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The grooms father, with the blue beaded headgear, leads the wedding couple round the in-laws homestead a couple of times, first in Traditional white wedding dress, then in Traditional gear as above and finally as a way to introduce the couple to eveyone.

The bride leaves her family home and this is now her now home, she can visit her parents but can't really stay there.

THe sad thing about these amazing traditional ceremonies is that this couple's grand children will in all probability not have these ceremonies when they get married, as htese wonderful custom fade or become westernised, so much of this wonderful nations culture get lost, which is really sad.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:17.0-55.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Sep 2012 - 2:36 PM
Focal Length:17mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Return not detected
White Balance:As Shot
Title:African Wedding
Username:Zilba Zilba
Uploaded:5 Oct 2012 - 1:02 PM
Tags:Africa, Bazil raubach, Eastern cape, General, Outdoors, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, South africa, Traditional, Weding
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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 1:13 PM

Groom looking very serious here with the 'baton'?
such a colourful series so beautifully captured
Lillian

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Zilba
Zilba  5 South Africa4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2012 - 1:22 PM

He doesn't he?

Lillian, they has less than 3 hours sleep after a week of prep, the Saturday after a marathon wedding they hasd to pack up all the brides prersents and goods from her ancestorial home and transport to his families home which is now her home, unpack and have her place settled before the Sunday traditional wedding could go ahead.

They went to bed at 3M, by 6am, they were preapring for the days festivities. This was taken in the afternoon so they were pretty tuckered out.

The baton is called a 'knobkerrie": A short club with one knobbed end, used as a weapon by warriors of certain South African peoples.

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