Phew...the wedding is over! It was great, the bride was beautiful, the groom was sweet, the place was nice and more importantly I looked good! Ok not really, I felt so fat and was not crazy about my hair..But it is ok...my shoes were super cute and so high but not as uncomfortable as they looked!
On Thursday there was a henna party at the groom’s house in Irbid. It was cool actually. My exposure to Jordan has been to Amman elgharbeya. Here everyone is just too westernized; you might even forget you are in an Arabic country sometimes! It was nice to see real Jordanian traditions and very simple people living in a very simple house surrounded by fields. I totally loved it!
I hate how everyone always has to find something bad to say about other’s weddings. Don’t they know about karma, people will criticize their weddings even more? I saw how much work my sister in law and her daughter put into the wedding. Everything was perfect. The hotel was nice, the food was great, and the music was awesome! The only thing is that it is an outdoor wedding so we got cold, but really it is not their fault that it was a cold night, and you can not control the weather, and when dancing you really do not feel the cold at all. They had a shami 3aradah, which was very nice.
I would have had more fun if my kids were not so annoying! Ziad drove his cousin and her husband crazy. He wanted to dance with them, chit chat and blah blah. And then when I was so into dancing he goes off and comes back all wet because he decided to walk in the pool. OMG, I wanted to shoot him. His pants, shoes, socks and part of his shirt were soaked. His solution was to dry his pants with some of the paper towel in the bathroom. O that will take care of the problem. For the first time ever I wished for those air dryers in the bathroom. He got a big timeout on the sofa inside the hotel.
Some people just had to find something to criticize. And they talked none stop about an umbrella and a sword groom’s family were dancing with. They were colourfully decorated. They said it was old fashioned and made the wedding look backward, da’a ademeh. I thought was very interesting! I wanted to know what the umbrella represented but I was too embarrassed to ask the groom’s sisters. If anyone can shed some light on it, I’d appreciated it. When Arabs become too westernized that any eastern tradition is frowned upon, it gets to be very pathetic and sad. I`ve seen how much Canadians love to come to our wedding, and are very interested by anything eastern we do. I loved going to my friend`s Indian wedding because it was very very traditional without much western influence.