Story of a Nigerian traditional wedding: Igala and Yoruba wedding. Kedono (Jummai) weds Deji

November 10th, 2017, was and will always be a memorable day for many people that attended the wedding of Deji and Jummai. I imagine though that it can probably not be anymore memorable for us than for the bride.

Make up items for the brideBride getting photographedPeep the superwoman and photographer

The wedding for many of the people that attend just includes the event itself but for the bride and groom it’s more than 24 to 48 hours. It’s all the emotions and finance and love and maybe tears and sweat and joy, that has carried them from days and years past till today.

Bride’s Aunt and sister

Bride’s Aunt and sister

There are many components that have to come together to make the traditional wedding the package that it becomes.

The bride’s Sister: Uyo Deborah

The bride’s Sister: Uyo Deborah

A flat layout of the bride’s outfits

A flat layout of the bride’s outfits

The bride’s first outfit for the day

The bride’s first outfit for the day

The bride’s clutch/purse

The bride’s clutch/purse

I am not just speaking of the scarf,blouse,shoes, jewelry and accessories. Those are necessary, but I am talking of the process. Finding out what the tradition of the bride’s culture is and also finding out what the tradition of the groom’s culture is and finding ways to attend to the needs of both culture, particularly maybe more so when you are from different ethnic groups or tribe or even race.

Picture of a picture Picture of a picture

Picture of a picture

Bride and her siblings ❤️

Bride and her siblings ❤️

Melanin popping on the bride’s sister Back and front view of a beautiful lace dressBack and front view of a beautiful lace dress Back and front view of a beautiful lace dress

I believe though, that you can marry two people and therefore two cultures as beautiful as Deji and Jummai did.

Dad of bride with family and guests Dad of bride with family and guests

Photographer and family of the groom Photographer and family of the groom

Traditional Nigerian wedding cake by Iye Icheme and Mrs Icheme Beautiful Traditional Nigerian wedding cake by Iye Icheme and Mrs Icheme

The royal seat for the bride and groom Photographers and paparazzis waiting for the bride Photographers and paparazzis waiting for the bride

Bride kneeling before her dad Bride kneeling before her dad

Sister and friends of the bride Sister and friends of the bride

Jummai, my darling and Deji let me tell you this, I am so happy and actually grateful to God and you to have been part of your special day. I went from being the bag holder, that the key holder, to the person looking for people up and down to helping Jummai put on her earrings and sometimes picking money that was sprayed or holding them for you. I don’t take those roles for granted. I enjoyed doing them for you and whenever you need me, I would avail myself to the best of my human abilities.

Bride, dancing and greeting the guests Bride, dancing and greeting the guests

Groom’s (Deji’s) parents spraying money on the bride (Kedono, Jummai) Groom’s (Deji’s) parents spraying money on the bride (Kedono, Jummai)

Groom’s (Deji’s) parents spraying money on the bride (Kedono, Jummai) Groom’s (Deji’s) parents and family spraying money on the bride (Kedono, Jummai)

All that melanin

Bride dancing with her mother figures Bride dancing with her mother figures. I like to say your mom was part of the day, for I am privileged to know that the list your mom drafted was used for Nugwa’S traditional wedding and mine and that same list was also used by my mom for you. It’s amazing how a deposit she made in our lives ended up being part of your special day too.

A happy dancing Igala bride (Kedono Jummai) A happy dancing Igala bride (Kedono Jummai)

Bride, surrounded by her friends and her sister Bride, surrounded by her friends and her sister

When the bride’s friends are happy for her When the bride’s friends are happy for her

When your sister is ready to rock that dance floor and your friend is ready to be super woman When your sister is ready to rock that dance floor and your friend is ready to be super woman

Shoes and beaded traditional jewelry of the bride Shoes and beaded traditional jewelry of the bride

Shoes and beaded traditional jewelry of the bride Shoes and beaded traditional jewelry of the bride

Bride’s hand fan Bride’s hand fan

Bride and her aunts Bride and her aunts

Mat and wrapper for the bride Mat and wrapper for the bride

Yes, they have to put money for the bride, before she sits, but interesting fact, the Igala tribe generally doesn’t collect monetary dowry, because we believe the daughter is priceless and so cannot be sold/bought with money Yes, they have to put money for the bride, before she sits, but interesting fact, the Igala tribe generally doesn’t collect monetary dowry, because we believe the daughter is priceless and so cannot be sold/bought with money

I love you Jummai and I believe your mother, if she were physically here, would have been super happy and excited about your day. I only hope that those of us who attended and particularly the women who stood in as your mother were able to stand in the gap, at least for your wedding period.

The bride The bride

The groom The groom

The groom The groom

Bride and groom conversing Bride and groom conversing

Bride presenting Kolanut from the groom’s family to her Dad and her family Bride presenting Kolanut from the groom’s family to her Dad and her family

Dobaleing of the Yoruba people Dobaleing of the Yoruba people

The lady and her lover The lady and her lover

The bride and groom. Jummai and Deji. The bride and groom. Jummai and Deji.

Doctor and doctor (Mrs).

I respect you both as a couple and I encourage you both to continue to put God first in your lives.

May the presence and Blessing of God always abide with you both in Jesus Christ name! Amen!

P.s Enjoy my amateur photography work. 😊. You would notice though that some of the pictures are from the professional photographer. Thank goodness.

Thank you always for reading.

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Quintessential Faith 😊🌹


6 thoughts on “Story of a Nigerian traditional wedding: Igala and Yoruba wedding. Kedono (Jummai) weds Deji

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