Wedding season. Oh, everyone knows when this season is upon us! The invites have hit the mailboxes, the decision to get new garments made within the newest of fashions are being made, preparations are being carried out for music, venues, meals, and dancing, and it’s all taking place quick. But within the 12 months of 2020, with the arrival COVID, these marriage ceremony preparations have taken a new flip. And I can’t actually say that I don’t prefer it. Yes, socializing in individual has undoubtedly gone down. But that’s what Facetime, Skype and Zoom are all for, proper? Well future brides, grooms, and company….these are the brand new marriage ceremony venues!
My brother-in-law not too long ago bought married, and it was one of essentially the most extremely anticipated occasions in our household. We had our tickets booked to go midway throughout the nation for the precise marriage ceremony, and highway journeys have been deliberate for the close to and much pre-and-post-wedding occasions. I had picked out all of my household’s outfits to be made abroad, and to be shipped to me. And this was simply on my finish. The bride’s aspect had each venue booked, all of the caterers prepared and the company have been all ready to dive in and have enjoyable. But when COVID prompted a nationwide shut down in March, a marriage ceremony in May simply didn’t appear believable.
The households agreed that we might postpone the marriage festivities…however for a way lengthy would that final? In order for the bride and groom to begin their lives collectively, everybody determined to carry a very small occasion within the bride’s house, with solely the 2 units of dad and mom and the couple. The relaxation of the company would have the choice to attend through Zoom. And attend we did. We held Zoom dholki events for days main as much as the marriage, donning our glitzy clothes and jewellery, and holding up our gadgets in order that we have been in full view. We sang and clapped, perhaps not fully in tune with one another however we did the very best we might. And when the night of the marriage got here, my husband and I dressed for the event in our greatest pajama bottoms alongside together with his costume shirt and my dressiest kurta. I wore some sparkly earrings too; of course to mark the blessed event. We took half within the ceremony and listened to the phrases of the dad and mom and even made a speech ourselves. The bride was beautiful in her marriage ceremony apparel, and the groom was good-looking and nervous, as most grooms are on their marriage ceremony day. It was a great and exhilarating occasion. And even on Zoom, miles away from the couple and all the opposite company, it was nonetheless emotional.
It was as if we had stripped the wedding course of of the superficial issues it has change into through the years, leaving solely uncooked emotion. It wasn’t about who wore the fanciest and most costly garments.
It was as if we had stripped the wedding course of of the superficial issues it has change into through the years, leaving solely uncooked emotion. It wasn’t about who wore the fanciest and most costly garments. It wasn’t about sneakers or purses, or choreographing the very best dances or seeing how massive the diamonds have been, or what the bride wore or how their stage was set. It was actually concerning the bride and the groom and about their new life collectively, as their very own household, as their very own new unit. It was about seeing them embark upon this new journey, and this new chapter of life collectively.
Perhaps that is extra than simply a silver lining in the best way that weddings need to be for now. It is a approach that we will get again to appreciating what actually issues. COVID has taken a lot away from us as people. But it has additionally given us the power to see the issues that we by no means noticed earlier than. The love and pleasure in a new couple’s eyes, the bittersweet emotion we see within the faces of the mom of the brides. The look of satisfaction we see within the fathers who’re there. The sparkle of tears of all these feelings have at all times been larger and higher then all of the jewels that the bride adorns. But it is just now that we have now been capable of see it and really recognize it for what it’s.