus - Prem's wedding

  My classmate, Prem, got married last 2 weeks.  It was held on an early Sunday morning. At 7.30 am to be precise. That early on a Sunday morning??? But according to my friend, the wedding would have to be held at an auspicious time because it is believed to affect the longevity and prosperity of the wedding. Let's say, if the calculated auspicious time is at 3 a.m. and so the ceremony would have to be held at that time.

The ceremony
The ceremony takes quite some time and is accompanied all the while with prayers and the traditional musical instruments.

The happy groom and bride on their throne
Of course, I would not let go the chance of wearing a saree!!

My friend was like, why wear a saree?
1. You are not even Indian.
 I mean, that's all the reason why I should wear a saree! For one, I've not worn it and saree is a beautiful piece of art. The embelishments are so intricate and handmade!! Love is in the details baby!!

2. It's really troublesome to wear a saree.
The pessismist were like, 'You sure you wanna wear saree? You sure? Really hard to tie you know'
Yes, I am sure!! Give me that saree. I don't know how to tie but I will learn! I didn't find the process of wearing saree troublesome at all. In fact, I was so blessed to have friends who are willing to help me tie my saree together with me. (You really need an extra hand at it)

Okay, no pictures of me at the wedding because I was busy gobbling down on food and looking very unladylike at it!! Muahaha!


  1. what a wonderful day it must have been :)


  2. You look so fab in red saree!
    I wish I could attend some cultural wedding like this.

    P.S. Thank you for your sweet comment, my dear.
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  4. wow beautiful wedding, a little bit to early of course, and the saree is beautiful. following you. hope to see you.

  5. OMG, I want to have a saree now, you look so good on it!

  6. You look beautiful in the saree, I've never worn one before but would def want to try! I mean, why not right? :)

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