Friday, August 13, 2010

Went to my first Hindu Wedding today.

I was lucky enough to be invited to help celebrate the marriage of some friends. Actually there will be two weddings. Yesterday was the bridal shower. I got my hand Henna-ed. It was really so much fun.
This morning (at 8:30 a.m., was the Hindu wedding and tomorrow night will be the civil ceremony at a hotel.
I could never do justice to describing how beautiful everyone and everything was today. The ceremony was very long but everything that is done is very symbolic (we had someone telling us what was going on. The wedding started outside, came inside to this elaborate stage, then ended in the Temple for a blessing. (Then we had a yummy lunch) This was the first time I got to wear my beautiful sari that JJ (the mother of the bride) bought for me some time back. This was a beautiful experience. /Users/marjorie/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Originals/2010/Aug 13, 2010/DSC01969.JPG
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