Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

I couldn’t think of a better interpretation for this weeks challenge than this ceremony where R & I are giving away our daughter in marriage.

Here I am pouring holy water over R’s hand (with the betel leaf and nut) and onto the joined hands of the bridal couple. The two pairs of hands holding the plate below are those of our son-in-law’s parents who are symbolically accepting her into their family. And the hairy hand hovering above all of this belongs to the priest πŸ™‚

And below is a black and white version of a similar ceremony that took place 20 years prior! Seems far simpler and less cluttered…..just like our lives πŸ™‚

Here my maternal uncle and aunt are doing the honours.

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