Hello hello!  Phew…this past weekend was a fun whirlwind.  I had been looking forward to my friend Purvi’s wedding for a very long time, and it came and went just like that.  I wish I could say that I took pictures of everything, but I can’t.  You see, I was one of Purvi’s bridesmaids, so I didn’t even think about taking pictures a lot of the time.  I was just trying to enjoy every moment.  Hence, I gave my camera to Vishnu, but based on the number of pictures he took, I think my fiancé was trying to do the same thing. Smile

Let me share what I can…

On Friday evening, I headed to Purvi’s mehndhi party.  I got there a little early so I could spend some time with the bride and the other bridesmaids.

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On Friday morning, I attended the traditional religious events that happen before most wedding ceremonies.  The yellow stuff you’ll see in the pictures below is a mixture made of turmeric, sandalwood, and a  few other things.  Both the bride and the groom have the paste applied to their body to purify it before the wedding ceremony.

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The garba (dance event) was on Friday night.  The décor was absolutely gorgeous, but the bride and groom stole the show!

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Giving my speech Smile

And then on Saturday morning, we all got up early to get ready for the big day!  In one word, everything was…perfect. The camera was in the car at this time, so I’ll share some of Vishnu’s iPhone pics when I get them.  Sorry!

And finally, the weekend ended on a high note with a grand reception.  There were funny speeches, dances, a love story video, and an embarrassing pictures slideshow.  Too much fun!

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Congratulations to Purvi and Bandish!  I know your years together as husband and wife are going to be amazing!


In other news, I found a job in South Florida!!!  Well, it’s more like the job found me, but that story is for another day.  If you remember, job stress was weighing me down quite a bit.  However, on Saturday morning, I got my official job offer!  Excited doesn’t even begin to describe what I’m feeling.  Yay!

Also, since being home, I’ve been cooking up a storm.  Yesterday, I made my parents a warm salad with roasted vegetables and a slightly unique version of Mmmm Sauce.  And tonight I made veggie and black bean quesadillas for dinner – filled with black beans, corn, zucchini, onion, and green bell pepper. 

I also have quite a few wedding updates to share, but I’ll save al that for another post. 

Have a great Wednesday!

By Parita

22 thoughts on “Happily Ever After”
  1. Welcome back, P! I missed u on the blog world :)! Congrats to your friends and you are looking gorgeous! I just realised that your wedding is less than a month away- how are you feeling?? Too exciting! CONGRATS on the job girl, it’s always such a relief and if anything, that’s one more ‘thing’ you can tick off your list!

    1. Thanks, K! I’ve missed you too. I’m still reading all my fav blogs but just don’t have time to comment. Hopefully that will change soon!

      And yes, finding a job was the BIGGEST relief. And it helps that it’s a job I’m super excited about. YAY!

  2. Let me tell you all that warm salad was so so so good, i took the left over for lunch and it was still so good next day!!! and then come home from work to have those quesadillas was awesome:) so good that i overstuffed my self…thanks my sunshine for all good food…

  3. loved this post. First off, congratulations on the job offer. You found a job in NO TIME. Nice! OMG, where was this reception.. the colors are gorgeous and so is the place. You look beautiful in every single picture and your skin looks radiant. Not sure what you’re saying about your skin, it is gorgeous!!!

    1. Thank you! The reception was in downtown Atlanta in a hotel. The decor was truly breathtaking. And thank you for the compliment…I really think the camera makes my skin look better than it is. 🙂

  4. I LOVE Asian weddings – they are so much fun! Here in Bangladesh, we’re always at some wedding or other – but we work with poor people so it is usually in village huts. Despite that, they are still fantastic fun!

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