Hello lovely people!

So this weekend we went to a dholki for one of our family friends daughter’s. Shes getting married in August, and with wedding season in full swing, this was a good time to have a dholki.

A dholki is basically a cultural event, usually for ladies only, with family and friends. Everyone dresses up, theres dinner served, and the ‘dhol’ is played. Dhol is like a drum with two ends that you beat along to the music & songs people sing. Its just a fun event for brides and grooms hosted by their family and/or friends.

So this dholki also happened to be held at my uncle’s house, so the night before we had to go over to help my aunt and cousins set up the decor. It has been a fun and sleep depriving two days. Not sure why i’m SO tired but i havent been able to sleep in as much either, even though normally on weekends im out for 8 + hours.

Anyways, we helped them set up the night before and the day of the dholki we got there a bit early too. It was usual chit chat and pictures and food for the first like two hours of the night.

After dinner, the ‘dholki’ truly started. The auntys sat around the dhol, played it and sang the songs. Everyone claps along and joins in the singing as well. I never really know all of the lyrics to the song, as they are traditional dholki songs in our native language and most of the older generation know them well lol.

After that, we had music playing off the speakers and people just danced around freestyle which was funny to watch, as the bride’s mom and dad danced to Gajra Re! Woot woot! lol.

That was the majority of the night. With lots of food, dancing, songs, meeting people and dressing up. Got home so late that night too, and of course for some reason wasn’t able to sleep in enough so I’M SO TIRED! Ahh nap time.

But before i end this post, here are some dets of the night!

IMG_3153 IMG_3154 I forgot to get a full length picture of my outfit properly (one without anyone else in the picture) so this is the best i can do with the details. I wore churiyan/bangles as well to play up the dress a little bit. I like the suit as its not too heavy but still pretty enough for an event like this.

IMG_3157This was a big part of the decor we set up the night before. The dhol is right there in the middle on the ground and is the instrument used to play.

Hope you guys enjoyed! Lots more wedding related stuff coming up as there are so many weddings in August! Ahh lol!

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  1. June 15, 2015 / 12:33 am

    Awww that color of your bangles and outfit is so pretty, very summer-y. I love dholkis, they are definitely some of the best parts of desi weddings when you can just dance the night away

  2. June 15, 2015 / 4:04 am

    I love the colour combination of your outfit, seems like you had a really good time. 🙂

  3. July 7, 2015 / 11:54 am

    Beautiful outfit and bangles. I’ve learned something new! Never heard of a dholki before this post.

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