My parents wedding (over 41 years ago) made it into the local papers and also the company newsletter ... found these in the house and decided to scan them for posterity.

BOAC News, 4/6-71 "Doing it in (Malay) style ..."

Little did Said Abubakar, Station officer Kuala Lumpur, realise when he visited London four years ago on a training course that our picture on the left would be a direct result.

For it was then that he met Patricia Manuel, a native of Burma, who was working in Vending and Shops. She now changes her name to become Suraya Abubakar.

Both her parents flew from London to the Malay-style wedding, which also included a "solidarity" dinner attended by various communities from Pontian (Said's district), a dance and even a pop group to play during the ceremony.




Berita Harian, Rabu, 21 April, 1971 (25 Safar 1391) - "Bertemu di London berkahwin di-Malaysia"

Pontian, Selasa. -- Sarjan Mejar 7522 Abu Bakar bin Hassan, Balai Polis Pontian, telah mengadakan Majlis Perkahwinan ana laki2-nya Enche' Md. Said bin Abu Bakar (29 tahun) dengan Suraya (21 tahun) di-kawasan Balai Polis Pontian dengan meriah-nya baru2 ini.

Enche Md. Sa'id ia-lah pekerja sharikat BOAC, Kuala Lumpur dan Puan Suaraya ia-lah Pekerja BOAC London. Puan Suraya ia-lah Bangsa Burma nama asalnya Patricia, telah memileh nama Islam-nya SURAYA dan menikah di-Kelang, Selangor baru2 ini.

Enche Md. Sa'id telah bertemu Suraya dan jatoh chinta sa-waktu beliau menjalani kursus sa-lama dua tahun di London dalam tahun 1967 dulu hingga membawa ka-jenjang pelamin.

Sa-masa perkahwinan mereka dilangsongkan, ka-dua ibu bapa-nya serta keluarga-nya dari London turut hadhir bersama2 dan mentatakan kagum dengan istiadat Melayu.

Di-sabelah malam di-adakan jamuan "Muhibbah" berbagai2 kaum serta majlis tari menari.

Kugiran "Nirmala Combo" yang di-ketuai oleh Enche Idris Muhamad dari Serkat turut menyerikan Majlis tersebut.