“Strange but true!” The famous saying would be an accurate expression to describe this pair of newlyweds from Indonesia.
The lovebirds broke the tradition when the groom gave a pair of one-metre long pythons as wedding dowry. This one-of-a-kind wedding took place in Kampung Pasir Jambu, Sukaraja, Bogor.
In an interview with the press, the groom, Sigit Agus Setiawan, said the idea to present the exotic animals as wedding dowry came after their visit to a reptile exhibition. The snakes were bought specially for his beloved wife, Tiara Puspita Dewi, before their wedding ceremony.
At the same time, Tiara also revealed that she was excited after seeing the snakes at the exhibition. However, she had no idea that her husband would purchase it for 2.7 million rupiah (~RM772) for their marriage dowry.
Interestingly, the reptiles were also displayed to the guests who were in attendance during the event. It even became the centre of attention during the bride and groom’s photo session on the bridal dais.
“Even at the reception, we brought the snakes along with us. But we didn’t bring it to the religious affairs officials,” Tiara told the news outlet. Sigit then chimed in by stating that the limbless reptiles caused quite a stir among the people at his hometown. “Neighbours from afar, even the near ones were fussing about the snakes dowry,” he was quoted as saying.
He also shared that their families were initially against him giving the snakes as a dowry. They eventually agreed and allowed it after Sigit explained the reason behind this approach.
The snakes, according to Sigit, symbolise the beacon of their marriage. Additionally, it also serves as a memento of the unification of their everlasting love.
Source: Tribun News.