Today's post shall be of the videos that my dear sister in law, Soon Boon Koon just uploaded unto Youtube showcasing the events on my wedding morning. 25th September 2011 was the day I underwent the ceremonial tea ceremony, and the traditional fetching of the bride as well as the "playing" of the bridesmaid. It was also the day I officially tied the knot and said goodbye to "singledom". It was a rather traditional chinese wedding, the moment where everything fits perfectly into place.
|The beautiful bride, Janice|
The full video is still in my hometown, hence I really appreciate the effort that my sis in law did to cut it and posted it up to Youtube to share it. Do check out below for all 3 parts of it.
Part 1 of the wedding videos starts from my Penang house where my "brothers" and I have our breakfast in preparation to head to the bride's house over in Sungai Bakap some 30km away. This was where you see my parents helped me to wear my coat and walked me to the car which was a traditional tradition. We arrived at her house amidst loud firecrackers and honks. Thanks to my brothers for committing to the long journey there.
Part 2 of the wedding video depicts the more modern aspect of chinese weddings, where the bridesmaid will stop the bridegroom (me!) and his entourage from seeing the bride until he passes their "tests" or challenges. I was pretty relieved the bridesmaid gave some rather easy tasks. A few packets of angpaos were given, and I was finally successful in bringing Janice out from her wedding chambers.
Part 3 of the wedding video brings me back to my Penang house, this time with the bride. Traditionally, this signifies bringing the wife into my home and my family where we were welcomed by the groom's family and relatives with a ceremonial tea ceremony. More firecrackers welcomed the bride and her entourage.
The next scenes shows the bride and bridegroom heading to the wedding room, to complete the wedding. Before the end, there was yet another small tradition to undertake where a small boy had to break the "tampui" a red pail like used by small children to pass motion. Of course, we used a new "tampui" and there were oranges and angpaos inside.
So there you have it, videos from my wedding morning, which I felt were really nice where the videographer managed to capture the moment, and process of the wedding. Be on the lookout for more photos and probably more videos of the wedding dinner once I get my hands on them. I look back on this post as a milestone of my blog, as Janice was the reason I started this blog back in 2010 where I wanted an avenue to put into words my wedding proposal night. (My wedding Proposal).
p.s: Forgive me for the video quality, the original was really high quality but all was lost during the conversion and Youtube upload.