The marriage was arranged. The couple met only once about a month before the wedding. She is older than he. His parents are deceased. Both are from the same people group. Both love Jesus.
We left the house to head out to the village where the wedding was held at 10:30. We arrived at 11:30 am, expecting the ceremony to begin at noon. A little after 1pm, the pastor announced the wedding was about to begin. The ceremony was about an hour and a half and a traditional Nepali lunch was served. We headed back home around 3pm, exhausted but joy-filled!
The stories told in photos:
Sugar Plum was pretty much wired through the whole wedding.
My parents got to attend their first Nepali wedding!
My mom held Baby Boy for the majority of the wedding so I could take pictures.
Mother of the bride
A few of the guests
The bride wearing a white sari.
(Most Christian women wear white though the traditional wedding sari is red.)
A surprise guest
(who traveled all the way from the States just for the wedding!)
The bride's entrance.
The veil was down for the majority of the wedding.
Baby Boy in the arms of a sweet Nepali lady.
Prayer for the couple
Lighting the unity candle
Mother of the bride signing the marriage certificate.
Unable to sign her name, she gave her thumbprint instead.
The oldest two fell asleep.