First Name Groom: Sugendhren Narayanan (formerly from East London)
First Name Bride : Kalaivani Narayanan ( Formerly from Port Elizabeth)
Maiden Surname : Moodley
Address : East London
Venue of the Wedding : Shri Vishnu Temple Hall, Chats worth, Durban
Date of Wedding: 01 November 2014
On this day i married my best friend.....
i was more than happy that it rained a bit on our wedding day .showers of blessings to us both from the heavens above #sigh what a gorgeous wedding, i felt like a queen.
Sugen and i had a traditional Hindu Wedding in Durban on the 1 November 2014 it was scheduled for 15:00 but being Indian i had to make my grand entrance at :15:30
As our guest entered the hall they were welcomed by 4 beautiful ladies and given white bows (to honor my fellow cancer survivors and to remember those we have lost along the way)Our Guest were entertained by Live Artist Karthiegasen Pillay and Pooven Pillay. Sugen and his family entered the hall looking absolutely stunning with the Nagaswaram playing the flute and then waited for me to enter. i entered the hall on a Dholi (carriage) which my cousins had assisted with. i was in awe.... the hall looked absolutely amazing and exactly the way i pictured!Our colors that we chose for the decor were cream and gold and our center pieces were little Indian dolls.the ceiling was drpaed and had fairy lights.
i then reached the end of the aisle where sugen waited and we both walked up to the stage where we had been seated to begin with the wedding ceremony.the stage was beautiful decorated with all of the prayer items needed for the ceremony , flowers, lighting vases and statues. The thali( sacred yellow string) was tied and the red dot put by my husband Sugen on my forehead. It all happened very quickly but sugen and i took everything Iin and enjoyed every minute of it .My niece Sayuri Govender and his nephew Pharrel Pillay were called on to the stage to hand over the rings and then we were congratulated first by our parents which were sitting on stage with usand my sister and sugens sister, we then went on to cut our wedding cake which was made by my best girlfriend Durrane Govindsamy. As we cut into our cake we had been surprised by the confetti burst im sure that photography caught our surprised looks...we cant wait to see those pics
we were seated and speeches were said by our best friends Ezra Naidoo and Duranne Naidoo and two Family Members Terene Pillay( Sugens Cousin) and Sureshnee Govender ( my sister)
Supper was served, Vegetable Briyani , Dhal, salads and Soji for Dessert and cool drinks juice and water to drink. we were then congratulated by all our guest and Photos were taken. We then had to go to my house fetch my lamp and say my goodbyes to my family we also served supper, that is when sugens family arrived to fetch me and take me to their home where they welcomed me in to their family.Most of my family members came along as well. even though things are very modern these days sugen and i wanted things to remain as traditional as possible.We were then seated and his sister and aunt said a few words and supper and snacks were served once again.We enjoyed the evening.
We then left to go to the Coastlands Ridge Hotel in Musgrave. Absolutely stunning view from the balcony. a few of my cousins join us at the hotel popped champagne and they left.
And that was the end of our beautiful fairytale wedding .....AND THE BEGINNING OF OUR LIVES TOGETHER AS ONE