I attended my first Thai wedding last week. I’d been to a reception, but that’s pretty much the same as in America – a lot of people drinking and dancing.
The wedding was quite interesting as it was Buddhist, at 9 a.m., and much different from any wedding I’ve attended. It was for a co-worker of mine, Khun Own, and her new husband.
What was going on and what did everything represent? I’m really not sure, so I thought I’d just throw some pictures at you instead.
I will say I got there and began to watch the ceremony. Some men sitting outside saw this and insisted I drink some whiskey with them … at 9 a.m. I had a bit and eventually got back inside to watch. It lasted about an hour and there was a lot of recitation/singing of Thai words that lasted so long it made “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” seem short.