Not mine! It’s theirs…
It is official, my brother is getting married this December!
He’s been engaged to his beautiful fiancée Ms. S since 29 June 2012.
Granted the preparations for their wedding are in full swings right now. Ms. S and I has been talking a lot about the “Sisters Gowns” for myself and her oldest sister down to the dresses for our mothers. We just spent our Sunday visiting the bridal salon they had chosen.
Wedding is a huge thing in Indonesia. It’s a celebrations shared by the whole family.
So I was happy and touched when Ms. S asked me for my opinions on some of the stuffs for their dream wedding.
Seeing her trying on the wedding gowns, I got secretly choked up inside. Emotions washes over me in big waves. Luckily, I managed not to shed a single tear seeing how amazingly beautiful she looks like. Of course some of the gowns just wasn’t her style but it was fun and the moment she tried on The ONE that really look like it was especially made for her, I got chocked up again secretly.
My brother was standing in one corner just watching the whole thing and didn’t say much. I guess that’s normal for men to not say much right? Hah!
Anyway, in our culture, it’s perfectly ok for the Groom to be to see the wedding gown before the big day. Unlike in America per say.
My mother agreed that Ms. S had found her gowns for the wedding. Time to seal the deal.
While they were busy discussing and dealing with the marketing agent from the bridal salon, I quietly went downstairs with A. I had to get some fresh air and calm myself down.
I’m still trying to figure out what made me got that emotional…
Maybe it’s the fact that I never get to experience any of the ‘normal’ wedding preparations like what my brother and his fiancé. That this will be the first ‘real’ wedding my parents get to throw. I never once try any wedding gown. Of course being a girly girl, I used to dream of my own wedding long way before I got married in a very simple way in Upstate NY. There was no invitations, no reception, it wasn’t like I imagined it would be but that’s what happened.
My heart aches a little…and I took a deep breath. As the big sister, I couldn’t be happier for my brother and his fiancé. She’s a great girl and I think they are so good together. My little brother is getting married…that’s a whole emotional feelings on its own right there.
“Mommy!!! Look at those smoke. What are they doing?” That little boy brought me back to reality as he stood there totally mesmerized seeing smoke coming out of the small Chinese temple right across the street from the bridal salon.
There he is, the most beautiful thing that came out of my non-traditional rebellious way of getting married and peace came swept over me in an instant.
These upcoming months leading to December will be so full of wedding preparations than I will ever experienced and I am happy, I am excited for this beautiful couple. I’m pinning wedding photos ideas on Pinterest not for me but for them as I’m sure I will try to get some candid shots too on their big day.
Congrats brother! These whole journey is stressful, I can just tell by talking to them but you guys will do great and that big day is just around the corner.
How is wedding preparations in your country? Or your own wedding prep madness? Care to share some tips for these love birds and prevent Ms. S from turning into a bridezilla? (insert big huge wink to her here – I’m teasing you, girl!)