The first big event was a party for the bride Laura's birthday. It was held at the Khanna home, the bridegroom's parents. After a 40 minute drive thru the incredible Mumbai traffic we arrived to this elaborate event for perhaps 250 people. Held in the outdoors back yard, a cloth floor covering covered the ground, a great wall of fabric erected on a bamboo structure created privacy and a ceiling of fabric blocked off the sky above. A stage, a band, fancy clothing all the beer or liquor you could drink, and the 80 young Aussies drank a lot of it. Just an over the top event and a coming together of East and West, all creeds and races. Just wonderful.
A full meal was served in this huge tent like structure built in the parking lot. An amazing array of food and the tables to eat it at.
Marya Griffin, The brides Great Grand-mother on the left and a long time friend Joan Peterson on the right.
You have to have bling at an indian wedding. I went with Laura to the bangle store. This is all inexpensive costume jewelry and women were dozens of them. They cost about fifty cents apiece.
Back at the party.
First day we did a lot of shopping. Here is the black vest I bought to wear with my yellow kurta.
Bob Christie, father of the bride couldn't resist this beautiful coat. Only $150.00
There are so many fabrics to choose from the choices are staggering, but surely fun. Below, Bob and Evan make a few selections.