The Golden Sword: Cambodian Wedding Traditions
“Has anyone planned a one-day Cambodian wedding?” Brides are asking this question across the map and upon inspection, this seems like a difficult task. Cambodia- tropical, lush, dictated by the monsoon season- is home to a very intricate wedding ceremony that occurs (in the best of circumstances) over the course of three days and consists of food offerings, fake hair cuts, and multiple costume changes. While the numerous rituals seem daunting, the couple is surrounded by family and friends and the days are filled with customs bearing jokes, charades, and nostalgic gestures.
This country’s wedding traditions are founded on ancient stories and folklore. Princesses protect their husbands from assassins by crossdressing in battle, magicians and swimmers rescue women from. . .