02 February, 2010

Sugandh and I

I have the wedding pics finally. I also have a macbook  which is brand new. I have gotten it for envigo, where we are going to be building facebook applications now.  

Below is what happens when I get a Mac. 

A few pics from the Baraat
video

and then the wedding itself... 


and then the reception ...




As I wait for the rather large baraat video to load on youtube, I will record my thoughts on my wedding for posterity. I think that it was a lot of fun, important things to note were as follows: 

1. The disappointment of not too many of my friends making it ... which was made up quite quickly by those who did. 
2. A series of four top secret get-togethers, which happened every night from the 4th till the 7th were an excellent buildup for the functions. 
3. Family gathered from all over and every breakfast, lunch and dinner was an event in itself for 3-4 days. 
4. The bigness of the deal that a wedding is was driven home when I looked up after exchanging garlands - an entire field of people were looking at the two of us. 
5. Bihari weddings are torturous for the couple, especially the bride, who gets to sleep only for about 5-6 hours in two days (and nights). 
6. The sheer delight felt by close family, especially parents, at this occasion and being getting reminded all over again about how much I get pampered by my parents and my sister. 

At the end of it,  everyone who came left 1-2 days after the wedding. The kitchen, which was feeding around 70 people a day for 3-4 days was disbanded. Even Sugandh and I left for our honeymoon (yes, thats the next post!) by the 12th. (The wedding took place on the 9th).  Both my parents and my sister had a very bad throat and a cold. My mother in law fell ill soon after for 2-3 days.

What is left with us - apart from each other - is a smorgasboard of memories - extending far beyond the  few days of the wedding itself - an entire memory map of relatives and friends and how long and how well we know and how much they mean to us (and we to them). 
It is quite incredible and humbling to have so many people pause their lives for a few days and come to be a part of this celebration called a marriage. 


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