…..but a wedding!
A friend of our guide got married and that is how we ended up as guests of honour
at a traditional wedding in Mandalay.
the bride wears a " htain - me- thein" a hip-length jacket which makes her look like a princess .
The bridegroom wears a silk longyi and a head - dress called "gaung-baung.
He is still beaming despite the fact that the groom`s family has to pay for the wedding, quite a costly
affair considering the fact that sometimes 700 or more people will show up.
We were treated to a lot of ice cream, biscuits ( both delicious!) and tea ( not so delicious).
After many pictures were taken with aunts ,uncles, friends, parents etc. we left
well fed and happy.