It has been a long time since the family have wedding ceremony in the village.
This is my cousin's wedding. My uncle is Sino-Kadazan. My grandfather is Kadazan (Sabah native) and married a Malaysian chinese.
Although my grandfather is Kadazan, he practices Chinese traditions.
The wedding was held in Takuli, Beaufort, around two hours drive from Kota Kinabalu. The house has big compound. Lucky there was no rain on the day.
Tents are setup. Foods are prepared by catering. In the old days, food were prepared together by families and villagers. Work is simpler now with catering.
Room is decorated.
Firecrackers are ready to crack!
After the bridegroom and bride arrived, they show respect to ancestor and tea ceremony to parents and older relative.
Time to burn firecrackers and fire some shots from the gun.
Not to forget karaoke and dancing Sumazau - traditional dance.
This wedding is considered as conservative Kadazan wedding, because there is not much booze!
Everyone was very careful with alcohol drink because they have to drive.
The bride's families from Johor are very sporting. When they were invited to dance, they just dance. They enjoyed themselves and only go back to Kota Kinabalu at 5pm. Two hours drive to Kota Kinabalu.