A Friend from Darden Gets Married in Bangalore :)
15.12.2012 - 15.12.2012
Once my project had wrapped up, I stayed in town for the weekend, as one of my closest friends from Darden, Astrid d'Souza, was getting married. She had asked me to be a bridesmaid, so I had a part to play, which made the weekend even more fun
After Exploramungala, Astrid, Gerry (her fiance), and I went out to brunch. It was so good to see her since it had been about a year and a half since I had seen her last. Gotta love Bangalore's Sunday Brunch culture. We stayed there for about 7 hours just catching up.
Later on in the week, Astrid and I got manicures and pedicures for the big event!
Then Friday night, the night of the rehearsal dinner came. It was funny because I was the only non-Indian there but I was also the only one dressed in Indian clothing. I had bought a kurta for the big event. I met all of Astrid's cousins and family, which were so much fun. They had flown in from Dubai, Australia, as well as Mumbai.
I found this sight pretty hilarious right outside the restaurant. It's as if these guys knew how photogenic they were!
Astrid and Gerry the night before their wedding
The Wedding Day! Her color scheme was royal blue and clementine.
The Wedding Party
Congratulations Astrid and Gerry!
Astrid and Gerry did something really cool the day after they got married. They got back into their tuxedo and wedding dress respectively, and had a photo shoot. One of the most unique photos was when they hopped in a pool for some underwater shots. Gorgeous.
After the wedding and the lovely reception, we had the after party in my hotel room. A friend of mine from North Carolina, Emily, was my plus one. Here we are dancing it out with some Indian Bollywood music going on in the background.
I invited over some friends who did not attend the wedding who were out on the town as well as some of Astrid's younger cousins to the after party. The entire evening was such a great last hoorah in India.....way to go out with a bang!