A few days ago we attended Mann and Sima's wedding. It was quite the occasion with rituals from the past and Hindu rituals for marriage. It was attended by over 100 family and friends. A wedding in Nepal is very important and relatives travel long distances to be there. The first half is centered only on the groom while the bride is getting ready. He sits with the Brahmin priest and goes through all the rituals from his holy book and the groom dresses as a peasant. When the bride arrives the groom changes into a suit. The bride is dressed in a red sari and veil and then rings are exchanged. There is a small fire which they have to circle three times. After the ceremony they sit in red chairs and family and friends place tikkas on their foreheads. We were honoured as family and given tikkas and malas as well. This was the first day at Mann's parents home.