Akha Wedding



The Happy Couple

Wedding Couple

These guys didn't crack a smile the whole time. Maybe it was arranged?

People were seated around low tables eating. The couple went around each table on their knees, with the woman in front carrying a tray. People put money on tray, and then took a shot of 'Lao Lao': Laos rice whiskey.


Wedding Traditions

Wedding Couple

The couple performed several rituals, including this one, where the groom chopped wood with a machette, and the bride carried the wood around in a basket on her back. Maybe that's why she looked so unhappy.


Bottom's Up!

Drinking with the Akha

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