Groom honours late bride in solo Malaysian wedding ceremony (video)

Picture courtesy of @ewansani84 TikTok

In a poignant ceremony that has resonated across social media, a groom proceeded with his wedding despite the absence of his bride, who had tragically passed away from lymphoma shortly before the event. The groom, identified as Daniel, had originally married his partner, Nofar, in Japan during the Covid-19 pandemic, with plans to hold a traditional ceremony in her native Malaysia at a later date.

Originally scheduled for December 30 last year, the Malaysian celebration had to be postponed due to Nofar’s illness, which took her life on January 7. Nonetheless, determined to honour his late wife’s last wishes, the family decided to continue with the wedding on January 13, said the bride’s brother, reported Sinchew.

“It was heartbreaking to see Daniel dressed in his wedding attire, sitting alone on the stage at the event.”

The ceremony, held at the mother’s home in Kuala Lumpur, was not only a tribute to the sister’s final wishes but also an opportunity to introduce Daniel to the bride’s family and celebrate Malaysian matrimonial culture with him, revealed the bride’s brother.

“We held the event to celebrate our brother-in-law and introduce him to our relatives who had not met him before.”

@ewansani84Walaupun nmpk happy dlm hati dia je yg tahu..♬ Sound Sedih Fyp – ASBUN

The viral TikTok clips of the groom seated alone at his wedding and trying on his wedding attire moved many online. The green wedding suit, personally chosen by Nofar, and her stunning bridal dress, which Daniel saw, only made the silence of his tears more profound as he grieved the love he lost too soon.

The story of Daniel’s commitment and the family’s dedication to celebrating Nofar’s life amidst such profound sadness has struck a chord with thousands, highlighting the enduring power of love and the strength of family bonds even in the face of adversity.

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Samantha Rose

Samantha was a successful freelance journalist who worked with international news organisations before joining Thaiger. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from London, her global perspective on news and current affairs is influenced by her days in the UK, Singapore, and across Thailand. She now covers general stories related to Thailand.

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