Sunday, March 28, 2010

Kikuyu Wedding

The other day, while we were at home relaxing, we began to hear cars honking, or hooting, as it is called here. More and more cars were coming into our complex, all hooting. We went outside to see what was going on, and realized it was a wedding party. Adrienne grabbed the video camera and started filming this very cool event taking place.

We found out (by asking our neighbors who came out to watch as well) that this was a traditional Kikuyu wedding. The women from the groom's family had come to collect the bride from her parent's house. They sing outside the gate until they are let in, then they bring the bride out to a waiting car and take her to the ceremony.

Enjoy the singing and dancing!

Jonathan


2 comments:

Pat said...

Way cool! Thanks for sharing that! Maybe I should incorporate that into my wedding :-) Pat

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a beautiful tradition! What a blessing to witness it up close like that & capture it on film. Thanks for sharing it with us Ferguson's :)

xoxo,
Monica & Big Boy Kyle