May 1st, 2018. 9:00 AM Their Hindu ceremony began.
These two lovers got married twice that day. One Hindu Ceremony and one American ceremony. Both sides of the family dressed in their delicate and illuminating handmade saris. Their loved ones stood right at their side, proving what love means; support + presence. The both of them had a separate section of the ceremony that pertained to them, explaining their new roles as man and woman. The family came up multiple times during the ceremony for traditions symbolizing that they all now united, along with humorous displays of serious matters. They all bubbled over in hysterics as Jessica’s brother came up and pulled the ear of Rohniel many times to remind him to take care of his beloved sister. The laughter lit up the entire place + the priest had to calm the uproar…multiple times. They were a riot, I was smiling from ear to ear. It was refreshing to witness this family centered ceremony.