Thursday, September 21, 2017

Weddings 2016

Our annual wedding supplement, with insights and perspectives on modern Myanmar weddings, interviews with leading dress designers and popular actress (and recent bride) Chit Thu Wai, plus a full shopping guide to help you or your loved ones find the perfect wedding attire, jewelry, and location to host the special day!

About the cover photo
The issue cover photo (left) was taken 70 years ago in Pathein township, Ayeyarwady Region. In a marriage pre-arranged by parents from both sides, not a very unusual matter in those days, the wedding couple got married in a ceremony held at one of the township’s most famous cinema halls.

Reminiscing about this milestone in her life, the bride recounted that the wedding was attended by the wealthy and the intellects at that time and that it was quite grand. She added that, unlike today where people would give money as a wedding gift, guests brought the newlyweds many sets of silver bowls and Pathein umbrellas (famous throughout the country and abroad) as gifts.

Nearing her 90s, she is surrounded by the couple’s five children in Yangon, after her husband passed away four years ago at the age of 96. Both of them had witnessed the country’s independence, the assassination of Bogyoke Aung San, and the many ups and downs in the country during their long married life.

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