|A Pakistani wedding part 2
Yesterday was the big day. The day of the actual wedding ceremony. We are also invited. Michel tries to look at his best in his travel outfit, elles is wearing her Pakistani dress, a present she got earlier. We are very curious how it will work, a Pakistani wedding. Tonight will be the night that they can look each other in the eyes and also the night that the man will take his wife to his own house.
At nine in the evening we are invited to go to the school building. Due to some rain the wedding ceremony cannot be held outdoors. When we arrive the man is also arriving. Again there is lots of music and again the man is surrounded by excited bachelors. The man still looks nervous. This will be the first time in his life that he will be with a women. That will be a change! The ceremony is different then we expected. Then man places his signatures while the woman is not present yet. After every paper is signed the man can expect his wife to come.
Tatattataaaaaaa, she looks gorgeous!
A Lahore lady is the wedding sponsor and she has arranged the dress and some accesoires. Madina, the bride looks confident as she approaches her man. She looks happy with her decision and takes a seat next to her new husband. Then several ceremonies take place where the men has to drink some milk and money is being offered as a sign of wealth.
At midnight, after everybody had dinner, the ceremony finishes and it is time for the bride to leave. She is leaving the village, her mother and her brother and sisters she grew up with. A happy and sad moment at the same time.
Tomorrow the last ceremony takes place. She will be visited by her mother so she can share her first experiences….