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Monday, November 22, 2010

Gorgeous HinJew Wedding

Now please don't get offended by the title that is how my wonderful friends Shwetha and Jeff refer to themselves so I promise its okay.  Anyway this was a much anticipated event and it definitely did not disappoint.  Shwetha did a great job arranging and planning everything for not one but two ceremonies and basically a weekend of events that luckily were all held at the wonderful Ritz Carlton in downtown Atlanta.  Even with all the moving pieces the event could not have gone more smoothly.  It was so wonderful to see the support for such and wonderful and feel the love literally pouring out around them.

Boogie and I were lucky enough to be in the ceremonies with Shwetha, both of us in the morning Hindu ceremony and me in the evening Jewish ceremony.  What a great cultural learning experience for her, and me as well.  So our weekend started off with a Henna party for everyone interested in either family and the wedding parties.  Boogie was so excited and so was I, I love henna.  Of course now that I look for them I see that the henna pictures have yet to be uploaded oops.  Anyway the artist was fantastic, and fast, super fast and the patterns looked amazing.  Boogie was a bit heart broken because you have to wait for the henna to dry before you touch it or else it will smear. This is a hard task for anyone but especially a 4 year old, and despite her best efforts hers smeared a bit.  It wasn't horrible, but it took a while to calm her down and promise her it would be okay. So with our Henna done, we headed back to the house to swap Boogie for Jon and head out to the Rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.  The rehearsal was quick and straight to the point and then it was time for the real fun to begin.

The ballroom was gorgeous and there were little stations of every kind of food you can imagine scattered around the edge of the room.  It was very hedonistic.  LOL!!
There was lots and lots of singing.

Some dancing and......

Lots of smiling happy people....

Including our gorgeous couple.

The next morning the real fun the crack of dawn.  Boogie and I were dressed with hair done and in the car heading back downtown by 7:30am.  PHEW!

We looked pretty good in our gorgeous outfits, hand made in India.

Boogie defiantly knew that she looked good. :D

The groom in all of his finery...

All of the adorable flower girls...and apparently the hand out pose is Boogie's signature pose.  LOL!!

The beautiful bride and her mom...

The party outside before the ceremony...

Then we went in to wait for a little while...

Which was great we all got to talk for a while, and Shwetha presided over us. :D

Then it was time for the ceremony...the girls did great and before you knew it, it was all over...

My other two favorite people did make it and the little one looked cute if I do say so myself....

After a good lunch it was time to get my hair and make up done really quickly while Jon got the girls ready to go for a sleepover, and then run home and pick him up and head back down for the evening Jewish ceremony.  *Phew* I was really really tired by the end of this weekend, but it was so worth it.

The second ceremony was gorgeous too, but with the lighting being so low and Jon sitting really near the back there were only two photos...this one, and

This one, oh and notice I am the only one that could not keep my pashmina on my shoulders, stupid linebacker shoulders.  LOL!!

There was a nice cocktail hour before hand, I couldn't drink but the food was delish, and Jon and I got a couple of nice shots together.  It doesn't happen to often.  Oh and this dress was just to the point of not fitting, so thank goodness their wedding wasn't a week later.

Kim and Linda did a great job on hair and makeup and thank goodness this was before little trifecta started making my face break out like a 13 year old boy.

Again the tables were gorgeous and the food was good.  The band was fantastic and a good time was had by all.  Enjoy the rest of the photos, it was night I will never forget.  Congratulations Shwetha and Jeff.

Definitely a wedding to remember.  We left for SeaWorld and Disney two days after the wedding, which might explain Boogie's melt down on the second day of Disney.  The rest of that story is coming soon.  Promise!!

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