African inspred wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

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!

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Buzzing bee

Wow, sorry those were so big! Hope it helps though 🙂

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

oh ! I would love to see this close up. Do you have the issue date and mag title ?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hi,

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.

 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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.

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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.

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