First of all, I would like to wish all my readers Happy New Year 2013 and may we will be able to gain more of good things this year.
Well, just recently I was very pleased to see an Iban couple wore Iban traditional costume for their wedding at a long house in Saratok, Sarawak. I did mentioned at my previous post about Mr. Josh Angga's ngepan collection and this time around on 28 December 2012, his cousin got married and wore his collection both for Iban man and woman costume.
Looking at the photo it reminded me of my own wedding also wearing the traditional iban costume for our reception on 28 April 2012 at the Fourpoints Sheraton Hotel instead of our longhouse.
Be it in a hotel or a longhouse I must say I am very glad to see more young couples are now bold enough to wear their traditional costumes.
I believe it is also paying respect to their Iban culture and this is one of the ways that will ensure the continuity of our culture. Here's the link to my wedding held in Kuching 28 April 2013.
Nowadays more and more Iban wedding planners and costumes owners promote Iban costumes for weddings...A good initiative in order to preserve our culture rather than wearing the common evening gown and suits...have an open mind, believe me wearing your ngepan Iban or your ethnic costumes can make a difference in your wedding reception and photos too :)