A Wedding Anniversary Gift

Biju was looking for a very special gift for his brother Shiju and sister-in-law Jacqueline on their first wedding anniversary. So he decided to give them a pleasant surprise with a blog post featuring the beautiful memories of their Big Day (27th August, 2011). Here are the photographs of Shiju and Jacqueline’s wedding at Marthoma Syrian Church in  Chembur, Mumbai. The captions in the beautiful photographs tell you more about the traditions of a Kerala Protestant Weddings.


Groom is ready, the elders of the family bless him. Betel leaves and lime are offered to the elders as dakshina


Prayer led by the priest just before going to church


Mom and dad bless their son


The car is decorated


Wedding venue- MarThoma Syrian Church


Bride arrives


Bride is led by the brother


A funny moment


Priest conducts the marriage


Bride and Groom


Blessing the ring


Bless the chain and groom


Bless the bride


Groom ties the tali around the bride’s neck


Witness sign


The Reception Venue


Bride and Groom cut the cake


Bride + Groom thank everyone


The couple with the bride’s cousins


Portrait of the bride and groom


Bride and groom are offered milk back home


They drink the milk from the same cup


Mother of the bride hands over the bride to the mother-in-law

Photographs courtesy: www.bijuphotography.net

One Response to “A Wedding Anniversary Gift”

  1. Daisy Says:

    The most unique anniversary surprise ever!


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