A Taiwanese Wedding

While it has been said before, I want to add my heartiest congratulations to Bob and Nicole, and wish them many many years of happiness together. They were married (Taiwanese style) last night here in Taipei and I had the honor of attending.

Never been to a traditional Taiwanese wedding? It is different. Disco lights, constume changes (3 for the bride), an M.C., not a word of english (except the occasional "Bob" dropped here and there), and food that I was glad I couldn't identify. (A local woman at our table tried to convince us we were eating pig ankle and chicken butt. I believed her.)* There were replacements for the traditions I'm familiar with (throwing the boquet became this ribbon tying affair that involved all the single ladies) and then traditions that were far above my western head.

And while I might not have understood it all, I was grateful to be there to witness and support Bob and Nicole in their union.
Saturday February 21 2009File under: travel, Taiwan

Toggle Comments (4)comment?
on Sat 21st Feb, 2009 05:09 pm PST Kat said:
How many costume changes did you have?
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on Sun 22nd Feb, 2009 12:20 am PST Bob said:
thanks a lot wren! it was great that you could come. hope you can make it shrimp fishing tonight!
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on Sun 22nd Feb, 2009 10:28 am PST amanda said:
Congratulations Bobby Hance!
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on Tue 24th Feb, 2009 09:39 pm PST Jule said:
Chicken butt is my favorite!
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