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Monday, December 14, 2009

A Malay-Muslim Wedding in Kuala Lumpur

After sharing a Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony and a Hindu Temple Wedding, it's only proper that I include a Malay-Muslim Wedding to complete the 3 major cultural groupings found in Kuala Lumpur.  I'm indeed fortunate to include among my friends people of various communities.  Hopefully I get invited to weddings of other communities such as Sikh and Christian.

The solemnization ceremony (nikah) was held at the Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan.

The groom with his best-man posing outside the masjid.

The bridal party arrive at the masjid.

The masjid has an exclusive hall for conducting marriage ceremonies. 

The bridal party gathering inside the masjid.

The Juru Nikah (Marriage Official) arrives with his 2 assistants who will act as witness to the solemnization of the marriage.

The officials take their positions.

The bridal party enters the hall and the bride takes her designated place.

The guest also take their positions.  Notice the wedding gifts (hantaran) placed in the hall.

 The groom and other 'elder' male relatives take their respective places.  The official briefs those present of the procedures that are to follow.
 He then verifies that all particulars are in order.

We all wait for the solemnization ceremony to begin.

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