We were so excited to wake up this morning because we would be going to a Malay wedding here for the first time as a family. Miss 5 tak pernah seumur hidup dia tengok a Malay wedding, last wedding yang she went to was when she was 1 month old and that was to a Mat Saleh wedding and Miss 9 I think so far baru pergi to a few only. The last malay wedding yang we all went to kalau tak silap was when my sister got married and that was 5+ years ago and Miss 5 was still inside my uterus, hehehe. So, obviously lah they were so excited to go to this wedding, we were excited as well sebab we know there’ll be loads of food, hahahahaha…..
Another thing that made this wedding interesting is because it’s a Cocos Malay wedding which is I think still steeped in the old adat kahwin orang melayu dolu2 :-). They had rewang ramai2 for the cooking of the food, sedara mara jadi penanggah ( I’m not sure if I’m using the right word here), pengantin lelaki kena bayar ‘tol’ before dibenarkan bersanding sebelah the bride, they still had throwing of coins mixed with beras kunyit for the kids and then, one thing yang I tak pernah tengok ever was, throwing of gifts for the crowds/ guests. Sape yang cepat tangkap the gifts, dapatlah bawak balik the gifts. Miss 5 was so shocked to see people throwing the money away and bila I pushed dia pergi berebut duit tu, she nearly cried because she was so scared, wehkehkehkeh. Anyway, dapatlah jugak dia 50 cents and Miss 9 dapat 20 cents :-). And I got a set of plastic containers because I managed to catch one of the gifts, seronok I, hehehehe….
We got invited by the bride who is one of the teachers at school. Miss 5 said, “I’ve never seen Miss M dressed like that and so pretty like a princess.” I guess ye lah, setiap kali dia jumpa this cikgu kat school, pakai biasa2 aje and memang tak pernah bermekap, suddenly kat wedding tu, memang cantik habis, I guess she just couldn’t believe her eyes. She kept on asking me betulke the person yang cantik sgt2 mcm princess tu her teacher? Kids, hehehe……
Siap ada ‘Mak Andam’ lagi and if I’m not mistaken, di import from Singapore you! 🙂 The pelamin was really simple but elegant. Masa ni the bride was waiting for the groom who arrived about 15 minutes later.
The Little Misses managed to get a bunga manggar each. Bunga manggar dia cantik sgt, flower ribbons on lidi. The kids also dapat gifts, a small gift bag with choc and lollies inside. The Little Misses really loved it :-).
To Miss M & Hubby & Family, thank you for inviting us and we had a wonderful time at your wedding. May Allah bless and enrich your married life together.