My Friend’s Wedding at Cathedral Church of Resurrection, Lahore

by Khanum

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December 28th, 2013 was a different day for me. At 11:am in the morning, my mother woke me up with a great good lecture.  I was  late for the church to attend my friend’s Marriage ceremony, so naturally I ran to washroom with the bullet speed.

And got out the same moment. With the bullet speed of course. There was no hot water to take bath with. Masha Allah!

Freezing, yelling, I managed to get fresh, put on my white dress, do quick make up and jump into heels which I literally hate wearing but have to for the sake of “Getting dressed well”.

The day was here. The big day When I was to witness a Christian wedding in a Church I had never seen before from the inside. Having no decent camera to shoot with, I counted big time on my cell.

The loyal battery died right on the spot.

My Muslim friend picked me up from my home around 1:30.  Heck! We were late. Reached Church at 2:am. Heck again! The bride was late. Ceremony started around 3:30. Heck LOL! Father of the Church was also late.

Dear Ladies & Gentlemen! That’s how Pakistanis wedding start  — regardless of their different religious affiliations.

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Everything was really new. And some moments were funny as hell. When father asked the Groom to show consent for the marriage whether he accepts the bride or not, The Groom bhai was totally confused and in that innocent confusion he babbled, “Kia kehna hai?” :o

The bride couldn’t control her laughter at this point, neither could we all. They were after all, cousins. Not strangers.

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These are the photos from the wedding, That I hope you all enjoy. I can’t upload all the pictures as they are private but these few glimpses are sure going to make you smile :) I tried to capture the architectural marvels of the Church for you guys but it was bit hard with the camera that I had in hand. But You would be able to see the glass paint work in one of the pictures where they have painted Jesus a.s as per their imagination on a cross. 

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“You can kiss the bride now” , didn’t happen. On the bright side, I did end up catching the flower bouquet of the bride though, which you often see in Movies how the bride throws off her bouquet at the girls  to catch of course. Heck. I was more worried about getting injured instead.

It was Hilarious! Everyone shouted for me to catch it. For my mother it was more like a matter of life and death. “YOU HAVE TO CATCH IT, PERVISHA! You HAVE to!” … ah yes mom.

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It was a beautiful day. Both looked great. I saw my shy friend getting married and even though only me and my other friend along with our moms were the only Muslims present there, There wasn’t any awkwardness in the environment. I realized, marriage no matter where it happens, is a touching ceremony in one’s life.

There was laughter, joy, love and anticipation for lunch.

Now I wanna attend the weddings of Jews, Parsi and Hindus. I want to see how things are done in their culture. Its a very informative experience.  Trust me.

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16 Comments to “My Friend’s Wedding at Cathedral Church of Resurrection, Lahore”

  1. Your pictures are lovely and your excitement for having attended your first church wedding shows in this post :)

    Back when I was studying in Manila, I used to attend at least 3-4 weddings a year and I find them fun. I was able to catch the bridal bouquet once, and after the cheering subsided I was told that catching the flowers meant I will be the next one to get married. This was what they believed in. After that, I made sure I was far away from the bride when it was time for her to toss the bouquet :)

    • Haa, the killer gaze of my mom upon me was an indication that she wants me to get out of home as soon as possible. I didn’t of course agree with her. But had to act natural. ^_^ so caught it like a tigress. -____-

  2. Totally gorgeous photos xx

  3. Gaaaah! Beautiful!!!
    I always wanted to attend church wedding and witness saath phere wali shaadi as well but only of its as good as they portray in movies.
    So Khanum are your wedding rokhey(invitations) ready? I am assuming it is as you caught “the bouquet”. Courier my card :D

  4. So, how much time did the whole event took?

    Once a christian classmate invited me to her wedding, but I was out of town. Besides, weddings are ‘quite a boring’ thing, for me.

    • It took me about 4 to 5 hours. Where as I was told the event is 0nly of 2 hours maximum.
      To tell u the truth, I am that anti social who also dislikes going to weddings. I mean, whats the point of so much fatigue. If two ppl want to get married, they dont have to create sucha scene and m0st importantly stretch the event to a week. But of course, when I speak my mind at home am given a shut up speech 0n this. Followed by ‘Act ur age, dont behave old’ stuff. Man!
      I hate getting dressed for anything. Its tiring. -.-

    • But this one I had to attend. Hoping that since it was a church wedding, it would end soon as church waley kick us out after vows been done. BUT! i was wrong.
      P.S. I enjoyed the CAKE !

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