A woman who wore her mother’s ring as a bridal party dress to a wedding in India said it was the most magical moment she had ever experienced.
In a blog post, Aravind, a 28-year-old Indian woman from Thane, said she and her friends were sitting at a table at a wedding venue in the southern city of Chennai when a man walked in wearing a red bandanna on his neck and holding a white glass cup in his hand.
“It was amazing,” Aravinder said.
When she got the invitation to the wedding, she said she thought it would be a casual affair.
But when the man got up to leave, he stopped to give her a wave and said, “This is the wedding of my wife.”
“He said it’s the last time we’ll ever meet, and that it’s for our kids, so we have to do this for them,” Aravinder said, adding that she was stunned by the gesture.
Aravind, who has been wearing the ring since it was given to her as a gift from her parents, said the ring had been around for many years and the experience had been a “fantasies dream” that she had not been able to replicate.
She said she felt like she was getting older and felt her husband was getting old.
“The day before, I had this feeling that this was my destiny,” ARAVIND said.
“The day after, I realised it’s not destiny.
I felt like my husband was dying, but the ring is going to make me happy.”
Araivind’s experience was shared by another Indian woman who also wore the ring at a traditional wedding in the city of Kolkata.
In a post on her blog, Jyoti, said her mother had given her the ring as she was dying and she felt as though she was going to die.
The day of her wedding, Jeyoti said she took the ring out of the box and gave it to her mother.
After the ceremony, she was surprised to see that the ring was still attached to her finger.
Jeyoti also shared photos of the wedding on her social media accounts, writing, “I was in a big celebratory mood, the ring looked like it was holding on to my finger, and the moment I saw it I was so happy.”
Avaish, a 25-year old from Pune, India, said that as she had no wedding plans, she took off the ring to give it to a friend.
At that moment, she felt a deep connection with her mother, who had just given her her wedding gift.
“It felt so special and it was like an emotional reunion,” she said.
“I remember thinking to myself, I’m going to have a wonderful time with my mother, and it felt like the best time of my life.”
Ava, who is studying marketing at a college in Mumbai, said a friend who is not a traditionalist, gave her a ring that was a traditional one and that she gave to a relative.
This was my first time being a bride, she thought, ARAVAISH said.
In the years since her experience, Araavind has continued to wear the ring.
In a recent post on social media, she wrote, “Araavinder has worn the ring ever since she was a child.
Now it is our life, and we will wear it forever.”