Happy New Year! My first post in 2016, and the pact continues for me with another very special saree, part of my wedding special trilogy 🙂 So here comes #41, the second in my wedding saree trilogy, three consecutive very special sarees from my wedding collection.
The Maharashtrian bride typically wears a yellow / haldi colored saree for the wedding rituals, this being an auspicious color. And traditionally, this saree is gifted by the Mama. Only after the main rituals are completed can the bride wear her wedding lehenga / saree (called as “shalu”).
The Mama, Mom’s brother, has a big role to play in the wedding rituals, starting with escorting the bride to the venue, dressed in this yellow saree. This is my wedding saree, gifted to me with loads of love and blessings by my Shrikant Mama and Smita Mami. A striking tumeric yellow with a deep aubergine short palla and thin border. The border is flanked by a garland of flowers in aubergine and green, and similar buttis can be found all over the body of this silk beauty. While I had been ready to be gifted the saree directly, Mami called me over for the saree selection and we chose this piece together.
Every drape of this saree takes me back to that day, that morning as a tentative bride ready to step into the joys of starting a new life with her chosen partner. Thank you Mama Mami, for your wishes that day as I stepped into my new life, and everyday thereafter.