Forever alone No more- 6

Clock shows: 3.45pm / Date:02Feb13

Singlehood ends in: 21 hours 

Shakespeare Idioms Used: Foot loose and Fancy free, Foregone Conclusion

That moment when all eyes are on you. That moment when you feel like a heroine, a princess, a super-star!

I’m now in the reception hall where I’m surrounded by the Cameras. Even before meeting my relatives and exchange pleasantries, I am  being chased down by photographers who want to click maximum pictures before the guests start pouring in.

Constant flashes and instructions to smile and pose in different styles does test my patience. But I feel so pretty and beautiful and I do want my wedding album to be perfect. Picture-perfect as they say! I’m being praised for my ease to smile beautifully and I blush silently. How I wish he was here! Would he love to see me smile? I will have to wait for that! And wait for so many other things to know. I was footloose and fancy free till now, without a care in the world. But now? My fate is now a foregone conclusion. Na, will think of all that, later!

Anyway, stupid norms and customs! I’m in this part of Kerala where the boy is not supposed to visit the girl, the previous day of the wedding. I have been to a friends wedding before where the groom and his friends visit the bride on the eve of wedding, do pranks and have a jolly good time. But No! Karma! Duh!

I eye my companion in crime- my sister to sneak in my mobile…. 🙂 🙂

Written for the A-Z challenge 2015′

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Comments

  1. Haha..A Mangalorian tradition too doesn’t allow the bridegroom to meet the bride before the wedding day.. They say it’s bad luck! 😀

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  2. Yeah I have heard that tradition too (married to a native from Kerala too) 😀 But like they say – It’s for the best. 😉 What happens next ?

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  3. Sisters are the best partners in crime no?? 😛

    https://nibhz.wordpress.com/2015/04/08/god-is-a-gamer/

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  4. I love your use of idioms in the post 🙂

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  5. vinodinii says:

    Hehehe…interesting reflections! I guess, almost all Hindu brides go through these rituals that forbid you from meeting your beau before the D day. Oh yeah, and those hours of smiling are torturous of course!

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  6. Ah, technology can be a useful tool can’t it and at times like this?! 😉 ❤

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  7. Awwww, you describe the moments so well- can sense your happiness and anticipation…So lovely to read- makes me smile to:-)

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  8. shanayatales says:

    You really do have a beautiful smile, Shalini. 🙂 Btw, was just curious – Weren’t you going to change your profile pic as the story progresses?
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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  9. We also have the custom that the groom can’t see the bride on the wedding day until the ceremony. Love the phrase “footloose and fancy free”

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  10. ha ha! so sweet and must have been such a great time. where is the picture that you promised yesterday?
    By the way – we too believe that the bride and the groom don’t meet once they say “lagan” starts (some mahuratam). But it wasn’t so hard and fast in my family 🙂

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  11. I like where this is going. And I love learning just how many phrases we use unthinkingly were coined by the Bard.
    My link: http://www.devikafernando.com/blog/blogging-from-a-to-z-challenge-letter-f-forbidden-love

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  12. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww 😀

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  13. Technology has its uses. Post some pics of your wedding. Will be nice to see.

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  14. Yeah I don’t get that custom of not seeing the bride or groom the night before or even during the day before the wedding. Makes no sense. I hope you are enjoying reliving your wedding and pre-wedding hours 🙂

    F is for Felinophobia

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  15. awww the beautiful bride chased by the camera men 😀 It’s wonderful !!

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  16. Nothing happens whenever the mobile is mentioned. Waiting to read his reactions, the suspense is killing! :-))

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  17. Hehe… paavm manavatti 😀

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  18. I recall my cheeks hurting from all the smiling 😀 Looks like the same for you 😉

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  19. He he yes in our custom there is a function on the previous evening. So bride and groom can see each other. But the wait and anticipation before the D-day adds to the romance 🙂

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  20. Pretty interesting use of idioms! Loved your writing.

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  21. karma 😀 Sneak in the mobile! Sahi! Hoping mobile did its job.. 🙂 it did, right?

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  22. We had only landlines when I got married, now you can make a video and send during the wedding 🙂 Lovely changes, miss them 27 years earlier 🙂

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  23. swathishenoy says:

    Hehe 😀 Missing him already 😉 Last time I attended my cousin’s marriage, I asked her wasn’t her cheeks hurting from all the smiling and she said wait till your turn comes! Duh!

    Few Things Left Unsaid

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  24. Sneak in the mobile huh? 😛 U were already bored? 😀

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