Wednesday, November 23, 2005
This past weekend I had the honour of standing as maid of honour in my friend Sima’s wedding. What an incredible and beautiful wedding! The culture was so rich...Sima is Indian and German (no I didn’t spell that wrong - it’s pronounced Herman) is Spanish. The church was draped with saris and decorated with flowers and candles, and the ceremony was translated into Spanish. All of us girls standing in the wedding wore saris for the ceremony and a different Indian outfit for the reception. For the two of us in the party who weren’t Indian, we both felt like little girls playing “dress-up” all day!
The reception was held at an Indian hall and it was decorated so elegantly and beautifully. I really hope that the pictures turn out! Sima looked like an exquisite bride in an absolutely stunning Indian gown..it was lavender with soft gold detailing throughout the entire gown. It was such an emotional day! German and Sima have been engaged for 2 years and the reason they waited so long to get married was because her family had a hard time at first accepting that she was going to marry someone who wasn’t Indian. It was very important to both Sima and German to have her family there and they definitely made the right choice in waiting. The day couldn’t have been more perfect. Her entire family was there to celebrate with her and her parents both seemed to have a great time. Her mom and dad both cried when they saw her for the first time, as well as when Sima danced with her dad at the reception. God definitely had His hand on all the preparation and the final result...one of the most beautiful weddings that I’ve ever attended!
And for those of you who can believe it...Franco and I even headed out on the dance floor for all the dancing... and not once did the DJ play a slow song once the floor opened up for everyone. There was a lot of traditional Indian songs as well as a lot of Latin music. The dance floor was packed the whole night!
I hope to post more pics once I get them..but here’s one from the reception of all of us who travelled up from Windsor to attend!
Posted by On behalf of Mike at 11/23/2005