Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Like any other Indian wedding, Indian Christian weddings are followed by dinner receptions after the wedding ceremonies are conducted in the church.

Well, the big day finally came and my friend, Alvin is now a married man! I've known him for many years, but it was the first time I met Samantha, his beautiful wife.


#1 I was delighted to attend. It was delight mixed with a great deal of curiosity. As I said before, it was the first Indian wedding reception I, The Oddball had been to.

Indian culture is all about being colorful and vibrant. As promised, here are the pictures from the wedding reception of Alvin & Samantha.


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The groom and the bride dressed like a prince and princess entered the hall, accompanied by a group of Bhangra dancers.


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#14 Alvin & Samantha.

There were Bhangra and Bollywood dance groups to entertain the guests at the wedding reception. The impact of the music on everyone was astonishing. They were up and breaking out in the most incredible dance moves. I was truly amazed. It was just like in a Bollywood movie!


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Next came more dancing and singing which continued all night! Smiley


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#22 Look at Alvin!


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#25 The wedding cake.


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#30 The dinner was served family style, the food was placed in the center of the table and each guest helps her/himself.

The food was good, but I could only eat very little because... well, I'm not going to lie; I'm not really into Indian food.


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Overall, it was a wonderful experience. Two notable differences were that there was no alcohol and no kissing!

Congratulations Alvin and Samantha! Have fun on your honeymoon.



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69 comments

LadyJava said... @ 15/3/11 7:47 PM

:* :*

gagay said... @ 15/3/11 7:47 PM

=-O =-O =-O =-O

gagay said... @ 15/3/11 7:47 PM

chop!

gagay said... @ 15/3/11 7:49 PM

ate mon..ill be back later..my eyes is getting bigger and painful now.. :(

gagay said... @ 15/3/11 7:49 PM

:'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

LadyJava said... @ 15/3/11 7:51 PM

wow.. very colour and lots of entertainment.. it's like attending a concert eh? Awesome!!

LadyJava said... @ 15/3/11 7:52 PM

the food looks so yummy dearie.. sayang you tak suka.. if i .. sure went for seconds.. lol!

LadyJava said... @ 15/3/11 7:52 PM

congrats to the couple... eh were they singing or just dancing on stage?

LadyJava said... @ 15/3/11 7:53 PM

Mon.. what camera are you using eh? the quality very good lah.. and am sure the lighting wasnt that fantastic kan at the hall kan?

LadyJava said... @ 15/3/11 7:54 PM

or was it? i took some pictures from the last wedding i attended a hotel and the lighting was so dark.. my pictures all turned dark also.. even with flash..eheh

Mariuca said... @ 15/3/11 7:56 PM

:-P :-P :-P

Mariuca said... @ 15/3/11 7:58 PM

Congrats to Alvin n Samantha! :* :* :*

Mariuca said... @ 15/3/11 7:59 PM

Yummy spicy Indian food, now this reminds me of d'tandoor aiyo.... *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca said... @ 15/3/11 8:00 PM

Lovely pics as always sweetie, thanks for sharing!~ :-D :-D

Mariuca said... @ 15/3/11 8:01 PM

Missed da chop, now me feeling sickish pulak... think Im coming down with a cold, tis is not good news for me at all..... :-E :-E :-E :-E

Ane said... @ 15/3/11 8:12 PM

I overslept! hahaha :-D Lucas was just so nice to cuddle with and the rain was so comforting! hahaha :-D

Ane said... @ 15/3/11 8:13 PM

You look so gorgeous Mon, I hate you.. LOL :-P kidding! I can never hate you! :) But you look so awesome!

Ane said... @ 15/3/11 8:13 PM

I love their cake! and the stage looks great and the colors are wow! :)

Ane said... @ 15/3/11 8:14 PM

I heard that Indian food can be really spicy.. My MIL went to India last December to attend a wedding as well, and it was a 3 day affair and was very grand, I wish I was invited but I didn't know those people.. haha :-D

Ane said... @ 15/3/11 8:19 PM

Food looks good though I only like a few Indian food.. :-D

Caroline said... @ 15/3/11 8:45 PM

:* :* :* :* :*

Caroline said... @ 15/3/11 8:49 PM

so matching la ur dress with the blue theme dearie! :-D :-D :-D

Caroline said... @ 15/3/11 8:50 PM

so merrier la d wedding! hehe i havent been to any Indian wedding before. =-X =-X =-X

Caroline said... @ 15/3/11 8:52 PM

alamak! d foods so spcy! lol =-X =-X =-X remind me of the malay wedding i've attended at KL pula. end up didnt eat much. hahahaha 8-) 8-) 8-)

Bella Enveeus said... @ 15/3/11 9:54 PM

That's very nice! I went to a few Indian weddings myself. Some punjabs as well. The bhangras are very loud n long too.. HAHAHA!! Laughing

If 1 day I do get married, I'll be having those ceremonial bhangra dance too (a day before wedding) coz of my Pakistani bloodline.. HAHA! Bbunz had been warned (he who does not dance except hip hop..LOL)

Yums food looks absolute delish Mon!

tekkaus said... @ 15/3/11 11:42 PM

Wow...this is truly a grand reception. :)

tekkaus said... @ 15/3/11 11:44 PM

Both of them looked very happy. They look like Bollywood's actor and actress. :p

tekkaus said... @ 15/3/11 11:44 PM

The last time I went to an Indian wedding, it was when...I was 10...so long already. :D I want curry mutton.

