My last post was about planning my weddings, well I've got one down and two to go. The traditional marriage was on the 16th of May (2 days after my birthday - May 14th) and it was a huge success. I had family and friends as a solid support. The day didn't go without a few hiccups though as with every great occasion.
The first was when the DJ didn't show-up on time. the event was supposed to start at 12 noon, and that was when the DJ thought it convenient to arrive. Next was the video and photo coverage guy, he came at 1 O' clock! Can you beat that? He missed all my hair and makeup shots. The in-laws came at 2 pm. At this point, I was soooo mad!!! Anyway, the event kicked off immediately after their arrival. Did I mention that some of my colleagues from work had to travel for about 4 hours to make it to my village and had to go back that same day? So naturally, at 2 pm, they were beginning to agitate about leaving. I succeeded in keeping them till about 5 pm (not on purpose of course, but with pleas). I needed some of the ladies for my asheobi group.
|Old Traditional Igbo attire|
|With old trad Asheobi group|
|Offering food for money|
|With friends from school|
The ceremony started at 3:30 pm, I had to dance out 3 times. The 1st time with the traditional Igbo attire to offer food to people for which they put in some money in exchange. The 2nd time, to greet and wave at everyone. I chose an Indian attire for this and the last appearance in he modern Igbo traditional outfit to look for my husband and present him to my parents. The blessings were given at this point and then, it's dance till your leg hurts. lolll.....
|Indian asheobi group with a glimpse of the modern trad Igbo asheobi group|
|Dolled up - Modern Igbo trad attire|
|Looking for the right man|
|Found him - My better half|
|My parents, digging it|
|Getting our groove on|
|So thirsty after dancing|
Let the pictures tell the story.....
*P.S. Just had time for this little post. The court wedding is tomorrow and I'm yet to buy my dress. Ciao