Senegal 8th April – Daniel and Ami’s Wedding Day

18 Apr

The morning of the wedding, Ami and her Mum

The family in the morning

Ami at the  beauty salon, hair started, no make-up yet

Ami in her Wedding Dress, having changed in the salon owner’s bedroom next door

Back in the Salon, hair done and being sprinkled with gold-dust

Make-up done

Leaving the Salon

Drummers welcome Ami to the house and alert the guests on the roof to her arrival

Drumming welcome

Daniel and Ami arrive for the Ceremony

Babacar, very kindly, translates from Wolof to English for us

Traditionally, cola nuts and sweets are handed around once the couple are married

The party begins with drumming and dancing

Followed by traditional singing, telling stories and praising the couple

and more drumming…..

and more dancing…..

Lucy and Ndeye Marie at the Wedding

Family photo

Ami’s Mum with Daniel and his Twin Sister and our new Grandchild

Newly Married

Just beautiful!

More family

Lucy and Daniel with Mgatte (Pap)


What a colourful and happy day!

And the Civil Wedding will be on Wednesday.


Posted by on April 18, 2012 in family, music, poetry, Senegal, senses, travel, Wedding


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22 responses to “Senegal 8th April – Daniel and Ami’s Wedding Day

  1. Patti Harris

    September 12, 2020 at 10:44 am

    I came across this on the web while studying Senegal weddings and it so touched my heart! You have such a beautiful family! You all have really been blessed! I wish you all the happiness and good fortune in the world!

    Patti Harris
    Kennesaw, GA, USA

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 12, 2020 at 6:03 pm

      How lovely that our fabulous family wedding contributed to your study of Senegalese weddings! Thank you so much for your comments and I wish you all the best too. Stay safe in this uncertain world.

  2. Grannymar

    June 12, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Wonderful colourful Wedding, everyone looks so happy.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 12, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      It was such a happy event and we were made to feel so welcome by the family in Senegal. Thank you for having a look at this post. 🙂

  3. sula1968

    September 17, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    so vibrant, lovely

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you – it was very lovely! Sorry for the delay in replying – family visitor!

  4. halasaleh1

    May 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    My goodness! The colors, and dresses, and makeup, and happiness glowing in everyone’s faces is just breathtaking! Thank you so much for sharing. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 18, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      It was indeed a wonderfully happy and colourful occasion. The whole week was amazing as we were taken into our new family with such love 🙂

  5. Rich Green

    April 25, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Congrats to the married couple.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm

      Thank you very much! I’ll pass your good wishes on 🙂

  6. Jeannie

    April 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Every single person was absolutely beaming! Beautiful pictures!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      Thank you! It really was a wonderful day!

  7. dhphotosite

    April 19, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      It was a delight to be there and a privilege to be able to share it. So glad you liked it, one of my really beautiful experiences!

  8. Candida

    April 19, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Had forgotten how different some of this sub-Saharan African Islam is from Arabian peninsula or Indian subcontinent Islam. Fie upon inky chadors and burkas! Lovely.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      Hello, yes it was very refreshing given the picture we are given of Islam in the press. It was a fabulously coloured affair. Thank you for your comment.


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