Is traditional a synonym for “old-fashioned”?
I only ask because today I attended the most amazing, beautiful and traditional Indian wedding. This is a photo of the bride. She looked incredible. The details in her dress and the mendhi on her hands was so beautiful. What I really enjoyed were all the traditional elements of the the Sikh wedding ceremony.
Before the ceremony, I had the opportunity to talk with a couple of former students of mine. Jessie and Parveen were wonderful. They acted as my cultural tour guides. I was surprised to learn that when their parents were married they were not as traditionally dressed. Jessie mentioned this: “It seems like the longer our families are in Canada, the more ‘old-fashioned’ the wedding ceremonies get.” Well, if traditional is old-fashioned, then old-fashioned is beautiful.
It was a great day of greeting former students, now friends, as adults. If Jessie and Parveen ever read this, please accept my gratitude for your guidance and patience. You’ve both grown into beautiful and successful women and I’m proud to have taught you. To Virinder and Ravi, the wedding couple, you were both amazing and gorgeous. Thank you for the honor of attending your wedding. I wish you a great life together.