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Old 12-27-2008, 03:01 AM   #21
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Thanks guys.

It's funny you mention Bollywood... everywhere we went, complete (Indian) strangers would say to me "hey he's handsome, he looks like he should be in Bollywood, yeah??" and I would laugh my ass off while he would stand there perplexed, not having any clue what they're talking about. It's a bit of a proud moment I guess.

Yes, Indian weddings are a big affair, with the groom typically arriving during the "barat" on a white horse. They usually last about 3 days including the mehndi (henna) ceremony, sangeet (night of dancing and singing), then sometimes up to two different wedding ceremonies and then the party when the bride arrives at her husbands' family's home afterwards.

However, ours will be considerably more low-key. I'm hoping my friend's dad, who is a former Chief Justice of the Washington State Supreme Court, will perform the wedding itself-- he's a lovely man who adores India and has an amazing sense of the absurd that would compliment us perfectly. (Sounds strange for someone serving on the state supreme court but there you go.)

Also, since most of his friends and family will not be able to attend-- US tourist visas take a while to get and we HAVE to be married within 3 months of his arrival here-- we probably won't be observing most of those traditions. It's possible we'll end up having something like that back in India eventually though, whenever that happens...
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Totally looks like a Bollywood actor. Very happy for you guys! Love is in the air....
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You look like a great couple Jeanie, I can't wait to see pics of the ceremony

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Yeah, I can't wait to figure out when the ceremony will be.

Thanks guys!
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Yeah, I can't wait to figure out when the ceremony will be.
Are you gonna cater your own affair?
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That's a terrifying thought. HELL NO! Paying for it will be difficult enough. Although I refuse to go into debt for a one-time deal, so it'll be low key.
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Awww Jeanie!! I'm so happy for you! That's awesome news and definitely a nice way to start of 2009. Congrats and can't wait to hear all the details and how he enjoys his move to the US!

And about the artwork, it's looking beautiful. I should buy something before you get so famous that I can't afford your work!! Very proud of you.
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Congrats!!
And Us immigration is a pain!!!!!
We just went through those hoops and now we are good for another year and 1/2 before we have to cough out more money and do more paperwork!
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