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
Leaving the Salon
Drummers welcome Ami to the house and alert the guests on the roof to her arrival
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
Ami’s Mum with Daniel and his Twin Sister and our new Grandchild
Lucy and Daniel with Mgatte (Pap)
What a colourful and happy day!
And the Civil Wedding will be on Wednesday.
Posted by mybeautfulthings on April 18, 2012 in family, music, poetry, Senegal, senses, travel, Wedding
Tags: beauty salon, civil wedding, dancing, drummers, drumming, English, French, gold-dust, Grandbaby, Griots, guests, make-up, maquillage, Muslim Wedding, newly marrieds, Postaday, postaday2012, reception, Senegalese wedding dress, singing, sisters, translator, twins, wedding ceremony, Wolof
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!
Kennesaw, GA, USA
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.
June 12, 2015 at 4:05 pm
Wonderful colourful Wedding, everyone looks so happy.
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. 🙂
September 17, 2012 at 7:54 pm
so vibrant, lovely
September 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm
Thank you – it was very lovely! Sorry for the delay in replying – family visitor!
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. 🙂
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 🙂
April 25, 2012 at 12:09 pm
Congrats to the married couple.
April 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm
Thank you very much! I’ll pass your good wishes on 🙂
April 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm
Every single person was absolutely beaming! Beautiful pictures!!
April 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm
Thank you! It really was a wonderful day!
April 19, 2012 at 5:47 pm
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
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!
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.
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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