Wedding in Bali is a sacred ritual and I think in every country that Wedding is the most happiest moment not only for the couple but for the whole family. In Bali when Balinese people got married all our family will come and help the ritual, Bali is an island that famous for it culture and ritual are reflecting on their Wedding ceremony.
In Bali there are a lot of thing that we need to consider before we arrange the Wedding, Balinese people will need to choose “The right day” based on Bali calendar to arrange the ceremony, they also will need to prepare the offering that it called “Banten” in Bali. Nearly two weeks before the actual ceremony held, the family will come to the couple house to help to decor the house (almost all Balinese family will celebrate their wedding at the Groom house) and preparing the offering.
I was lucky enough to witness and captured friend of mine wedding ceremony, this wedding is interesting for me because the groom mother is westerner who married with Balinese and settling down in Bali. It suprised me when I arrive at the groom house, I meet with Ibu Rucina The Groom mother who from Australia and she speak Balinese fluently to me, I also meet with her son Anak Agung Prabu Rangki and his wife Anak Agung Patriana.
It is always a joy for me taking photo when the couple are getting make up, I can see the process before and after finish and its always amazed me after the make up is finish. Normally on Bali wedding, the couple will getting make early morning, when I said early it can start like 3 am in the morning and sometime it can be really tiring session for the couple since they have to wake up realy -realy early. Likely the other Bali wedding, for this wedding they start the make up session quite late which is around 10 am in the morning after they praying.