May 01, 2012
THE CHINESE TRADITIONAL WEDDING
By in Traditional Wedding
Karin is my junior high school friend in Tarakanita Gading Serpong, after that we had no contact for years until this happy moment comes. Karin told me that she was getting married soon, she asked Lighthouse to take part of it.
Introduce our couple, Stanley+Karin, and they are so interesting. Because this time is so different, we photographed the real traditional Chinese procession. It's been a long time ago from the last time, more than 5 years ago. This time, we were able to witness it again. The tradition is inherited for many years in Stanley's family, every generation continually passes it to younger generation.
The procession is quite same with modern style, from bride and groom party had to do the same ritual; morning preparation. After that, they would meet each other, we call it "the welcoming". There was a little ceremony named "sawer", when the groom's parents throw away yellow rice with coins. Along the ceremony, there was a lady who gives instruction what else to do and she often talks loud about the prayer for bride and groom.
Stanley+Karin still had international style reception in evening, it was held in Balai Kartini.
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Bernardo Halimview full story