Saturday, 28 May 2011

Wedding Bells

On  the  26th we  were  invited  to  a wedding  reception  of  a girl who was a  former  member of  our  church.  Her  parents  were  married  here, so  she  grew  up  with us.

The  couple  are doing  very  well  professionally and  they  held  the  dinner in  a  posh , upscale hotel close to our  house.

Here  are  some  photos I  would  like  to share  with  you.

A  family  friend prays  for  the  couple

It  was  a lovely  cake ordered 
from  an expensive bakery.

The  happy  twosome

There were about 200 invitees.
Quite  small  for  an  Indian wedding.
In  the  beginning we were served
colas  and  canapes
followed  by   cake  and  coffee.
Before  dinner  we had  soup
and  then  a wide  array   of  vegetarian
and non  veg  dishes and  salads
and  breads.
For  dessert ice cream was  served
with  various  accompaniments.

Sonia and  Abner


The  bride 's  aunt,
who  is  a  member of our  church.

God’s vision for marriage

Spirit-filled married couples have the opportunity to know and accept each other deeply, as they learn that loving someone else isn’t natural, nor does it come easily. They get to love because Christ loves them (1 John 4:10–11). They don’t need to fear intimacy or confessing sin, they can walk in the freedom of faith and repentance. Since they have been graced and forgiven they can offer grace and forgiveness to each other. Because God has been kind to them, they can be kind to one another (Ephesians 4:32).

As helpful companions who see their spouse as a precious gift from God, together they get to face the blessings, trials, and unexpected surprises of life, saturate their children with Jesus, serve brothers and sisters in the church, and share the gospel with neighbors, extended families and co-workers. Just as Jesus continues to intentionally pursue and love them, they get to creatively pursue and love each other, building a God-honoring legacy as they grow old together.
( taken from  the  Resurgence  Blog)

9 Fertilize my soul:

Trish said...

Deart Amrita...thank you for sharing the customs of your Country.
I so enjoy visiting your Blog and I love your background and header.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Amrita ~ What a lovely wedding you shared here. I loved the flower arrangements all around. The couple look happy and I wish them God's blessings as they start their new life together.

I loved what you wrote about God's vision of marriage.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

Anonymous said...

Lovely wedding...wishing much happiness to the new couple..and the colors of the wedding decorations are wonderful..and me anyway..LOL...

Anonymous said...

Wow! That looks like a very nice weeding reception. In the USA a big reception like that would cost a lot of money.

God bless you Amrita and have a wonderful week :-)

Nikki (Sarah) said...

weddings are fun and this one looks great. I enjoyed the pictures.

Vilisi said...

Gorgeous saris! Have a blessed weekend Amrita. :)

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita
This was indeed a posh affair. Treating 200 people this way must be both expensive and craving.
At least it would have been in Norway.
Ordinary weddings here are for about 50-80 guests, if not fewer.
I certainly would have enjoyed the company of so many happy people. I also like that children are invited along. That makes everything so much laid back.
The flower arrangements are overwhelming.
You are always a beauty in your saris.

Hope you still enjoy the company of Sonia and family.
from felisol

Simply Shelley said...

Such beautiful pictures...God's blessings to the Bride and Groom and to you dear Amrita.

Amrita said...

Dear Felisol and Ron,

Sucgh receptions are very costly here too and persons belonging to a privelleged background or higher income group can afford them.

Many take wedding loans and relatives also pitch in