溫蒂歸寧準備

I've written two blog entries about Wendy's engagement ceremony and wedding reception.  Now let's look at some photos of her another wedding reception.  According to Taiwanese customs, people in southern Taiwan have another wedding reception 3 or 6 days after their wedding reception.  The second wedding reception is actually on their mothers' sides.  In Chinese, we call it "guining" (歸寧).  In the picture, earlier at 10am, Wendy already arrived at the venue where the second wedding reception would be held.  Her originally dress was a present from her husband, and the brand is called Iris.  Wendy looks very classy in the white dress, doesn't she? She already put on her make-up, and soon she changed the dress and wore a yellow dress.  Wendy herself loved the yellow dress very much, although we can't really tell how smooth it felt.

之前寫過溫蒂小姐的訂婚過程以及結婚過程。現在這篇寫的是歸寧。根據台灣南部的傳統,「一般人都選在婚後的第三天或第六天回娘家稱為歸寧。」有趣的是,溫蒂小姐的歸寧恰巧是母親節。一大早,十點鐘溫蒂早已盛裝打扮在大廳排練。她很快就換上她最愛的黃色禮服。溫蒂說,這禮服的質感超好。我覺得溫蒂的Iris 白色洋裝也很高雅,她穿上那件洋裝整個人看起來超有氣質的。

宴客入場 - Did you see Emily and her husband? 

The second photo shows you how spectacular the venue looked, and we could see that guests were entering the venue.  The girl in blue tartan dress is Emily, who attended the reception with her husband.  Unfortunately, we haven't heard from Emily for a quite long time.  Emily, what have you been up to?
第二張照片我們可以看到大廳的天花板挑高,整間大廳看起來有多麼氣派。同時我們也可以隱約看到,有一個微胖(其實是腫,哈哈,總是喜歡虧她)、穿著藍色格子衣服的女人就是Emily。她跟她先生一起參加溫蒂的歸寧喜宴。可惜的是,Emily已經跟我們失聯很久了。不知道她這陣子變胖了多少? 呵呵~~

講到Emily,得提一下Emily的糗事。Emily以台灣國語出名。(不知道現在她的口音是否改善了?) 以前念大學時,某一日,要上Dr. Carver的美國文學之前,Emily要點早餐,可是她居然將草莓吐司講成「草莓土蘇喔?」。唉呦喂呀! 還有一回,Emily打電話到溫蒂家,是溫蒂把拔接的電話。溫蒂把拔一聽到Emily的聲音,就問:「你是胖胖那一位喔?」呵呵~~後來有天溫蒂把拔好不容易記住Emily的名字了,但是他將Emily這美麗的名字發成「ㄟ牡蠣啊!」 

不過我也不能只講Emily爆笑事情。其實Wendy也有很好笑的事情喔! Wendy以前很想要寫小說,小說的名稱居然定成「亂倫之戀」,她說小說的背景其實只是表哥表妹互相喜歡對方卻不能在一起的故事,但是不知情的人都會會錯意、、、(當然故事情節也沒有亂倫,不過我想溫蒂小姐終究是無法完成她這篇小說、、、)有回知性靈氣美少女Sunny看到故事標題了,很錯愕悲傷地問Wendy:「你為什麼要這樣?」呵呵~~~ 當Wendy在電車跟我敘述這一段事情時,我快要笑翻了。

 

新郎新娘入場

In the third photo, bridesmaids and best men came in, followed by Wendy and her husband.  The roses' petals on Wendy's yellow wedding dress made the dress itself look more beautiful.  You can see that Wendy and her husband poured champagne together.
溫蒂的歸寧很明顯地,風格走的是西式的。首先是伴郎伴娘入場,隨後才是溫蒂跟她先生。玫瑰花瓣落在溫蒂的黃色婚紗上,看起來格外動人。新人一起到香檳給來賓,好浪漫呀!

致詞+敬酒+切蛋糕 

Then, Wendy gave a bunch of flowers to her mother, and she also gave flowers to her husband's parents.  It's a way to represent thankfulness for their parents who brought up them.  Interestingly, even though it's a Taiwanese wedding reception, they cut a big big cake together, just like the scene you would see on a western wedding.  Afterwards, they toasted to the guests.  Can anyone tell me why the cake must be three layers? Haha.  Big enough for the guests!? Or is it because it looks best in three layers?
之後,溫蒂遞花給爸媽以及公公婆婆以答謝養育之恩。然後就是切蛋糕的時刻囉! 這蛋糕真的是有夠漂亮的呀! 好想吃一口喔!

日後可要尊重老婆大人喔+第二次入場 

After that, Wendy and her husband went to every table to give a toast.  Then they went to the backstage for Wendy to change dresses.  You can see that her pose was funny, like warning her husband to treat her nice, otherwise she would whip him, haha.  They then went to the venue again, now with carnations because their second wedding reception happened to be held on a mother's day.
然後溫蒂跟先生就一桌一桌地敬酒。據我所知,很多新婚夫婦在喜宴上根本沒吃到什麼東西,就只能不停地小喝幾口。緊接著他們倆就到後台更衣。溫蒂的動作超好笑的啦 - 根本就是威脅她先生要是不對她好一點,她就要像莎翁名著裡的馴悍記教訓她先生。再度入場時,溫蒂已經換上另一套粉紅色、也是很典雅的禮服。這次應景,手上捧著的是康乃馨。

單身的人準備接花囉! 

Now, the funniest moment came.  It's time for Wendy to throw away the bouquet! Look at those single men and women - oh my god, I could feel that a fight of stealing the bouquet was going to break out... Within a few seconds, the result was out... Norman got the bouquet - he looked so confident as if the bouquet definitely belonged to him, haha.
好了,最爆笑的時刻來了、、、新娘溫蒂要丟繡球囉! 單身男女個個爭先恐後,都想接到繡花球。我想當時的場面一定是鬧哄哄,緊鑼密鼓呀! 答案揭曉 - 是那個當年取笑Wendy有濃眉毛的男生、也是The Threepenny Opera的男主角Norman接到。瞧他一臉的得意自信的樣子,我看到這張照片時大笑好幾聲 - 唉喲! 怎麼會是男生接到啊? 很少看到男生那麼猴急的。

歸寧終於結束 

At the end of Wendy's second wedding, Wendy and her husband said thank you at to every guest at the door.  Each guest could take a piece of candy from them.
宴會最後,溫蒂跟先生在門口送客。送客前溫蒂的同學還不饒過她 - 硬是逼她當眾跟先生接吻。這群死小孩,哈! 不知道溫蒂有沒有給他們吃糖、封住他們的嘴? 哈哈。

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