GUJRATI Wedding....

Tuesday, May 03, 2011 Edit This 6 Comments »

Writing after a long break …Now my MBA is over and I m having Masti these days..

This post is about Gujrati Wedding of my best friend ( Sunny ) at FORE. Attending his marriage was like one of the dream come true. Thanx Lord Krishna and my family for the support.

Day 0 : V friends met and went to Ahmedabad in train.

Day 1 ( Till Evening )

From Ahmedabad, we took small journey in Bus to reach Sunny’s place. First time I travelled in Volvo wd friends. The bus had 5 mins halt in b/w and then called everyone in bus. That time I felt like Bollywood movies when Hero Heroine usually gt late n miss d bus. Obviously nothng was like that but still I felt..On arrival, his family gave warm welcome and served Gujrati food. Preparation and taste was different from North Indian food and Puran Poli and Chaach were the best. We also ate Khandvi which acc to Rohan was Gujrati Pasta :). Den we went to accommodation arranged for friends – Sunny’s New house.

Day 1 ( Evening )

First function that we attended was Garbha night. Unique thing was that evrythng was systematic. People have standard way of dancing with highly synchronous steps and lively n energetic dance. Even I tried it and learned 2 - 3 patterns. V never knw tht Sunny dances so well. Traditions and timings are followed religiously. Dresses were also traditional. All men in Sherwani, Ladies in Lehanga choli with special effect to their hair style – Chotla ( this is what they call it ).

Day 2: Marriage Day

Due to tiredness of journey and dance, we missed morning ceremonies and went for lunch. After that it was time to get ready for marriage as marriage time was late afternoon. Due to some reasons, I got late for the wedding and missed the dancing part in Baraat. Priya was dressed in White red saree for Jai Mala. She was looking absolutely stunning and was like show stopper. Sunny wore Sherwani and was looking like a King. ‘Jai Mala’ ceremony took place peacefully.

Then Priya came in another outfit which is known as ‘ Ghar Chola’ ( Red printed saree ). After that rest all ceremonies took place followed by Dinner and Vidaai. Women from bth sides cried and Priya was confused whether to cry or to be happy :).

2 noticeable things were:

  • Bride and Groom sit on exclusive chairs during Phere whereas in my tradition they sit on floor.
  • Here one man usually Groom’s friend and one women usually Bride’s Bhabhi became their best man and women i.e they were with the bride and groom throughout marriage.

Day 3: Reception

First 2 days v were late but v reached on time on Reception. Finally we learned their culture. This event was the grandest one and people were in most stylish and modern outfits. Here many things were common with Delhi marriages – Food, Dresses, Bollywood songs etc.

Sunny and Priya went to stage in the Bollywood style – Hand in hand, walking in the middle path to reach to the stage. Guests were assembled and had their places before their entry. The function started with a video covering Sunny life till now. Then one by one, guests went to the stage to give their blessings to the couple.

Here also everything was systematic – Guests were standing in queues waiting for their turn to go to stage(Wow)..It was amazing scene – Just like we wait outside temple to meet the Deity. We met the couple on the stage, had our dinner and left from the venue to our homes.

This is all about my Best Friend’s Wedding. In short, a wonderful journey and experience of a new culture.

Three things about Gujrati People that I noticed–

  • Cute ( Gals specifically ),
  • Down-to-earth
  • Pure by heart.

P.S : Now I m realizing tht I have written too much. But I cant help, I had unforgettable memories..


Ladla said...

Wow!!. well composed...and well detailed...

and seems you are having really god time these days

dhruv said...

hey, thanks for this post.. As u know I missed this event however reading ur account made me visualize some of the spectacular moments that I missed... I loved Rohan's comment on Khandvi (gujarati pasta!!)
A correction, it is not Garbha it is GARBA.
Thanks for being kind and appreciate the ppl and culture of gujarat...

Swati Jain said...

@arush : ya actually having good tym dese dys...earlier i was scared as joining ws nt coming n i was idle ..but hvng gr8 tym dese dys :)

Swati Jain said...

@Dhruv : Thnx 4 d correction ...Evn i was confused b/w Garba or Garbha ..

I luv d culture n people there..I knw u wanted to come ..U cn chk out pics uploaded on Picasa..V hv tried to capture almost all ceremonies..

In B/w I forgt to mention d awesum Ice-cream v had at Sunny's Bua shop...:)

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