When we arrived at the temple we could tell that a celebration was taking place. Blaring music, people chatting, and kids scurrying about wearing special-occasion clothes. A Buddhist wedding.
The time-honored Sri Lankan Poruwa ceremony had already taken place, involving a series of rituals performed by the bride and groom, and their families. They were officially married. Now it was time for photos and the reception.
The handsome couple was dressed in traditional finery, with pink accents throughout. They strolled the grounds of the temple, visiting with family and friends, then stopped to watch as the temple elephant got a bath.
The groom’s little brother spied us and asked us to take his photo.
Even the Buddha was lavished with pink petals.
Oh, wouldn’t I just have loved to be there!
Jo I just love these unique weddings – so special like your daughter’s. This was certainly the first time I’ve seen an elephant at a wedding!
Lovely photographs Teri and the whole episode looked so interesting
It’s so fascinating to see how weddings are celebrated in different cultures and countries. This one was beautiful and definitely memorable. ~Terri
Love seeing these pictures. Didn’t know about the use of pink. I’m traveling through your eyes, for sure! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com
Rusha, the pink was such a pretty touch. Even the young brother-of-the-bride pulled it off with style.;~} Terri
love the pics!! 😀
Thanks so much! They were fun to take. ~Terri
One of the joys of travel. ” Seeing everyday things in a different way” Thanks.
You’re welcome Brenda. And who would have thought of an elephant as a wedding attraction! ~Terri
this is beautiful! thank you for taking us with you!
You’re very welcome. Did you see the Baby Elephant video on our Facebook page? Too cute! ~Terri
This is beautiful! Love the pink and the couple looks so happy! 🙂 – Mallory
Mallory, they were such a stunning couple!
The bride and groom were gorgeous … and I love the little brother. He was so proud. ~Terri
Loving the Bride’s outfit and the elephant!
The elephant truly was the icing on the proverbial cake! ;~} Terri
Debbi, Congratulations to you on receiving the Liebster Award. And thanks so much for nominating us. It’s a wonderful honor and we really appreciate it. All the Best, Terri & James
Great Pictures! thanks for checking out my blog. I will keep reading yours for inspiration. I’m extremely new to blogging but have big dreams and seeing such experienced writers lookin in on mine is great. thanks and keep up the awesomeness
Thanks Brewstraveler! Glad to have you here anytime. Looks like you’ve got a great start on your blog – just keep havin’ fun. All the Best, Terri
This post caught my eye as we too enjoyed watching a wedding in Sri Lanka (though it was a Hindu wedding). I love your photo of the elephant getting a bath.
Caroline, the elephant was truly icing on the cake! And so unexpected. ~Terri