Monday, July 2, 2012

My 1st Nigerian Wedding! Part 1

Last weekend I spent sometime with my best friend and her family. (This is part 1 of my Nigerien experience.) This was the first time I really experienced her culture. After church we had our lunch and I was hoping we would eat some fufu and we did!! I was so excited, I couldn't stop talking about it!!

I hadn't eaten with my hands in a while so this was fun lol The only thing I didn't like about it was the whole swallowing thing. I couldn't do it. So I chewed it. Which was hilarious to them. Well I am American, I wouldn't know any better. They are Igbo (tribe name), so they swallow. I think they said that Yoruba's chew. So I guess I'm a Yoruba (tribe name)!!

That evening we had to attend a wedding rehearsal, because one of her cousins were getting married. At the rehearsal I saw a lady fixing an head wrap on my friends sister head. Which was very interesting, because I thought they bought it that way, and to see it being mad was an eye opener. 


This is my friends sister Joy!!   

This girl thinks she's a model!! She looks fabulous!

My best friend Chioma!

~The Outfits~

Dress: H&M $5.00
Shoes: Ross $16.99

~At the wedding!~

The wedding was super long. There was singing, praying and a sermon. It was a beautiful wedding but I was getting hungry. It was suppose to start at 10:00 but it started at 12:00 and ended around 3:00 or 4:00.

The wedding and the people were amazing. Their outfits were on point! I have to go to the next engagement they have. 
Because the day was super long, I had to make a part 1 and 2!

I will do part 2 real soon. 

Stay Fabulous and embrace your culture!


  1. I love that you're interested in the Nigerian culture. I'm an Igbo Nigerian too!
    Typical Nigerians, they say one time and they mean two hours later lool
    I went to my first proper traditional Nigerian wedding a couple of weeks ago and it was lovely. The bride was beautiful and her groom very handsome ;)
    I love your outfit and your shoes are gorgeous x

  2. "They are Igbo (tribe name), so they swallow. I think they said that Yoruba's chew. So I guess I'm a Yoruba (tribe name)!!" LOOOOOOL love it!!!

    i'm igbo, but i have to brother on the other hand does swallow!

    your dress is gorgeous...and for only $5?! that's like £3! beyond a bargain!

    looking forward to part 2 x

  3. This is cool, hope you enjoyed it :)

  4. Love your outfit, especially the shoes! Gorgeous!

    P.S: I love the music on your blog, I've been sitting here jamming to Adorn loool x

  5. AWWWWWHHH i couldn't help smiling reading this. I'm really glad you came and took part of my culture. This makes me proud!! PS: You guys she's really Nigerian by heart and she's part of my family so yep that makes her Nigerian.

    Love you best friend :)

  6. Love these pictures!! :)

    You look amazing :)

    Just stopped by your blog!
    Loved it instantly so I have no choice but to follow you around!!

    Please feel free to check out my blog if you have the time



  7. Seems like you had fun!I am glad you enjoyed my culture ( I am yoruba though). I cannot believe you thought the gele(head wrap)came that way.That is hilarious!!

    Btw, i didnt know Yoruba people had the reputation for chewing their fufu though, i am Yoruba and i swallow mine!That is interesting.Glad you had fun.

  8. Love your outfit. I haven't had a chance to attend a Nigerian wedding before but it surely does look lovely. Full of love and joy. Looks like everyone had a great time.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and scribing..I like yours too and will be doing the same :)

    Rella from

  9. I've been to way too many Nigerian weddings haha I'm glad you had fun! You all look so pretty and that egusi soup is making my mouth water D: lol

  10. i love it!!! You look amazing and I love hearing about the many different traditions and doings of African culture.

  11. you look really pretty in a colorful dress!