Wedding My Mother Thinking about Design

Published on September 18th, 2013 | by George Wyngaardt


Mother-in-Law & Young African Wife

We visited my mother yesterday, apparently there were some things that the two most precious women in my life were cooking up. I accidentally stumbled across the blue prints to Jade’s modification of her western styled wedding dress. I quietly sat aside while my mother enjoyed the privileged of tailoring her daughter-in-laws wedding dress. This was a great moment for me as it showed the true essence of customs and culture that I believed was non existent until now. I also felt a uncontrollable gush of shame, it was clear that I had purposely neglected any connection to African customs and culture. My future wife Jade , who comes from a vast mix race background had more interest in showing ties to Africa at our wedding than I had. This did not settle to well with me, I have now vowed to acknowledge traditions and customs bestowed unto me why my forefathers, whether African or christian.

Jade trying on her Beads

I am looking forward to seeing how this design is going to come off, Jade has no idea of what I will be wearing that day, the true is that neither do I, I mean I have bought the suit but I just can’t make up my mind whether or not I am going to stick with it. I am sure it will all pan out nicely, below are some of the pictures I tool off Jade’s Sony Erickson.


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