Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Wedding season...

Some of our friends here decided 'it's time to nail the coffin' (Thai saying) and so we were there with bells on to cheer for them.

The first one was the Thai style wedding of Ake good friend Ton. Thai weddings are lovely, but man, there always 10 chiefs trying to direct everyone and everything. It was the same for us a year ago, and that tought me a great lesson 'You gotta let go!' WE DID and had a blast..it was like it wasn't even our wedding...These guys took our advice and enjoyed themselves. What if the mother-in-law picks the food and 3/4 of the guests are father-in-law's friends, right? Let go...cause there nothing to be done.
A really nice wedding...and as it is in Thai weddings, you don't get to hang out much with the couple...cause they were either taking photos, pouring tea, basically being put on the spot in all 4 corners.

The second one was an ALTERNATIVE WEDDING PARTY...Great idea! But proved the point above. If you want YOUR KIND of wedding, you gotta make sure your parents are up for it or go against all odds...It was all set up in an art gallery, great music, great photos, self served drinks, lots of young people and you've guessed...no parents!!! In fact hardly anyone over 40. The couple getting married was a distant cousin of Ake, both working in the movie - advertising bussines..and IT SHOWED.
Loved the party, but felt a bit sad to have the parents excluded...I know I would miss my kid's wedding for the world...Fingers crossed I'll turn into a cool mom!
(sorry...we didn't take the camera with us for this one)

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