Nivi's Adventures

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Vasi & Majuran's Wedding!

A little overdue I realise, but I've been recovering... I confess I never thought it would be quite so stressful! No matter though, it was a lovely day in the end - although I still can't quite believe my sister is a married woman!

As I'm sure you'll all understand, I didn't have the opportunity to carry my camera around with me on this day so for the first time all the photos in this post are from other sources - a few from Michelle Wöbcke, the official photographer, but some rather spectacular ones from my friend David. I didn't copy all of his photos but if you want to look at some more amazing pics from the day - check out David's blog

Finishing touches ;)

The ballroom for the ceremony

The mandap or altar

Entrance of Majuran on the right and Nim our cousin the tholan or best man

Arrival of the bride with her posse. Me, Mythily (Majuran's sister & the tholi, sort of chief bridesmaid)

Tying of the thali - the wedding necklace which signifies a woman is married.

Me blessing the newly minted married couple

The newest family pic!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Vasi's Hens Night - Auckland Styles!

Seeing as though Vasi's hen's weekend in August in Madrid was a little difficult to get to for all her Kiwi friends, it only seemed right that we have another party in NZ for her. Big thanks to Bronwyn, Louisa, Alison and Shardonnay for organising it all!

Marshmallows, cherry blossoms and raspberry liquorice - can't go wrong with that!

Vasi :)

One of the games - rather than making a wedding dress out of toilet roll or newspaper, a sari was provided and the girls had to dress their model in a sari!

I find tying one difficult enough, I guess not having ever worn a sari must make it that little bit trickier :-/

This group probably would have won, except the entire outfit came apart when V did her run on the catwalk...

Me and my girl B

Me, Rathika, Vas and Rekha

The instructors trying to teach us some basic ceroc moves. Hopefully we'll be able to pull out some moves at the wedding.

Jo showing off her lovely twirly dress and cuban tan

Right, time to head into town but there's drink left. Boat race!

Shar practicing how to tip her hat like a real cowgirl ought to.

Even though it was really really windy and rainy, Auckland is still a beautiful city!

Shar, Vas, Bron & Kelly

Bron, Vas & Alice

Anna, Kelly & me