Wedding Tea Ceremony – My Cousins Part 2

It is true when Harcharan said that I have many cousins. Those at the wedding banquet were only a fraction of them. I did not invite the majority of my paternal first cousins as they reside out of the island and I did not want to put them through the hassle. Besides, the restaurant would not be able to accomodate all if they “gave face” and attended. A restaurant with twice the seating capacity of Starview Restaurant would barely suffice.

Apart from my paternal and maternal first cousins, Wuan and I also served tea to one of my second cousins and two god-daughters of my maternal uncle and aunt respectively. The god-daughters are considered cousins with no less seniority in the family. In putting up these wedding tea ceremony entries, I got to know many relatives again and understand how we are related. In many ways, I am glad we had the tea ceremony. Someone mentioned that we are only able to gather many relatives at the same place and time only during weddings and funerals. Sad but true. I am glad we got together for a wedding this time.

Peter & Wuan's Traditional Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony - Ah Moi and Ah Nean - Maternal cousin and husband.
Maternal cousin and wife.

Peter & Wuan's Traditional Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony - Ah Lin and Ah Hua - Maternal cousin and wife.
Maternal cousin and wife.

Peter & Wuan's Traditional Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony - Ah Huat and wife - Maternal cousin and wife.
Maternal cousin and wife.

Peter & Wuan's Traditional Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony - Ah Cheok and wife - Maternal cousin and wife.
Maternal second cousin and wife.

Peter & Wuan's Traditional Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony - Ah Lek and husband - 2nd maternal aunt's god-daughter.
2nd maternal aunt’s god-daughter and husband.

Peter & Wuan's Traditional Chinese Wedding Tea Ceremony - Maternal uncle's god-daughter.
Elder maternal uncle’s god-daughter.