Get caught up on the Puerto Rico intro here:
So, as mentioned, Supa was delightfully present for the traditional Hindu wedding ceremony of Something Special's cool homie. And this was really cool: A relative of the bride-to-be hooked Supa up with her first henna tattoo (always wanted one). A very intricate process which took about an hour to complete, just for one hand. Peep...
she kept tellin' Supa, "you gotta hold still!!"
The final design. Must wait at least an hour for it to set and dry. The intensity and color of the final product varies for each individual, based on body temperature and absorption of the henna.
This is the end result after the henna is scraped off. Cool, hunh. Lasts for about two weeks.
THEN, there was the actual wedding!!! Wow. I'll post more pics, but right now I have a few flimsy ones that don't hardly do it justice. It was beautiful. (And hot. We were outside..)
Naturally, I mildly frustrated a certain someone because I had wardrobe issues before the wedding, and therefore was running a little late....(Clutch the pearls! Supa runs late??)
Yet all went well; the ceremony was spectacular albeit a lil' long, but that's how they do...I'm sayin', our most recent ancestors gathered family around then jumped the broom, and it was a done deal, but hey! lol. There is something very profound in a wedding ritual rooted in tradition; whether it's cultural, religious, or familial.
The reception was as equally spectacular. (no pics - except the one above, of the reception table) Supa was too busy absorbing the atmosphere, dining, toasting, laughing, dancing, etc. (translation: Being Grown-n- Sexy!)
So tell me: Do you get all weepy & emotional at weddings? I know this question ranges VASTLY depending on if you're a man or a woman, and if you've been married, are currently married, or never been married. Holla back, I'm curious!
Over the last zillion weddings I've attended over the last few years - Supa's thoughts are usually: Awwww, God bless 'em. How sweet. Wonder if later on they'll be serving red wine or white at the reception.....chicken or beef....I'm hungry...
Exception: Supa did cry like a uncontrollable baby during one of her best-est Supa Friend's wedding - they are my favorite couple. So maybe emotional attachment and witnessing the actual love affair unfold has a lot to do with it - for me)
Next Installment: Does Supa get lost in the rainforest?? Stay tuned, Blogger Fam!