Bluedreamer said... @ 16/3/11 8:41 AM

wow it seems to be a very big and luxurious wedding

Bluedreamer said... @ 16/3/11 8:42 AM

oh i have tried Indian Cuisine before I love their Pork Vindaloo and Luchi

Bluedreamer said... @ 16/3/11 8:42 AM

good morning mon and have a great day ahead

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 2:33 AM

=-O =-O =-O GG!

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 2:33 AM

:-P :-P :-P Mariuca!

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 2:38 AM

hahaha when are u going to d'tandoor la? :-P :-P

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 2:38 AM

hehe...welcome! :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 2:42 AM

ya lah u missed da chop :-E :-E oh no..still feeling sickish? hope u feel better soon sweetie, hugs!

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 2:43 AM

LJ! :* :* :*

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 2:48 AM

haha LJ...I felt like I was watching a Bollywood production! 8-) 8-)

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 2:48 AM

lol...oh u suka Indian food eh!? :-P :-P

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 2:51 AM

They were singing and dancing!! :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 3:29 AM

I'm using Sony Handycam HDR-SR7E, LJ! oh the lighting in the hall wasn't that dark actually :)

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 3:31 AM

huh? ur pics all turned dark even with flash? hmmm what camera are u using eh? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 3:32 AM

ur eyes is getting bigger?? =-O =-O =-O what happened!? :(

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 3:32 AM

Hugsy GG! O:-) O:-)

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 3:34 AM

hahaha Ane..I expected so! :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 3:35 AM

LOL @ I hate you! hehehe...thanks sweetie..love yah! :-P :-P

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 3:36 AM

yeah everything was so colorful! 8-)

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 3:54 AM

oh u've never tried Indian food before? hmm Indian food is not necessarily spicy, but flavorful and spices are the soul of Indian food :) yeah I heard the weddings in India can be quite long affairs! =-O

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 3:56 AM

ohhh what types of Indian dishes do u like Ane? :-D

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 3:58 AM

Caroline! :* :* :*

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 4:14 AM

hahaha...I really didn't know their wedding color theme was blue! :-D :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 4:17 AM

hehe it was the first time I attended an Indian wedding reception.. :-P :-P

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 4:18 AM

lol...eh I've never been to a Malay wedding!!

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 4:40 AM

ohh I didn't know you have Pakistani bloodline, sweetie! hahaha yeah u should hire them to perform at your wedding too! 8-) 8-)

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 4:42 AM

yeah, indeed! :)

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 4:46 AM

ahahaha....yes I agree! :-P

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 4:49 AM

wow..that was so long ago! :-D :-D go to Indian restaurant la, they've curry mutton!

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 4:52 AM

Yes, it was..! :)

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 4:55 AM

errr.. what is Pork Vindaloo? and what is Luchi? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Monica said... @ 17/3/11 4:56 AM

Good morning B.D.! Happy Wednesday! 8-)

Namz said... @ 17/3/11 6:53 AM

Whoaa awesome shots you got there :) Always good to take pictures @ weddings.

Don't worry about being overdressed, you look lovely. Like you, I'm not really into Indian food too. Somehow tummy don't seem to agree :(.

Good to see you had a good time Mon :)

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Life Ramblings said... @ 17/3/11 9:36 PM

congrats to the newly wed. both of them looked gorgeous.

Life Ramblings said... @ 17/3/11 9:38 PM

wow, such a colourful and lively atmosphere. and what a delightful spread of food. that looks good but too bad, you didn't like it.

foongpc said... @ 18/3/11 2:33 AM

LOL!! at "The food was good, but I could only eat very little because... well, I'm not going to lie; I'm not really into Indian food" Hahaha!! How can the food be good if u r not into Indian food? :-D

foongpc said... @ 18/3/11 2:34 AM

I am not into Indian food too! But if roti canai, murtabak and naan are considered Indian food, then not bad also! Haha!

foongpc said... @ 18/3/11 2:35 AM

So when is your turn to get married? Hehe

gagay said... @ 18/3/11 7:12 PM

ate mon! ur 1 of my top commenters!!! thanks for sharing comments!

Rizal said... @ 18/3/11 9:33 PM

Olla..

Pak kepak kepak kepak.. boom ke boom.. ehhh wrong sounds.

Very colourful indeed. I once went to an indian wedding when i was in Form four.. and that was.. opppssss..

Hehe.

Rizal said... @ 18/3/11 9:35 PM

ehhh funny laa, you dont like the food. i thought you like since you are into sambal belacan.. and those curry and kurmas are along the sambal belacan line.. well not exactly, but.. hmmmm

wah nasi beriani, dalca, ayam masak merah, kurma.. if me.. sure go for second helping and third one i ll askk can bungkus or not. Hahaha

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