Navie & Josh - Homemade Wedding Rehearsal

on Saturday, January 29, 2011

It's - actually - the Sikh engagement ceremony, called Takha.
It takes place at Josh's home and it involves all the religious aspects, including the Guru Granth Sahib, which is always covered and protected by the Chandoa, a canopy made of fine cloth:
Even the ragis are here:
They are replaced for a while by Josh's talented uncles:
The Kirpan (dagger) is one of the 5 Kakkars (articles of faith) worn by a baptised Sikh, better known as a Khalsa:
The Kesh (uncut hair) is another one of the 5 Ks and Jura is a way to tie that hair:
The women are in a different room:
Known as the cinema:
The religious ceremony is almost over:
Josh's father takes the Guru Granth Sahib out:
While a crazy aroma is coming from the kitchen:
Who wants lunch?
Navie's sister turns interior decorator:
The couple is ready for donations:
Watch for Josh:
Jewellery for Navie:
And lots of sweets! A little too much, maybe:
Something from the heart:
Navie's mom has a new son:
We're thinking of a few pictures outside, but it's January and we're in Edmonton, so there's like 5 meters of snow everywhere:
Congratulations Navie and Josh! I had a great time and it looks like you did enjoy yourselves, as well!
I hope to get invited to the wedding, whenever it'll be!

ReUse Republic - bullet necklaces


Made some bullet necklaces for ReUse Republic I told you about in my last post. One thing I forgot to mention is that this bunch of jewelry will be sold only on February 3.-5. in Tallinn at the special event. 
Anyway I found some beads which fit the bullet casings perfectyly and now they look kind of like real bullets.
/supplies courtesy of Expressions/
ReUse Republicu disainiturg toimub Kristiine Keskuses 3.–4. veebruaril kell 14.00–20.00, laupäeval, 5. veebruaril, kell 12.00–18.00.

In the Name of Miyah

on Thursday, January 27, 2011

Miyah loves Pooh and Tiger:
But she's crazy about mommy:
Big time:
It's a mutual feeling:
Thank you so much, Miyah!

WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards 2011

on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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This is fantastic news for me and it's all because of you! I'm so happy that I can't even express my feelings so I let you do it for me, because you're so good at it:
To the untrained eye, this looks like bhangra:
But it's just pure joy! I feel the same way:
I know this is great news, but the celebrations are simply outrageous:
With balloons and everything:
Seriously now, thank you so much for your awesome reviews on WeddingWire! This award and my love are dedicated to all my brides! You are amazing, each and every single one!