My Big Fat Indian Wedding Crash

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Ann Ogunsulire: “Hey Angie, world traveler – want to come to India next week?”

 

Me: “Ha I actually just said last week that I want to go to a traditional Indian Wedding before I die.”
Ann: “It’s a sign.  I’m going for a wedding and I have a plus one.  It’s in Goa. You should come.”
Me: “I couldn’t do that…or could I….?”

 

Indian wedding

That's Ann second of the right!

Indian wedding

Priya & Lee, the bride and groom!

 

Every year since I took my 30 before 30 trip (yes, it’s been 3), I’ve gone to a new country by myself.  These trips reignite my spirit, force me into challenging situations, and allow me to emotionalize and reflect on the year.  The adventure also gives me an excuse to reconnect with inspiring people in my life – when I reach out and ask them for travel advice.

 

So I booked a flight to India to go meet Ann for her friends Lee and Priya’s wedding.

 

PS you have to get a VISA.  So there was a bit of a delay but I made it.
Here are some of Ann’s pics of the pre-wedding rituals that happened while I was en route to Goa for the wedding. .

 

 

pre-wedding
pre-wedding rituals
pre-wedding
pre-wedding

 

They had a Welcoming Party and the ceremony/party for the Mehndi & Sangeet.  Mehndi is the when they put the henna tattos on the bride and female guests. I was really disappointed to miss it but loved seeing it on all the hands and feet of the women when I arrived…

 

Mehndi

Mehndi

Mehndi

 

I was also greeted by this little guy at the airport when I landed in India:

 

 

airport arrival
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2 Responses to “My Big Fat Indian Wedding Crash”

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  2. Very good blog my friend. Thank you very much for your time in writing this stuff. I will put this on my twiter page for my friends to come and read it as well.

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