74 year-old Australian weds 66-year-old Thai woman
wedding became talk of the town in the central province of Sing Buri Sunday when a 74-year-old Australian made married a 66-year-old Thai woman in an elaborate Thai traditional wedding ceremony.
Noel Sunder led a traditional khan mark or dowry procession to the house of Pemikar Mueansri in Tambon Tonpho of Sing Buri’s Mueang district to ask for permission from the woman’s parents to marry his bride.
They were married in the rod nam sung ceremony when the parents, relatives and guests poured water on their hands to bless them a happy marriage.
The ceremony was crowded with friends in their age and many relatives as well as their neighbors.
Pemikar said she has met and has been in relation with Sunder for three years. Sunder is a friend of her friend.
Pemikar said she could communicate in English to some extent as she used to work as a cook in Cyprus.
She likes Sunder because he is lively and funny. He loves her family and is a good man. Most of all, Pemikar said her daughter and grandchildren accept him and do not mind her marrying him.
Asked how she felt to be married at this age, Pemikar said she was happy that someone loves her at this age.
Her daughter said Pemikar did not want to hold a wedding ceremony because she was shy that she is old but Sunder insisted that she had to be married properly in line with the Thai tradition.
The daughter said he is happy to see her mother happily married. The two will live in their newly-built house in Sing Buri.