After approximately 20years, a wedding ceremony was organised in our yard. The atmosphere over here was special, everyone getting excited as the great day was approaching.
The planning started about 1 year ago, and I can say that it was really a great deal of organisation. Just to quote a few ;
- Rental of the tent, decorations and lightning, chairs, tables, kitchen utensils
- Writing down the list of guests and going round the island to invite each one of them personally
- Making space for parking area for guests
- Food and catering
The event live on Facebook
Grab my Vivaz Pro, Compose, press the shutter button and upload the shot on Facebook through the wifi broadcasted at home.
Over 40 pictures were uploaded to this album which you can view by clicking on this link : http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=330712&id=518093312&l=4f28b968c1
A unique wedding ceremony
- Thursday – Traditional “geet gawaye” in which old ladies sing and dance
- Friday – Tilak (Girl’s family go to boy’s house) and Haldi (or Saffran at night)
- Saturday – Wedding (held at Girl’s place and groom taking the girl to his place)
- Sunday – Chawtaree (Boy’s family bring the newly wed girl to her parent’s place and take her back)
Everything went on smoothly, except some rush on Friday nite. We welcomed more than 700 guests at our home and the place quickly became overcrowded, especially at the peak time. We ran out of space and some guests needed to wait for quite some time before being able to enjoy the “7 currys”.
We tried our best to make things move fast but we know that a few people were not able to have a complete “7-currys” on their banana leaf. But one thing for sure, everyone enjoyed this superb food. No one complained about the food, for all the mentioned days 🙂
Playing the national anthem
Talking about good things, we did planned a few exceptional moments. For example : Since the wedding ceremony was held on the 12th March, the independence day of the Republic of Mauritius, we played our national anthem just before the wedding ceremony started. Have a look at the last few seconds on the youtube video :
Update 11 April 2011
I now have a longer video of the National anthem. Here it goes :
end of update
My cousins Deepa and Neha marched right in front of the guests waiving large flags while the DJ played the national anthem. Everyone stood up, smiling at this original idea. I think that all of us did feel proud upon this accomplishment.
Coming back to the “Saffran” on Friday nite, we had live performances of singers and dancers. At 11pm, we had more than 100 people enjoying the performances.
And on the Chawtaree, we had live karaoke. No comments.
The best for the end
And now, I am going to reveal something which will certainly surprise 90% of you…
During all these days, I received loads of messages and comments on Facebook. The number of Facebook likes grew with time. Everyone was congratulating Dhaneesha and myself for the wedding.
I really enjoyed reading all those comments and at each time, I smiled to myself because…
It was not my wedding, but that of my sister Dakshinee 😉
Most of you have been pwned! haha lol
At no instant, I mentioned that I was the one getting married. All the pictures uploaded showed everything behind the planning and organisation, etc. Only a few friends (including some bloggers too) got the email invitation (with google maps indications) and knew exactly who was getting married lol
Happy married life to the newly wed couple!