Elizabeth (aka Scotty) and Arjun's wedding was a huge education for us all. The joining of two families from two very different backgrounds. A blend of Scottish traditions such as kilts and bagpipes with traditional Hindu wedding elements. For me it was a wonderfully interesting lesson in cultural traditions I was so unaware of. The blending of two families ideas of what a wedding celebration meant brought us to a final product of a traditional hindu ceremony with elements of rustic Vermont. The colors were softer then the expected reds, oranges and pinks, moss covered the tables...and yet there was henna, a Vermont version of a mandap, rice, and lots and lots of gorgeous saris.
My ever trusty father and manfriend...building something. Making my visions become a reality....my silly silly visions.
Because there was no bouquets, I was given the opportunity to make ropes of flowers for the bride and groom to wear. These were like making huge beaded necklaces, so much fun!
"Hey Rebecca...how do we show people how big this thing is!?" Oh wait...10' later...
"Hey Rebecca! How do we show people how big this place is!?" Oh wait...5'5" later...
Booze on every table...what a way to start the party.
Who knew the aftermath of a hindu ceremony included neon balls? I've come to the conclusion that every wedding should end with neon balls.