Monday, September 19, 2005

Traditional Sumatran Wedding

Malam NikahPelamin Dgn Vera

It has been more than a year since I attended this wedding in Jakarta. A three nights and three days grand scale wedding which is full of colours, sounds and lights, traditionally packed with music i.e. gamelan & kompang, ethnic costumes and silat, syair and pantun (poem and poetry), the air fills with aroma from distinctive herbs & fresh tropical flora, showcase of hundred years old 'reception' ceremony, the solemnity of 'akad nikah' or 'marriage vow' and thousands of smiling happy faces. The wedding ceremony between Teuku Ryan and Veera Yuniar was such a fantastic one. For more photos of the wedding, do click the above picture which will navigate you to my flickr fotopages.