Sunday, January 21, 2007

Kapil and Ritu's Wedding

Shilpa's brother, Kapil got married in Jaipur, India, on the 22nd December 2006. Ritu was his lovely bride and the wedding was held at an amazing Rajasthani Palace that is now the (Rambagh Palace)Taj hotel.

(Kapil and Ritu were the first people (other than me) to see the boys when they were born (even before Shilpa saw them), they paid a flying visit to KL on the 31st December 2005 and arrived just a couple of hours after the birth).

Shilpa, myself, Rohana and the boys flew into Delhi via Bangkok on the 20th December. Our good friend Ashley joined the flight in Bangkok so we had an extra babysitter to lend a hand.

We were collected at the airport by a 4X4 that Ritu's father very kindly sent for us and we headed off into the Indian traffic chaos (nightmare) and a six hour drive to Jaipur.

Over the next day or so we met up with all the relatives including my parents and the festivities and eating began.

Naturally the boys were a hit with all the family and had some amazing outfits to wear. Shilpa's Mom an Pop bought them their Sangeet outfits and Ritu's parents bought them some gorgeous Sherwani's for the wedding itself (thanks guys they were magnificent).

The Sangeet (pre-wedding evening) and wedding itself were out of this world. The boys found it quite tiring and were a bit of a handful but all said and done we had a great time.

Shilpa and Ranjan (Shilpa's sister, Meenu's husband) were the MC's at the Sangeet (I was too shy so made myself useful babysitting with Rohana). They did an amazing job and were congratulated by just about everyone there.

Simon and Ashley shaking their stuff at the Sangeet. (You dance at Indian weddings - it's not optional, you have NO CHOICE)

Congratulations to Ritu and Kapil. They are a fantastic match for each other, and Ritu is certainly going to keep the boy on the straight and narrow, that's for sure!

We also had the pleasure of spending some time with Ritu's family who are absolutely lovely - it was a real joy to have met them and we look forward to seeing them again soon.

And a final note of thanks to Mom and Pop for all the organsing that they did for the wedding too, they put us all up in a great hotel and really went to town to make sure we were all well looked after and the wedding was an outstanding success.

Geat job, Mom and Pop, all the kids safely married; now it's time to relax for you two and start spending some well earned time on thinking about yourselves for a change.