A Simple Beautiful Ceremony

I can’t believe somebody managed to pull this off in Burundi. Double thumbs up!

FLKanuma's Blog

Had the pleasure this Saturday of attending one of the simplest, most economic wedding ceremonies you’ll ever witness albeit a very beautiful occassion.

In my calculation the whole ceremony lasted no more than four (4) hours; and trust me, for a typical African wedding that was serious time concervation.

A typical Kirundi/Kinyarwanda wedding affair includes:
1. Gusaba no gukwa (ceremonies where the bride-to-be introduces the groom-to-be to her folks) and where dowry is paid.
2. Civil ceremony where the government endorses the union.
3. Church ceremony where God blesses the marriage.
4. Reception where the guests are given an assortment of snacks and drinks. Guests are also treated to sweet speeches from different speakers and entertained by traditional dancers while enjoying local and international songs.
5. Dinner where a select invited group is invited to gorge themselves on food and drinks.
6. Gutwikurura or the “unveiling” of the bride from…

View original post 373 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s