Alexzis & Jeremy – A Traditional Thai Wedding

A Traditional Thai Wedding by Glance Photography Studio

Jeremy & Alexzis – Traditional Thai Wedding Ceremony

+Photographer : Andrew Ng
+Locations : The Veranda, Chiangmai, Thailand

The Veranda, Chiangmai, Thailand

One of the most anticipated weddings for the year 2013. Fascinating mist shrouded mountains, fertile valleys, buddhist temples, awe-inspiring sun sets to freezing cold temperatures. Words cannot describe how awesome the whole wedding was. Alexzis and Jeremy quite literally flew all their friends and relatives, put up everyone in a wonderful place and even arranged a 2 day sight seeing trip before their wedding day. It was like THE coolest school trip, one that everyone most certainly enjoyed.

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Buddhist blessings and merit making. Monks were invited to bless Jeremy and Alexzis  and enable them to make merit during the first part of the wedding day.

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The wedding coordinators from Veranda were top notch in their attention to detail and overall people skills. Hearing nothing but praises from Alexzis about them.

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The Kahn Maak Procession, Jeremy and his entourage form a procession to take the ‘khan maak man’ (items for engagement) on special trays to Alexzis family. The procession is somewhat similar to our chinese wedding culture whereby the way to the brides place is blocked by symbolic doors or gates but the difference being drummers and dancers accompany them.

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The gate ceremony is what the Thais call ‘sanuk’ where there’s plenty of fun and laughter at the expense of the groom, however Jeremy is clearly having a great time.

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This next ceremony was conducted by a senior elder. Both Jeremy and Alexzis is seen here with a specially prepared white thread, ‘sai monkhon. It is looped around their heads to link the both of them together. It’s symbolic in that their destiny are linked yet individual identity still retains.

Sai Monkhon

Shell ceremony – Rod Nam Sang. Alexzis mom anoints their foreheads. Traditionally a conch shell (known in Thai as ‘sang’) is filled with holy water and is used by each guest to bless the couple by gently pouring over the hands of the the newly-weds. (‘rod-nam’ means to soak in water)

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