We are here with one of a kind of traditional wedding ceremony.
My team and I got to celebrate and shoot the traditional marriage ceremony between Vivian and Enoc #VIEN2020 last month, 15th of February 2020 photographing their two ceremonies!
The event kick starts with a traditional Igbo introduction on the first day, which lasted hours with visitors and well-wishers looking radiant and beautifully dressed in different attire.
What a fun-filled day! This was not our first time to attend a traditional marriage in the Igbo land, but starting from the event decoration, setting up the stage, bridal chain, and the dishes, they were beautiful.
So, it was very cool to experience something a little different this time.
On that note, I thought I did include a little bit of a background on what you will see below since it’s a little different. In Igbo culture, the introduction ceremony is the wedding which always takes place in the bride parent’s home, formally known as the main event.
During the traditional marriage, the couples don’t exchange rings, they pledge vows, and pay respect to their parents, families, and well-wishers.
It’s also a time to formally introduce family members from the bride’s side and the groom’s side to each other.
The traditional wedding ceremony is significant to the Igbos because couples would use this moment to show respect and appreciation to their parents and family members for all of their love and sacrifice, all of which have helped shape the bride and groom into the individuals they have become.
From Pyragrah Studios we would love to say congratulations on one of the most special days of your life! Best of luck for a happy and prosperous marriage to two people who truly deserve each other.