Ananta & Gaby: Traditional Bali Wedding
Religion and ceremonies are a large part of the Balinese culture and define the lives of most Balinese people. Temples, offerings of food and flowers, incense and images in the arts and crafts are all signs of the island’s faith.
Ceremonies are a major aspect of the Balinese lifestyle and culture. From birth to death the Balinese celebrate a variety of milestones, or rites of passage, that they believe will guide the soul through the numerous stages of life.
The Traditional Bali Wedding of Ananta & Gaby – The Bride Perspective
It is very common for javaneese people to include the traditional ceremony in their wedding. I grew up in that kind of culture. But,I’ve never seen any traditional balineese wedding before,because in Jakarta, all that people do was just the reception.
From the very beginning I was excited to be included in this sacred traditional ceremony. It is very Indonesian,and it is from another different kind of culture that I havent seen before. We might know Bali, everybody knows Bali, the world knows Bali, but this… This is so much more deep inside the Culture.
The ceremony has a lot of old symbolic messages, with good prayers in it. We are there together to be reminded that married life would be different and we should be able to understand it. Guests are invited to the house. We have all day reception party which started early morning and could end at night.
Every person in the area of Griya Pasekan helped to manage the ceremony. We thank all parties who had involved to help us in our ceremony and those who send us blessing prayers. Happily ever after.