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 Greeting from Kingdom Of Cambodia
                                        
Thank you for considering Cambodia to fulfill a dream of unforgettable wedding of a lifetime! The Siem Reap venue is our most popular site. Siem Reap is a town immersed in ancient history, culture and civilization which has stood the test and ravages of a golden past where royalties walked and governed in exotic splendor.Our wedding plan is such that the marrying couple has a taste  of the majestic elegance of exotic royalties, the king and the queen of the day when their vows are tied in a ceremony so unlike others that emotions are overwhelmed.
 

We offer two different wedding ceremonies:

 

A. The Traditional Khmer Wedding

 

The wedding is authentic Khmer (Cambodian) style. From the retinue of village guests who accompany the bride and the groom upon their arrival from the hotel, to the procession of the gift, fruits, sweets,bearers, to the elephant ride (if requested) and the photo/video shoots at the world famous Angkor Wat temple complex.

 

Since Angkor Wat complex was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site the grounds of  the complex has been off limits for wedding ceremonies except for photo/video pictorials. The wedding itself is popularly officiated in a cultural hall called Apsara Theater(“apsara” means celestial dancer) where cultural event are held. The building is made of teak, mahogany and other local wood, from the roof down to the walls, floor and furnitures. 
                              
The bride and her groom  will be dressed in royal Khmer ensembles complete with jewellery (for example tiara, anklets, silver belts) for the lady while the groom dresses in a style befitting a prince. The whole procedure normally ends after the pictorials, when the couple are brought back to their hotel. 
 

 

The Legend

There are many legends concerning the ceremony, but the most famous one is the story of Preah Thong (the first king of Cambodia) and Princess Nagi (daughter of the famous Naga). Preah Thong was offended by his father and was exiled to the Kok Thlok Island, where resided the king of Cham. One night he saw a beautiful lady on the beach and he immediately fell in love with her. This lady was the daughter of the king of Naga. In order to marry her he had to travel to the underground kingdom of Naga. As a human being he did not know how to get there. The young princess told him to hold her scarf and follow her. Between them, they mysteriously descended into the ground. The King of Naga admitted him and inhaled all the sea, sending his troop of soldiers to enlarge the Kingdom of Kok Thlok. This new kingdom is called Kampuchea.

 

Wedding program:

 

Wedding Ceremony Day:

The make-up girl arrive at the hotel to make-up for the bride, changing the traditional dress for the bride and groom for Pithi Hae Chamnoun.
 
Pithi Hae Chamnoun ceremony
The groom escorted by his Best Men, parents and his relatives arrive at the bride’s house. The groom  with Best Men, parents and relatives wait outside the bride’s house until she comes out The groom offers the wedding flowers to the bride and together enter the house.
 
Khmer traditional singer sings the song (Fruit song)
Offering the fruit to the bride’s parent after the bride changed her dress while the groom and Best Men relax and wait for the Pithi Exchange Ring
                                  

 

 

Pithi Kat Sok (Hair cutting ceremony)
The parents and the respected guests perform “Pithi Kat Sok”(haircutting). The Bride and Groom sit next to each other while the bridesmaids and the best men sit beside them. On the table are the wedding gifts that the groom brought for the brides parents.
 
Two singers dance around the bride and the groom and pretend to cut hair from them. The cut hair is placed into the Khang Thong (the golden bowl). Later this cut hair is discarded as this is believed to get rid of the unhapiness from their lives. All the rest of the falmily and friends and do the same. 
 

Pithi Liang Choeung ( Feet cleaning ceremony)

The wife cleans her husband’ feet. The groom give a money envelope to the bride and the bride enters a room.
 
Pithi Sen (Pray ceremony)
The groom wait for the bride to come out of the room for the next ceremony, Pithi Sen. The Moha start to play the KMOUS to ask for the bride to come out from her room and to sit close to the groom for Pithi Sen. Singer sing the song Beak Veang Noun.
 
Pithi Bangvil Popil (Turn Popil) ceremony
In this ceremony, currently married couples are asked to gather in a circle around the bride and groom. Three candles are lit and handed from person to person. Each participant passes his or her right hand over it in a sweeping motion towards the couple, sending or throwing a silent blessing to them. Only married couples are asked to participate, as it is believed that they will pass along the special quality or essence which has preserved their union. The candles are passed around the circle clockwise seven times to complete the ceremony.
 
Pithi Jong Dai Ceremony
First, the groom is invited to greet the parents and the elderly people. A musician sings song and dances in front of the bride’s room. When he has finish he says “Chay hang! Sous hang!” A woman takes the brides hand and lead her out of the room.
 

Pithi Preah Thoung Toung Sbay Neang Neak

The groom hold the bride’s Sbay(Scarf) and follows her to enter the room.
 
End of ceremony
 
Wedding Venues
 
Phnom Penh City
  • Traditional Khmer wooden house: the house is typically Khmer architecture, with the material used purely in wood e.g. mahogany, teak and local tropical wood growing in the country.
  • An Exclusive Asian Home: on the banks of the Mekong.
  • Sla Malou Wooden House.

 Siem Reap

  • A traditional Khmer Wooden House
  • Apsara Theater: a grand theater where cultural events e.g. traditional Khmer dances and folklores are staged as well as the wedding venue for the Traditional Khmer wedding.
  • 4* Hotel:  Grand Ballroom, Poolside or the garden grounds

B. The traditional Christian Wedding

 

The wedding ceremony is officiated in different venues of your choice as above. we offer the bride and groom a selection of wedding ensembles that is included in the wedding package.

 

 
 
Wedding Package Price

Location

Traditional Khmer Wedding

Christian Wedding

Phnom Penh

Siem Reap

Phnom Penh

Siem Reap

Traditional Khmer

House

Upon request

Upon request

Upon request

Upon request

Exclusive Asian

House

Upon request

N/A

Upon request

N/A

Apsara Theater

N/A

Upon request

N/A

Upon request

Cultural Village

N/A

Upon request

N/A

Upon request

 4 /5 Star Hotel

N/A

Upon request

N/A

Upon request
Church

N/A

         N/A Upon request Upon Request
 
Updated: August 30, 2009