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Weddings!

Because I've been busy going to weddings the past two weeks, here are the pics!
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Traditional male outfit (not the groom). The women didn't wear traditional dress (theirs were kinda modern) so I didn't take any picture.

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Yep. He carried a weapon. Keris! Not sure whether this was functional or not but there you go.

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Soldier. Not sure why he's there. People add random things to their weddings nowadays. Yes. He carried a sword. A real one.

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Couple + groom's parents. Fathers of groom and bride have fabrics wrapped around their waists to show that they're the couple's fathers.

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Not sure what they're called but they're the essentials for traditional wedding (called Panggih). Bride and groom throw some kind of leaves at each other, bride washes groom's feet, they break egg (seen in the center of the plate), and they're married!

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The bride. Check out the headdress!

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Back view of the headdress. Jasmine everywhere! Also note the groom's Keris decorated with jasmine.

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Random antique decorations at the wedding.

Second wedding is my bff's wedding.

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Some say we're like twins. Except that I'm the prettier, slimmer, and taller one. LoL jk. Anyway this is a slightly different tradition. Her makeup and headdress are simpler.

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Back view. There's an option to cover the whole thing with jasmine but she only wanted a little bit. She called it Kamen Rider style!

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Live traditional music performance! Usually expensive because you gotta rent the instruments as well but she got discount because they're her cousin's friends or something.

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The bride's father. Note the lack of cloth wrapped around his waist compared with the first wedding. In this tradition, the fathers wear gold pocketwatches but because those are crazy expensive, they're just wearing golden trinkets (you can see the chain there).
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This is the look during the reception. Groom was wearing traditional clothes. Bride's headdress was a lot more complex with more flowers. The girls are called patah and they're there to be manual fans :P

Due to complexity of work (as well as working for 2 days) and because traditionally makeup artists are wedding organizers who tell people what to do for the wedding ritual or whatever, they're expensive as hell. In this case, she usually charges +US$1100.

If I ever get married, I will elope because hell no I don't wanna deal with those.

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msilverstar
Sep. 23rd, 2015 03:15 am (UTC)
Spectacular party at least! I have a lot of interest in tradition, not much of it in my family though.
demonessryu
Sep. 25th, 2015 03:22 pm (UTC)
Do share! I love seeing new things on other parts of the world!
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