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Wedding of Gemunu Corea and Shibani Thambiayah - Saturday, 22/08/2015

Gemunu Corea (son of late Prof. Randunna and Nalini Corea) and Shibani Thambiayah (daughter of Ravi and Nimmi Thambiayah) pledged themselves to each other in matrimony, on Saturday, 22nd August 2015.

The sunset wedding ceremony took place on the scenic verandah on the first floor of the Lighthouse Hotel in Galle overlooking the sea, before a small private gathering of family and friends.

The ceremony commenced with a prayer by Stephan Chandy, followed by a welcome by Pastor Verghese Chandy. The congregation sang 'Majesty', after which the first bible reading (Romans 12:9-18) was taken by Shibani's sister, Arnila Fernando (Nee Thambiayah) and Gemunu's elder sister, Ranmali Fernando (Nee Corea).

The exchange of vows and rings took place thereafter, with Pastor Chandy officiating. After they had expressed their intentions, the pastor invited Shibani and Gemunu to join hands and make their vows to each other, "in the presence of God and His people."

As the couple exchanged rings, Pastor Chandy prayed: "Heavenly Father, by Your blessing, let these rings be to Shibani and Gemunu a symbol of unending love and faithfulness, to remind them of the vow and covenant which they have made this day. Through Christ our Lord. Amen."

The chorus, 'Power of Your Love' sung by the congregation, preceded the Homily by Pastor Chandy.

The congregation then sang the hymn 'Great Is Thy Faithfulness', after which Mohan Thissainayagam (from the bride's side) and Devadunna Corea (Gemunu's uncle) led the congregation in prayer.

After 'The Lord's Prayer' was sung, the marriage was blessed by Pastor Chandy. The congregation then gave thanks to God, through the hymn, 'How Great Thou Art'.

The solemnization ended, with Pastor Chandy making the following proclamation: "In the presence of God and before this congregation, Shibani and Gemunu have given their consent and made their marriage vows to each other. They have declared their marriage by the joining of hands and by the giving and receiving of rings. I therefore proclaim that they are husband and wife. Those whom God has put together, let no one put asunder. Now, go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Amen."

After the wedding ceremony was a time of cocktails at sunset to the strains of the guitar music and vocals of Jerome Speldewinde, during which time toasts were proposed by Shibani's sister, Arnila and Gemunu's other sister, Dr. Namali Wijetunge (Nee Corea).

The cocktails led to dinner, during which Gemunu spoke from his heart, acknowledging and thanking all those whose support, love and goodness had been a great blessing and source of strength to the couple. He said he looked forward to a wonderful family life.Breitling Replica


There was much dancing and laughter during and after dinner, as friends and family celebrated and shared in the great happiness of the occasion.

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