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photoblog image Batchelors' Farewell

Batchelors' Farewell

Stefan waits for his bride to arrive and invite him to join her family. He has the company of his French Bulldog...another batchelor...but this may be the end of their Batchelor ways...

 

The young Lad, in the traditional silk sarong, is a nephew of the bride and he had a formal role in the rituals...his job was to open an umbrella over the head of the Groom whenever he ventured into the sun. I helped to dress the Lad...it was decided he needed to wear a necktie, but no-one knew how to tie it...although I have not worn one for at least 10 years, I switched into automatic mode, flipped it around my neck and produced the knot at first attempt, then removed the necktie and placed it over the Lad's head...muscle memory is amazing, eh!

Batchelors' Farewell

Stefan waits for his bride to arrive and invite him to join her family. He has the company of his French Bulldog...another batchelor...but this may be the end of their Batchelor ways...

 

The young Lad, in the traditional silk sarong, is a nephew of the bride and he had a formal role in the rituals...his job was to open an umbrella over the head of the Groom whenever he ventured into the sun. I helped to dress the Lad...it was decided he needed to wear a necktie, but no-one knew how to tie it...although I have not worn one for at least 10 years, I switched into automatic mode, flipped it around my neck and produced the knot at first attempt, then removed the necktie and placed it over the Lad's head...muscle memory is amazing, eh!

comments (11)

Fascinating, the role of the Lad... I am sorry to hear about your cats' passing. We get attached to our pets...
Ray: Thai traditional weddings can be quite entertaining affairs, Larry.

Thank you...we were devastated by the loss of the two cats.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 9 Dec 2017, 06:44
This is a great portrait of the occasion Ray. I hope Stefan and dog are now happily ensconced into their new family & surroundings
Ray: Man and dog are presently living with wife at her parent's place in the next village. There is talk of the newly weds and dog going to live in Germany for a few years, and Stefan told me the cost of air travel for the dog was about 3 times what it would be for each human.
Une coutume bien originale , bravo pour le noeud de cravate
Le costume de ce Lad est vraiment très beau ..
Bonne journée
Ray: Quand je me suis marié, je portais un sarong en soie et une ceinture comme celle-ci, Claudine ... un cadeau de la part de la grand-mère de Na.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Dec 2017, 07:00
The dog does not too impressed. Perhaps he sees master's attention being distracted at times. I had about the same time as not wearing a tie as you (never wore one at the Mad House) but it becoming increasingly common now for funerals sad
Ray: The dog looks sad, doesn't it, Alan.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Dec 2017, 07:44
Is Stefan a German groom? His necktie, a fly, looks fine. I liked reading your funny story.
Ray: Yes...Stefan is German, Philine.

Thank you for your generous compliment.
Ray: A perfect analogy, Bill.

Although...I fall off more these days than I used to as a youngster, and sometimes wonder if I have forgotten the basics. smile
He seems willing to accept his fate!
Ray: Stefan did seem very happy to be a Groom, Tom.
The young lad looks to be taking his role very seriously. I used to have to wear a tie every day at work but since 2004 when I retired I barely ever do and need to search my mempry cells to remember how to tie a knot.
Ray: The Lad is about 16 I think, Brian, and seemed pleased to be dressed up.

With things like necktie operation I always find it best to try to switch off the brain and let the autonomous systems take over.
seems like the lad had no choice in the matter, Ray.
Ray: He looks serious because he has a serious role, Ayush.
A sweet photo - the groom looks so happy!
Well done on the tie thing!
Ray: I chatted to him for a while, and certainly got the impression he was happy about this event in his life, Elizabeth.
I think the groom is excited.
Ray: I think he quite enjoyed being fussed over, Mary.

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