Indian Wedding at the Marriott Hotel

My friend Twinkle recently held her wedding which was Christian themed at the Marriott Hotel with her fiancee Samuel who also happens to be an Indian National and also a preacher. Since Kat, Pia and I all came from work we came in a little late. (Actually, we missed out on the whole ceremony and just got there in time for the cocktails and the reception at the grand dining hall.)

Too bad, we were able to miss the culture rich exchanging of vows and also their first kiss as a newly wed couple. 😦

But, nonetheless we still made the most of the event and helped ourselves to the cocktails, iced teas and overflowing drinks  at the 2nd floor of the hotel. We actually had a hard time fixing my dress since I wore a sari (their traditional Indian dress, which I borrowed from my classmate in MBA). Thanks Dhiya! 🙂 We enjoyed taking photos of our outfits, our bosses were even in Indian wear and the bridesmaids which also happened to be some of our colleagues also had some archaic and intricate writing in their hands.

Me and one of my closest friend Kat taking a selfie at the event.
Me and one of my closest friend Kat taking a selfie at the event.

We had fun taking everything in awe since people were draped in their national dresses and the guests were from all over the globe. There were people of Chinese descent, there were the African Americans from Nigeria who danced in a hip hop fashion during the intermission number. There were also some Indians and also some guests who flew in from London and other parts of the globe.

Me with the bridesmaids :) Note their outfits here.
Me with the bridesmaids 🙂 Note their outfits here.

The food was a smorgasbord of various cuisines, too bad I wasn’t able to take photos of the food because people were too busy queuing  up at the Vegan and the Non -Vegan sections of the buffet. They had their signature pita bread, along with some spices, celery sticks, tomatoes, lettuce leaves, lamb chops and who could resist the oh so delectable chocolate fountain and fruits along with some marshmallows beside the various cakes and pastries.  Also there were a lot of choices and food servings to choose from to your heart’s delight. It was such a heavenly respite for us 🙂 So since I don’t have food photos this time around, I would just have to do with some photos of us at the event.

At the second floor sipping our cocktails with our bosses also draped in their Indian outfits
At the second floor sipping our cocktails with our bosses also draped in their Indian outfits

The bride and the groom were just so happy and love struck, I wish someday my wedding would be this memorable 🙂 They danced their traditional dance upon entering the spacious ballroom and swayed to the beat of the gong. The groom even played some drums for his bride and the bride also danced for her beau.

Some photos of the lovely couple I managed to collage.
Some photos of the lovely couple I managed to collage.
My friend Twinkle with her hubby Pastor Sam
My friend Twinkle with her hubby Pastor Sam

The walls of the venue were adorned by chandeliers and also the outside was filled up with their photos from their prenuptial shoot. They were so gorgeous looking enough to pass off as models. 🙂 I love how Twinkle styled her own outfits in her shoots and also did here own makeup. She just looked like a princess that night. Congrats dear!

Team Gina. Me and Pia posing with our boss Ms. Gina (Our Mother) since we are assigned under different Department Managers and teams.
Team Gina. Me and Pia posing with our boss Ms. Gina (Our Mother) since we are assigned under different Department Managers and teams.

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