Hello beautiful souls out there
Two days ago, I came back from my short stay in Toronto – kind regards from my jetlag..
My second cousin Abiman married his beautiful Lavanya – they had such a perfect wedding, with fashionable traditional clothes, food and an emotional ceremony.
Everything was like in a fairytale, I still can’t believe it went by so fast.
We stayed at my both Periyammas (older sisters of my Mom) house and saw my Grandma, the little Kailash Singh (my first cousins first baby) and a lot of family members. Read below how I spent my days in Canada with my family and what the meaning of those events are and how it went.
Ponnurukku: An Eelam Tamil Gold Melting Ceremony
So this was the first event – for my western readers, let me describe what “Ponnurukku” is. In every hindu wedding, the most important element is the thali – the bridal pendant that must be worn at all times after a Hindu wedding ceremony. In Western culture, this would be equivalent to the wedding ring. The thali is made from gold and is fastened around the bride’s neck on the wedding day. But before the main wedding ceremony, there is a tradition of Ponnurukku which is a gold melting ceremony.
This orange colour saree is one of my favourite. The first I saw it on the street markt I fell in love with it and I bought it. Guess where? – right in Mauritius.
My #gamagama Annachi Abiman.
We even celebrated the birthday of these two beautiful ladies and a wedding anniversary. Happy dappy days!
Mehndi night for Lavanya, the bride
For Hindu weddings, henna is painted on the bride to symbolize joy, beauty, spiritual awakening and offering, while Moroccans often paint doors with henna to bring prosperity and chase away evil. The Henna or Mendhi night is an evening that the bride spends with her female friends and family prior to the wedding in order to get their hands, arms and sometimes feet painted with Henna. The Henna paste is used to create intricate and beautiful temporary tattoos on the skin.
So this was my look for the Mehndi night at Lavanyas house. My cousin Kiki & my brother bought me that beautiful Salwar. Good choice cuties ❤
My cousin Laavu has the Raptors sign on her hand, did you see that??
😀 how amazing is that???
My moms birthday was on the 6th, a day after the Ponnurukku, so we celebrated her birthday aswell.
My day out with Thiviya
After a long long time I could finally spend time with my sister in law. We did few works and then went shopping, for lunch, got bubble tea and then Pedicuuuuure. By the way, it was my first pedicure ever in my life.
It was such an amazing day with her, totally loved having her around me and enjoyed every minute! Thank you for taking me with you Thivs, it was great!
Dinner with Shamini & Lakshi at Captains Boil
Such a cool experience is this restaurant and so yummy!!! I’d recommend this to everyone, thank me later. And then we went to a dessert place, people who know me knoooow that I LOVE sweets.
An amazing day with family members ❤ a big big thanks to all the girls! Much love.
Traditional hindu wedding
Marriages, according to Hindu beliefs are made in heaven, and once you are married, the bond is supposed to last for seven lifetimes.
I adore this saree, my dad bought it for me in India, at the shop Pothys. Like that butter colour mixed with gold and hot pink.
This just gives the hindu wedding a magical and romantic touch. I do believe in having a soulmate and an eternal love, but will you feel it? Or does the universe give you signes, so you know it’s them?
For a better understanding look at the picture below. Abiman and Lavanya printed this sheet with all the informations so the wedding attendants understand what is actually happening.
What I especially love about our rites are is, that they are divine, like the 7 steps in three rounds..
- First step: To respect and honor each other
- Second step: To share each other’s joy and sorrow
- Third step: To trust and be loyal to each other
- Fourth step: To cultivate appreciation for knowledge, values, sacrifice and service
- Fifth step: To appreciate purity of emotions, love, family duties and spiritual growth
- Sixth step: To follow principles of Dharma
- Seventh step: To nurture an eternal bond of friendship and love
Below you see a few collages with the picture of the wedding.
The wedding Reception
A wedding reception is a party usually held after the completion of a marriage ceremony as hospitality for those who have attended the wedding, the name reception says it: the couple receive society, in the form of family and friends, for the first time as a married couple. Here we go, the last step to celebrate the couple, it was amazing how much work the couple put into their wedding and especially how detail oriented it was.
First dance of our lovely couple.
Here we go, I updated you guys on my last week, hope you liked my explanations and the photography. If you have any questions, message me as usual.
Therefore a big big thanks goes to Abiman & Lavanya for having us and let us be a part of their new and beautiful adventure.
May your hand be forever clasped in friendship, and your hearts joined forever in love.