Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Namaste


At 10:30 EST tonight, which is 9:00am in India, GG's sister, Tini to us ( Kristen to adults) and Nirmal will be wed in Hyderabad, India. 

We are heartbroken not to be with them and have been relying on intermittent emails and photos to stay in the groove.

Today we received a few pictures of Tini  getting her hands beautifully hennaed for the ceremony. I have known her for 6 years now and I have never seen her look this calm and happy.  Of course I cried when I saw the photos and read the involved explanation of the wedding ceremony sent by Oliver, GG and Tini's brother.
They return to us on February 13th and once the madness of Valentine's Day is over we can watch the wedding video and continue the celebration with our new bava (brother in law in Telugu).

But for tonight our thoughts and hearts are in India.



18 comments:

  1. It must be hard to not be with them on their special day....prayers will be sent I'm sure. What a beautiful tradition...I'd love to hear more about decorating her hands for the ceremony.

    Congratulations to you all!

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  2. I saw a wedding show that went through some of those customs, it was very beautiful and touching. Congratulations to the couple and all of you, the family members...It will be so nice for you and GG to be able to finally see it all after the 14th.

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  3. Fantastic! And she does look very serene :-)

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  4. Oh I feel for you not being there. They will have a lovely time re-living it when they tell you all about it when they get back - I know you will make a huge great joyous evening of it!xx

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  5. Hi Jane,

    Sorry to hear you can't be there. Congratulations to you and your friends. I hope they will have a lovely wedding!

    Lieve groet,

    Madelief

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  6. i know it is sad you can't be there.
    but the joy will commence upon their arrival home.
    yeah!!!
    xxx

    and how lucky they are to have someone as wonderful as you loving them.

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  7. Hi Jane,
    How wonderful it would be if you and GG could be there, but of course, you'll be there in spirit. Tini is beautiful, like her sister, and the henna is sooooo gorgeous. Congrats all around!
    Namaste,
    Karin

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  8. hi guys,

    so sorry you could not be there. tini looks absolutely calm and beautiful. i've seen the henna done on hands and wrists before and it is so pretty. congratulations to them.

    xo
    janet

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  9. Love the Henna.

    Tini and GG look so alike.

    Yours in a sea of pink hearts and hapless men.

    Miss P.
    xxx

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  10. Beautiful. How wonderful that you are at least able to share the day with your loved ones with photos. Technology is so amazing!

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  11. You all will just have to celebrate again when they get back. Am sure there will be good food and lovely flowers. Thinking happy thoughts and sending them India-bound. xoxo

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  12. Jane..It is just shite when you miss out on special stuff like this. Keep busy, once today passes you will feel a bit better.Have a bash on their return.Sinead x

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  13. Jane,

    Henna is beautiful and such an art. So sorry you can't be there, so happy for you that you are able to stay connected with them.

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  14. Her hand looks amazing and this wedding seems a very good thing. I just love love. (smile) (content sigh)

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  15. Oh, I can't wait to see the video too - can I please make an appointment?? She looks just gorgeous getting her henna - I love that tradition.

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  16. How beautiful that henna design is - she looks lovely and serene too. No wonder your hearts and thoughts are with them there - must be difficult for you and GG to be here. You will enjoy the video though after your craziness of Valentines at the shop. And by the way, were you pleased with your hair (previous post?) - must be something in the air - I went a little shorter too, yesterday. XX

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