I’ve been really very very busy these past few days which have gone by in a whirl………..
I was part of a wedding sangeet and danced for the very first time on stage in front of a hundred people. I am not really one for song and dance though I enjoy both immensely in the privacy of my room and I was shocked that I went through the whole routine with not a trace of stage fright and loving every moment of the wiggling and jiggling! I am seriously considering taking a Bollywood dance class once a week
The wedding that I attended was a simply stupendous affair with the hosts doing everything to make their guests comfortable right from personally receiving us at the airport to welcoming us with marigold garlands, chocolates and the traditional “tikka”. Our welcome lunch was a lavish Champagne brunch set out under canopies scattered over a grassy lawn. After a quick siesta, we were driven across to a palace in the city where we were given a right royal welcome with drummer boys announcing our entry, girls showering us with rose petals and kilted bagpipers entertaining us in the outer courtyard. Once we entered the main courtyard we were transported to another fairy land with lights and candles and floral pathways. There was a palpable energy which was translated to the high level performances of the family and friends of the groom and bride. The DJ who actually had a pulse on the crowd got everyone on the dance floor even the bride’s normally reticent father!
The next morning we woke up to a leisurely breakfast followed by an equally lazy lunch before setting off in festooned boats to the wedding venue in the middle of the lake. Once again the magic was recreated with stunning floral arrangements ( peacocks made with white orchids) and as the bride and groom exchanged vows with the setting sun in the back ground, there was not a dry eye in the crowd. But weddings are happy occasions and as soon as the couple went round the fire, the bar was open and the crowd was ready to party yet once again……..I simply loved this destination wedding. The food was lavish, the events well planned and the guests happy.
But festivities have to come to an end and reality raised its ugly head with Hubby Dear having a dizzy spell and the spectre of another TIA looming in the shadows yet again………….