Monday, December 11, 2006

The Great Indian Wedding

My little cousin is getting married in two days. I say little because she is the kiddo in the family. The forever kid. The one who gets away with everything. To be frank, all of us in the family are so pampered that all of us have gotten away with everything.

She is getting married on the 13th. It is hard to imagine her as a married woman. It is going to be a grand wedding. Looking forward to it because I haven't gone to a good family function in ages. It will be great fun. The entire extended family will be here. In our weddings, the bride's family had to oversee all the arrangements, entertain the guests and manage the wedding. I and this cousin would always do that at all other functions. This time, its just me there. Will be fun.

I have always wanted to write a post on weddings in my community. The wedding is a sober function, no dancing like in North Indian weddings. But the rituals and the meaning behind them are beautiful. If I ever manage to observe everything, I will come back and write.

I am off to some fun, and a break from work! Yipeeee!
Tata my dear readers, stay precious. Life is Beautiful.


shakri said...

Ah! Now I remember this wedding you mentioned. Did I tell you I have terrible memory? I was wondering which wedding you were talking about. Cool. Sounds like a lot of fun. It has been more than 10 years since I went to a family wedding myself. :) So I can imagine how excited you must be. All the best.

San Nakji said...

I would love to see a real Indian wedding. I have heard so much about them. When I finally get over there I am so crashing a few!

Have fun Deepa!