Like I said, I don’t really understand the logic of the wedding celebration in Bangladesh yet (it seems also that it varies a lot), but I have visited the final celebration.
First, as usual, getting properly dressed with the help of the local
And that was the first time I saw the bride! Woo-hoo!
The most interesting part of the wedding (imho) — looking at the local women
Bride getting ready (read: family is putting tons of jewellery on the bride so that she could hardly move)
And… picture taking time! (that will last for hours!!)
Since the bride has henna and kilograms of jewellery, she cannot eat by herself, therefore her family is helping her out.
This celebration, unlike the first one, was in a special venue. The food for men and women was served on different floors — ground for men and first for women. The setting from the pictures above was on the first floor.
And guess what? Picture taking continues! On the screen people can see the shots from the previous days (in total, the celebration has been on every day for a week)
This is us with the bride and the groom. A bit of the context. The absolute majority of the weddings in Bangladesh are arranged and so was this one. The groom has a brother who is married to a girl and the bride is this girl’s cousin. The groom is currently living in Australia and the bride has been living in Bangladesh. A few days before the wedding it the first time when they actually saw each other (if we don’t count skype). The guy is returning to Australia now and the bride will follow him in a few months.