A Thai wedding with airborne rice and whiskey before 10 a.m.

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.

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