If I haven’t seemed very active on here lately it’s because we travelled for my cousin’s wedding and we’ve been busy!!!
The bride-to-be is from India and they are having both a western and eastern wedding celebration. Her family was kind enough to let us into their home to practice their traditions and celebrate with them. I was able to see their priest bless them and experienced haldi for the first time (and was the first to do it!!!) and later they gave us shagun (the intricate envelope above) and an offering of fruit with several types of nuts and raisins. An auntie gave me a tilak (the dot on my forehead) and I wore it proudly all day!!
I am very humbled by their generosity and acceptance into their family though I have never met them before today. I’m honored to be a part of it and can’t thank them enough for these experiences.