Monday, March 15, 2010

JOHN WEDS TERESA

My brother Antony's son John married Teresa in Chennai. The mass was said in Malayalam and the sermon was delivered in Tamil. You will find both Catholic and Hindu customs being followed since we Christians in India were Hindus before we accepted Christ as our Saviour.

Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure. Please click on the photos for a larger view.


WEDDING MASS IS IN PROGRESS


JOHN PUTTING ON THE WEDDING CHAIN

JOHN PUTTING ON THE WEDDING RING ON TERESA'S FINGER

JOHN GIVING TERESA A SAREE

RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION

SIGNING THE REGISTER IN THE CHURCH

JOHN GARLANDING TERESA

TASTING A PIECE OF CAKE

LIGHTING THE TRADITIONAL LAMP

25 comments:

arlee bird said...

It looks like a lovely wedding for a lovely couple. I am so glad that you all are Christians.

Brian Miller said...

what a wonderful celebration joseph...congratulations to the happy couple!

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Joseph, what a lovely couple, may I wish them every happiness in their new life.
The pictures are really excellent as usual, you are certainly a fine photographer.

Have a lovely week.
Yvonne.

Rain said...

Such beautiful clothing and she is a pretty bride!!! That was really nice, thanks for sharing Joseph!
:)
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Rain said...

I keep forgetting to mention....I always sing along to your song whenever I come to your blog! I remember that song being one of my Grandfather's favourites! :)

Trudy said...

Beautiful pictures of what looks like a very beautiful and memorable day! The bride and groom are both stunning and I wish them a life of good fortune, love and happiness!

Blessings to you Joseph!

Margaret Cloud said...

What a nice looking couple. Those things hanging around their necks are beautiful. Looks like a very nice ceremony. May God bless them on their journey of happiness. Thank you for coming by, have a nice week.

微笑每一天 said...

It's great!!.............................................

Melanie Rawlings said...

This is so beautiful, what a joyful expression of love between souls. Congrats to your family. I just love your culture
Peace

A New Beginning said...

Beautiful..I could feel the excitement in the air..your pictures speak volumes Mr. Joseph,thanks a lot for sharing, its always a pleasure to share happy moments :)

Amrita said...

Congratulations to John and Teresa and the happy family.

Love the bright and colorful photos....good combination of the East and West.
I like the tradition of the tali (necklace) and saree.Of course the South Indian garlands are so unique.

I am sure veryone enjoyed the lovely cake.

One last thing , in North India Christian weddings don 't take place during Lent.

Valerie said...

Thank you for showing these beautiful pictures, Joseph. John and Teresa looked as if they were enjoying their day. My best wishes to them for a happy future as man and wife.

May said...

So beautiful and elegant...best wishes to the lovely couple. And may your day filled with peace.

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

God bless John and Therese. They are such a lovely couple.. :)

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Rajesh said...

Very lovely shots of wedding ceremony. All the best wishes to the new couple.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Beautiful photographs. Our blessings to the couple for a very happy, harmonious, eventful,married life.

Rema said...

My best wishes to John and Teresa.
May god bless them.

Fine wedding.

Raghav said...

what a beautiful time to have stumbled upon your blog!

Wishing the two all the happiness in life!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Rema:)

Many thanks for your good wishes.

Have a nice day:)
Joseph

Howard said...

Love. So beautiful...

Rhapsody B. said...

Namaste my friend. I hope you are in the best of health.

I enjoyed your post. Your family are spectacular. The bride is beautiful and the groom handsome. They make a maverlous couple.

Please relay my congrats. Stay blessed my friend.

Vittaldas Prabhu said...

I have only seen a Christian wedding in Kerala in photographs, including the ones here. I would love to attend one of them in this life.

Marriage is a beautiful union of lives and indeed marriages are made in heaven. I wish John and Teresa a very happy married life together for ever.

No comments on the photographs as they are excellent as always.

Have a great Sunday.

Amrita said...

Joseph sir thank you for clarifying the Lent thing. I showed the photos to my mother, she liked them a lot.

SkyJuice said...

Congratulations, John and Teresa!

Thomas C B Chua said...

Joseph, weddings are touching. They give hope to humanity. May they work hard to make their marriage sparkle and shine. May God help them.