SERENDIPITY

My wedding in December was a major life altering moment for me. It was a day full of emotions for my family and friends.

Today I am writing to thank all those individuals who made that day a very memorable one.

My parents, I honestly don't know how to thank you both for just about everything that you guys have done for me. I am full of gratitude and will hold the emotion to the entirety of my life.

As I sit here today, trying to find a way to thank you both, I really find it difficult where to begin.

Thank you for giving me serious answers to all my silly questions when I was six. Thank you for all the exhibitions and the concerts that you took me to. Thank you mum for all the pizza dinner nights. Thank you letting me talk to you guys as an equal and sorry for all the rude things I might have said. Thank you for allowing to choose a path of my own and yet being there guiding me through and through. Thank you for leading by example to teach me the value of random acts of kindness. I really hope that just saying a thank you lets you know how much I appreciate you both. Thank you for loving me.

Aji and Aba thank you so much for teaching me everything that I know right from all the sanskrit verses to the values. You were my parents away from my parents. Aba, I missed you so much that day!

Mayuri(both), Sharvari, Ashwini, Shreya, Priyanka, Piyush, Pallavi, Gauri (I really do count you in my sisters brood) Ankita and Navya thank you so very much! We all have grown together, shared the crushes and the heartbreaks and I know that the love will stay on forever!

And thank you so much mamas and mamis, kakas and kakis for taking care of every little detail for the event.

This Thank you letter will be absolutely incomplete without a word of gratitude towards my new set of parents and family. Aai and Baba thank you very much for accepting me so wonderfully and making me comfortable from day one. Aai a special thank you to you for breaking the regular image of a "saans" and being a friend to me. It really nice talking to you! Neha, I really didnt want to part with my sisters I really really love them. But I am getting to know you and I am liking it. It is really nice to have you home!

And a very big thank you to G for giving us a chance which we had never ever thought about. Knowing you when we were genuinely just friends was really nice and seeing this part of you of being my husband I really loving it! Okay now this is getting too emotional so lets move on to some pictures by ever-so-awesome Mr. Ram Balmur!

These are pages from the photo book I made.

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Welcoming the guests with the traditional Tikka.

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Starting off with the Ganesh Puja.

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A tradition where the the bride and the groom pound some grains/cereals with the ladies in the family.

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Welcoming of the bride and the groom for the Muhurtam.

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After we exchange the garlands.

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Aashirwaad from the groom's parents.

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Pandits circling/binding the new couple together with a holy thread.

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Toe rings from the groom's parents.

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Getting ready for the seven pheras.

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Pheras around the holy fire.

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and the promises we made.

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Portraits after we are through with the rituals part of the day.

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Getting ready for the evening. The earrings are a gift from grand mum, longer neckpiece  is an heirloom, the short neckpiece from the parents.

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Both the mums. And all the dancy people! I am honestly still overwhelmed by the day. The whole day seems so surreal and I cannot believe that we are 10 months old already. But its a very beautiful feeling to be belonging to G.

So in two months we would complete a year and I have planned a little surprise for him after a well deserved hard-working year for the husband. Hope everything goes well and he likes it : )

Love.