Everyone dreams of their wedding day. But for one bride in Benue state, participating in her traditional wedding last weekend was more than she could take.
Bride Miss Nguemo Agera from Benue state, had long-awaited the day she could marry her fiance Mr Terver from Mase people of Gwer East, and when she finally was to proceed with her handover, she broke down in tears.
Photos from her big day shared by a family member are below. The pics were captioned:
The family of Terhemba Fidelis Agera Kume of konshisha LGA on Saturday gave their daughter’s (former Miss Nguemo Agera) hand in marriage to Mr Terver from Mase people of Gwer East.
May the good lord bless the marriage and let them be fruitful in Jesus name.
I wish you happy marriage life Mrs Nguemo Agera Terver.
More pics below:
Why do brides, grooms cry during weddings?
According to a report, the custom of crying during weddings, especially during traditional weddings existed a long time ago.
According to elderly people in some traditions, every bride has to cry at the wedding. Otherwise, the bride’s neighbors would look down upon her as a poorly cultivated girl and she would become the laughingstock of the village.
In fact, there are traditions in which the bride is beaten by her mother for not crying at the wedding ceremony.
In some other traditions, usually, the bride begins to cry a month before the wedding day. As the night falls, the bride walks inside the hall and weeps for about an hour.
Ten days later, her mother joins her, crying together with her.; Another ten days later, the grandmother joins the daughter and mother, to cry together with them. The sisters and aunts of the bride, if she has any, also have to join the crying.
A groom was once asked why he cried at his wedding, read his reply below:
Imagine being surrounded by your closest friends, your family, and a beautiful setting. Imagine standing in front of all these folks knowing you are as happy as you ever wanted to be and you know in a moment or two, there will be someone walking down the aisle who feels the same way for you.
There may some nerves, but deep down you know you have found the woman you want to spend your forever with. At this point, you are feeling this rush of contentment surround you and warming your heart to its capacity. When this happens, you feel as though there is no way you could be happier or anything could be better.
Suddenly, you hear the oohs, the ” she is so beautiful s,” and the pleasant reaction of your guests as your bride begins her graceful stride towards you.
Now, at the culmination of all your joy and contentment, you lay your eyes upon the most beautiful woman in the world and you know, she is going to be your best friend and love of your life.
If this last piece doesn’t put a tear in your eyes, I don’t know what will.