Sunday, August 13, 2006

The Nika...

It's been a while since I have been able to access the information superhighway so these posts will have lots of pictures attached to it to illustrate the past few days.

The Nika ceremony was a wonderful experience. This is the day where everyone brings out their best evening wear complete with excessive jewellery. It is the official union of the two parties into holy matrimony. The ceremony took place at the Pearl Continental in Lahore. There is a tradition perfomed by the bride and the groom that involves removing the gana from each other's wrist. The quicker you can untie the knot shows the other that you love them more. In addition to this there was another tradition that requires the bride and groom to search at the bottom of a bowl of milk for each other's rings, again, the quicker you can find it the more you love the other. And to top it all off there is another tradition called 'joota chupaye' where the bride's side steals the shoes of the groom. A tremendous time was had by all ;)

1 comment:

  1. I love the richness of the colours... so pretty! Safwan looks so serious though... I keep waiting to see him grin in delight!


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