Late in September, Gaura Karuna and Govardhana-lila Klein, fun-loving, inspired devotees and third-year students, said their marriage vows in French among friends and fellow students at the local government municipality. Tears were shed, kirtan was sung, and orange juice was drunk, followed by a photo shoot and the throwing of bouquets to the waiting female students.
After the legal wedding, a reception took place in the backyard of the college building. The rustic mix of orchids, green apples, floor-seating, and candlelight set the evening’s mood. Friends and mentors spoke about the couple, and cider was raised to a charming toast. Dinner was the highlight of the evening, kept hidden from view till the last minute: a buffet of Indian-Western fusion that wowed the guests. After a scrumptious
meal, everyone was ready to dance. Retro sounds were played by a college DJ, and the dancing was kicked-off by Govi and Gaura. They got sidelined by three unsuspecting toddler dance-machines, who had to be carried away from the party.
Congratulations and Best Wishes to Govi and Gaura! May their last year at the college be stress-free, with lots of time for their dissertations, and their marriage the same!
By Kumari Kunti Sherreitt (alumna)