Pleased to be part of your BIG day.
Photographer: David Low
Make-up Artist: Mabel Toh
Location : Tropicana Golf & Country Resort
This is a pre-wedding dinner hosted by the Bride’s family to celebrate the upcoming wedding of their daughter. It is a semi formal event whereby there is a lot of interaction and mingling with guests. There will be some cultural performances but the overall atmosphere is light.
There will be a fully stocked bar as well. There will also be a cultural performance (Jago) where a few ladies (usually the maternal side of the Bride’s family) will make their way around the hall dancing, singing songs and carrying a pot (Gaggar) decorated with lightened candles. Men, you will be expected to tip/contribute some money into the small pot that some of the other ladies will be carrying around so, do have your wallets stocked. If you find yourself in this situation, small change of RM 5 – 10 would be sufficient.
Basically, the Sangeet is where you have fun, mingle around, drink and dance the night away ..!
At the Bride’s parents home, the Groom, Bride and the Best man have a seat and are blessed by relatives of the Bride, and at the same time the Best man is then bullied by the sisters/cousins/friends of the Bride. Thereafter, the Bride’s parents will officially send her off. This is called Vidaai. Her sister/brother accompanies the Bride to the Groom’s home. Her relatives throw coins in the wake of this procession. The car then proceeds to the Groom’s parent’s home where the Groom’s mother will welcome the bride into her family and that will be the end for the day.
A Pakistani wedding, like others is a ceremony to celebrate the wedlock of a bride and a groom. It brings closer the families of a bride and a groom. A wedding ceremony has great importance in different cultures of the world. Different cultures have different ways of wedding celebrations and have different wedding traditions.
Pakistan, an Islamic country located in South Asia and the Greater Middle East, has a great culture with rich customs. A Pakistani wedding is a great feast of fun, merriments, and celebrations. It is celebrated with great fervor. A Pakistani wedding is followed by several pre-wedding customs and rituals.
It is important to note that some of the customs followed in Pakistani weddings have no foundation in Islam. However, the Pakistani culture has adopted those ceremonies and traditions from the Hindu culture.