Our photosafari trip to the Honghe County in 2016 was to capture the colourful hill rice terraces in March just before the rice planting.
On the second day of our trip, we stopped by a small village for dinner. The owner of the restaurant was very friendly. After he heard that we came from Malaysia, Singapore, England, and Netherlands, he invited us to attend his son’s wedding the very next day.
He was a Han Chinese from Kunming while the bride was a Hani minority tribe. The wedding was a traditional Hani style of wedding with elements of the Han Chinese traditions. We looked forward to the wedding ceremony the next day.
At around noon the next day, we went to the wedding reception. It was really an unforgettable experience. Nearly the whole village was invited and everyone turned up in their finest traditional Hani costumes.
We took some photos of the bridal car and went straight to the wedding reception which was held at the community hall. There were easily 4-500 people in attendance.