{ Tiju + Jetsy }

28.07.2014

Chris Alwin James

And so the day was finally upon us. What we've been looking forward to for months. :D My cousin's wedding was the next day morning, and as it is customary, a lot of the family and friends got together at their place the night before for a bit of pre-wedding fun. :P

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Man of the day, being of service. :P

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Tomy uncle and his whiskey...

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Ever heard of being harrassed by cake? :P

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Tibu chetai poses casually in front of his hard work. :P

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What do you do when it's late, you're just 4 cousins and you've got nothing to do? Pump up some music and just dance for the heck of it. That's what. :P

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The next morning... It's time to get married. :)

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All set for the photoshoot.. Was fun watching these guys work, 6 people on set.

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Oh dear Rini, you're not meant to actually spray him! :P Just act. Well done leaving a spray mark on his shirt. :P

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Sigh.. Tibu chetai wishing to pose his "guns" in the shot. :P

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It's like you guys saw a ghost upstairs. :P

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I see the makings of a pro photographer in this kid! :D

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Blessings from elders. :)

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And it's time to go. :)

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And rain.. lots of it. Some say that it's a symbol of luck.. Or those above were shedding tears of joy.. :)

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I've never attended a Malankara wedding before: here the priest puts the rings on the bride and the groom. Pretty interesting.

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One of the most enlightening homilies I've heard... Fr. Sony gave a beautiful talk on the essence of marriage, from history and the times coming ahead. An understanding of responsibilities, and bond shared. His rememberance of Thampy uncle was most touching, and so was the recognition of how Gracy aunty independently brought up both Tibu chetai and Tiju chetai for the last 10 years.

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The tieing of the "thali" on the bride by the groom, symbolising that the bride and groom are now bound to each other.

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The newly weds. :D

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And then food is served! :D

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Spinning sisters! :D

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Just jumping around the bride and groom without getting in the way of the other photographers.. When they're done shooting is when I start, right after the couple can relax, and natural smiles come out. :P

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Ready to welcome the bride home. :)

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Starting off on the "right" foot. ;)

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I especially loved this shot.. With the both of them entering the house and Thampy uncle smiling down on them. :) He was greatly missed today.

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The entrusting of the bride from one mother to another, from one house to another. :)

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A mum's goodbye :)

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And grandma, uncle and sister

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Giving due respect to Dad. :)

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And here begins their lives together. :)