NEW ORLEANS MULTICULTURAL WEDDING | CRYSTAL PALACE BALLROOM | JESSICA + LANRE

"how quickly can we adopt a strange food, attire, music, even the fine details of a Nigerian wedding 'skit' if you will (Yoruba tribe to be clear) the delicate job of a moderator narrating intentions, interjecting songs and parody. The 'sitting' or receiving families (bride in this case) and the 'standing' visiting family (groom) arriving to ask for the bride's parent's permission to marry their daughter. Oh, the formalities that follow such as the prostrating to show deference, or announcing to the world, once prompted by the ever capable moderator, that, he, the groom,  "begged", (literarily), to marry the girl. This is far from an elopement

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