As one: A Wedding Album

I still remember the day I first saw her, and the dress that she wore that day, a decade ago. Since then, we were friends, till today and forever it will be. Our bond, our love, our mutualism has been made stronger with a vow before God “to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer; in sickness and health, to love and cherish, till death do us part .”

As per the Mizo tradition, the whole wedding process requires certain protocol. Both the families have to negotiate, prior permission from the Church Court Committee has to be acquired, the availability of the Minister (Pastor) is also a must. Passing through all these ain’t not the toughest, for me, to confess to my parent that “I am ready…” was.

The day was fixed, arrangements were made, we were excited. Being a photography hobbyist, many a times I had covered wedding here and there, even though I am not the best in the business, I am very peculiar in my choices. I normally don’t like a prep-up shot nor a clinical pose. But I prefer an impromptu, a candid, the moments, which portray the real us or them. In fact, that is one of the reason why I gave up commercial assignments like wedding photography, where clients mostly prefer glamorous pictures. I request Zualtea to cover our wedding, which he graciously accepted. He did a wonderful job… no prep-up, everything was candid, and he was always in the moment. By looking at each pictures, I still have the same feelings.

Feb. 8, 2018 will always be cherished, for it was on that day that Becky and I became one. To commemorate our first anniversary, here are some pictures, a photo story of our wedding.

Final checking with the bridesmaid
The happy one
Kimkimi, my neice
…I do
“I now pronounced you husband and wife…”
Receiving a blessings from the Minister
What were we discussing, was it Chemistry or Ecology? 😀
“Hallelujah! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.”
The congregations…Never expect such a big turn out!
The Mizoram Synod Choir sang one my most favourite hymn…All that I am, and ever wanted to be, I owe it all to Thee! (My Tribute by Andraé Crouch)
A prayer from Upa Thangchhunga
Benediction. Rev. C. Rosiama
Down the aisle…Mr & Mrs
Our parents…interchanged 😀
The Chhakchhuak
The in-laws
The Chi-Uih Crew…our Crew
Khawvel thiante – Group Insomnia
The Old Model [Lungmantam] since 1996
Rawngbawlpui te
with Dr. B-a, a research colleague

Without families and friends, we are nothing. It is divine to have such a lovely family and a supporting friends. Our Wedding was a perfection because of all the well wishers, families, friends, the Choirs and especially the bridesmaid, Am-i and the best man, Aduha.

A grand Welcome

I am more comfortable behind the camera than in front; neither was she. Yes we love the portrait session because we laughed heartily. We were not a great poser, but we don’t fake! We just love being ourselves…these are us, nothing more, nothing less.

Gorgeous are they

Let me wind up with a song by Steven Curtis Chapman, dedicated to my lovely wife, Rebecca Lalmuanpuii. A song that wrote my heart…

I will be here

Tomorrow morning if you wake up,
And the sun does not appear
I, I will be here.

If in the dark we lose sight of love,
Hold my hand, have no fear
Cause I, I will be here

I will be here when you feel like being quiet
When you need to speak your mind,
I will listen and I will be here when the laughter turns to cryin’
Through the winning, losing and tryin’
We’ll be together ’cause I will be here.

Tomorrow morning if you wake up,
And the future is unclear
I I will be here
As sure as seasons are made for change,
Our lifetime’s are made for years
So, I, I will be here

I will be here and so you can cry on my shoulder,
When the mirror tells us we’re older,
I will hold you and I will be here to watch you grow in beauty
And tell you all the things you meant to me
I will be here

I will be true to the promise I have made
To you and to the One who gave you to me
I will be here

And just as sure as seasons are made for change
Our lifetime’s are made for years
So, I I will be here we’ll be together.

I will be here.