oh weddings! I love weddings!! check out these Yoruba traditional wedding

Published June 20, 2012 by tutukulture

We love traditional weddings, with their vibrant colours, rich food, playful banter and more, what’s not to like? Okay maybe the chaos that sometimes comes with the territory, but hey, something has to give. As residents of Lagos, we’ve certainly attended our fair share of Yoruba Engagements, they are beautiful symbolic occasions (albeit usually lengthy) that mark the ‘official engagement’ between a couple. The entire event usually plays out like a well rehearsed play with two narrators representing both families, the ‘Alaga Ijoko’ (the sitting MC) for the brides family and the ‘Alaga Iduro’ (the standing MC) for the grooms family. Prior to the engagement, both families meet in the ‘introduction’ where amongst other things, wedding dates are set and both families get to know each other. Below are some beautiful pictures to feed your eyes…

bride and groom in their attire

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the exciting moment, i always look for this moment, the groom prostrating…

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here comes the bride!!!!Image

the groom, his families and friends dancing in

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the alaga in action!!!

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bride’s mummy, looking beautiful

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oh! i love this cake

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the traditional marriage lists

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the aso-ebi for sure

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for the guys as well

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i love this bride

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