Monday, November 01, 2004

double happiness

Rusty's wedding was quite an event - the ceremonies were very traditional. Everything was good luck and this and that. We were part of the groom's tea ceremony so we had to caravan in eight cars to the bride's house. Then eight gift bearers had to bring offerings to the family, Kyle carried a giant roast pig. Like an old skool dowry thing.

Once at the house the groom had to offer money and gifts to coax the bride out, and eventually bust down the door to get to her (per tradition). That was followed by food - lots of it. After the tea ceremony we had to head back to the other house and do the tea ceremony for the groom's mother. That was followed by even more food. I've never seen anything like it. It was something.

The reception was later that night and lots of craziness ensued. We got to see lots of friends we haven't seen for quite a while. Everyone has kids now so it's a totally different experience. We all had to take turns eating and trade off to take care of the kids, so we never got to all sit down at once. It was an 8 course meal, luckily it was over like 4 hours so it was easy to digest. The fried rice is always the last course which sucks cause I'd rather have that first, but it was worth the wait.

The bride loves Tiffany's so their cake looked like a Tiffany's box. Very cute. And of course, oh so delicious since it was a paradise cake!

All in all, it was a great day. I think I've eaten enough to store up for winter....


Blogger Leslie said...

That cake looks divine!

And oh my! Dowry type stuff?! Coaxing the bride out. That must have been some wedding!

Monday, November 01, 2004 5:42:00 PM  
Blogger anne said...

Curious... I know I'd eat it, but what's in a Paradise Cake?

Monday, November 01, 2004 6:18:00 PM  
Blogger justJENN said...

paradise cake: 3 layers, lime cake (light green), guava cake (pink), passion cake (orange). delish!!

Thursday, November 11, 2004 12:11:00 AM  

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