Hannah and Odie IN Testing THE TRADITIONAL ENGAGEMENT – (APRIL 21ST 2018)
Traditional Engagements differ from one culture to another but despite the nuanced diversity, there is one thing they all have in common, ‘family’ - It's a family affair. Each side of the bride and groom's family sit across from each other, with the groom's family bearing gifts. If you had never had the opportunity to experience a traditional wedding before, then you've missed out on a brilliant one. The Assam and Ogunsola family gathered at the Ridgeway centre, Million Keynes on the 21st April 2018 to celebrate the traditional union of Hannah and Odie.
1 - Gift from the groom's family
AN EARLY START
The Reception (Ridgeway Centre) was prepared in splendid grandeur for the momentous occasion. The host carried out a successful, classic rendition of a traditional engagement, with months of careful planning and preparation. No stone was left unturned when it came to the ambience of the hall, well laid out with a blue and burgundy theme. Guests, family and friends arrived between the hours of 9:00 AM and 9:30 AM, as the reception filled with beautifully dressed ladies and smartly dressed men in their traditional outfit. Brides Family Displaying the rich Yoruba culture, the bride's parents (Ogunsolas) dressed in traditional regalia along with relatives danced into the reception to a melodic Yoruba praise and worship song. Grooms Family In great Akwa Ibom fashion, the grooms family (Assams) and friends rose to the occasion in their colourful traditional attire, dancing to beautiful sounds of the South-South ( Nigeria).
THE MARRIAGE OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE
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