Bride leads motorcycle convoy for her own wedding in bridal saree

Submitted by Stomper Teresa

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A cookie-cutter wedding is not for everyone and Stomper Teresa knew that she wanted to incorporate her love for riding on her special day.

The Stomper organised a motorcycle convoy to her wedding from Buangkok Link to Sri Siva Durga Temple at Potong Pasir on Feb 22.

She shared with Stomp a video of the convoy that included 23 to 25 bikes.

"My initial plan was to ride with eight other riders on my ladies team, Babes on Wheels," she said.

"But other teams including Team Intruderz, Metal Horseman and Team Black Stallion were very supportive and joined in on the actual day."

Teresa was decked out in her bridal saree and her fellow female riders wore sarees as well.

"It took us a month to prepare the sarees," she said.

"There were many issues, for example, the saree was bulky so we got around this by tailoring it into more like a pants style.

"One of my friends and fellow convoy bikers, Aathi Laksmi, helped me with the saree tying and designing so that it is more comfortable to wear when riding."

However, nothing would have gotten in the way of Teresa riding on her Kawasaki H2 bike to her wedding.

"I wanted to be myself on my wedding day and riding is me," she said.

Teresa told Stomp she has been riding for 20 years since she was 18 years old.

"I currently have a Yamaha Tracer MT-09 (my 22nd bike), a KTM 1190 Adventure and a Yamaha Aerox," she said.

"The Kawasaki H2 I used for the convoy is my brother's motorcycle that I use occasionally."

Although her husband is not as huge a motorcycle enthusiast as Teresa, he was supportive of her wish to ride on their wedding day.

"He was not really into motorcycles but on our first date, I rode him out to Kuala Lumpur on my KTM 1190 Adventure motorcycle and he fell in love with both me and motorcycles," she said.

"Five years later, we have been on numerous rides together.

"I am into touring and normally go to remote places in Malaysia and he will be my pillion rider.

"He only has a 2B motorcycle licence for now but he's planning to upgrade."

Above all, Teresa was thankful for the support and love she received on her wedding day from her friends and husband in making the convoy possible.

"I strongly believe that women go through many challenges in life and it is very important to support each other," she said.

"My best friends and fellow bikers, Aathi Rachael Halimah Rathi and Jothi were supportive from the first time I spoke about the convoy.

"They went out of their way to prepare for the convoy and to help me out with the wedding.

"My husband is also supportive and encouraged and motivated me."