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October 13, 2010

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. 
Julie, 
Félicitations à vous et Sachin et bienvenue dans la famille! 
xoxo, Naina 

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45 Comments:

Style Attic said...

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!

XO,

Kelly

neha said...

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!

20 York Street said...

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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Stacey said...

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

Samantha said...

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

-Samantha
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Katie said...

Beautiful pictures!

style-haus said...

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

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Café Bellini said...

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

Jeanna said...

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ching said...

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

Debby said...

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

anjana said...

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..

Chas said...

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

MelissaNibbles said...

Beautiful celebration! Thank you for sharing :)

Rachna said...

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

Cara said...

Everyone looks STUNNING!!

kiran said...

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

GB said...

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!

Annie said...

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

Taylor said...

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

Marissa said...

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. :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

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

xo

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

LUVS!!!!

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

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

coolkids said...

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

Tangerine Fairy said...

All of you look fabulous!! What a gorgeous bride to be.. loving your orange churidhar...as always Ariyana looks soooooooooooo adorable!

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samantha. said...

this is so exciting! i love how you explain all of your fabulous traditions. gorgeous color palette! i can't wait to see what you all wear to the wedding!

xo
sami

Nikki said...

WOW what an amazing wedding! Everything looks perfectly done! You looked gorgeous, as does everyone else in these pics!

thanks for sharing!
xx
Nikki

PS...Didnt get a green bag, now saving for the Mulberry Neely instead :)

photohogger said...

You were in Canada!! :)

Awesome pics - everyone looked stunning!

Torrie said...

Simply beautiful... everything about it... the pictures, the people, the clothing, the tradition. :)

MissNeira said...

Indian weddings always look soo amazing! and loveee that orange on you!

bollywoodstylediaries said...

Julie looks gorgeous in that color!! ur mom looks very chic and you look fabulous. Love the color of ur churidhar and the necklace looks very interesting. Ariyana looks like a doll..

Josie said...

What a lovely bride! These vibrant colors are all amazing.
xo Josie
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Stephanie said...

Your entire family is gorgeous! And your outfits are stunning. I am definitely attracted to all the bright vibrant colors. I love learning about different cultural traditions. (and it doesn't hurt that beautiful clothes are involved too! ;) thank you.

BenchesandChandeliers said...

beautiful! i love all the colors and sparkle.

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MarchMusings said...

Gorgeous colours and people. Julie looks so happy.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Congrats to your cousin and his beautiful wife! You all look gorgeous! Ariyana melts my heart :)

Elle said...

How absolutely gorgeous! I love all the colors and everyone looks so happy!

Anonymous said...

Nice pictures - looked like a ton of fun! Julie looked amazing as did the rest of the family. Hopefully everyone is getting some rest! Back to studying.... :(
- Vandna

Becca [Free Honey] said...

I've always been drawn to Indian clothing. I love how ornate everything is and like a moth to a flame, I love all the bright beautiful colors. You and your family look beautiful!

Lisa Griffin said...

These photos are beautiful and it looks like such a fun part of the festivities! i love the idea of a long pre wedding to build up to the occassion!
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Dina said...

Every one looks so beautiful. Good work Naina!

Krystal said...

Naina! Everyone looks so gorgeous - thanks for sharing these pics, i absolutely loved seeing them!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Gorgeous colors and little Ariyana is just adorable in her lengha.

Looks like a fabulous evenng.

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

Oh what a great blog..and you are damn stylish:)bookmarked!

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