I went to India to celebrate a friend's marriage. I have known her for a decade and had been waiting to travel to India until she could personally introduce me to the India where she grew up - and the wedding was the perfect chance to explore a country I've always longed to visit. I love interesting textiles, bright colors, and unique, intricate patterns, and India offers up all of those things in spades! I only had a few weeks to travel, which is never enough to explore a new place, let alone a huge, diverse and complicated country like India, but my trip gave me a glimpse and I can't wait to see and experience more.
The wedding was filled with several days of joy, love, color, music, bangles, sequins, chai, marigolds, roses, new traditions, learning about the regions and the facets and history of each ceremony, and trying new foods (and dances)! It was a great way to kick off a trip to an amazing, complex country.