As much as a wedding is a celebration of love, it is also a coming together of families, a harbinger of pure happiness, and a commemoration of the good things in life. Samhita and Rohan’s wedding was a three-day affair, with traditional Hyderabadi rituals meeting at the shore of contemporary times. On the first evening, Sangeet pulled everyone to the dance floor, with heartfelt solo performances dedicated to the bride and groom. By the end of it all, everyone indulged in hourlong merrymaking, dancing as if the earth was spinning its last. The next morning brought the yellows of the sun and Haldi together, and the bride’s home chimed with wedding folk songs, giggles, and stories of love. An ebullient Samhita sat there with the widest grin her face could possibly muster, gleefully accepting all the whispered blessings, the splashes of turmeric, and the fortunes of the day.