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When stars collide and chaa is consumed

September 27th, 2011 (12:32 pm)
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I've managed to contract a sore throat and cold. What wonderful timing, as I'm supposed to leave for a wedding on Thursday and then go to Sirens next Thursday, and of course, finish my presentation. I'll do more work on said presentation in a bit, but first I'm resting and drinking some tea, so I thought I'd make a post.

A couple people have pointed out that I've barely said anything about my own upcoming wedding. This is true, so I'll rectify that now. Honestly, it doesn't feel quite real yet, plus my thoughts have been taken up by events coming up before that, like Sirens and my friend csecooney's play and fall festivals. Not to mention I'm private in some ways, and this is one of them. But I am excited, and I'll share a little of the joy with you.

aryasura and I met back in 1999, and we have been officially dating since 2001, after I came back from my year in Germany. We've had our ups and downs, like anyone, but I can't imagine life without him. Just yesterday, we went to the park and discussed Vedic literature and the fey creatures from that period and later. (He's a scholar of Indian literature and history, which just amazes me.) Who else could I do that with? Not a lot of people, that's for sure.

And he brought me cough drops for this stupid sore throat last night. :) Which were really useful this morning, because I awoke with a fire in my throat. Guh.

So anyway, we're getting married on the nineteenth of November at a Hindu temple near my mother's house. It'll be a traditional Hindu ceremony, though truncated (no five-day celebration, sadly), with garlands and coconuts and a pujari. After a whirlwind shopping trip, we settled on a sari for me. See the picture below! For his part, Ed will wear a sherwani and a saafo (turban). We'll have the ceremony, the reception, and then a garba (Gujarati folk dance)! My cousins promised to sing, which is awesome.

South Asian weddings are known to be very large. Ours won't be. I'm sad some of our friends can't make it, but I'm also glad the size is more intimate, so I'll at least get to say hello to people!

I'll be dressed in this. Sparkly! And red, as is traditional. ;) What do you think?




The back of the choli (blouse) will have the crisscrossing strings pictured here in a different sari called a panetar (and yes, that's me, too):




And now I think it's time for more chaa.

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Posted by: Laura (twelvepetals)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
lotus

AAAAAA THAT IS GORGEOUS!!! I can't wait to see photos from your wedding, I know it will be a beautiful event! <3

So sorry to hear you're sickly :( I hope you feel better soon!

SEE YOU IN A FEW DAYS =)

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:37 am (UTC)
Durga Ma winking

I'm so glad I got to meet you and your lovely Jen! Her energy felt so solid, like she's mature and thoughtful and has her feet on the ground. You did well, my friend. ;)

Also, I'm thrilled you like the sari! I wish you could be there in person. ♥♥♥

Posted by: Blood of Winter (blood_of_winter)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
mataji

secksy!!! You will look gorgeous *squees*!!

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
Durga Ma winking

*grin*

♥♥♥

Posted by: Niamh Sage (niamh_sage)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 04:45 pm (UTC)

Ohhh that's beautiful! You're going to look gorgeous :D

I hope you feel better soon, and have fun at Sirens!

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
Lavender faerie

Thank you so much, lovely! ♥♥♥

I will do my best! :D

Posted by: Alex Dally MacFarlane (alankria)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
Dress

Such gorgeous fabric! <3

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:35 am (UTC)

♥♥♥

Posted by: Shel (aerialmelodies)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
Clear Blue Skies

That is beautiful. I love it. And it matches the invites I see! :) We're still plotting and plotting to see what's possible. Maybe we'll leap out of a fountain and say SURPRISE! :)

See you in a few days! <3

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:35 am (UTC)
Summer Faerie

*squeeezzzzeee*

Shel! I got to see you! And I'm still crossing my fingers you'll be there to see the sari in person!

♥♥♥

Posted by: costumenut (costumenut)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)

So beautiful! I love Indian celebration garb. :-) You will look stunning!

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:34 am (UTC)
Shvetu fey

♥♥♥

I'm so glad I got to see you, even briefly, lady. *huggggs to you and your lovely family*

Posted by: drriftwood (drriftwood)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC)

ooh- how exciting shvetu!! That saree is gorgeous- I love the white one too!
How lovely that you are getting married in a temple! I wanted to, too- but it wasn't possible..
lots of hugs and lotuses..:)

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
Party in India

If you two could come, I'd totally invite you! And yay, I've missed your comments on my entries!

I want to hear the story of why you couldn't marry in a mandir. . .

*hugs and lotuses*

Posted by: Kari Sperring (la_marquise_de_)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)

Those are two exquisite saris.
And feel better soon.

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)
Party in India

Thank you so much! ♥

Posted by: oracne - Victoria Janssen (oracne)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)

Please to post photographs afterwards? That red is delicious.

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)
Shvetu fey

I will do my best, although I may have to lock them. We shall see.

Isn't it? ♥♥♥

Posted by: Sheela Chari (sheela_chari)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)

This is wonderful, Shveta! I didn't know you were getting married. Congratulations!!!

