The day after the legal ceremony we had our own ceremony at Abbey House. Just under forty friends and family came to witness us dedicate our partnership and tuck into savouries and cake afterwards. Though the Registry Office ceremony was simple and relatively brief, it was quite moving. The partnership dedication ceremony was more specifically focused on our life together as practicing Buddhists, and was of an altogether different calibre. It felt quite an integrating event, bringing family and Buddhist friends together for the first time. Jnanasalin and I worked really hard during the week before organising, buying and making things. We wont be doing this again for a long while. It was pretty full on right up to three quarters of an hour before the starting time.
THE TEA PARTY