Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Sarees, Bhangra, and Malai Kofta

Working for an upscale hotel company, I've attended and assisted plenty of Indian weddings to ensure all details were complete, from confirming that the tables were set with all provided decor and double checking that the horse was properly attended to after the Baraat.

I have not, however, had the pleasure of attending an Indian wedding as a guest....until this past weekend!

Prateek's cousin got married at a beautiful banquet facility on the Henry Ford Museum grounds in Michigan. P's sister graciously let me borrow some of her traditional clothes for the Sangeet and the Ceremony/Reception, and dressed me from head to toe with gorgeous bangles and jewelry to match the stunning Salwar Kameez and Sari.

Ready for the Sangeet
Wedding Sari

The detail on the back of this Sari is exquisite!

The bride was breathtaking, the food was delicious, and the celebrating lasted late into the night with a mix of American Top 40 and Indian favorites. Even a few I recognized, like 
Beware: these songs will get stuck in your head. Watch and listen at your own discretion.

All the weight I gained from stuffing my face with Naan and Malai Kofta was burned off by the end of the weekend from the hours upon hours of dancing and jumping around with the nephews and nieces of the family. 

Congratulations to Neha and Rob, I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!

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