Nalia Rifika, the oldest daughter of the family met the oldest son of the family, Delonika Yuki Eka Putra brought two different culture in Sumatera, Indonesia. Acehnese met Padangnese. It was a delightful and colorful blend of cultures.
Fika also got her palms and her feet drawn Mehndi or also know as henna. Mehndi is a skin decoration that common applied during ceremony. In addition Fika wore a heavy gold hand jewelry to sparkle the wedding dress.
The ceremony ended on December 12, 2010 in a Padangnese reception or also called a Minang tradition. Padang, West Sumatera is another part in Indonesia that gets a strong influence from Arab. Red and gold are two essential color we could find from this tradition.
The bride and the groom wore a bright red traditional blouse embroidered in gold. Wearing a heavy jewelry by the bride and the groom is also part of the tradition. Therefore, the appearance of the bride would be considered incomplete unless the bride wore a big gold crown in her head or known as 'suntiang'. It is a very important element for the bride. The highest layers of the suntiang is eleven while Fika was wearing 5-7 layers. Imagine how tall it could be if the layers were up to eleven layers. The gold net fabric nicely covered Fika’s head and neck. This wedding proved that wearing hijab can be traditionally stunning and also well covered.
Special thanks to Fika & Delon
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