cambodian wedding : and i was a bridesmaid

My dear friends Dave and Phalla were married in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a couple years ago. I had the honor of being a bridesmaid. It was a hugely memorable and impressive weekend of ceremony, ritual, outfit changes and of course, good food.

A typical Cambodian wedding last three full days. This one was abridged at only one and a half days. I'm so grateful to have been a part of it -- and I've never been quite so tired as I was by the end of it! You'll see the bride's attire changes throughout the entire wedding as the couple reinacts a legendary tale that forms the heart of the whole wedding ceremony. As bridesmaids, we had six outfit changes plus two hair and makeup changes. Incredible!

The results, as you can see from these photos, were remarkable: brilliantly colorful, gorgeous and celebratory.