Saturday, March 8, 2014

A New Style Hawaiian Wedding

A    L    O    H    A  !
" Happiness 
is a form 
of courage. "


Albanian Proverb





Under my window, on a Sunny Sunday 
here in Waikiki,
I saw a party being launched.


As it developed, we realized that
it was no mere party,
but a wedding.

The Video is 1 minute long,
and curiously touching.

Woven mats given as gifts,
used in ceremony,
are a Samoan custom,
possibly Tongan as well.

Enjoy the spying, er 
show-
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                   Warmly, cloudia

20 comments:

magiceye said...

:) A new perspective!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai
Aloha!!

kaykuala said...

Hawaiian Wedding Song goes well with the video.Thanks for sharing Cloudia!

Hank

Bob Bushell said...

Pretty little song.

Leroy said...

A lovely song to go with an occasion of hope.

TexWisGirl said...

the wraps are neat!

Karen S. said...

Did I see tears of joy and happiness being touched by the person on the left? Such a lovely tune to wrap around this day as well.... Happiness to the new couple!

Lori Skoog said...

Ha ha! Cloudia...I am Albanian. My Mom was born there. You have quite a view....

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I wish the couple much happiness and joy in a long life!

And to you, Cloudia! Aloha, ma amie!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Happiness is indeed a form of courage Cloudia and has to be worked at. Well worth it though.

Anonymous said...

Lovely little ceremony spot. Haven't seen those towers of large folded leaves before. Beautiful woven wrapping mat.
DrumMajor

Charles Gramlich said...

Every once in a while when I'm in the French Quarter we'll observe either a wedding or funeral. Very surreal most times, especially the funerals.

Cloudia said...

Thanks, dear Pals ♥

Myrna R. said...

So cool. I love weddings. I wish them happiness.
Have a good weekend.

William Kendall said...

That's the first I've heard of woven mats being a gift for such an occasion.

Elephant's Child said...

How very beautiful. Thank you for the surveillance cam shots. Love them.

Hilary said...

How cool is that!

ANITA said...

thanks Cloudia!you must be a very wise woman :))

Happy weekend❀ ❀ ❀
Greetings from Norway!

Kay said...

This is so sweet and beautiful. How neat that it was right under your window. So cool!

LOLfromPasa said...

...and I did enjoy! Lovely!!

Cloudia said...

Thanks, Dears!