Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Wedding Reception

A wedding is the ceremony in which two people are united in marriage or a similar institution. Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes. Most wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of wedding vows by the couple, presentation of a gift (offering, ring(s), symbolic item, flowers, money), and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure or leader. Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is followed by a wedding reception.

Wedding marks the beginning of a new life. It is one memorable moments where the loved ones come together to share their happiness and joy. Wedding reception rituals are a great way to introduce guests to different familial, religious and ethnic customs followed by the bride and groom. It is a the time to celebrate the newly weds when family and friends get together to participate in their sacred moments. It gives great opportunities for all to reunite with friends and relatives that they haven't met for quite some time.

In fact, I've just came back from my niece's wedding (Hanie and Fazli) today. Well, it seems to be my third reunion in one month time, although the first two was with my friends. This one was more like a family affair, a get together, where almost everybody I know was there, friends and relatives...Everybody's busy catching up with each other "where abouts", updating themselves with the recent development, and finally recapturing those memorable moments together. Although it was a quite tiring occasion for sure, but it certainly worthy every minute of it. This is also the time to show how much our love and affection for our dearest ones.

Specially for the The Newly Weds, Hanie and Fazli :

Congratulations to both of you, for being finally united as "man and wife". May you both be blessed with joy and happiness for ever and ever....till the end of time!

Here's a special poem for both of you, dear!

Blessing For A Marriage
James Dillet Freeman

May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life grant you also patience, tolerance, and understanding.

May you always need one another - not so much to fill your emptiness as to help you know your fullness. A mountain needs a valley to be complete; the valley does not make the mountain less, but more; and the valley is more a valley because it has a mountain towering over it. So let it be with you and you.

May you need one another, but not out of weakness.

May you want one another, but not out of lack.

May you entice one another, but not compel one another.

May you succeed in all important ways with one another, and not fail in the little graces.

May you look for things to praise, often say, "I love you!" and take no notice of small faults. If you have quarrels that push you apart, may both of you hope to have good sense enough to take the first step back.

May you enter into the mystery which is the awareness of one another's presence - no more physical than spiritual, warm and near when you are side by side, and warm and near when you are in separate rooms or even distant cities.

May you have happiness, and may you find it making one another happy.

May you have love, and may you find it in loving one another!

Recapturing those memorable moments......

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