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)
Deepavali

I am, and thank you so much, Sheela! ♥♥♥

Posted by: asakiyume (asakiyume)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
hummingbird

He sounds like a wonderful man and a wonderful future husband. As for how you look? Splendid! Magnificent!

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
Party in India

He really is. ♥♥♥♥ Thank you on both counts!

Posted by: cloverdew (cloverdew)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC)

You look so LOVELY. That sari is just beautiful.

I'm sure your wedding with be a lovely and joyful affair. <3

I'm sorry you're sick and I hope you feel better soon.

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)

You look so LOVELY. That sari is just beautiful.

*muah times a million!*

I'm sure your wedding with be a lovely and joyful affair. <3

♥♥♥

I'm sorry you're sick and I hope you feel better soon.

Would you believe I still have a bit of a cough? Oh, well!

Posted by: Rachel M Brown (rachelmanija)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
I have cleavage

GORGEOUS. I love the choli lacing.

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
Durga Ma winking

♥♥♥

(P.S. Answering this is my distraction from the presentation. :P)

Posted by: Haddayr Copley-Woods (haddayr)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 07:09 pm (UTC)

Absolutely GORGEOUS Sari. I hope you are feeling better very soon!

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:26 am (UTC)

Thank you so much, Haddayr! ♥♥♥

Posted by: Katie (esotaria)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
PatF: In my dreams

Gorgeous! :D Sending lots of happy vibes your way.

Looking forward to seeing you at Sirens. :)

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)

Thank you so much, Katie! ♥

Four days!!!

Posted by: Terri-Lynne DeFino (bogwitch64)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)

The glory of you in that dress seriously made me all misty. You are lovely, and you look so happy, and that dress is KILLER!

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
Lavender faerie

Thank you so much, lovely lady! ♥♥♥

Posted by: Sherwood Smith (sartorias)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)

Oh, that is absolutely stunning! You are going to be transcendentally gorgeous!

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
Deepavali

Thank you so much, Sherwood! ♥♥♥

Posted by: Fighting Crime with a Giant Dandelion Since 2013 (pameladean)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)

That's a wonderful sari, so joyous. Or maybe that's just your expression. 8-)

P.

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:29 am (UTC)
Deepavali

Thank you so much, Pamela! ♥ It's stressful, but I am definitely happy I found Ed.

Posted by: C.S.E. Cooney (csecooney)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)

Very very beautiful!

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:28 am (UTC)
Shvetu fey

♥♥♥

I miss you and am so happy I will get to celebrate with you soon!

Posted by: Jenn (willow_cabin)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
Home sweet home

Feel better soon! *hugs*

You will be such a beautiful bride~ :)

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:18 am (UTC)
Durga Ma winking

Feel better soon! *hugs*

*squeeeeeze*

You will be such a beautiful bride~ :)

You are so sweet. Speaking of beautiful brides, I never told you, but you looked so lovely in your cupcake dress with your hair up--like a princess! And you did such an amazing job with all the crafting. I am in awe, lady, in awe.

I hope you are having a wonderful time on your honeymoon as I type this, and I send you love!

Posted by: kellyrfineman (kellyrfineman)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
Tea

I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. Here. Have some tea.

And that fabric and sari and the strings are all swoon-worthy!!

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:19 am (UTC)
Whoo-hoo

I'm sorry you aren't feeling well. Here. Have some tea.

Teaaaa! *gulp* I can never get enough! Thank you. :)

And that fabric and sari and the strings are all swoon-worthy!!

Thanks so much, Kelly! And I never had a chance to congratulate you on your book, but YAY!

Posted by: naked and articulate (sihaya09)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)

Loooove the sari!

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)

Thank you! ♥

Posted by: folkchick3 (folkchick3)
Posted at: September 27th, 2011 11:22 pm (UTC)

Oh!! How beautiful! You are going to be an unbelievably gorgeous bride! And I love the idea of gold and red for a wedding - it is a celebration!

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
Deepavali

Thank you so much, lovely! ♥♥♥

Posted by: writerjenn (writerjenn)
Posted at: September 28th, 2011 12:53 am (UTC)

Feel better soon!

Your wedding sounds like fun. And don't worry about the size. We only had about 35 people at our wedding, and I still felt at the end of the night like I'd only had time to say two sentences to each person!

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:49 am (UTC)

Thank you, Jenn! ♥♥♥

And after being at a wedding a little smaller than mine, I totally see what you mean. *grin*

Posted by: Tiffany Trent (tltrent)
Posted at: September 28th, 2011 01:16 am (UTC)

Yaaaaay! So beautiful. I hope you have a lovely time at everything and am only just sad I don't get to experience your magical wedding! Hope the sore throat leaves you soon! xo

Posted by: Shveta, bursting with stars ॐ (shveta_thakrar)
Posted at: October 3rd, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)

I wish you could be there, too! I mean it. ♥♥♥

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