We had the honor of attending a Zulu wedding!
Sister Rhodes, Sister Brown, and I waiting for the ceremony!
Typical Zulu ceremonial attire.
Parents of the groom! He is the President of
the Dundee Branch. She wears a beautiful
handmade shawl over her shoulders as part
of the wedding ceremony.
Sister of the bride helps present a beautiful blanket by the
bride's family to the groom's mother.
The women are sitting around a wooden chest filled
with the personal belongings of the bride. The ceremony
takes place in a large open field.
The groom must pay lobola for the bride (cows are given to the
bride's family demonstrating that he is prepared to take care of her)
The older gentleman on the left is the grandfather of the bride.
He negotiates with the groom and is guaranteed cows as payment.
The grandfather does a traditional dance.
The bride does a traditional dance.
A traditional veil of beads. (I don't know what she has in her mouth?)
The groom looks very happy.
The groom and bride dance.
The groom's parents.
A cow is slaughtered as part of the traditional wedding
ceremony, and these traditional foods are cooked along
with the cow.