Wordless Wednesday Wedding
Since one of our readers pointed out that we've had too many white dresses appear in our weekly wedding pictures, I've made it a mission to find brides who wear more colorful garb and couples who partake in different traditions when celebrating their weddings. After all, there are many ways to celebrate marriage and all sorts of newlyweds. Thanks to About.com's Guide to Sikhism, I found Rajnarind Kaur and JangPartap Singh, who shared details of their Sikh wedding ceremony, which is called Anand Karaj.
"The Anand Karaj ceremony is such an amazing and important aspect of Sikhism that we made booklets for our guests explaining the four lavaans and our first act as a married couple was to sing a shabad and do/perform kirtan and tabla together," writes Kaur in an e-mail. "In addition, we created a velvet scroll invitation with our wedding and reception details, but on the back of it, we had a beautiful outline of Harmandar Sahib, the Golden Temple, imprinted, which is now hanging up in many of our guests' homes!"
What was so great about this week's photo is that I am able to share a beautiful portrait of a bride and groom and learn about a different religion and culture from my own. What have you and your husband or wife done to share your culture and traditions either with each other or with others?