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.

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Vani walks in with her parents and young brother

 

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Five ladies prepare the bamboo

 

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Five ladies prepare the water

 

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Smt. Jothiamma welcome Jonathan

 

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Dr. Bud Rickhi garlands Jonathan and blesses him

 

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

 

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Bridgegroom is given his bag before he goes for a walk

 

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Bride's parents and younger brother welcome the Groom

 

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Vani & Jonathan perform the rituals

 

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Guests from the Sri Narayani Peedam

 

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Vani & Jonathan perform the rituals assisted by Rajima

 

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Bride's father welcome Beloved Amma with a garland

 

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Beloved Amma greets the couple

 

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Wedding rituals continue

 

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Priest gives Jonathan his string

 

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Bride and Grooms parents take part in the rituals

 

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Beloved Amma blesses the offerings

 

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

 

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Beloved Amma gives the Mangal Sutra to Jonathan

 

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Beloved Amma gives Jonathan some advice

 

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Jonathan places the Mangal Sutra around Vani's neck

 

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Beloved Amma blesses the couple

 

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Vani & Jonathan perform the rituals

 

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Three ladies perform the arathi

 

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Jonathan places the toe rings on Vani's toes

 

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Younger brother Vishal perform the rituals with Vani & Jonathan

 

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The couple and bride's family perform pada puja

 

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Vikram presents Amma with a flower garland

 

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Vani and Jonathan presents Beloved Amma with a lime garland

 

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The family present Beloved Amma with a box of chocolates

 

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Beloved Amma blesses the couple

 

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Beloved Amma presents the couple with prasadham

 

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The couple smile happily

 

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

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Bride's father blesses the couple

 

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Bride's grandfather blesses the couple

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Bridegroom's father blesses the couple

 

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Shri Soundarajan blesses the couple

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Bridegroom's mother takes part in the rituals

 

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The newly wedded couple receive gifts

 

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The newly wedded couple receive gifts

 

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The Groom receive a gift

 

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The bride receive a gift

 

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Vani breaks a papadam on Jonathan's face

 

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Jonathan breaks a papadam on Vani's face

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Jonathan places the ring on Vani's finger

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Vani places the ring on Jonathan's finger

 

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Three ladies bless the couple with the arathi

 

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The couple tries to find the ring in the bucket

 

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The newly wed couple cut the cake

 

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Jonathan feeds Vani a piece of cake

 

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

 

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

 

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Vani & Jonathan with Ron, Barb & Kala

 

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Vani & Jonathan

 

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Vani & Jonathan with friends Tammy & Rob

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Vani & Jonathan with friends Tammy & Rob

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

 

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

 

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