As Sharia law was implemented in Aceh (the westernmost Indonesian province), all Muslim women should wear hijab to cover their head. This regulation gave a huge impact to the local wedding dress style, especially for the brides. The local Aceh traditional wedding dress had been since redesigned to suit the regulation. Meanwhile, the Western-style white bridal gown should also cover the whole body, use less transparent material, plus be combined with hijab, to make it ‘Islamic’ in their perspective.

Banda Aceh, Aceh, Indonesia, 2016

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