Today is my good friend Safuan's wedding with his chosen one, another friend and former colleague Siti Hajar.
They both came from Terengganu but still their homes are over a hundred kilometers apart. We departed from Kuala Terengganu at 8:40 AM and arrived in Besut a few hours later.
The bride arrived even much later so we had our fair share of waiting today.
First the kadi (religious officer) came followed by the bride. He then proceed to ask the bride's permission for the marriage.
Then it was the akad nikah (marriage contract) ceremony which Safuan executed smoothly the first time.
And after that they are officially husband and wife. The bride then returned home to change and make the final preparation for the bersanding (enthronement) ceremony. Of course we had to wait another 2 hours for that.
Finally late in the afternoon, we arrived at the bride's place and made a little procession bearing gifts for the bride.
These are some of the hantaran (gifts) exchange between the bride and the groom. The little handsome kid not included.
The newly wed then sat on the ceremonial dais for the bersanding ceremony. Since this is a real simple ceremony, there were no sprinkling of rice and scented water by close family members, kompang instrument being played during the procession or pencak silat being performed in front of the bride and groom.
Finally the wedded couple and their guests attended the celebratory feast called the makan beradab (formal meal). This involves the bride and groom feeding each other sweetened rice and the celebrations are concluded by posing for family photographs.
So congratulations to Ahmad Safuan and Siti Hajar. May you live happily ever after. The End.