A Wedding, Singaporean-Malay style.
Weddings are always a happy occassion. Relatives and friends coming together to share the joy of the couple tying the knot. Here are some candid snap-shots of a cousin's wedding. In Singapore, the Malays usually will hold the wedding reception at the void-deck of the flat's block where they are staying or in community halls. Couples with bigger budget will have their reception in restaurants. My cousin - the bride - had her reception at the void-deck. Very typical Malay.
A loving kiss from the groom to his bride
The happy couple.
The wedding cake.
Guests helping themselves to the food.
Chicken in spicy sauce. The chicken pieces are first fried. The spicy sauce is later poured over the chicken pieces. The spicy sauce is made up of grounded ingredients - shallots, garlic, dried chillies, coriander, fennel & cumin seeds, ginger and tomato paste.
Dalca - a curry. This curry is a vegetable dish. But, pieces of mutton are usually added to give it more flavour. The dish ingredients are - dhal, curry paste, potatoes, carrots, brinjals and string beans.
Briyani Rice - a rice dish cooked in ghee (clarified butter), full cream milk, sliced onions, cardamon, cloves, star anise, cinnamon, mint & coriander leaves, a sprinkling of saffron. Sometimes, raisins and cashew nuts are added.
Another spicy dish - Beef Rendang. The ingredients are - beef, dried chillies, shallots, garlic, ginger, galangal (blue ginger), tumeric. Herbs such as lemongrass, tumeric leaf, bay leaf and kaffir lime leaf are added to give a very fragrant and delicious smell to the dish.
A salad - cucumber, turnip, pineapple and green apple.
The salad dressing - spicy peanut sauce.
The dessert counter - bite-sized traditional Malay cakes.
Again the dessert counter - cut fruits.
Another dessert - an all-time favourite - banana fritters.
A member of the waitering staff.
The bride's nieces in their fine, traditional Malay attire - usually worn on special occassion.
Wedding guests - shot #1.
Wedding guests - shot #2.
Wedding guests - shot #3.
Cutleries and crockeries station.
The drinks station.
My daughter helping herself to the food.
My siblings and myself. I'm the one wearing the grey headscarf and traditional Malay attire called the 'baju kurung'.
The wedding venue - the void-deck of the bride's apartment block.
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