As custom in our marriages, when the bride enters the new family, she is given personalgifts  saree,cosmetics,accessories, dolls etc

It is similar to bridal shower-except in this all family members are present, It is on the wedding day.traditional games are played between the bride and groom, and everyone present totally enjoy.

Generally our marriages are arranged, so this adds more merry to the occasion. this is called “vilayadal”- meaning playing games.

 I took this oppurtunity to embroider some personal gifts-

These are personalised towels for the couple –

pink towel- gayathri

pink towel- gayathri

I chose the monogram from e-book on the antique pattern library, for the motifs at the end I used metallic thread.

blue towel deepak

blue towel deepak

Being as usual lazy, I let the tailor sew the monograms to the towels.And for some reason he sew the lace above the band instead on the edge, I didn’t want to spoil it by unpicking the stitch, I left it as it is.