Lol. It went on for sometime but it was really interesting, especially that parts where close friends of her late father got emotional while saying a few things about him. May he rest in peace, Amen.
So she came out after we had given her family gifts and "money for air fare" about 3 times to bring her from the very faaaaaar place where she was cuz they kept bringing the wrong "Jumbi" her traditional name; and asking us if this is the one we wanted. After the 3rd one my sister shouted "C'est ne pas Laurence!" meaning it is not Laurence! in french and everyone burst out laughing and our bride finally came out wearing their traditional Cameroon outfit.
More things were said and it was time to "break kola nut" and offer it to their parents first and then the rest of their families, we all ate it as a sign of unity between both families. After this the ladies in the grooms family will take the bride to dress her in our traditional Edo outfit and present her to everyone as and Edo bride. When we came back with our beautiful bride it was time for "the hand over" and prayers from the elders and the rest of the family. When handing the bride over, they give her to the grooms father first and then the grooms father then hands her over to the groom himself.
After all the prayers it was time for some Yummay Cameroonian food and the couple went to change into something more comfortable. Please note that the bride wore 3 outfits! Tradition and culture can be tiring but she looked beautiful in all three. Enjoy the pictures guys!
Groom's family making noise so they can bring out our bride
Here she is! Lol
The ladies from the grooms family bringing her out as an Edo bride
The bride, my aunties, cousins and sister... I'm the one clapping on the far left :)
First her dad giver her to the grooms dad
Then the grooms dad gives her to the groom and both families pray
The couple :)
Their 3rd outfit
Me, while I was wrapping the gifts for the bride's family.
My little ootd.
Loved the colours they chose, paired it all with my Obsidian clutch.
Hope you liked have a great weekend!
It's Friday! & the first of the month!