A Wedding in India.

July 3, 2015

  • A Wedding In India

    My nephew who lives in India, has invited us to the wedding of his daughter Saniya. Because of the health issues that Mohamed and I were having, I had told him that we might not be able to go.
    Two days back I received the invitation. It came by Courier and it felt thick like a book. At first I thought I was getting a book from Amazon, and then I saw the address of my nephew’s company on the envelope. When I opened the envelope, my jaw dropped. Literally. Inside was another ornate and intricately designed envelope; and within it, there were about six thick cards. Each card had an event prior to and after the wedding, by my other two nephews, who were inviting the people to attend the dinners in honor of the bride and the groom. A card showed the maternal grandparents of the bride, asking our presence at the wedding, and finally one by the father and mother of the bride for the reception the day after the wedding.

    Confused?? Well, just look at these pictures.









    Every flower and every leaf is outlined in gold. Just imagine sending a thousand such invitations to friends and relatives. I had never seen any invitation card like this ever in my life.

    After seeing the invitation, I called my nephew and told him how much we all loved the cards. He said that it was only a partial invite, because each invitation was accompanied with a small tray of dates and almonds! The Courier company would not allow food to be sent overseas, so he had to just send the “plain” cards.

    Oh my!

    Anyway, I am going to India in August. I hope the health would be good and I will tolerate the journey well. I shall now try to copy and paste this to Word Press.

    Have a great Fourth of July my dear friends.

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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26 Responses to A Wedding in India.

  1. slmret says:

    “Oh my”! I can hear you saying that — and it’s such a true response! I expect you will find the dates and almonds, and perhaps many more goodies, in your hotel room when you arrive! I, too, hope your health will hold up and you will have a wonderful journey to India! Hugs!

    • Zakiah says:

      I don’t think I care if I don’t receive the dates and the almonds. I will have enough of those when I get there. I hope my health will hold up good too.

  2. mrswrangler says:

    Hope you have great trip.

  3. sunsetdragon says:

    How beautiful and I hope that you are able to go and you have a wonderful July 4th also.

    • Zakiah says:

      I did have a good July 4th Ruth. In fact I had a great July 3rd. The Country Club celebrates the day on the 3rd, with grand fireworks and dinners etc. This, so the club members can also go to the Mississippi River on the 4th and watch the city celebrating with fireworks.

  4. What a beautiful, sweet invitation! Wow! It actually brought joy-tears to my eyes. I’ve never seen a wedding invitation like it! 🙂
    My best wishes for the bride and groom! 🙂
    Too bad you couldn’t get the dates and almonds long distance. But, I bet there will be plenty of delicious food at the wedding! 🙂
    I hope you are feeling wonderful in August and get to attend the wedding! How exciting! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

    • Zakiah says:

      Food at the wedding… food that I do not have to cook, food that will be served to me on silver plates (literally), dang, I am so looking forward to that. I have started feeling really good, and am able to fast during this holy month too. SO, I am hoping that it will be good going for me.

  5. Oh my!!!!!!!!!! They are celebrating in style! Can’t wait to hear/ read about your trip!

  6. j.e.glaze says:

    Congratulations to your nephew, Zakiah. And to you! I hope you have a wonderful trip and visit, in India. 🙂

  7. theinfiniterally says:

    This is tremendous. I’ve never seen its like. Surely you must be well enough to go when it comes time. What happy times!

    • Zakiah says:

      I am hoping that I will be fit and fine to go home. Perhaps this may be my last time that I will be going there. So I am glad it is for a good and festive reason.

  8. theinfiniterally says:

    Also, I am thinking about how to address my blog problems. For now, a link should take you there. If you see an option to ‘follow,’ it might sole the problem. If it does, I will be so pleased to have you as a follower. Thanks! https://untemperedtongue.wordpress.com/2015/07/03/17-flood/

  9. That’s a really ornate set of invitations. I hope both your health issues will be resolved well before the trip.

  10. I recognize the people who practise the art of life ! with a splendid way
    I hope, zakiah, you both are much better,now
    love ❤

  11. mlbncsga says:

    Here’s to good health and tolerance…there’s no place like home, especially if you don’t have to cook the wonderful food! Congratulations to Saniya and her betrothed….ilym

    • Zakiah says:

      Thanks Marsha. It is good to see you here. I have missed you. I am looking forward to going back home, albeit for a short while. I am planning to take a lot of photos. You will get tired of seeing them when I start posting them.

  12. I have never seen anything like that–such beauty. I hope you’ll take lots of pics to share w/us when you go to the wedding.
    I hope you are doing better, hugs.

    • Zakiah says:

      Me neither Elizabeth, I have never seen such an ornate invitation to any event here or in India. I plan to take a lot of pictures while there. I am doing a lot better. Thank you for thinking about me. You have been in my thoughts. Hope this hurdle that you are facing, will be a blessing in disguise. Love ,<3 ❤ ❤

  13. rudyhou says:

    i never heard of a wedding invitation that comes with a tray of dates and almonds! such lavish practice. beautifully ornate invitation cards too. i can only imagine the grandness of the wedding reception to be.

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