I'm not sure whether my topic of any interest to you, but I feel like writing about the wedding.
It's a bit different from the usual Malay wedding. We don't have any reception at the bride's house. The bride's is an Ibanese. Iban is the largest ethnic group in Sarawak (in East Malaysia).
She converted to Islam a few months back.
All the solemnisation, reception, etc is organised by us (the brothers n sisters) here.
And what make things more complicated is that, this is the first time we had 'kenduri'(feast), after my mum-in-law passed away. I am in Ipoh , the sister is in Alor Star, and the bride and groom in Sarawak, making it even harder. There are hardly time to discuss things...mostly are made thru phone and emails. We divide tasks among us. Mine- decorate the bride's-groom's gifts (hantaran), prepare the wedding favor and make the movie clips to be shown during the reception.
The feast at home was held on the 23rd August. The date was picked in remembrance of their late mother who passed away last Ramadan. It was her birthdate. We didn't help much that day, since we arrived around 6pm. Solemnisation took place after Zuhur prayer. (we weren't there too). The feast for that day- rice, beef curry(gulai kawah), roast chicken(ayam percik putih), salted fish(ikan masin), chillies(sambal) and some vege (acar).
In Kelantan the feast(lunch) is a bit different from other state. They served for the whole day (not like other state which food are only serve during lunch hour).
I'll continue with the entry about the 25August reception day tomorrow.
I leave you with the pictures of the 'hantaran's.