🙂 Rich: By the way, the white wedding gown, that’s the reason she targeted me. Sandeep: It was important to both of us and our families to respect each others religion. Sandeep: Fortunately we didn’t have any issues, trying to organize it all was probably the biggest challenge.My parents are deeply devout Sikhs and have raised me to love my religion, I would not have considered it an actual marriage without the Sikh ceremony. Sandeep: For me it was having the traditional Indian wedding that every Sikh girl grows up dreaming of along with the fairy tale white gown Christian wedding.I’d say for me it was a dream as a young girl to wear a white wedding gown and have a Sikh ceremony.I was fortunate enough to get the wedding of my dreams.A Sikh gives (in marriage) his daughter to a Sikh and does not accept any money in exchange. (Guru Pratap Surya) The usual reason given for a Sikh and non-Sikh to get married in a gurdwara is that the Sikh wants to share the occasion with friends and family.A more flippant reason sometimes given for a gurdwara ceremony is that ‘it is colourful’.
Killing a daughter or to give a daughter (in marriage) to a non-Sikh, such a person commits great offence.It has reached a crisis level in Canada and US with many Sikh men having to go to Desh to find a woman willing to take them with beard, turban and all. What would â€œnormallyâ€ make a non-trivial number of girls gasp or pick out curtainsâ€” i.e.every attribute I listed in the last sentence PLUS two ivy degreesâ€” seems to come second to the fact that he is a rather Orthodox Sikh.Many are typically heavily involved in all their children's life choices - from career, to choice in spouse, and they even meddle in their children's hopes and aspirations.A lot of Indian families have a closeness that Western families do not have - whether it is by living together in joint families, or celebrating one of the many Indian holidays together - a sense of constant "togetherness".