Today is my sister Anjali 's wedding anniversary.
Habib, the son of the baker who baked
her wedding cake visited us today
after years and years.
What a surprise!
I told him what day it was and how
it was linked to his family
and he was amazed.
He was a young boy then,
he is 42 years old he said.
A wedding party ( procession or baaraat)
was passing down our street ,
so I went to the gate to take pictures.
In the top photo you can see the DJ van,
from where the loud music emanates.
The lighted umbrellas look pretty.
These people were getting ready, waiting
for the groom 's family and friends to assemble.
I couldn 't get better shots
because I did not want to
catch anyone 's attention.
There are lots of wedding halls
and hotels in our area.
These pictures are blurry
as they were taken with a mobile phone.
Indians enjoy loud, colorful,
ritual laden weddings. The Royal wedding last week
was a big hit here.
This posh hotel is another
place the groom 's party stays.
The bride 's family foots the bill.
The Jeevan Saathi Wedding Hall.
A cousin of mine had his
reception here some years back.
This wedding guest house is a stone 's throw
from my house.
Two big wedding halls flank it.
It gets noisy during wedding season.
Read an execellent post
on the royal wedding on the
MATTER OF FACT blog.
It has been written by
Pastor Mark Minor.