Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wedding Season

The astrologers consulted the stars and have deemed that this is the auspicious month for weddings. Dotted throughout the city you see the florists decorating the cars that will carry the various members of the wedding party during the multi day festivities.

The other day we heard a band approaching on our street and I grabbed my camera. The kids ran out onto the street in bare feet to get a glimpse of the red sari clad bride and to clap and cheer as the parade passed by. Sometimes the bands are quite rag tag, and sometimes they are decked out in finery, but the spirit of celebration is the same.

For this particular wedding the main ceremony has already taken place and the bride and groom are headed, together, to the groom's home for yet another party.

The horns blow (sometimes during the wee small hours I might add) ...

and the women, old ...


and young, join the throng.

Finally the bride and groom follow along with the men.


There are no "just married" signs but lately I've seen a few hearts with "S+L" written in them. Grin.
Apart from the inevitable ending to a Bollywood movie I haven't been to a wedding ceremony yet. But I would love to! I'll keep you posted.

6 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

Holy crap! I love how they decorated the car.

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only a movie said...

Gorgeous photos, Laurel. So cool!

Eudea-Mamia said...

Oh the sites you're privy to!! I love it. Such gorgeous folks.

Glad to see the windows aren't fogged up in the car ;-).

Brandy said...

These are BEAUTIFUL pictures. What an amazing experience!

Brenna said...

Beautiful pictures!