Jan 31, 2012

Marigolds and Mallipoos

I am now, most probably, the official family kalyanam sketchbook stalker. Another cousin's wedding and a slightly different level of involvement from me this time, as wedding-invite-designer and sole representative of family in the 20-25 years age group (Excluding Brother Mark of course. But then, the bride's brother is not counted in such things). Saving self from converting to maamidom were the U-19 sister and one pithukuli from Oz.

Part of duties this time involved secretly feeding cousin/bride pieces of Bournville (yes, she earned it) and attempting to strike lame deals with the new athimber, whilst doing Matrix-style dodging of smoke from the pyre. The vadiyar conducting the ceremonies then was kind enough to explain to us yeng folk the point of what was happening at appropriate junctures. What he says here "...ippo onga expenses ellathayum avaa authorise pannuva" translates to "...now she will authorise all your expenses". Yes, cheap thrills :P


Amu said...

Cousin (bride) says - Well done!! Beautifully sketched. The grooms is also all hurrays and thumbs bobbing up. But apparently you have made him phat! hehehehehe

Shreyas said...

@Amu: Married men become phat phaster than married women sink into maamidom? :P