Indian wedding

A Four Day Bengali Wedding: Day 4

India

When the last day comes, you put on your red party dress and get dolled up one last time. You put on your chandelier earrings, your gold bangles, and clip a flower in your hair. You walk into the Oberoi Grand a final time. In addition to the work-required benevolence of the hotel employees, you […]

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A Four Day Bengali Wedding: Day 3

India

We’re Going to Ibiza? With two days of a marathon wedding behind us, it was time for a day of letting loose; a day of taking off the fancy clothes and just being us. I’d enjoyed the shining Indian attire and the oos and ahs I got from locals as I made my way back […]

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A Four Day Bengali Wedding: Day 2

India

Before the Wedding Ceremony When you wear a sari, you need the correct undergarments. My pre-made petticoat fit well, but the top that was tailored for me did not. After I returned from the flower market, I dashed through the markets in the Sudder Street area until I found a vendor who carried ready made […]

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A Four Day Bengali Wedding: Day 1

India

Turmeric and Mehndi I arrived early to the Oberoi Grand on the first wedding day. While I waited, it finally occurred to me that it was fairly crazy to go halfway around the world to a wedding where I only knew the bride. Nervousness began to creep up in my stomach. After a wait that […]

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