The wedding took place from October 8 – 12.
We had a family dinner on Wednesday and had a couple of ceremonies on that day.
Mehindi Party was one of them.
The younger members of the family filled the Gari.
The guests were served Sherbat and appitizers.
Ambli Chutney Pakora, Dokari Batata Wada Mango Sherbat
Pasta Salad Spinach salad
The Pithi was done after Dinner.
A paste made out of chickpea flour, turmeric, sandalwood powder, herbs, aromatic oils, rose water and other ingredients. The pithi ceremony is a joyful, playful and fun occasion in which family members and friends bless the couple with well wishes by rubbing the pithi paste onto the bride and groom’s arms, neck, face, hands and legs. The paste is believed to be an excellent cleanser for providing skin glow, soft skin and shine. They may also perform the ponkwa ceremony.
Thursday the Mandavo was at in Riverside Hall.
It started with the Puro ceremony and then we had the pankhaw ceremony where the groom’s family give the bride her gift. Meanwhile the appitizers were served.
There was entertainment, music and dancing. We all enjoyed ourselves.
Saturday was the wedding at Lions gate Jamat Khana.
Nikkah ceremony took place and then the exchange of rings. We had a mixed culture here. In the Greek culture the groom sends the ring to the bride’s family for their approval of the ring and vice versa.
In the French culture they offer French Almond candies, almonds for their bitterness and candy for its sweetness, representing life’s bitterness and sweetness.