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Cross-culture Wedding
by Katakitaphoto

Updated on 18 June 2018, Teuku Umar Mansion, Jakarta

Indonesia consists of hundreds of ethnicity with varies of culture. It’s common to have marriage between people with a different culture. Kanya has a family background of ethnicity of Javanese & Minang. While Radit has a family background of ethnicity of Palembangnese. Together they held a beautiful cross-culture wedding. The day before the wedding, they had the tradition of the setting up of “bleketepe”, “sungkeman”, “siraman”, “dodol dawet”, and “midodareni”. All of those are the Javanese tradition. They had aqqad in Javanese attire and had the wedding tradition of Javanese too. Right before the aqqad, they had the tradition of “tantingan”, where the bride being asked of her readiness on marriage. And after aqqad, they had “balang gantal” which still part of the Javanese tradition. On the reception night, the bride change the attire into Minang’s bride attire, Koto Gadang, and the groom into Palembangnese groom attire with the traditional headpiece, “tanjak”. The reception was opened with “Piring Dance”, the traditional dance from Minang and continued with the performance of the “Pagar Pengantin Dance” by the bride along with the dancers.


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