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Vani's and Jonathan's Wedding

On Wednesday January 18th, 2006 Vani Rickhi and Jonathan McCracken took their matrimonial vows in a South Indian style wedding with family and friends in the Divine presence of Beloved Sri Sakthi Narayani Amma. The wedding took place on the lower floor of Padmabhavan at the Sri Narayani Peedam. The reception was in the form of Annadhanam at the Children's orphanage.


 
 

 

Vani walks in with her parents and young brother

 

Five ladies prepare the bamboo

 

Five ladies prepare the water

 

Smt. Jothiamma welcome Jonathan

 

Dr. Bud Rickhi garlands Jonathan and blesses him

 

Bride's younger brother prepares for his part in the ceremony

 

Bridgegroom is given his bag before he goes for a walk

 

Bride's parents and younger brother welcome the Groom

 

Vani & Jonathan perform the rituals

 

Guests from the Sri Narayani Peedam

 

Vani & Jonathan perform the rituals assisted by Rajima

 

Bride's father welcome Beloved Amma with a garland

 

Beloved Amma greets the couple

 

Wedding rituals continue

 

Priest gives Jonathan his string

 

Bride and Grooms parents take part in the rituals

 

Beloved Amma blesses the offerings

 

Beloved Amma holds the Mangal Sutra (bride's wedding necklace)

 

Beloved Amma gives the Mangal Sutra to Jonathan

 

Beloved Amma gives Jonathan some advice

 

Jonathan places the Mangal Sutra around Vani's neck

 

Beloved Amma blesses the couple

 

Vani & Jonathan perform the rituals

 

Three ladies perform the arathi

 

Jonathan places the toe rings on Vani's toes

 

Younger brother Vishal perform the rituals with Vani & Jonathan

 

The couple and bride's family perform pada puja

 

Vikram presents Amma with a flower garland

 

Vani and Jonathan presents Beloved Amma with a lime garland

 

The family present Beloved Amma with a box of chocolates

 

Beloved Amma blesses the couple

 

Beloved Amma presents the couple with prasadham

 

The couple smile happily

 

The couple, Family & Friends and the Priest with Beloved Amma

 

Bride's father blesses the couple

 

Bride's grandfather blesses the couple

 

Bridegroom's father blesses the couple

 

Shri Soundarajan blesses the couple

 

Bridegroom's mother takes part in the rituals

 

The newly wedded couple receive gifts

 

The newly wedded couple receive gifts

 

The Groom receive a gift

 

The bride receive a gift

 

Vani breaks a papadam on Jonathan's face

 

Jonathan breaks a papadam on Vani's face

 

Jonathan places the ring on Vani's finger

 

Vani places the ring on Jonathan's finger

 

Three ladies bless the couple with the arathi

 

The couple tries to find the ring in the bucket

 

The newly wed couple cut the cake

 

Jonathan feeds Vani a piece of cake

 

Smt. Jothiamma gives holy water (theertam) to the couple

 

Bud, Bina, Anne, Vani & Jonathan, Mom Dora and Rudy

 

Vani & Jonathan with Ron, Barb & Kala

 

Vani & Jonathan

 

Vani & Jonathan with friends Tammy & Rob

 

Deepa, Nishka, Vikram, Vani & Jonathan, Sarita and Vishal

 

Smt. Mahalakshmi, Smt. Jothiamma, Jonathan & Vani, Vattama patti, Smt. Kalamma

 

 

 

 
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