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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Friday, 15 January 2016

Taiwanese Wedding - Part Two ......

... in my  earlier posts on our trip I showed you: some of my DS1 and DDIL1's 12 hour photo shoot photos and then the Pre-wedding rituals and ceremonies. Well, this post I will tell you about the actual wedding day.

This is the foyer outside the reception room in the hotel:







One thing I have learnt about Taiwanese weddings is that it is ALL about the PHOTOS!




Yes, that is broccoli that one of my DS1's friends is holding - it is the guys' equivalent of catching the bridal bouquet (I never quite got to the bottom of the significance of it, though).






Now, I must tell you a funny story.  When TraderVic and I first arrived in Taiwan, my DDIL's mother upon meeting TraderVic for the first time commented to her daughter that "He is a very handsome man", a compliment which TraderVic was happy to accept.  Well, at the wedding, when we were doing the rounds of the tables with the happy couple, when we arrived at the table of my DDIL's young girlfriends (all in their mid-twenties). Each and everyone, took one look at TraderVic in his navy suit, called out 007 (the new James Bond movie had just come out in Taiwan) and each one had to have a photo taken with TraderVic and put it on their FB page - lol!  Well, does TV have swelled head now! lol!  Although you must admit he does scrub up well.  Here he is, with me (on the right) and my DSister1.






... and, of course all about the FOOD!  A thirteen course banquet!





Believe it or not, this dish below is Frog ovaries!









Well, that is all for now, this post has taken me a few days to write (I always find it takes ages to get the photos together), but I am eager to get it posted online.

Have a Happy Friday everyone, 

hugs, 


16 comments:

Bea said...

Wow, very different, but fascinating! I really enjoy seeing what other cultures do for special celebrations. The food looks very good.

Melody said...

I'm loving these posts, such a fabulous insight into another culture, thank you

Carol said...

Really so interesting, Kaye! Weddings in the U.S. look positively boring compared to your son's celebration in Taiwan :)

Claudette497 said...

It all looks so fancy and beautiful! Thanks for sharing your son's special day!

ORANGE s said...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures of the wedding. Sunny greetings from New Orleans, Alice

marly said...

Wow, the gowns! Including yours. As for the meal, I only recognized the fruit.

Linda said...

Great photos Kaye. It looks like an amazing wedding.

Linda

shez said...

wow Kaye what a fabulous wedding,thankyou for sharing your special day with us,i think you all scrub up rather well,i love your outfit.xx

Heather said...

Great photos! It looks like a lot of fun! You're braver than me lol I couldn't have eaten frog much less the ovaries

Vickie said...

Elaborate! Very elaborate! Amazing too. I am sorry, I could NOT eat frog ovaries.

Barb said...

The wedding has been so interesting. It is quite an elaborate event in that country. By the way, you all looked wonderful.

Sheryl S. said...

More wonderful photos of an amazing wedding and ...er...interesting food.

Margaret said...

What a fun post! Trader Vic as 007! Love it! The food looks delicious too! (I will ignore the exotic ingredients. lol!)

Ariadne said...

I would have loved to try all those different dishes!AriadnefromGreece!

Brigitte said...

So interesting to read about the wedding traditions and to look at all these pictures of the happy couple and family members. Must have been a very special experience. And oh, all these dishes. I would have liked to try some of them. All so different from what we eat.

FlashinScissors said...

Fantastic photos, Kaye! It's really lovely to see your son's wonderful wedding photos! Amazing banquet! It all looks great fun!
You will all have such special memories!
Barbara xx

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