Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hair is settled, menu in progress

I went to try out hair salons last weekend while we were in Chicago. Check out the results!

F. and I and all our parents also went to taste the wedding food. Everything turned out exactly the way I had hoped -- this food will be awesome. They did a great job implementing the Indian recipes we gave them, and they came up with some awesome options for the non-Indian half of the menu too. I may have explained this already, but since some of F's family is uncomfortable with non-Indian food -- possibly because they suspect it'll have stealth meat -- and some of my family is uncomfortable with Indian food -- probably because it has not-at-all stealthy spices -- we're offering a mix of styles. There's a fairly traditional Indian entree and a non-Indian entree that will be more familiar to the non-Indian folks (we're thinking something kind of Cuban-ish, with black beans and pico de gallo and stuff). The appetizers split up the same way, and so does the lunchtime buffet we're having at the ceremony. People who want to try both are welcome to, but I think this menu will have something for everyone. least, everyone who likes vegetables. My mom is still concerned that some people will be put off by the all-vegetarian menu, but I think they'll be pleasantly surprised. I bet that if we didn't mention it many people wouldn't notice. To me, it's like worrying that there won't be any hot chocolate at your pool party. Apparently, after tasting the wedding food, my dad said "Wow, I'm really full! I didn't know vegetarian food could be so good!" That's my goal for everybody.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What to do...patta

I've been thinking about how to wear my dupatta and I'm pretty sure I've got it figured out. Check out how Aishwarya wears hers in Jodhaa Akbar:
I think this is nice, except that my blouse is longer and more decorative, so I will probably not drape it across the front. I'll just have it hang straight down from the right shoulder. I like how it tucks in at the waist, though.

There may or may not be a part of the ceremony at the very beginning where my face is covered. (Surprise! It's me!) If we do that part, I'll wear it like this:

Actually, the dupatta in this photo looks a lot like mine -- red, sheer, with little sparklies on it and a heavy-ish border.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Summer fun

One of my favorite things that we did in India was fly kites. Marigolds and Mithai, an Indian wedding blog, gave me the idea that we could have kites at our wedding. It's a fun thing that kids could do during the ceremony so they don't get bored, and people could also fly kites and take some time to enjoy the outdoors in between the ceremony and the reception. Plus, they're terribly pretty.

I've also considered beach balls or maybe sidewalk chalk.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

On your mark...

We're leaving for India tomorrow! I'll make sure to take plenty of photos.