… 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. 🙂
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. 😉
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.
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. 😉
We later proceed to a simple wedding refreshment just next to the church. I took the opportunity to take some shots. ;p
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 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.
And yes, I partayyy like a ‘kampung star’ that night. ;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. 🙂