What Friday usually means....
Weddings! Since Friday is the Holy Day here usually weddings are planned for that day and we have been to many a wedding people. I seriously should make an island wedding coffee table book; except for the part about needing your photographs to be actually good and the part about no one here having coffee tables. Ok, but beside that it was a good idea.
This last Friday it was a Skuli ya Imani's student's older brother who tied the knot. I was asked to lead the caravan of cars and the role of taking the bride to her new home which is his family home for her first weeks as a wife. But before she was ready there was lots of waiting, fancy clothes, too much eye shadow, high pitched hollering and celebrating, eating sambusas and drinking coffee, prayers in the madarasa, cheza dufu dancing, and good old family heckling. It was a wedding; island style!!
just me and my girl Imani as Anni decided she would rather kick it with Papa at work since she was tired after a crazy week
lots of waiting
everyone arrives and we pile in to go get our Bibi Harusi (bride). Evy rode with the groom and his posse
Evy running around the madrasa
bibi harusi all glammed up
the best man and his Bibi
Evy got a lot of attention which is always ok by her
the groom is short! Or as we say here mfupi :) this picture makes me giggle.
coffee and snacks before we head out.
Another Friday, another wedding. Praying blessing for this couple and their families.