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Local Malay Traditional Wedding

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by roscd, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. roscd

    roscd Mu-43 Rookie

    Sep 2, 2010
    KL, Malaysia
    For local Malay wedding begin with akad nikah (marriage contract). The groom will signs the marriage contract and agrees to provide mas kahwin (money or goods or anything requested by the bride). This is only a symbol to show that the man is willing to build a family with the lady.
    Panasonic GF1 7-14mm
    Panasonic GF1 7-14mm

    This is what we call bersanding where the main of ceremony involves the seating of the bridal couple on a dias and sprinkling them with yellow rice and scented water by the family members, relatives and guest as a sign of blessing.
    Panasonic GF1 7-14mm
    Panasonic GF1 GF1 7-14mm
    Panasonic GF1 14-45mm

    The final ceremony we call it makan beradab (formal meal). This involves the bride and groom feeding each other sweetened rice. The celebrations are concluded by posing for family photographs.
    Panasonic GF1 45-200mm
    Panasonic GF1 14-45mm

    That's all for now. Hope all of you enjoy with the pictures...
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  2. retnull

    retnull Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 12, 2010
    Lovely images !
  3. deirdre

    deirdre Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 9, 2010
    Not only lovely images, but thank you for the story. I'm fascinated by wedding traditions of cultures I don't know much about.

    Is gold a traditional wedding color there?

    I think we Americans totally got robbed with white (after seeing a Pakistani-American wedding with lots of red and gold).
  4. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Sumptuous is the word! Goldie-looking hat : want one.
  5. roscd

    roscd Mu-43 Rookie

    Sep 2, 2010
    KL, Malaysia
    Hahahahha.. that's not a gold... only some accessories... Gold is not a traditional wedding color... up to the bride to choose which colour they wants... FYI The yellow is the colour of Their Highnesses the Rulers (King or Sultan).
  6. deirdre

    deirdre Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 9, 2010
    Oh, I knew it wasn't gold per se, just that I'd call that color gold.

    Here, brides wear white and grooms wear black (mostly), which is very very dull.
  7. Dunkeld

    Dunkeld Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 24, 2010
    Simply wonderful! So much to like about these images.

    Dave T.
  8. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    A colourful and interesting set - thanks for sharing.
  9. isabel95

    isabel95 Mu-43 Top Veteran


    Not only great pics, but also an education about these beautiful traditions.
    Thank you for sharing.

  10. jonima

    jonima Mu-43 Regular

    I like the pictures and like the food on the table!!!

    Selamat Makan!!

  11. roscd

    roscd Mu-43 Rookie

    Sep 2, 2010
    KL, Malaysia
    Hi jonima yes... you know a little bit malay words... :thumbup:
    Terima kasih (Thank you)
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  12. roscd

    roscd Mu-43 Rookie

    Sep 2, 2010
    KL, Malaysia
    Your welcome isabel95.
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