My First Nigerian Wedding Experience In Nigeria!
As I have been writing about my stay in Nigeria check it out on Nigerians Travel Too – Tales from Lagos -an IJGB’s Version
I thought I should carry on by sharing my cuz wedding that I attended last year. It was the first Nigerian wedding that I had been to in Nigeria and it was Ammmmazzzzzing! It was quite an experience for me as most; if not all Nigerian weddings I have attended have been in the UK so going to a Nigerian wedding in Nigeria and being a bridesmaid – well it was just an absolute honour.
The Big Day
The wedding started from the day I arrived in Nigeria, which was a day before the actual event lol (I know I’m terrible)! My cousin and his wife had lots of last min prep as you can imagine.
Fast forward to the BIG DAY!!….. The wedding was in Ikeja so we stayed in a hotel near the venue, the night before.
We was all supposed to be at the venue from 7 am in the morning, (that was not happening) but I woke up at 6:30 am so clearly we didn’t start on time (don’t judge me please I was very tired). I still had the audacity to make time for breakfast, don’t ask me how.
First thing was hair and make-up and traditional outfits, which was for the traditional wedding. In short, the traditional wedding is a tradition for Nigerians (it can vary between tribes) It usually involves both families meeting each other (the bride and the groom). The groom comes to the bride’s family and asks for her hand in marriage, with lots of gifts. The bride usually takes her time at this point to arrive at the venue (gotta keep the man waiting lol) It’s usually ends with lots and lots of dancing; music and of course lots of money hahaha !
The second stage of the wedding is where we do the white wedding. For me this is when we Turrrrrrn Up! This is where we do the traditional blessings, or English marriage ceremony.
Here are a few pictures from the wedding #MayD17 #MayD2017
Congrats to Mayowa and Dipo
I hope you enjoyed the pictures.
I will be writing a post on why I think it’s important to go home (Nigeria for me) and some things you can do in Nigeria so stay tuned…
In the meantime, I would love to hear about any traditional weddings you have been to in the world.
Please do share in the comments below!
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Wedding Dress: @tubo_
Bridesmaid Dresses @elpismegalio
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