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The Invitations

When I left home to go spend to months in what was once home, I had planned on documenting everything. What I wore, what we ate.. everything.. the thing is plans don't always work out. There was so much happening that I often simply forgot.

So I'll share what I can..

The first thing to understand is that like almost all weddings, they are big productions.. but an Pakistani/Indian wedding is that times a hundred. There are a minimum of five to six events as small as a hundred people and as big as a thousand.. two thousand people. During each event there are several little rituals and traditions..

This particular wedding had eight events.. eight!

Thousands of invitations were sent, the most important fifty or sixty were hand delivered by us with a little gift.


This gift can be just about anything.. we decided to gift everyone a bottle of honey with a sachet of kalonji aka fennel flower, black cumin as well as several other names. Kalonji is an Asian spice said to have many healing properties. The Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) once said it was the remedy to all disease except death. Combining the seeds in moderation enhance the benefits.






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14 comments:

To The River said...

Not really related to the post, but welcome back:)And have a beautiful Ramadan!;)

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Thank you, lovely post.
I look forward to reading more about the wedding festivities.

Anonymous said...

what an adorable idea! i love it!

Annie said...

Those little gifts are the cutest!

erin.marie said...

These are absolutely adorable and useful, even better!! Love.

xoxo
Erin
Simply Just Lovely

Jennifer Hays said...

I really like those favors, they're adorable. I love the bowl you put the seeds in too!

j said...

I can't even imagine how much work that would be.

Cheltz said...

Oh, awesome! We once attended an event or two at an Indian wedding. We loved it and would jump at the chance to do so again!

Laura Jones said...

the gifts are so cute! i'd love to attend a indian wedding, they must involve so much work but it looks like they turn out amazing:-) x

Anonymous said...

This is so cute! I love it! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

Krugthethinker said...

Oh, how adorable! I fell in love with those seeds in Istanbul, and now I want to put them on everything!

Jane said...

wow! 8! the gifts look great!

Susannah said...

What cute presents to include with the invites!

Anonymous said...

How cute :-)

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