The day a young woman marries in India is momentous. She often knows the groom very little if at all. The ceremony lasts for a few days and at the end the young woman leaves to live in her new husband’s house with his parents. There is a lot of fanfare with glittering clothes and jewelry. This painting represents the hopes, anticipation, and dreams of the young woman and her new life, and the bittersweet sadness of leaving her family and the fears of the unknown. Ruppa’s aunt is behind her participating in the rituals and supporting Ruppa and remembering all the joys and sorrows of her own life. The groom will soon arrive and it is now time for Ruppa to change from her yellow sari, an auspicious color for good luck and into her red wedding sari indicating purity and innocence . This print would make a wonderful wedding present for a young couple.