3 DAYS OF WEDDING CELEBRATIONS!!
Uptown Girl And Maharajah Tie The Knot
My nephew married his fiancee last week in St George's church, Penang. Although they're tamils of south indian descent they decided to give a north indian look to their wedding. Sheila, the bride tied her sari in a way that made her look like a bollywood movie star. Teofilus, the groom had a totally new look. He stood like a maharajah in his formal north indian suit with straight hair. Yup his hairdressers did a good job. The liturgy was reverent and included many south indian cultural elements e.g thirumangalayam, garlands, tamil lyric. Bishop Ponniah (groom's dad), Revs Joel Low (Vicar, St Georges) and Andrew Cheang (St Mary's, KL)led us in the service. Anglicans know how to put together great wedding services!!
Lunch was served at the church grounds. Later in the evening the the couple threw a dinner for their friends. The bride's parents, the Jayabalans, got into the act and threw a dinner for their friends and family the next day. It was a diverse and multi racial affair. Malays, Chinese and Indians mixed freely. We also yam senged the couple during the dinner. Ever seen indians (with a lot of help from the chinese contigent!) yam senging their own kind in a dinner?
Weddings test your energy levels and demand a great deal of patience from the couple. Teofilus and Sheila thanks for the experience and get a good rest!