A year ago today I was getting married, Nepali style…

This year went by so quickly. It’s hard to really believe it’s already been one year.

I’ve been playing that game where I think… last year at this time I was…

Last year at this time I was… driving to Boston to pick up P’s brother and getting a flat tire with his parents in the backseat…

Last year at this time I was… sneaking out of the house to get my feet secretly hennaed during a torrential downpour, and I was certain it would rain through our entire wedding…

Last year at this time I was… at our rehearsal dinner, with our close friends and family…

(As I type this) Last year at this time… I was helping S-di, M-dai and P set up chairs in the Hindu temple, then going to the hair dresser with R and AS to have my hair pinned up, then going to S-di’s house to be folded and pinned nicely into my wedding sari along with the other sari wearing ladies.

By 3:30 we were both at the temple, and a little after 4pm the ceremony began.

It was exciting, and fun, and crazy. I had an amazing experience with all our friends and family, and I was so happy to be marrying my best friend and life partner.

A year crept up on us fast. But I look forward to many many more. You truly are the best match for me.

Here is one of my favorite pictures from this time last year… post-wedding #1:

19 responses to “A year ago today I was getting married, Nepali style…

  1. Congratulations! This is really making me want to have our more formal wedding reception :D

    • Same here! Our wedding was small and simple. But I really wish we could have had some more Nepali traditions as well. We decided that we will have a 5 year wedding anniversery party and do it then :)

  2. Happy Anniversary C. Wish you hundreds more in future.

  3. Happy belated anniversary C. :) I had the esteemed honor of having my ceremony done in Kathmandu. :) We did a courthouse marriage here in the states to get her greencard paperwork done, but then got to go to Nepal to do the actual ceremony. It was amazing! 5 weeks running around Nepal with my Nepalese family. It was so much fun. We’re married now almost 10 years, though just 5 since our Nepalese wedding.

    • americanepali

      That must have been quite the experience! Was your family able to come to Nepal for it?

      • No unfortunately. My mom had passed away by then and my father was a dead-beat and never around, so I didn’t want him there anyway. He was an old Kentucky hillbilly anyway, so he probably would have complained about the lack of amenities. He passed away a few months ago though, so no big deal.

        My real answer is, technically…my family wasn’t there, but the family I care about was. ;) Make sense? I’m loved and respected by my wife’s family and I love and respect them back. They are the parents that I wish mine had been when I was growing up.

  4. Elizabeth Lee

    I love it when you get all sentimental! :) This is sweet. I’m so happy for you!

  5. Happy Anniversary C and P, wish you another blissful year of togetherness ahead :)

  6. Happy Anniversary C,..wow I just realized with this post that I’ve been reading your blog for over a year then..hehe

  7. Concratiolations and many years more in happyness

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  9. xaspireonfirex

    Congratulations, C & P!! Time certainly does fly. Thanks dir staring your memories!

  10. Happy Anniversary! Wishing you many many more. :)

  11. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FROM ME TOO. I am one of the newest reader of this blog and what amazing you have made it. I must appreciate your opinion towards life and respect for everything. And your hubby is a lucky man. :-)) take care.

  12. What kind of gift suggestion would you have for an American wedding of a Nepali couple. She is a good friend and I am kind of her American “mom”. Is there anything the mother of the bride brings as a gift?

    • Hi Melodi,

      I think it is common for Nepalis to gift money during weddings. If you plan to give money it is customary to give an extra dollar for good luck– so like $51 for example.

      Sorry for the delay in answering!

  13. Hello, I think I saw you at the palm beach, Florida nepali dasai party. I was in a pair dance with my friend on Darpan chaya.

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