Engagement / Midodareni / Siraman

  • Engagement / Midodareni / Siraman

    Yinta & Adi Midodareni – Yogyakarta

    Midodareni comes from the word widodari or an angel who descends from the sky. This procession is carried out after the bride and groom perform the siraman ceremony, which is the cleansing stage for the two brides-to-be before the sacred day of the wedding. The Midodareni tradition comes from the legend of Jaka Tarub and Nawangwulan. It is said that from the story, the angels came to earth to visit the prospective bride who was sitting quietly in the room before the wedding night. Javanese people who hold this tradition believe that this is the night when angels beautify the bride to be more beautiful. The bride and groom do…