On Sunday, one of the clerks that Richard works with got married and we were invited. This is the type of wedding reception that the typical Indonesian in Palembang would have. It is usually held in an open area near their home. I think all the neighbors must be invited since they have blocked access to all the surrounding homes. The guy in hot pink is Richard.
The festivities start early in the morning with dances, speeches, prayers/sermon by imams, and maybe a song or two by the bride and groom. The wedding couple and both sets of parents sit on top of a raised platform. The 'thrones' and other furniture you see are carved out of wood.
The bride and groom could hardly move because of all the weight they were wearing and balancing. By the way, its not real gold, just gold in color. Take a good look at the bride's eye shadow. I don't know why they do it this way but its a stiff piece of green glitter paper thats stuck on her upper eyelids. She isn't able to fully open her eyes because its so stiff.
The day ends when lunch is served. Here's a photo of one of the three buffet tables.
And here's what we had for lunch. I'm sure the Rendang there was tasty but it was too spicy for me to enjoy.