Traditional wedding in paradise
SPECIAL WEDDING PACKAGE AT THE MATAHARI BEACH RESORT & SPA
The wedding couple will receive a traditional Balinese wedding
blessing as follows:
Tri Upasaksi ceremony
The wedding couple will be dressed in a Balinese wedding gown and escorted to our Romantic Pavilion where the ceremony will be conducted by our “pemangku” (Balinese priest). The ceremony will be accompanied by our temple servant explaining all the symbolic meanings of the offerings: rice, water, bracelets, cutting the string, coins.
Accompanying Gamelan music
Balinese gamelan music is a percussion-dominated musical genre. It is also known as a gong chime orchestra. The ensemble consists of bronze gongs, metallophones and cymbals.
Balinese decoration in the Romantic Pavilion and the garden
The wedding location is decorated by flowers and palm leaves in beautiful Balinese style, including Balinese vase flowers, decorated pillars, a hand-carved Balinese table with two Balinese chairs, additional chairs for the witnesses, and two page boys who guide the bridegroom to the wedding ceremony under a Balinese umbrella.
Price US$ 1.900All rates are subject to 21% service charge & government tax.
Special Wedding Package
Balinese Wedding Ceremony
Marriage is the process where a new family is formed. In Bali, marriage is sacred and religious – and it can be considered a formal (SAH) event where three witnesses are necessary:
2.) The People (bride and groom)
3.) The evil spirit
This trilogy is known as TRI UPASAKSI. Offerings to the three witnesses are made in the tradition of CANANG PEJATI dedicated to GOD, of PELEPAHAN dedicated to the family members and/or local dignitaries (meaning that they join the ceremony as guests), and last but not least the BIAKAON offerings dedicated to the evil spirits.
Biakaon means to clean the aspect of the female and the male within in the sprit and the body of the bride and the groom. They have to be clean before they go to the last step in front of God. The BIAKAON offerings consist of DAPDAP LEAVES, RICE, EGGS, STRING, BAMBOO, BASKET, KUSKUSAN, BOWL and COINS. Each of these objects are special symbol. All have the purpose of purifying the “male sperm” and the female “ovum” within the bride and the groom.
The families of the bride and groom expect something special from the BIAKAON ceremony. The purified female and male are supposed to found a new family, a Suputra generation. Suputra means bearing sons and daughters for the benefit of society. In addition, they are expected do good things under the command of God.
All offerings are provided and prepared in the MATAHARI BEACH RESORT & SPA wedding pavilion.
1. The bride and groom are being picked up at the hotel’s beauty salon and guided to the pavilion (two employees with umbrella) accompanied by gamelan music.
2. The BIAKAON ceremony begins. All participants – i.e. the couple and all “guests” - must sit on the ground at a distance of four meters from the steps of the pavilion. In this process they are being purified to be able to go before God and the priest. When they are ready, the bride and groom stand up. The congregation also stands up. After that, the bride and groom are given oil in their hands. The spiritual meaning is to calm down all their emotions (good/bad). Rice is a male aspect. The dapdap leaf is a female aspect (balance) (also put in the hands). The symbolic meaning simply is to bring the male sperm and the female ovum together to create a new family unit. Eggs are given to the bride and groom: a symbol for everlasting commitment to the newly formed family.
A newly formed family = NAYAB
This is manifested by eating the rice, drinking the water, and giving bracelets to the bride and groom, kicking the basket (thereby kicking the evil spirits away) in order to be purified before founding the new family.
Cutting the string
The coins are given to a guest to cut off the string and the negative influence of evil for the new family, thus giving luck to another person for the future. The BIAKAON ceremony ends.
3. The bride and groom then go to the wedding pavilion, where the marriage ceremony before God is performed.
4. The guests at the ceremony now gather around the couple and guide them to the pavilion. All the people are witnesses of this wedding.
The ceremony ends (duration about 30 minutes).