Post # 1
We’re just back from honeymoon and I decided to share with all of you guys my dresses I wore on our wedding day. So we had a completely traditional Javanese wedding (I am from Java, Indonesia) in Indonesia last July. My husband is from Europe. Here are my traditional wears in order of the pictures:
1. From the wedding shower, where the eldest members of the family showered us so we could start our new life in a clean state;
2. From the night of the goddess, when my family “gave me away” to my groom;
3. From the civil and Javanese ceremony;
4. From the Javanese reception where we wore the costume of today’s Javanese King and Queen;
5. and from the European-like ceremony, although I didn’t have time to re-do my hair from the previous costume.
I would like to see if anyone had an unusual wedding too, maybe from an intercultural wedding like me. 😉
Post # 3
We had an intercultural wedding too;) Was it hard for you to get your husband to wear those costumes? Mine was very reluctant but after he realized how much brownie points he’d get from my family, he agreed:P
Post # 4
Nice pictures! I guess that it’s Chinese wedding, right? Although I would guess that the lady besides you are wearing somekind of Malaysian kebaya. Maybe you want to share a story? 🙂
It was not hard at all to make my hubby to wear them. In fact, he was the one who begged me to have a traditional Javanese wedding. I was actually planning a regular modern party, but he was in love with the culture after our first visit to my homeland.
Post # 5
This is by far my favourite thread already! Girls these dresses are so gorgeous, so refreshing to see such colour and creativity. No cookie cutters here!
Post # 6
Thanks LittlestLamb, if not my (now) husband who forced me to have a super traditional wedding with all these dresses, I would’ve now had one white dress. Now I’m glad that we decided on this kind of wedding! I will always have a story on my unusual wedding to my future grandkids!! (We’re living in Europe, so these kind of weddings are very amusing to people around here)
Post # 7
Yes, Chinese Peranakan;) Not very many left these days and even less of the language/culture so I was pleased to do it for my family. I also had a white dress (we had a separate western ceremony and reception).
Did you have FIVE dresses?!
Post # 8
oh my god all of your dresses are stunning! you both come from such beautiful cultures.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
These pictures are beautiful and so unique!! Can’t wait to see more in this thread!
Post # 10
These are so beautiful! Bump for more pics 🙂
Post # 11
Love all these!! More pics!
I’m a southern American girl all the way… but man do I have a weakness for saris. *drool* If I wouldn’t get stared at I would wear them every day lol. Sometimes I wish I lived in India!
Post # 12
@frogprincess: I LOVE Indian weddings. I’m a bridesmaid right now for one of my friends, and we were browsing through some wedding magazines yesterday. One of them featured an Indian wedding. I told her she needed to drop her Fiance and find an Indian one instead so we could all wear saris. SO PRETTY.
I love all these photos. Part of me wishes I had found a nice Japanese man when I was living over there so we could have done a traditional Japanese wedding… Sigh…
Post # 13
Perzik, that’s cool. I love peranakan food! We ate some when we were in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur for our honeyweek. I had five costumes, yes, but I actually just had three dresses (the second picture, the third and the fifth), while the first and the fourth picture are somekind of materials that they just put and rolled on me. They are specially hand painted and kept from generation to another, something like that. While the three dresses are Javanese kebaya made of lace and embroidered.
Thanks all of you girls for your nice comments! Maybe you can do your vow renewal someday in some exotic places with their cultures!!