Wedding vows of an American couple – wed 7 times with different cultures
This is not a Chandni chowk to China episode. This is a 7-wedding-real-life-episode and an even lovelier and memorable one. Wedding vows are not just important for Indians; they play an important role in the lives of all. Memories of a wonderful wedding last forever. This US couple are going round the world immersing themselves […]
This is not a Chandni chowk to China episode. This is a 7-wedding-real-life-episode and an even lovelier and memorable one.
Wedding vows are not just important for Indians; they play an important role in the lives of all. Memories of a wonderful wedding last forever. This US couple are going round the world immersing themselves in various cultures for 40 days only to be wedded in a journey that sounds extremely fascinating. And it indeed is the most memorable time of their life.
For those who are planning the simplest of all weddings, this news piece says “wait and then decide”.
Gabriella and Timothy wed for the first time on May 18th in Japan as per ‘Shinto’ traditions. They both dressed in traditional kimono in a short 30 minute ceremony. They were joined by Gabriella’s aunt and cousin.
From Japan they flew to Bali in Indonesia and the second wedding ceremony was held on 30th May. The wedding ceremony was held in a paddy field where the bride dressed in white lace gown and the groom was in black suit and bow-tie.
The 3rd wedding ceremony was held in Patan in Nepal. Here they contacted a monastery asking to be blessed by a Buddhist priest. The ceremony was held on June 2nd.
For the fourth ceremony, the couple flew to Chennai for the Indian wedding. The ceremony was held at Mohan Kumar’s (Gabriella’s professor) residence. People from the street gathered to witness the wedding ceremony of the glowing couple who felt honoured to be a part of rich Indian culture. The pujari recited mantras and the couple listened and followed enthusiastically. For the ceremony, Gabriella dressed in a nine yard maroon saree and Timothy in a white veshti(dhoti) and they completed the ritual of walking around the fire seven times, the pheras. This ceremony was done on June 7th.
From Chennai, the couple went to Kenya for their 5th wedding ceremony. Dressed in tribal regalia, the ceremony was done as per Maasai traditions.
The 6th wedding is planned to be held in a hot air balloon in Prague where parents will be joining in. The final and the 7th wedding ceremony will be held in Amsterdam where friends will join for a Catholic ceremony.
Gabriella and Timothy have been engaged for 7 years. It took them 3 years to plan their wedding and dream holiday. Gabriella is a veterinarian and Timothy is a Masters’ student in Psychology. They said that American wedding didn’t appeal to them as they wanted something different and interesting and hence they decide to travel and create wedding memories for a life time.
So if you think only theme weddings create memories, then this is the chance for you to think again.