A kampung wedding is a special affair. People, family and strangers, come together to help. Everyone in a 20 mile radius seems to turn up. Songs and bad karaoke (but happy) are turned up loudly. The kompangs, Malay percussion instruments, beat steadily as the wedding march begins. The food is great. And it almost always rains.
Good luck, cousin. Welcome to matrimony.
The gushing bride
Greeting her husband
The wedding march
Royalty for a day, sitting on their thrones
Hand art and rings
It always rains. Tip toeing around the puddles.
Father at the gate
Beating the kompang
Cooking for hundreds in the backyard
Little girl in the doorway
All photographs taken with a Canon 5D Mark II, 135mm f2.0L or 17-40mm f4.0L. Click through the images for the larger version on Flickr. Read about Hidayah’s engagement here.