Their latest act of generosity was to invite us to a wedding at the Phuyal homestead in Mulpani, a village located east of Boudha. Bishnu and his wife Sharmila traveled back to Nepal for this family event, and we were excited to see them and take part in the wedding.
It was a stunning celebration. Here, the wedding in photos.
Guests lined up to pay their respects to the bride and groom.
Guests performed a ceremonial washing of the couple's hands and feet.
The bride's hands were painted with henna.
While the bride wore bangles, the groom wore a marigold garland.
Guests placed ceremonial tikka, a paste made of vermillion and rice, on the couple's foreheads.
There were offerings of fruit, flowers, and fried dough made of rice flour.
A food tent housed an all-day buffet.
Cooks prepared dough for deep-fried chapati.
A band played throughout the day.
The celebration brought together family and friends, both young and old.
Different traditions, but similar sentiments -- it was a day filled with fun and love and promise, and we were grateful to be a part of it.