A Vegas (Indian) Wedding-Part 1, Pre-wedding events

A while back, I posted some photos of the girls from the various wedding events that took us to Las Vegas.  I had meant to do another post about the wedding, but never got around to it.

We were in Vegas for the wedding of Ravi’s first cousin, A.  It was a three day event held at Aria and the Mandarin Oriental (which is next door to Aria).

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On the first night, there was a dinner followed by The Cirque Du Soleil show, Zarkana.  To liven things up, they hired two showgirls to come and pose so that guests could have pictures taken with them.  We brought the girls to dinner, but I had to leave with them shortly thereafter as we had a babysitter coming.  I needed to run through everything with the sitter before heading back to catch the show.

I have a terrible confession to make.  I missed a chunk of the show because it was dark and we were still incredibly jetlagged…and I fell asleep.  My father in law stayed awake and gave it rave review.  I loved what I saw, but I’m not actually qualified to write a review.


view from the 26th floor

On the second night, there was the sangeet and mendhi party.  It was held at a bar on the 26th floor of the Mandarin Oriental (they’d rented it out so that we could all bring the kids and such).  I sent the girls over with my inlaws and then spent far too much time trying to get my sari on correctly.  Had I thought about it, I should’ve asked any of the women there to help me and they could’ve saved me SO much time.  But because I’d successfully done my own sari once, I was convinced I could do it again and I lost track of time trying to follow the direction in this video to do a Gujarati drape.

Screen Shot 2013-01-20 at 5.55.16 PMWhile I was getting ready, Ellie was getting mendhi.  She was exhausted (as you can see in this photo) and was passed out on a couch when I got there, although she did wake up a bit later.

IMG_6729Rhi, on the other hand, was all party party party.  Here she is with Ravi’s Uncle (and the groom’s dad).

IMG_6732There was singing and dancing.  I got danced a bit, but mostly got my own mendhi done and took photos.

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