Ruhi & Paul asked me to document their ‘Untying of the Knot Ceremony’ back in August of 2010. It was an excellent evening that consisted of traditional celebrations with a modern twist, family, friends and excellent curry. Ruhi has very kindly provided a description below to give you a better insight into the reason for the ceremony. Thank you Ruhi.
‘Contrary to popular belief, the Untying of the Knot ceremony is not the beginning of divorce proceedings! It’s the final ceremony of a Hindu or hybrid wedding like ours and takes place in the company of very close friends and family. On their wedding day, the bride and groom take their vows whilst tying a knot with his scarf and her veil. On or before the 1st year wedding Anniversary, husband and wife must untie the knot using one hand only, symbolising that they will tackle obstacles together and will remain happily ever after. Many of our friends thought this was just another excuse for a party one year on and acted out their pyrotechnic fantasies by setting off Chinese lanterns, symbolising their wishes for us for the next 12 months.’
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