in a simple malay ceremony called 'merisik', the family from the future-groom's side visits the future-bride's parents to 'seek permission' to 'book' the girl from the family; normally by presenting her with a ring. this event usually includes both family getting to know each other, and a preliminary discussion on hantaran (dowry), date of nikah (solemnization) and other important details.
the merisik is the first step towards a wedding ceremony according to the malay culture. what follows are usually the bertunang (engagement), nikah (solemnization) and the reception.
insyaAllah, by end of next year, my youngest sister will wed her long-time buddy faiz.
their story is worthy of a chic-lit or teen malay movie. they've known each other for the longest time, during which both had fallen in and out of love with other people. and all through their friendship they had been there for each other and became best of friends. little did they know that they were finally meant for each other.
sob sob. aku pulak yang sebak tulih ni haha.
i like this picture ~ future besan (in-laws) having a light moment over yummy food to mark the memorable occasion
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