In June, I attended an elaborate Thai wedding in Bangkok
for the first time. It was my niece Pearl's wedding & she
looked so radiant & very sweet as a blushing bride. It was the second
time I ever met this Chulalongkorn graduate & she had instantly
grown into a beautiful bride!
I was very close with her father who was my 'big brother'
cousin during my growing up years at my late grandfather's
place in Songkhla, Thailand. I have so much happy sweet
but very boring memories of Songkhla.
The Thai wedding was so similar to our Malay style with a
groom's entourage bringing all the 'hantaran' gifts to
be presented to the bride. Since Bangkok is too big and both
the couple's homes are too far from each other, instead, they held the
complete engagement & wedding ceremony at the auspicious
hour 6.30 am, at the luxurious 5 Star Sheraton Grande Hotel
6.30am - The groom's entourage marched to the bride's 'home'
inside the hotel's ballroom carrying all the auspicious gifts
reciting words of wisdom along the way.
by rows of fenced jewelries. He had to answer so many
questions plus offer 'bribes' to get through!
'negotiators' behind to preside.
My cousin Chaisiri is behind Pearl.
snacks and finger food, Sheraton's Starwood quality!
They served the best coffee and congee I ever had.
the lotus petals into heart shapes.
all in real Gold! Truly fit for the King & Queen.
are often very well dressed in their finest.
that you will find in a celebrity event.
Didn't I say it was very grand??
All of them just stood as there were no chairs at all
except for VIPs and some relatives. That was a modern Bangkok style
of wedding reception. A nice unique experience for me!