By The Nation
Her saying is a traditional blessing for a traditional wedding ceremony, but the wedding held on Saturday morning in Tambon Nong Bua Takiad in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Dan Khunthod district was a special one.
It was a ceremony between Somchai Khamkain, 26, and his “bride”, Krissanapong Bomkhunthod, 34, a gay man who was dressed in a man’s wedding outfit similar to the groom’s.
The ceremony was held at the house of Krissanapong’s parents at 9:09am before 500 guests.
As part of the traditional ceremony, parents of both sides poured sacred water on the couple’s hands to bless them as they start their married life together. It was at that moment that Waree Sompong, the mother of Krissanapong, gave him the traditional blessing to shy smiles from the couple.
During their address to the guests, the couple recounted meeting on Instagram four years ago.
Somchai said he works at a florist shop in Chon Buri while Krissanapong is a nurse at Phan Thong district hospital in Chon Buri.
After chatting for a year on Instagram, the two finally met in person at an event and continued their relationship until Somchai asked for the hand of his “bride” on February 9.