Who doesn’t love a Wedding! A special day where two people deeply in love decide to take the plunge and official tie the knot. It’s the fairy tale ending that every girl and sometimes guy wants!
Well, a few weeks ago my older brother and his new wife decided to take their relationship to the next level and get hitched! I honestly couldn’t be more happier for them. (So when’s my turn? a question I was continuously faced with throughout the day!)
I’m still young & free (hint, hint ladies!). Although, I do see myself as a bit of an hopeless romantic. Hoping to find that special lady that I can sail off into the sea with. My time will come, she’s definitely out there, waiting for the planets to align perfectly, so that it’s magical when we meet!
With that being said, funnily enough, this was actually the first ever wedding. Let alone been one of the groomsmen. So there was an added excitement, nervousness and just pure happiness of being involved (which I tend not to show much because of my hard outer shell haha).
One interesting thing about African weddings is that we actually have two weddings. YES TWO! So one is a more traditional type wedding. Whereby everyone is dressed in traditional African cloths. A LOT of praying, you’re taxed by the brides family and told to do a number of Symon say’s styled tasks (i.e, Salute, High Knees, Dance to the ground, press ups etc). The other wedding is the more common wedding ceremony in a church and reception after. (I’ll only talk about the common wedding)
The day started off great, with breakfast in this really posh English hotel. Then my bro conveniently dropped a boom shell that I had to give a speech later, with basically not time to plan (Cheers bro!). However, I just spoke from the heart and said my honest feelings about this amazing new couple.
So, it was time to suit up and transform into some sexy ass groomsmen! But of course my brother came out and shat on all of our suits! Haha! No but he looked good! I have to give it to the boy! Not many people can pull of a Purple Double Breasted suit, with a green tweed DB waist coat (the waist coat was NAUGHTY, he could have easily worn it without the blazer and still looked good!) topped off with some black & grey suede loafers. OI…VERY DECENT!!
We arrived at the church a few minutes late (African timing of course) but before the bride, women take it to another level! My brother may not admit it but at this point I KNOW my bro got the jitters! You could see it all over him. ANYWAY, enough about the boys!
HERE COMES THE BRIDE!! I felt like I was in a movie with this being my first wedding and everything going on. But, the bride! THE BRIDE! JESUS THE BRIDE! She looked so beautiful, truly! Trust me I don’t dish out compliments easy.
Her wedding dress looked like something the angles must have weaved together and sent down from the heaven the night before! Plus, Hair and Make-up flawless.
The exchanging of the vows, the prayers, singing and the final “You may kiss the bride” it was all a truly great experience. Mate! Like 90% of the women in the church were crying! I’m just sitting there chatting with the boys, saying “women cry so easy” HAHA!
Next stop was to hit this awesome park for wedding photos! I whipped out my camera and me and the groomsmen had our own little photoshoot going on! Like, forget about this wedding, its time to get those serious angles.
The final stage of the day was the reception. The part everyone looks forward to because its the chance to EAT, DRINK AND LET LOOSE!!
HOWEVER!! PEOPLE!!!! I can’t speak for everyone, but if you’re African you DEFINITELY can relate to this. SO! Yes it’s my brothers wedding and I expect to see family & old family friends I haven’t seen in a LONG time! HOWEVER! The amount of uncles & aunties coming up to me saying:
AH AH, SO YOU DON’T REMEMBER ME! *African voice*
OF COURSE NOT!! I was like 10 years old when we met and I couldn’t call you by your first name because it’s rude, so to me you’re all just uncles and aunties! WHAT YEARS later, now I should magically know your name. NAH MATE! Sorry you’re still uncle & auntie. Haha (It had to be said)
Anyway, apart from that the reception was amazing! Good to see my family both current & new. Above all we just had a great time and really enjoyed the evening!
A final congrats to my brother and his wife! God bless their new relationship and future.
PS: if you’ve read this whole thing, thank you! my post are not normally this long but I though it would be great to take you through the whole day.