Couple marry next to body of bride’s father

Daddy by her side: The body of Tarisa’s father, Rusli, wrapped in a white shroud, is placed next to the couple, while a male relative gave Tarisa away. — The Straits Times/ANN

AN Indonesian woman married the love of her life, surrounded by her family, including her dead father’s remains.

The unusual wedding between Tarisa and Edi – both of whom go by only one name like many Indonesians – took place at the bride’s house in Kolaka Regency in south-east Sulawesi on Sunday, reported Indonesian media.

The body of the bride’s father, wrapped in a white shroud, was next to the couple, while a male relative gave Tarisa away.

“Yes, poor thing, they were married next to the body of (the bride’s) deceased father,” Herlina, the aunt of the bride, told news website Detikcom.

Tarisa’s father, H. Rusli, was supposed to give her away on what should have been the happiest day of her life, but he died suddenly the day before the wedding.A neighbour, Erlina, said Rusli collapsed after performing his Isyak prayers.

“He had a history of hypertension and kidney disease,” Tribunnews quoted her as saying.

Herlina said that the wedding was held next to the father’s remains at the request of the bride’s family, as Rusli had really looked forward to the wedding.

“When he was alive, the father wanted to see his daughter married off,” she said, adding that he was also busy with wedding preparations up to his untimely death.

The father was immediately buried at a nearby cemetery after the wedding. — The Straits Times/ANN

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In Aseanplus News

Many in Myanmar consider fleeing to Thailand to escape conscription into an army they despise
Sumo great Hakuho demoted over protege's bullying
Viral fake compilation video of S. Korean President Yoon to be removed from social media
All ears on King's inaugural royal address at parliament opening this Monday
Ex-cleaner from Perak becomes millionaire from lucky draw
Passenger traffic at airports throughout Malaysia registers double-digit growth, says Loke
Politics on the agenda during Paetongtarn’s visit to Cambodia in March: Pheu Thai
Four arrested in Ampang for posing as cops, robbing foreigners
HR Ministry to focus on providing technical, skills training to workers, says Sim
S. Korean firms seek to tackle low birth rate with hefty incentives

Others Also Read