Scenes from a Tibetan Wedding

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Hey look, you’ve been invited to tag along and take photos at a Tibetan Wedding. Score! Ready for some awesome outfits and spectacular headwear?

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These gentleman will kindly accept your (mandatory) donation.

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Mother of the Groom.

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M of the G and her sisters.

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Groom’s younger brother’s (Chinese) girlfriend.

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Me and the best men. Unfortunately, nobody lent me a robe. Or a cowboy hat.

Enough with the minor characters…

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Bride and Groom.

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So, here’s how the wedding works: First, the wedding party hangs out upstairs while the guests eat lunch.

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Then, an MC tells everyone to come on down. He introduces the B and G and gives such information as where they’re from and what colleges they went to.

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B’s little sis pours some drinks.

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Guests come up and give B & G lacey scarf-things.

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Friends sing.

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Guests leave.

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Wedding party goes back upstairs. Round 2 of guests comes in to eat.

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Then the ten-minute ceremony happens again, except maybe this time the MC gets the B’s hometown right.

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…then more singing, exit Guests 2, BP goes upstairs, Guests 3 enter, eat, BP comes down again, one more ceremony…

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Finally, after getting married three times, B & G are allowed to start enjoying themselves.

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Oh wait, what’s that? Each of your twenty+ best friends wants to toast you, individuallt\y, and then have you down a bowl of beer with them, individually? Individually, as in not all at once, but individually? As in one by one? Yep.

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Even the bride’s backup drinkers are over the limit! Good thing it’s hardly 2PM.

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So, yeah, that’s how it goes. Cultural ambassador duties successfully executed.

Oh, and of course, the most important thing: A hearty “Dashidellay” to the happy newlyweds!

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2 Responses to Scenes from a Tibetan Wedding

  1. 썌키 says:

    So many different hats!

  2. Niall says: