Roka, May 8th 20079:04 AM
So the first ceremony was - Roka [loosely translated as an Agreement]. This is when the two families formally accept the relationship and hence make it public. Only close family and friends are part of this ceremony. The bride-to-be is given gifts by her in-laws-to-be as a token of acceptance and welcome. The couple are given blessings by everyone present.
Disclaimer: I have this OCD to always be/look different, yet comfortable!
The outfit [otherwise known as Salwar Kameez] is from a local designer. I was aware that the ceremony would include people dressing me up [with jewelry, bangles, nail paint, etc.] and I would have to bend to touch my elders feet [we touch our elders feet to seek their blessings!] therefore I wanted to be in something comfortable and easy to move around with, yet - dressy! This fit the bill perfectly and I thought the belt was an interesting touch.
Hair & Make Up
In daily life I do not use any make up. I repeat - No Make-up! I cannot stand anything on my face. I like it clear. I only put moisturizer and sun screen. This week you can see the difference, 'coz here I have done make up [Minimal still!] It's not like I do not like make up, I just do not like doing it. If I had a professional make-up artist doing it for me, I am quite sure I would get it done daily :P And as for the hair, I like them straight with a little bounce. It never looks out-of-fashion, not even after a billion years [ I am sure!]