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Jaipur Wedding Wonders

November 14, 2011

The trip to India was wonderful! Dave and I missed Ben and Nicky tremendously and talked about them all the time. But, it was really nice to know they were safe and sound at home and not being bored to death by long parties with nothing to eat but Indian food!

We managed to attend two wedding events – two days of four full days of wedding. We went to the night before dinner party which was held at the City Palace in Jaipur. And, then we attended the actually wedding which was held at Jaigrah Fort just outside of Jaipur.

The dinner the night before was a wonderful introduction to the world of the Indian Wedding! We had arrived earlier in the day to be chauffered from the airport to our hotel by a part of the wedding driving team. At the hotel we quickly dressed for the dinner. I was lucky to have the much needed help of the saree draping team in the bottom of the hotel.

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Dressed to the letter!

Dave in his kurta...

Dave in his kurta...

and me in my borrowed Saree...

and me in my borrowed Saree...

The dinner was held at the City Palace which is a main tourist site in the center of Jaipur. Here is a professional picture of the Palace during the day:

City Palace Jaipur

City Palace Jaipur

and here it is lit up at night for the dinner:

Strolling into City Palace grounds.  All lit up for the wedding pre-dinner party.

Strolling into City Palace grounds. All lit up for the wedding pre-dinner party.

City Palace at night

City Palace at night

The family did some bollywood style entertaining for the evening fun.

Family  Fun

Family Fun

They had food from every country it seemed – but it was all vegetarian! We ate and ate and ate and then went back to the hotel.

The next day we were faced with the challenge of dressing again. Per the wadrobe guide, I decided to wear this lengha:

Wedding Day Wear

Wedding Day Wear

and Dave’s wear had the addition of the turban:

building the colorful Rajasthany style turban for Dave

building the colorful Rajasthany style turban for Dave


admiring the work!

admiring the work!

All the wedding guests boarded buses that took us an hour out of the city of Jaipur to Jaigrah Fort. It was an interesting drive with lots of street life to observe along the way….

street side food sold out of the corner

street side food sold out of the corner

Our bus climbed up, up, up past Amber fort:

Amber Fort

Amber Fort

Once we arrived, we joined the procession to the wedding site. The procession started with an autorickshaw ride across the fort entrance (the autorickshaws were brought up to the fort for the wedding):

our personal autorickshaw ride into the fort

our personal autorickshaw ride into the fort

Some of the music:

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2 comments

  1. What a great adventure – your incredible roll continues. Sux that Thanksgiving was a bust. You know my thoughts on poultry though.


  2. Hi Sue and Dave

    Love all the pictures from the wedding. Looks like an amazing time. Dave, the turban looks great ! 🙂 Did your head itch after or during? Sue you look beautiful. I like the colors in both saris.

    Tricia



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