Post # 1
My husband is from Senegal and we were married in a civil ceremony a few months ago. However, we’re celebrating a reception/vow renewal in front of friends and family here in a couple months. I have been racking my brain for ways to incorporate his culture while still keeping the romantic, vineyard wedding that we had planned. We’re serving at least one traditional Senegalese dish, but I’m having a hard time thinking of ways to add little touches to our ceremony/reception. Any ideas would be very much appreciated!
Post # 3
Oh gosh, there was an issue of elegant bride or whatever a couple months back that had this… let me see if i can find some page scans…
hmm I can’t. let me take some pics!
Post # 4
Wow, sorry those were so big! Hope it helps though 🙂
Post # 5
oh ! I would love to see this close up. Do you have the issue date and mag title ?
Post # 6
There’s several things you could do:
— Incorporate a traditional aspect of a Senegalese wedding ceremony
— Table names after Senegalese words
— Wear traditional Senegalese clothing
— Well….you’re already serving a traditional dish….
That’s all I can think of right now….
Post # 7
Well you can do a couple of things on top of what YSQueen has suggested. You could opt to serve senegalese homemade juice. The two main ones are called “Bouye’ and “Bissap”. Bouye is made of a fruit pulp from the baobab tree and Bissap is also a juice made of dried calyces. Both of these are traditional senegalese juice. You could also name your tables after Senegalese cities (such as Dakar, which is the Capital, etc).
Hope this help. My mom is senegalese, so I am a bit familiar with the culture and the food so feel free to reach out to me @ [email protected] if you want, I’ll try to help.
Post # 7
soxna: Not sure if any of you are still checking weddingbee. My fiance is Senegalese and I would love to know how you incorporated the culture.
Post # 8
attaya_girl: You could add music, Senegal has amazing pop and traditional music. Senegal also has wonderful cuisine which you could add to your wedding menu. What I did at my wedding is that I put the names of cities from my country, instead of numbers, to mark and name the tables. My hubby also wore an African inspired shirt under his dress jacket. My bridal shower was very traditional. I wore traditional dress, my grandmother presented me with traditional gifts and we ate traditional foods; that’s another way to add African culture into your marriage events.