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    An Indian Wedding: The Pre-Party


    This past weekend I was in Ottawa, Canada attending my cousin's wedding.   All of us had a great weekend full of laughing, dancing, eating, and of course celebrating the wedding of this beautiful couple.
    As many of you may know Indian weddings consist of several events leading up to the wedding.  One of the most lively and fun events is the sangeet and it typically takes place 1-2 days prior to the wedding.  A sangeet is best described as an evening of musical entertainment, dancing, eating and most importantly the joining of two families.   Here are some of my pictures from the sangeet.  (Stay tuned for more outfit pictures from the wedding and reception. )
    I have come to know Julie over the years and she is such a beautiful and warm hearted individual and I am so impressed (but not surprised) at  how she embraces new experiences and different cultures so openly and genuinely.  Julie and her entire family looked so beautiful in their Indian outfits.  Julie is wearing a gorgeous orange, turquoise, and gold churidar.
    My cousin Sachin looking handsome in a traditional kurtha
    My sister and me
    Julie and me (left) and my mom and me (right)



    My sister and mom are wearing a churidar and my cousin is wearing a lengha.
    Little Miss Ariyana is wearing a lengha as well.  She had a great time at the sangeet and I had to drag her off the dance floor at the end of the evening. 
    Félicitations à vous et Sachin et bienvenue dans la famille! 
    xoxo, Naina 


    Reader Comments (46)

    Are y'all the most beautiful people on earth or what??!! I just did a post on genetics and you've got quite the lovely gene pool going on :)

    How fun and I learned something new!



    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStyle Attic

    Love it! You, Radha, Ruch, Kiru Tayi, and most of all Julie! Ariyana is SO BIG NOW! I swear just 2 seconds ago she was a newborn. Sachin looking suave! I am so sad that I missed this weekend :( More pictures asap!

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterneha

    You were in Ottawa this weekend Naina? Please let me know next time, I would love to meet you! These photos are beautiful, sangeet are always so fun and exciting!

    These dresses are absolutely beautiful! I wish I can wear my lengha somewhere else again.

    a bientot!


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    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter20 York Street

    I just love cultural affairs like these and i see you're sporting my favorite hue:-). You all look stunning! xx

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStacey

    Wow..the colors, the prints, the details! Everyone looked so lovely! Sounds like it was a great time : )


    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSamantha

    Beautiful pictures!

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

    everyone looks simply stunning...all the traditional outfits are so vibrant and rich. looks like such a joyous and happy occasion :)" rel="nofollow">

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstyle-haus

    You and Julie look gorgeous in the bright orange outfits! In fact, all of the lenghas are stunning!

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCafé Bellini

    nice blog, are interested in following each other?

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeanna

    wow everyone is so beautiful. i love the colors and the jewelry is amazing. what an amazing event.

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterching

    You all look so beautiful and it looks like a lot of fun! xo

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebby

    Naina you all look gorgeous beautiful outfits..had tears in my eyes looking at Ariyanas pictures, she looks sooo grown up!!Looks like you guys had fun..

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteranjana

    Wow, the colours and patterns are so gorgeous! The bride looks beautiful. Hope you had a great weekend!

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChas

    Beautiful celebration! Thank you for sharing :)

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMelissaNibbles

    Love the pictures!! Ariyana looks adorable and love the close up for Julie!! Can't wait for more!

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRachna

    Everyone looks STUNNING!!

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCara

    love the pictures. Ariyana looks so grown up! Julie and Sachin look amazing!

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkiran

    Drooooooool. Orange and turquoise is one of my fav combinations!! Nothing can beat a good Indian shaadi in terms of glamor! Thank you for sharing the pictures. :)

    PS: Ariana looks adorable as always!

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGB

    Such great shots! Everyone looks so beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

    STUNNING!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely breath taking, I am in love with the vibrancy in the many shy away from color, but this is a wonderful demonstration of how beautiful it is!

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor

    I was supposed to go to a crazy extravagant Indian wedding and had to cancel at the last minute unfortunately. It looks like so much fun! And that's one damn good-looking couple, too. :)

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarissa

    looks like a ton of fun. Absolutely stunning as well and the variety of color I love it!


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    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~

    those are such pretty pictures of the bride and your family! love all the colors!

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteralison (semi-fab lane)

    I have always loved Indian weddings!!!! Everyone looks so beautiful. The fabrics are stunning.
    Ariyana looks adorable!

    October 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercoolkids

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