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A Cambodian Wedding – Part 3

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

Day 2 began with a procession to the family home where the day’s ceremonies would take place. The groom and family lead the way followed by the rest of the wedding party.

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

Most guests arrived with offerings of food or drinks.

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

The groom awaits the arrival of the bride.

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

The bride arrives with her bridesmaids.

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

The couple then give thanks to their parents.

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

More prayers, more offerings, more changes of clothing. Pao, the bride, manages to quickly grab some food between events.

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

Indoors the ceremonies continue with blessings from monks, and then pieces of red thread are tied around their wrists.

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

Family members give gifts of money.

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

The official ceremony ends and the couple is married. Congratulations Suon and Pao and thank you so much for letting me be part of your wedding. It was such an amazing opportunity to photography the event.

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodian Wedding of Suon Kosal (groom) and Pao Sara (bride) Siem Reap, Cambodia

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