Traditional Burmese Engagement Ceremony with a Modern Twist at the Grand America

August 04, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I am from Yangon, Burma, also known as Myanmar. It's located in Southeast Asia. My boyfriend is from Utah.  He was my first blind date.   

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In my tradition, boys don’t propose or ask the father’s permission. It's the boy's family that asks the girl's family for her hand in marriage.  My boyfriend found this out the hard way.  He flew to San Francisco to ask for my father’s permission and my mom asked him if we could include some Burmese tradition.  When we were planning our formal engagement ceremony we wanted to incorporate both cultures with a modern twist. ~Pyone

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The ceremony began with the groom’s family politely asking the bride’s family for her hand in marriage. The bride’s family was happy to say yes but only if that was the wish of their daughter. At this point the groom asked for her hand and presented and engagement ring as a promise of future nuptials. She said Yes!

 
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The ceremony was followed by a delicious seated lunch in the Fontainbleau room in the luxurious Grand America Hotel in

Salt Lake City, Utah

 

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Vendors:

Venue and Catering - The Grand America Hotel

Event Planner - Becky Starke @ The Grand America Hotel 

Make Up/Hair - Heather Shelton 

Engagement Ring - J. Brooks Jewelers 

Bride's Engagement Dress - Bloomingdales 

Photography - Yours truly,  Brian Smyer

 


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