Photographer's Note

A newly-wed modern Malay bride and groom.
About the henna hand-painting tradition:
A few days prior to the wedding day, the bride’s party will hold an intimate Hindu-influenced, henna-staining ceremony known as 'Berinai'. On this day, family members and friends will paint the tips of the bride and groom’s fingers with a yellowish oil to signify their awaited union. Traditionally, Berinai was also held for brides to don different wedding gowns throughout the day for good luck. While Berinai is not customarily mandatory in Islamic tradition, modern couples still prefer to partake in this practice.
Malay weddings can be celebrated over a single weekend — one event for the solemnisation ceremony, also known as 'Akad Nikah', followed by the wedding ceremony itself, or 'Majlis Persandingan' in the following day.

Often, couples will wear three outfits — one for Akad Nikah and two for the Majlis Persandingan — where they will don customary Malay outfits accompanied by an attire change whereby the bride and groom will dress in their own modern take on wedding attire. Alternatively, they may wear a different set of traditional Malay attire.

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  • Copyright: Alex Fan Moniz (LondonBoy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 97 W: 0 N: 662] (2614)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2022-02-04
  • Camera: Canon EOS 1300D
  • Exposure: 1/21 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2022-03-12 12:58
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