Ajeng and Gilang : a Javanese wedding ceremony

A note from my cousin wedding at Bale Asri Pusdai Friday, 30 December 2011..

It’s a Javanese style wedding reception.. A traditional Javanese wedding is a most colorful and memorable event. With fresh flowers carefully placed on carved wood decorations, the atmosphere represents very well a facet of the Indonesian traditions flourishing all over our country.

Normally the celebration lasts two days. The first day is similar to a shower, as is commonly known in the western hemisphere, and the second day is the marriage ceremony and the wedding celebrations. The future husband does not normally attend the shower celebration which is reserved for the immediate family and very close friends. But there can be exceptions… Javanese people are very smooth and resilient.

The bride and groom were beautiful and handsome. The traditional Javanese costumes were superbly colorful and glamor, and the make-ups were excellent.

I don’t know much about Javanese wedding culture, all I know is that every move has got a meaning, every gesture is a symbol of life.

Ajeng dan Gilang, congratulation to both of you, all the best for an everlasting marriage, “sakinah, mawaddah, warahhmah”.

Here are a few frames from the akad nikah and ceremony..

(all taken with a Canon EOS 1000D on M, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 and a few with EF-S 17-85mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM lenses. Canon 430EX flash on manual mode)

All of you can see another picture of Ajeng at this 500px.com page.


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~ by Andri Putra on January 2, 2012.

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