Saturday, June 21, 2014

Sepia Saturday 233: Our Fancy Shmancy Wedding


Weddings are the subject du jour as our Sepia Saturday founder Alan's son is getting married today in Yorkshire. 

Morning mist at the Villa
My husband and I got married in a beautiful house,Villa Uma, nestled in the jungle near Ubud in Bali. Here's our wedding party: Wayan, Ketut, me, my sister Eilleen, Nyoman and the little boy was Wayan. Next comes my husband Ketut, just kidding - my husband is Richard (if he had been born in Bali he would named Made* as I would be also). The gentleman on the end right was, you guessed it -  another Ketut. 


After the big elaborate wedding, featuring the exchange of our expensive silver wedding rings ($30 per pair in Bali), we ate onion sandwiches, drank a few celebratory Bintang beers and went to bed early listening to the sounds of the jungle. We've always been party animals. 

And here's our marriage certificate. Because I changed my name to my husband's, I had to show evidence of the marriage for everything -social security, banks etc. It was a conversation starter (who?what?when?where?how?) whenever I produced it.



Congratulations to Alexander and Heather on their wonderful day!

* To be ultra-simplistic, four names are used in Bali: Wayan, Made, Nyoman and Ketut and they signify birth order. Then it starts to get complicated.

Get in the limo and head off to Sepia Saturday for more wedding stories hopefully featuring better food than mine. 


13 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous place to be married. And you look so happy! :))

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  2. Just wondering about the photo on the certificate - did you need to provide a photo when obtaining a permit? Or did you add later?

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    1. We had to provide the photo in advance. Before the marriage we had to appear before at the US consular offices where I swore I wasn't being coerced into marriage.

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  3. Well that was different. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. How great to see your wedding photo, and hear about your celebration. It isn't the big family hoopla, and yet it was the official marriage of two people. Get up in the morning, get married, go to bed early. Why not!

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  5. So different a wedding, but wonderful I'm sure.

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  6. What a lovely idea to put a photo on the wedding certificate. Ir=t really personalizes that formal piece of paper.

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  7. I knew you got married in Bali but I didn't know all the details. That's a wonderful wedding picture and a real treasure of a license.
    Barbara

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  8. What a beautiful place to be married. That was great that your sister was able to be there.
    Nancy

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    1. Yes, she said she would come even if we got married on Mars. She didn't have to go quite that far.

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  9. Anonymous7:40 PM

    I am going to a wedding Saturday night and they have mariachis ! Beth C

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    1. Now you're talking really fancy schmancy!,,

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  10. Now that's a destination wedding!

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