Sunday, May 1, 2011

Here Comes the Bride!

Kate Middleton is not the only new blushing bride in the world. (stop it, Angelina! move on!)
OK OK....it was a pleasant surprise when we received Aunty Anoi's wedding invitation a few weeks ago. Aunty Anoi came to visit us in Sydney back in March 2009. Since Mama and Dad's initial travel plan for the weekend had been postponed, we went to the wedding instead. It's not that far from home, in a suburb called Puchong, and thankfully we didn't get lost thanks to my darling iPad. I'm dedicating this song to you, Aunty Anoi.


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The blushing bride....may you live happily ever after, Aunty Anoi!
A sumptuous buffet lunch spread for the guests.
Mother of the bride (far right) and all her sisters.
The high table being prepared for the bride and groom, and their entourage.
Aunty NH demonstrating where the bride and groom will pose before they enter the house.
I just love this specially prepared dais for the bride and groom to sit while family and friends bless them with scented water. The two bunches of flowers on either side are what are called "bunga telur", where boiled eggs are glued onto a specially made flower stalks. Eggs symbolise fertility in a Malay wedding custom. Those who bless the couple will each get a stalk.
Aunty NH demonstrating how brides should sit on the dais...as demure as possible....no rowdy feline behaviour.
More food pix....this makes me salivate now - Malay wedding food is so rich.
Aunty NH and her children. I think they're the flower girls for the day.
Another tradition - henna on the hands to signify that someone's just got married. I can't imagine doing that to my paws.
Angelina's Note: I'm getting ideas for my wedding day.....eat your heart out, William.... purrr....meow!

26 comments:

Monyet King said...

after looking at all that food, I am suddenly feeling hungry. Time to raid the fridge...

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Your Royal Monyetness,
Mama is happy she doesn't need to cook today. purrr....meow!

Rosmawati Yusof said...

Selamat Pengantin Baru aunty Anoi...

Katnip Lounge said...

Everything is so lovely! Mommy wouls love to see the bride's dress.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Auntie Anoi is beyond beautiful! Her face just beams!
You love to kill me with all of the food photos, don't you? lol

Tamago said...

Congratulations to Aunty Anoi on the wedding! She looks so beautiful and happy :-)

Oskar said...

Everything, especially the bride, is so beautiful! I love that you shared the lovely Malay traditions with us. Many blessings to the happy couple.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Cloon said...

Angelina, thanks for sharing all theese photos. Gorgeous pictures. (Ok, you needs to have the weddings of all weddings to show that Prince!)

aby said...

lawa lawa aunty anoi gitu,
barapa agaknya hantaran yg kena pengantin laki tu beri yer ..
mesti 5 figure punya

meowwmania said...

angelina nak pakai inai tak..meh aunty pakaikan hikhik..

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Rosmawati,
Thank you. Will pass the message to her. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Katnip Lounger,
We didn't stay for the whole duration as we had to rush to another function but some other friends who were there promised to send us pix of both bride and groom, in their full regalia. Aunty Anoi was still being prepped up when we just storm in like a pawparazzi...teeheehee... We'll keep you posted, OK? purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Caren,
Long time no see!!!! We know good food would lure you here. It was lovely food....we deliberately left out the dessert table pix... purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tamago-san,
Do you know that eggs feature greatly in Malay weddings? Symbol of fertility, they say. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Oskar,
We are blessed that this country is populated by people of various backgrounds. Thus, we also get to share each other's customs. I'm just reporting my observations. purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Heya Cloon,
I need to catch me another prince to make that dream come true....purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uncle Aby,
That thought never occur in my mind. Tak baik tau cakap camtu. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Meoww,
Kita nak yang design kerawang-kerawang tu, boleh? purrr....meow!

Sandy said...

WWWHooaaa the bridal stage -we call it pelaminan - is uber pretty !! So many flowersss. The flower girls look tired and stressed out though , they should smile more. Your aunty Anoi is prettier than Kate lah :D congrats to her and her hubby

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
It was very hot, that's why the flower girls wilted, I guess. Yeah...so many details go into planning a wedding. Hmmm....no wonder we need wedding planners. purrr....meow!

one of Fae's humans said...

congratulations to the bride! :) the wedding looks like it was beautiful, but the bride is beyond beautiful! :)

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Fae's human,
The bride is a beautiful person, such a sweet lady. purrr....meow!

Aunty NH said...

Aunty NH would like to convey this message from Aunty Anoi's mother :

" Thank you to both Mummy & Daddy Angelina kerana sudi bertandang ke majlis perkahwinan satu-satunya puteri kesayangan nye , semoga berkat doa kalian di kurniakan kebahagian dan keharmonian rumahtangga hingga ke akhir hayat. Amin Ya Rabbal Alamin..

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty NH,
It was our pleasure. Terima kasih daun keladi, ada kenduri jemputlah lagi. purrrr....meow!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

What a lovely wedding, Kitties! And your Auntie Anoi (come on, surely she's too young to be called "Auntie") is gorgeous!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

CO78,
My Mama would tweak my ears if I dare address anyone older than me with just their first names. Hmmm...perhaps I should have called her Kakak Anoi instead, eh? But she's at least 20 years older than me so Aunty she'll remain. purrr....meow!