Traditional weddings in Nigeria are always colourful regardless of the tribe or ethnicity. The event features beautiful attires, mouth-watering dishes, cultural songs & dances and astonishing accessories including wedding umbrella to show the diversity and richness of the Nigerian culture and style.
In today’s post, we are going to highlight two reasons why Ibom brides usually arrive, dancing out with an umbrella during the traditional wedding ceremony.
Why Do Ibom Brides Carry An Umbrella??
Well, the true reason why Akwa Ibom brides carries an umbrella isn’t documented but we know that umbrellas give shade and some covering during sun or rain. The fact that the umbrella gives protection makes it symbolic in the arrival of the bride.
The bride should be well covered and protected before meeting her groom and in-laws. Another reason why Akwa Ibom brides carries an umbrella is the style. Ibom brides add a lot of spice to their appearance with the beautifully crafted umbrellas, giving them a more regal welcome.
The umbrella often comes in the same colours or matching colours to the bride’s outfit or the colour of the ceremony.
Here are some of our brides arriving with their umbrellas: