Sunday, March 11, 2012

Three Weddings and a surprise..

 Yesterday we did 3 weddings in one day. The first one was in Paka, which is about 100 km from our home in Kuala Terengganu. It was the wedding of the daughter of friends of ours. We started off at about 10 in the morning and arrived around 12. The journey took longer than usual because of the increase in traffic due to the start of the school holidays (Terengganu being the favourite holiday destination...). Didn't take any photos of that wedding though, having to rush to the next one back in Kuala Terengganu (another 100 km drive - hubby drove all the way... sometimes in a 'trance' because of the warm weather and a full stomach... lol).
Next wedding was 'family' (refer to 'A Wedding in Terengganu') - wedding of the hubby's uncle's wife's... bla bla... two sons (double wedding..). This time around they were hosts and the event was held at the Conference Centre at Taman Tamadun Islam (Islamic Heritage Park). It was almost 4pm when we arrived (it was supposed to end at 5pm so we were still ok). Of course we could only manage some fruits and teed-bits. Here's a picture of the happy couples:

The boys resplendent in their traditional costume (the brides' wardrobe are more modern, I think..but matching colours though)
The last wedding was at a 'neighbour's' - not exactly next door but another block perpendicular to ours. I don't actually know them but the hubby knows the husband from the neighbourhood 'surau' where he goes to pray. Since the card says the feast is until 6, we did this one last of all (arriving around 5.30 - still good). And surprise, surprise we met two couples that we know; one from when we lived in Kuantan (1998-1999) and the other one lives in Kuala Terengganu itself (and a member of my own Happy Circle...) Apparently Zi'ayah's husband (from Kuantan) is cousin to Fuzi (my friend in KT) and both of them are nephew and niece to the host... MashAllah, what a small world! A picture of us:

Couldn't believe meeting them there!
These last three pictures are the gifts wedding guests received from the hosts.. the traditional one is the bunga telur or a boiled egg presented wrapped into silk or paper flowers but these days people are giving away other stuffs according to one's whim and fancy... you can even make a substantial collection from these gifts!

From the wedding of our friends' daughter  in Paka..
...the family in KT (not mug for drinking, this..)
...the neighbour's
What a tiring day....!

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