- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
At this point you’re probably thinking, wait, when does the beach come into it? I promise it’s soon.
So the ceremony was over and it was time for dinner. Guests had been served samosas, finger foods and drinks during the ceremony. We had a vegetarian buffet catered by my cousin (a caterer), my brother in law (a professional chef) and another professional caterer all working together. The food was amazing! So much variety. While the guests were eating, my husband and i were doing more rituals in the temple. We took photos with everyone and had a bite to eat ourselves. My husband fed my my first bite, we didn’t realise our photographer actually got this shot but i’m glad he did.
After dinner, it was time for me to officially enter my new home. You may have seen Bend it Like Beckham and heard the videographer say “Stop smiling, Indian brides are supposed to look sad on their wedding day”. It’s true, in the olden days, brides were married off and were no longer associated with the fathers home. Ofcourse these days we still see our families but it’s still sad. When we left, my whole family cried and cried with me. My Dad i was told, cried for half an hour after i left. This next shot kills me everytime i see it, my Dad looks so broken and my brother is supporting him. (They had changed clothes to prepare to clean up).
So then i arrived at my new home, to live with my husband, more rituals were played. My grooms family celebrates with games as they have welcomed a new bride into their house.
And there you have it, my insane crazy large Indian wedding…and now for the civil ceremony and reception.