My Palette of Purple

As many of you know, the colors I’ve chosen for my wedding are:

Rich Cream
Pale Gold
Goth Purple

This unusual combination is very difficult to put together on many counts, mainly because people simply don’t go for anything darker than a freaky shade of wine when it comes to dark purple.

However, I live in hope and hope to find my perfect match (color i.e.) very soon.


Pillsbury has Flown the Coop

Shonette, my bestest friend in the whole world has left for distant shores and life is never going to be quite the same again.

It was an emotional scene at the airport yesterday with everybody coming to bid a fond farewell to a girl who has never held back on anything with anyone. Loving came naturally to Shon and probably is what has always kept me bound to her as a friend and confidante for 8 wonderful years.

Every major happening in my adult life, I have shared with Shon. There was NOTHING that was too important for her to leave and come running to me whenever I needed her the most.

I cannot imagine what or how things will be for the coming years when I won’t be having her nearby to turn to when the going gets tough. But one thing I do know is Shon will never be too busy or too far away to keep our bond from loosening.

I have fared better with the written word than with the spoken word and what follows is the most special way in which I could express my this request. No wedding frippery, no complex cards, no special flowers and chocolates could mean more than what I am going to say next.

So today, on this sacred and special space, as I remember the person who has known me better than anybody and loved every facet of me way before Melroy ever knew me, I ask just one question:

Will you do me the honor of being my Maid-of-Honor, Shonette Brako?

P.S: If any of my friends ever come across this post, please keep it to yourselves. This is for Shon to discover and answer.

Are 3 Times Bride’s Maids Lucky or Unlucky?

Hmm let’s see, I have become a bride’s maid thrice so far.

The very first time was for Debbie and Percy’s wedding. Oh, their wedding was magical! We were 5 bride’s maids and had lilac satin gowns to wear with corsages and chaplets and the works. But the bride’s gown was the best part of the wedding though. Debbie had picked up a lovely ivory and pearl number from New York. With her pale complexion and full figure, she looked like a doll.

The second time was for Pinchu’s i.e. Princelyn, my cousin’s wedding. Pinchu & Carl are the funniest couple I have ever had the good luck to know.Their’s is one wedding i shall always remember very fondly.

The laughter, the complete bliss, the loving looks they gave one another, the cooky things they did for each other to make the day even more memorable… In short the wedding was perfect!

I had a lovely pink satin mermaid gown to wear, which was like a pink over-shock when I first visualized myself in it, but seemed oh-so-hot when Pinchu told me that there was a burnt scarlet lace band at the waist.

Needless to say, it looked amazing and Pinchu the genius complemented it off with red flowers that she made herself.

The third time I was the bride’s maid was for my dear pal Priya’s wedding. Priya and Garfield met online and their romance was the stuff of fairy tales. Priya went looking for the love of her life on the internet and found Garfield, an Indian living in Canada. They hit it off from the word go and from then on, Priya had the loveliest glow on her face, more so whenever Garfield’s name would be mentioned.

For her wedding, Priya’s mom-in-law designed and created the bride’s maids gowns herself. She also was responsible for the dreamy concoction that was the wedding gown. The lace, the old-world charm, the embroidery… it was exquisite!

My gown, was a red-hot tango number. And I had a bouquet of the most lushest and reddest roses ever. The groom’s man, Jasper, who is now one of my favorite people, was a sexy dancer and I so wished I could lose my two left feet that night!

With that I have to finally face that old saying “three times a bride’s maid, never a bride.”

I’m hoping that Lynette’s wedding negates any bad luck that comes about, as I am a sort-of bride’s maid for her. But I think it’s time to let go of superstitions no? Especially since I have the biggest talisman ever!

Amen to that.