Vishnu and I drove down to Miami this past weekend for our friends Adam and Khusbu’s wedding. We had so much fun celebrating the lovebirds!
I’ve known Khusbu since college, but we lost touch for a few years. When we moved to South Florida, the four of us started hanging out and got to know each other better. In fact, I still remember getting Khusbu’s “We’re engaged” text! It’s crazy to think their wedding is now in the past.
The wedding was obviously the main reason we were in Miami, but luckily we were able to squeeze in a few other things as well.
On Friday night, we stayed with my colleague Ivette. As soon as we got to her place, we freshened up and headed to The Rusty Pelican for dinner. Vishnu mentioned this restaurant several times during our last few months in Miami, but we never had the opportunity to eat there. It’s not the most vegetarian friendly restaurant, so I found it to be good but not great. However, Ivette and Vishnu loved their dishes!
We woke up bright and early on Saturday morning to get ready and head to the hotel. We made it to the hotel in time for the baarat (groom’s entrance), however everything leading up to that was a huge fail.
First, I had the hardest time putting on my sari. Two YouTube videos later, I just did my best and prayed that it wouldn’t fall apart on me. Then, we called an Uber to take us to the hotel. It just so happened that the Susan G. Komen race was happening that morning, so every single road in the area was blocked. What should’ve been a five minute drive, turned out to be a 35 minute drive. It was so bad that we asked our driver to just drop us off no where close to the hotel. And then we walked. Me in my messed up sari and heels and Vishnu in his suit. With two rolling suitcases. We were quite the spectacle I’m sure.
Anyways, after that things got better. The baraat was lots of fun, the wedding was absolutely beautiful, and the reception was full of energy. We were even able to squeeze in a walk around our old neighborhood in the afternoon.
Before heading back to St. Petersburg, we met up with Vishnu’s cousin Tara and our friend Hanisha for brunch. It was so good to see them and catch up over delicious food!
On our drive home, we talked a lot about our time in Miami and how much we miss the city. And since we’re not moving back anytime soon, we realized that the next best thing to do is make the most of our time in St. Pete. We have eight ish more months here, and we want to see and do as much as possible…we’re on a mission!
Well, I hope you have a great start to your week!