Last Sunday, twenty-one couples from western India were married or engaged in a mass ceremony held to protect the girls from prostitution. Many women in the Saraniya community end up being sold into the sex trade by their families because of tradition and the allure of easy money. However, the activists who organized the wedding believe that marriage or engagement removes the girls from such work. Thus freeing them or preventing their entry into a life of veritable slavery. Couples as young as twelve were engaged, while the older participants tied the knot.
You can read more about the ceremony and Saraniya people here.
This is the professional photo taken of my custom designed engagement ring! It was designed after the Zora's Sapphire from Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time! My fiancé and I are huge Zelda fans, and of course, our wedding planning is already Zelda-theme centered! He proposed to me on May 29, 2011 while we were on vacation!
Score another one for Team Zelda-is-the-Most-Romantic-Game-EVAR.