In today’s secular times, when traditional religious ceremonies have fallen like dominoes, weddings have increasingly become ad hoc affairs. My brother married his betrothed on a beach in Koh Tao. They made their own vows and rituals to make it meaningful to themselves and the friends and relatives who attended. The ceremony ended in a special way. Pebbles where selected, hopes and wishes were inscribed and then they were tossed into the ocean midway through the golden hour. If they were trying to eschew any religious attachment I swear god was present in that simple ceremony in the midst of a most beautiful natural setting. After that uplifting moment we all strolled along the beach for a post wedding feast and a very entertaining ‘first dance’
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