It’s Not My Wedding Day…

… it was my brother’s wedding day.

It felt like it was just yesterday but it has been more than 2 weeks now. Yes, it has been 2 weeks after my brother’s wedding. He made the whole family travel all the way to Keningau for his wedding day and this coming September, we will have another wedding reception held at my hometown, Marudi. 🙂

the eldest and the youngest sister

It was such an experience (especially the crazy driving adventures) and I don’t mind travelling to Sabah via land again. Just that this time, I’ll ensure I’ll travel based on my own pace. 😉

this is the homestay that im talking about

with some of my aunties

 the aunties with me are 1st cousin

with my aunties, uncle and bro

On the 12th June, the solemnization of the marriage was held at St. Francis Xavier church, Keningau. The wedding color theme was yellow and green (I think it’s due to the World Cup fever ;p ). As we came in a big group, my brother and I started to commute the family members to the church as early as 7am. The solemnization ceremony starts at 9am.

my youngest brother with his wife-to-be before the holy matrimony start

I’m proud and glad of my brother that the solemnization went on smoothly despite of looking really nervous. Prior to that, I did tease him to ‘screw up’ that moment as every move he makes will be recorded, his future generation will get to see it and laughed at it. A video man was hired to ‘document’ his big day. 😉

cute little ushers and ring boy taking their position to walk the aisle

big smile on the face while waiting for his bride (its a nervous smile actually)

wedding rings blessing by the priest

solemnization in progress

exchanging the 'death warrant' ;p

kissing the bride to seal the final part of the 'death warrant' ;p

the bride & bridegroom with their parent

with new extended family members

the newly wed couple with the bridegroom family member (my 2nd brother is not in)

torturing the newly wed couple taking picture under the hot sun ;p

We later proceed to a simple wedding refreshment just next to the church. I took the opportunity to take some shots. ;p

the wedding refresment signage with their studio taken picture as the background

now they are officially husband and wife

i was fascinated by my brother mom in law costume. this is the rungus tribe traditional costume.

the sisters and the uncle

After the church wedding ceremony ends, my mother, my sister and I decided to visit the hall where the wedding dinner held. We managed to take some shots before heading back to our homestay place to rest. I thought I can turn into ‘sleeping beauty before the dinner reception start but I was asked to drive my parent to Tamu Keningau instead.  My mom wanted to buy few packets of Keningau’s tobacco as souvenirs.

 the sisters with their newly wed brother

 mother & daughter with the newly wed couple

The wedding dinner reception was held very simple at the village community hall. As I was too ‘occupied’ shuttling the big family from the homestay to the community hall, I end up having my dinner late while watching live band performances. It seems that almost everyone can sing very well and no wonder Sabah produces many talented singer. For an outsider like myself, I find it quite amusing and entertaining listening to Kadazan, Dusun, Murut songs and getting to dance the Sumazau dance.

typical Dusun tribe custom where 7 gongs are used as musical instrument during a wedding

And yes, I partayyy like a ‘kampung star’ that night. ;p

apa tengok-tengok..senyum lah ;p

ps-sorry folks, no pictures available during the dinner reception as the ‘small len’ in my hand was out of battery plus I get carried away dancing the Sumazau dance. 🙂


  1. Netster

    25 June, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Congratulation to your bro! They look awesome! you look pretty too 🙂


    1. ladybirdmollyz

      25 June, 2010 at 8:48 pm

      thank you for the compliment (on behalf of my brother) and thank you again for complimenting my ‘pretty-ness’.. *blush3* ;p

  2. Netster

    25 June, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    You dance away you 🙂 hhahahaha I want to see the pangan pork! why you your cam out of batteries 🙂

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      25 June, 2010 at 8:53 pm

      oh btw no pork were served on that day. hell yeahh i was having fun dancing that night. as a matter of fact, we continue by going pub hopping at keningau town till 3am. 🙂

      cam out of batt simply bcoz of too much of video taking during the holy matrimony session. plus being the driver for the day give me not enough time to get it re-charge. 🙁

  3. chegu carol

    25 June, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    heyyyy, I do know your SIL, Editha. She’s my junior in high school. Now a teacher as well, right? 😀

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      25 June, 2010 at 8:56 pm

      well3 what a small world then ya.. 🙂

      yes, she’s a teacher now. same goes with my brother. that’s how both of them met. both of them enrol for ‘kpli’ at keningau centre. i guess the love bloom from there and the rest are history. 😉

  4. RW

    28 June, 2010 at 11:55 am

    wow christopher is married!! he was my schoolmate. can you email me his mobile number? i want to say hi to him.

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      28 June, 2010 at 12:05 pm

      omg!! you know my brother. what a small world. now you’re making me feeling so old d.. ;p

      i emailed you his contact no. and im not sure whether you can get him as he is based in the interior of borneo forest. he usually come out from his hibernation to the urban area during school holidays or weekends. 🙂

  5. RW

    28 June, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    🙂 never thought that u r his sister. yes i know he is working in the interior for like 5 year already. will surprise him with my call. thanks.

  6. melbie

    29 June, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Siok kan sumazau? hehehehhe ba next time hopefully when you come, we’ll get to spend some time together la 🙂

    1. ladybirdmollyz

      29 June, 2010 at 10:39 am

      sssiiioookkkkkkkkkk sangat bah..mungkin kerna sia jarang tinguk sebab tu rasa siok.

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