A couple is trending on social media after they held their church wedding on Saturday, February 8, and didn’t have a reception afterwards as Nigerian believes.
The couple, whose names were simply given as Augustus and Vivian, wedded at the St. Dennis Catholic Church in Bariga on Saturday, February 8, without a reception.
After the couple exchanging their vows in the church, the couple distributed a package to everyone after Mass and they cut their cake at the exit door of the church and everyone took a piece and went home.
There were no friends wearing Asoebi, there were no bridesmaids or men in suit, it was just the couple in their wedding outfits and their guests wearing whatever they wanted. After Mass, everyone went home before 1 p.m.
Nigerian people believe that weddings, irrespective of a couple’s financial status, are worth celebrating in grand style. It is not really surprising that Nigerian wedding planners and vendors are making a killing.
Kevin Ugwu, the priest who officiated their wedding, shared their unique wedding story on Facebook.
The cleric said:
“Today’s wedding between Augustus and Vivian in St Denis Catholic Church, Bariga was particularly different in a very cool and sweet way. The bride and groom were beautifully dressed.
“A friend of mine Edith Kush did the make up for the bride. The wedding was done with the bride and the groom exchanging their vows to each other lovingly. That was the highpoint of the whole thing.
“The food and souvenir were beautifully packaged together and were distributed to all that came just immediately after the mass.
“They had the cutting of the cake just at the exit door of the church. No reception. No hall. No Mc. No DJ. No event planner. No aseobi. No bridal train. Just the essential. Before 1pm everyone was already on their way home and to their other businesses, including the couple.
“On Sunday they will come for thanksgiving after having consummated the marriage without stress”.
See the photos of the couple: