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RPS.LAM Our Wedding To start this slideshow click on this picture – once it starts you can advance each slide by clicking on it or wait and it will advance automatically after 7 seconds To exit this slideshow use the Back Arrow on your Browser to return to our Sri Lanka Wedding Webpage Mohan Perera and Bobby Goonewardena agreed to be our witnesses. Bobbys sister Patty and her friend Ruby took charge of looking after Lynda. They happily agreed that Lynda should wear a sari and insisted that she should stay with them before the wedding so that they could dress her and prepare her hair. We met on the day at the Kandy Registry Office and were married. After the ceremony we all went back to the Hotel Suisse, where the Head Waiter, Bala, had organised a reception and buffet for us, even a cake. Word had got round the village of Katagastota and we were soon joined by bus loads of their friends and family. It was an amazing day. Lynda and I were married in Kandy (19/8/1996) It might seem strange to include wedding photos on our web-site but, as you will see, it was quite an experience and the highlight of our most exciting trip. After being friends and lovers for so many years, the time felt right and we decided to marry in Sri Lanka, in the town where I was born and where my parents had met. After a pre-wedding honeymoon in Hong Kong, we arrived in Kandy with 10 days to make the arrangements. Mohan Perera, one of our friends in Kandy, looked after the legal side, while the Goonewardenas, a Sinhalese family who had known my mother, eagerly jumped at the chance to organise a surprise wedding.
The Goonewardena family
Planning the wedding
Making the legal arrangements
Ruby and Patty dressing Lynda for the wedding.
Lynda leaving for the wedding
Arriving at the Kandy Registry Office
Sitting in the waiting room - -
- - waiting - -
Mohan and Bobby finalising the paperwork
- - - still waiting - - -
This is it - - -
- - the Registrar checks the paperwork - - again - -
- - and one more time - -
- - - and now everyone is ready.
Everybody heads back to The Hotel Suisse
Our Wedding Cake
Cutting the cake
We were told that, according to Sinhalese tradition, we had to feed potions of the cake to each other - - -
- - then we had to sit together and await the presentation of our guests - -
- - our guests lined up to present us with unexpected presents - -
Patty and Ruby in all their finery The Hotel Suisse provided a buffet - -
- - which most of our visitors seemed to enjoy.
Photographs of Lynda on our balcony
Bala – The Head Waiter of The Hotel Suisse – who made all the arrangements for our wedding reception.
After the buffet, we all moved outside for ice-cream - -
- - now we could relax.
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