I have been dying to blog on Nigerian weddings. I really would like to showcase the beauty of our colorful traditional attires. So without further ados…
“The Dowry” to the Brides family This has been an ongoing tradition to sweeten the family of the Bride and show that the Groom can in deed provide & care for their daughter. In today terms, this tradition is usually all in fun, and is not necessarily mandatory.
The Groom & Groom’s men comes in to plead for “their Bride”
Family of The Groom comes in to plead for the Bride
Bow down for the Bride Boys!
“And what are you here for Olu?…I am here for my love Christiana!” LOL
“Letter Reading” Intentions for this special gathering
The Brides Family enters…all parties of each family are always colorfully coded, this way everyone knows which side of the family is being represented.
Here comes the Beautiful Bride!
It is traditional to pray for both the Bride & Groom wishing them a “forever happy union”
Finally My Bride after paying the dowry & all the Negotiations!
Joy & Happiness from friends & family
It is very normal to change at least twice, if not more for this occassion.
The beautiful Couple!
I would like to thank Christiana & Olu for sharing their Ijo Rere with us.Stay tuned to part two ‘The Engagement’ Below is the preview of what is to come! 😉