On Sunday we attended a first post-quake festive event: a wedding at our neighbourhood. The party was cancelled but they decided to go ahead with the ceremony after all. Of course, there was no music and dancing, no fancy food. Everything was organised in a quiet, homely manner. I still had not felt like dressing up but for the ceremony I simply had to. And I am glad I did, it really cheered me up. And though there was still tension on the faces and in the eyes of those who came for the event, it was really nice to get together, to forget for a while about what everybody has been through recently. I think people needed it.
Many women as well as me wore red because it is considered a festive colour here.
Family of the groom and guests gathered together at the groom's place. Then we went to the bride's place, where the ceremony were held. Then we took the bride and brought her to the groom's place.
Some interesting pieces of jewelry could be spotted at the event
A day before the ceremony women gathered together to apply mehendi. I also did it. On the photo you can see my hands with applied paste on them and how the ornament looked the next day.
One moment was really amusing when brothers of the bride carried her and the groom on their backs, three circles around the car that was ready to carry the newly-wed couple away.
Life is going on!