Traveling is always fun, and you never know what you will run into. We were overnight in Yangon, Burma, staying at a high-end hotel and lo and behold: a wedding!! (what more could a wedding planner ask for?)
I lucked out and saw the bride and groom taking photos prior to the reception (I missed the ceremony!) It was fun to see the gal (in the turquoise dress) who was helping them. At first I thought she was the wedding planner…but it turned out she was the mistress of ceremonies.
I sort of crashed the reception. The mistress of ceremonies began on the stage doing a welcome to the guests. All in Burmese, I might add. But by now we know the word for “hello” or “welcome” and she used it a lot!
The entrance to the room had a flowered arch at the doorway and the grand entrance was to a slow, romantic song. The bride and groom entered first, followed by the two sets of parents.
They all went up onto the stage, and the mistress of ceremonies continued with a “history” of the couple. The only reason I know it was a history is because I heard her saying in English: University of California and California Polytechnic Institute. (the bride and groom were both in western attire, and I’m sure that was the reason). After that, they began the wedding banquet, and I went to re-join my friends.
What a wonderful experience! Hopefully I will see another wedding on this trip …but, you just never know what you’ll run into when you travel.