Creative wedding accessories
PhotoHunt theme : A Glass/ Creativity
An Indonesian girlfriend flew in to Singapore with her daughter to shop for wedding accessories. Armed with a list of shops to visit, we went shopping.
I was pretty amazed by the wide range of choices available for a Chinese traditional wedding these days. My eyes popped out when I saw the unbelievable amounts chalked up by my girlfriend on her credit cards. *gulp*
I couldn't resist snapping a picture of this bridal bed at one shop while the salesgirl was explaining to my friend how to install one.
After making the bed with a new set of bridal bed linen, she has to leave a plate with:
1. Two red packets,
2. Even number of tangerines or oranges,
3. Dried red dates,
4. Dried persimmons,
5. Dried longans,
6. Dried lotus seeds,
7. Dried magnolia petals and
8. Sprigs of pomegranate leaves.
The dried longans, dried red dates and dried persimmons are sweet and will bless the marriage with sweetness. Dried magnolia petals (百合) stands for a century of harmony in the marriage (百年好合). The lotus seeds (莲子) and pomegranate (番石榴/红花) leaves bless the marriage with offsprings. The oranges and red packets are for good fortune.
We did not forget the bedside lamps for the wedding night. Lighting a pair of bedside lamps is symbolic of adding sons (添丁) to the family.
We stopped in front of a glass shop to watch this lady painting inside. She offers short painting lessons at the client's premises. "You pick the date. You pick the painting. You pick the place. I will bring all the supplies you need to teach your group". The daughter plans to fly the teacher to Jakarta for her hen party.
Looks like the young lady and her group are going to have a creative and fun bachelorette party!
Soda Gembira (Happy Soda) !!
We had some refreshments at an Indonesian fast food joint. My girlfriend remembers that my adorable son would drink two glasses of this beverage whenever she brings him here. :)
Soda Gembira is a popular Indonesian beverage that has condensed sweetened milk and Rose Syrup added to Ice Cream Soda. In Singapore, we have a similar beverage called Bandung.