Monday, April 21, 2014

The wedding

Time flies when you are having fun and lately I have been doing just that! My nephew got married couple of weeks ago in Toronto. My mom and brother's family flew in all the way from India, as well as my kids from all over to attend the wedding. Although, professional pictures of the ceremony are weeks away, if not months, I thought I would give you the glimpse of the day.

I must warn you, this is a picture heavy post.



My nephew, Chintan and his bride to be, Lisa  


I got to see my kids all dressed up for the occasion.




Yes, that's frozen lake in the background! Burrrrr....It was so cold and windy, we were trying so hard to fight off the wind!



We got to experience both, Indian and Jewish ceremony. Lisa looked amazing in both outfits. Can you tell her dad is a big Elvis fan? He also performed as Elvis after the wedding, I must say, he was pretty good!




Happy couple!
 The knots were tied, literally :)


My sister, Kalpana and Lisa

My contribution in the wedding was to design the containers for the return gifts for the henna ceremony. I put my age old henna drawing skills to work and my sister in law glued the beads. We had fun catching up with each other while working on them.

I will come back with more pictures on that ceremony another day.

Henna design by a professional artist.
After the ceremony and dinner it was time to party! No pictures of me dancing here but trust me when I say this, my sisters had to drag me out from the dance floor. I am the only self appointed dancer, designer and the photographer in the family since the beginning of time! 

Us three sisters with mom and sis-in-law, Heena. 

Whenever I visit India, days are too short with many people to visit and places to be, we hardly get to sit down and just talk! I can not tell you how good it is to have mom here in north America again. Glad I stayed back extra days at my sisters' to spend some one on one time with her. She talked about my dad, my grandmothers and her childhood like it was just yesterday! I wish her stories stay in my memories forever so I can pass on what I have learned to my children.

Kavita with her baa
By the way, Lisa loved the quilt! It was a perfect gift to welcome her to the family.

It has been a very busy week since I got back entertaining family members and guests. No time to sew or even to think needle and thread!

Not for long though!





24 comments:

  1. My dear, you look like a teenager! I love seeing your family photos. So pleased all were able to get together.

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  2. Love the wedding pics! You all look so beautiful.

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  3. wonderful post! the wedding looked like it was lots of fun!
    You were in my neck of the woods as I live about 20 mins outside Toronto! I was surprised that you were brave enough wear sandals as it has been freezing here!
    you have a lovely family-thanks for sharing!

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  4. great wedding dresses. how was the weather in Toronto? Spring is a bit slow coming to my part of Canada (Winnipeg.)

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  5. It looks like it was a wonderful time with family and friends! I love all of the cultures and traditions being represented and enjoyed.

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  6. Wonderful overview of the wedding and celebration. It will be fun to get more details as time goes along.

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  7. I love seeing your photos. It looks like it was a grand day! Glad you got that time with your family and especially, your mom. Those moments are so precious. PS I'm glad to Lisa liked the quilt, it is gorgeous!

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing! Beautiful all around, and you and your family are gorgeous!

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  9. You and your family are so beautiful. Looks like a really rich, fun time.

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  10. It looks like such a fun wedding!! Especially with a performance by Elvis!! The Happy Couple photo is such a beautiful moment captured on film. It's wonderful that you got to spend lots of special time with your family. I love seeing the beautiful henna work.

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  11. Great pictures! It looks like you had a good time.

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  12. Hello, Sujata!
    Wow, so many happy wedding photos. It looks fun. Interesting to see that very different style from Japanese one.
    You are beautiful in the blue party dress!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Tomoko! I don't dress up as much in my Indian dresses as much so when I do get a chance, it's fun and takes me back home. The wedding was not as traditional as a typical Indian wedding would be but we all have a wonderful time!

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  13. The family looks so wonderful. I love the photos and happy to "meet" your Mom.

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  14. Beautiful ceremony and wonderful pictures, Sujata! Glad you had a memorable time with your family and relatives... heartwarming smiles all around :-)

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  15. What a glorious post . . . thank you for sharing so many photos with all of us!

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  16. What a wonderful family memory!

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    1. Thanks! It was definitely most fun time we all had as a family!

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  17. gorgeous family photos! You look fabulous and radiant with your family around you.
    The henna is so exquisite ! as are the boxes you created.
    I love the flower garlands and both wedding costumes were beautiful.
    What a wonderful family event!

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  18. What a gorgeous family! You look absolutely beautiful in your dress. How wonderful that your Mum came from India!

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  19. Mazel Tov to you and your family. I love the way the traditions from both families were part of the wedding. How lucky we are these days to be able to share our celebrations with family so far away. Looks like you made the most of your time with your everyone.

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  20. What a beautiful wedding or should I say two….what fun to have the two versions! I love the wonderful photo of you & your children…gorgeous!

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  21. the bride and groom are radiant, your kids are beautiful, but you and yourt Mom. What a treasure...xo

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