Celebrating our Union!

Celebrating the marriage of Shiva Jeremiah (son of Mrs. Rajkumarie Jeremiah and the late Mr. Paul Jeremiah) and Rachael Ann Thomas (daughter of Mr.Ranjit Thomas and Mrs. Doris Thomas)

Wedding Ceremony: 17 August 2014

Venue: Coromandel Shiv Mandir, Coromandel Village, Cedros

Yes folks, I’m celebrating our union that began on August 17, 2014 when our families came together to witness our marriage ceremony at the Coromandel Shiv Mandir. The Coromandel Shiv Mandir is on the main road in the village I grew up in and lived all my life, up until my marriage in, Coromandel Village Cedros, and Coromandel Village Cedros is on the main road on the way to the rest of Cedros. Though just a few days short of our 2 month wedding anniversary this post celebrates the day when our bond was sealed and Shiva Jeremiah made me, Rachael Ann Thomas, his wife and a new chapter began in both our lives.

It’s a day we were looking forward to for a little less than the time we have known each other. On that day everything was in place and everyone was in place. The pictures I add to this post will show exactly what I mean. His journey to Cedros was approximately two (2) hours and though it was a long journey for my groom he was on time.

Shiva and his family-his mom Mrs Rajkumarie Jeremiah, his brother Ugesh Jeremiah, his sister Vidya Jeremiah-Pettersson and his brother-in-law Kenneth Pettersson

My groom before as he was leaving home on the morning of our wedding!

We both had the love and support of our family and loved ones and that is always been something we have been happy about.  From day one I have described Shiva as my blessing. Those who may hear me say it may wonder what I am talking about and if I really aware of what I say but this is exactly it- Shiva is indeed my blessing.

Believe it or not years before I met my husband I wrote a letter to my future husband, and trust me, though it may sound crazy it is true. Initially I planned on giving it to him just before our wedding but I was able to share it with him after our wedding.

Here I was putting on my wedding bangles!

Putting on other bridal accessories!

My other bridal accessories!

Me- ready for the wedding- with the expertise of Jagdeo Rampersad, Linda Nazira Mohammed and Suresh Seepersad for my hair, make-up etc! Jagdeo’s Beauty Saloon 1st Floor, Cathay House, Carlton Centre 652-9203

My beautiful mom-Mrs. Doris Thomas and me!

My beautiful mom-Mrs. Doris Thomas and me!

Happy pic with my mom!

Happy pic with my mom!

My mom, Mrs. Doris Thomas and I!

My mom, Mrs. Doris Thomas and I!

Bridal bouquet in hand!

My Beautiful Mom, Mrs. Doris Thomas meets my handsome Groom, Mr. Shiva Jeremiah

My Beautiful Mom, Mrs. Doris Thomas meets my handsome Groom, Mr. Shiva Jeremiah

Our guests present at the very beautiful Coromandel Shiv Mandir!

Our guests present at the very beautiful Coromandel Shiv Mandir!

My arrival for the commencement of the ceremony!

My arrival for the commencement of the ceremony!

We are ready for the start of our wedding ceremony!

We are ready for the start of our wedding ceremony!

We pray!

We pray!

The first offering is made under the guidance of officiating Pundit, Pundit Ramnarine Basdeo of Rousillac.

We make our first offering on the beautifully decorated bedi!

A view of the marrow and the wedding ceremony in progress!

A view of the marrow and the wedding ceremony in progress!

Happy for an opportunity to do Aarti for my Mom and Dad! "Matru Devo Bhava, Pitru Devo Bhava" Meaning: Mother and father are the primary Gods

Happy for an opportunity to do Aarti for My Mataji and My Pitaji!
“Matru Devo Bhava, Pitru Devo Bhava” Meaning: Mother and father are the primary Gods

Thankful for an opportunity to bow at the feet of my parents, My Mataji and My Pitaji! "Matru Devo Bhava, Pitru Devo Bhava" Meaning: Mother and father are the primary Gods

Thankful for an opportunity to bow at the feet of my parents, My Mataji and My Pitaji!
“Matru Devo Bhava, Pitru Devo Bhava” Meaning: Mother and father are the primary Gods

Thankful for an opportunity to embrace my Mataji and my Pitaji! "Matru Devo Bhava, Pitru Devo Bhava" Meaning: Mother and father are the primary Gods)

Thankful for an opportunity to embrace my Mataji and my Pitaji!
“Matru Devo Bhava, Pitru Devo Bhava” Meaning: Mother and father are the primary Gods)

walking around the sacred fire!

Our walking around the sacred fire starts!

walking around the fire!

Our walk around the sacred fire continues!

garlanding of the groom!

I garland my groom!

garlanding of the bride!

My groom garlands me!

A view of the stage of the Coromandel Shiv Mandir SDMS Branch 370, Coromandel Village Cedros

A view of the stage of the Coromandel Shiv Mandir SDMS Branch 370, Coromandel Village Cedros

A cross section of our guests, at the front sister of the groom, Vidya Jeremiah Pettersson and cousin of the groom, Rishi Singh

A cross section of our guests, at the front sister of the groom, Vidya Jeremiah Pettersson and cousin of the groom, Rishi Singh

Registration of our marriage!

Registration of our marriage! The legalization of our union begins!

Witness signing continues!

Witness signing continues with our 2nd witness!

Sindoor Dhan

Sindoor Dhan Ceremony!

Putting on Shiva's ring!

I have the pleasure of placing Shiva’s ring on his finger!

Shiva putting my ring on!

Shiva places my ring on my finger!

Mr. & Mrs. Shiva Jeremiah

Mr & Mrs Shiva Jeremiah! Our union is official!

A pic of us with my grandparents, Mr Ramlal Dookie and Mrs Celia Dookie and my aunt, Mrs Mary Bheem and my uncle Uncle James Bheem

A pic of us with my grandparents, Mr Ramlal Dookie and Mrs Celia Dookie and my aunt, Mrs Mary Bheem and my uncle Uncle James Bheem

The wedding car!

The wedding car!

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A picturesque view of the Coromandel Shiv Mandir, SDMS Branch 370 with the presence of our family!

Some members of Shiva's family at the front! Some members of my family are seated at the back!

Some members of Shiva’s family at the front! Some members of my family are seated at the back!

Our family!

Our Datta family!

Dear friend, Estervia with us!

My dear friend, Estervia sitting with us!

Datta family- Akash and Amanda

We were honoured to have some members of our Datta family with us, Mr Akash Ramdial and Mrs Amanda Ramdial.

Datta family-Mukesh, Nadine, & Datta!

We were honoured to have our other Datta family at our wedding, Mukesh, Nadine and their son, Datta

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