Beauty and elegance in the courtyard of Theam’s Gallery with Miss Universe Cambodia 2019, Ms. Alyna SAMNANG. The model is wearing in a traditional Khmer wedding dress.
In the traditional Khmer wedding, the couple is attired in matching a brightly-colored silk costumes. The bride wears a traditional “sampot” (“sarong”) dress in silk and numerous jewellery. The groom wears a jacket and trousers. The couple change the clothes several times for each ceremony as each ceremony has its own color scheme. A traditional Cambodian wedding has seven parts (so you can guess how many times the couple has to change if they want to respect tradition). It is believed that these parts have their origin in an ancient legend about the wedding of prince Preah Thong and princess and princess Neang Neak.
For the bride, that also means changing her hairstyle and jewelry to fit with her dress.