Although I had seen weddings of cousins and friends this was still new to me. Our weddings are short and sweet with the whole process getting over in under 2 minutes if you timed it. But, this small tradition marks the beginning of a life long relationship between two people, two families and two family trees.
Our marriage was held at the Sree Pavithra Auditorium in Alathur at 11:30 AM on Sunday, 7th December, 2014.
We got engaged in the morning of July 5, 2014 at 10:55 AM.
We had a fun time together with me unable to understand the instruction in Malayalam completely. I waited for someone to translate it for me. Dhanya was the one who did that. I felt awkward touching her during the photoshoot. I’ve never been the subject of so much attention. But, that was to be only the beginning.
We met for the first time at the traditional pennukannal ceremony on April 25, 2014. The ceremony offers the chance for the boy to see the girl and for the prospective couple to talk to each other to gauge their interests, likes and dislikes. Ours is an arranged marriage.
That day evening, my family got a call from hers, giving their approval to go ahead with the proposal. We gave our consent as well. From there, it was a roller coaster ride. We are to be engaged on July 5, 2014 and get married on December 7, 2014.
This is an online home of our journey that begins on this day.