Saturday, December 10: My Reception
I woke up to see Shaw sitting in the living room bored and waiting to talk to someone. The minute I squinted he walked up to the bed and sat down next to me trying to chat up with me. Later everyone went to eat breakfast while I had a bath and got ready. Shaw and I later went to browse and came back in time to get ready for a small nalungu pooja at Kumar uncle's house. It was beautiful. Curie Akka, Bharathi Aunty, and Sukanya also joined us there. Mom, myself, and Archana were also there along with Thameem and Priya. After the function we had lunch there and got back home to leave for the beauty parlor (Lakme).
It was almost 3.30pm when we got there...They rushed me in and got me ready with makeup, hairdo, and saree in Gujarati style with jewelry. It was 6.00pm and I was ready for the show...(PS: if you plan to get your makeup at Lakme...Remember to ask for Maria...She was simply the best! She knew what she was doing and she did not make me look painted...instead she gave me a very natural makeup that was just perfect and in no photo does my face look too oily or too white).
Rain stopped us from getting to the hotel on time but still we reached there at 6.30pm. Girish was yet to come from the temple after his nalungu and mapillai azhaippu (bridegroom welcome). The photographer came in and took some photos of me solo and Girish dressed in his suit. By the time we got up to the Hall it was almost 8.00pm, slightly later than the time we had put on our invitations. Thanks to the rain a lot of people made a delayed arrival and it was okay.
The reception was total timepass. I felt bad that I could not spend time with everyone who had come but I guess that is how it works...Girish, thank god did fuss at all...He was a little hungry but put up very gracefully...He was such a sweet heart through the whole process...A darling that he is...
Dinner was good and I ate to my hearts content...There was carrot halwa which was Girish's favorite and he had fun...One more photo session with me in my Ghagra and Saree before I retired to bed for the night.