Friday, 4 November 2011

A wedding... Sierra Leone-style!

Last Saturday (29th October) a small group of us had the privilege of attending the wedding of one of our day workers here. The wedding ceremony was conducted in a small church 30 or so minutes drive from the ship. It was a long service, lasting some three hours, but it was a privilege to witness how a wedding ceremony is conducted in Sierra Leone. It certainly is different from weddings back home. A wedding in West Africa is very-much an event in which the whole community comes together to celebrate the happy couple's joy. Here are some photos from our day. Most of these images are courtesy of Candace Miller.

Candace and I.

The front of the church.

Children's choir performs.

The happy couple having their wedding photos taken.

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