When Effa told me her majlis berinai (henna night) theme is Bollywood,

 

I was like WHATTTTT I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING BOLLYWOOD!

 

Considering I’d lived in India for 5 years, that’s somewhat irony, I know. But I was never into kurti, and there’s no way I could tie a saree. A lot of people assumed I did know, judging from the requests I had that night. I’m sorry to disappoint, Nisa doesn’t know how to wear one. We usually asked the cleaner to help us with them sarees wahaha.

 

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Missing out on our two bride’s maids here 😦

My friend reminded me of this kurti top I forgot I had (I turned it into a kurung top)- funny how someone else knew my closet better!

 

Now you’re probably wondering this; WHERE’S THE BRIDE? Considering she just donned the hijab recently, posting a non-hijab photo of her would be inappropriate. Rest assured, you’ll be seeing a lot of her pictures from here onwards 🙂

 

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My make-up is usually very pastel, so I wanted to try on a stronger look.

I was wearing a fuschia pink lipstick by the way but somehow it looked red in every picture. Hueh. 

 

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This was the night before the big day. A complete set of bride’s maids at last!

 

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Here to do Her Royal Highness’s biddings lol.

 

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Lala was terrific with the steam iron, have I said that already?

 

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Fast forward to the next morning and we’re all dolled up.

Childhood friends united 😀

 

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Us Bangalore-ians/dulang girls.

A lot of people were confused by this picture; Why is Nisa wearing a different colour?

Because there were actually two sets of bride’s maids.

 

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There were supposed to be 9 dulang girls, but because one couldn’t make it at the last minute, I stepped in.

 

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The gorgeous solemnization dais.

 

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I wore flats specially for this task; tripping and dropping the dulang in front of a crowd isn’t exactly merry.

 

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So what was our original role?

Accompanying Effa on the dais. And let me tell you it was excruciatingly painful. At the end of it I couldn’t feel my legs at all!

 

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Us doctors.

 

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We’re the Twin Towers.

 

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And……everyone!

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