Traditional Nigerian Home Wedding in Leeds – by Nick Calini Photography & Videography. Licentiate Wedding Photographer by The Master Photographers Association.


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Before The Nigerian Traditional Wedding Ceremony

We’ve arrived at the ceremony well before it had started so we had time to meet the guests and family. I was booked as their wedding photographer and Luiza was booked as the wedding videographer.

The ceremony took place at the brides home and it was full of traditions so I will try my best to explain them.

 The Nigerian Traditional Ceremony

In Nigeria, a wedding is more than a celebration, it’a a union between two families becoming one.

The Nigerian, the ceremony is a traditional engagement. It’s a celebration where the couple would bring their two families together to meet one another and approve so that they could get married. During the ceremony, the groom will beg on the ground for the bride’s hand in marriage. The groom must prove that he is worthy, will love and take great care of her .
In this case the groom, Prince, has to be found through the crowd by his future wife Janet who is caring a cup filled with palm wine which is handed by her father. After the groom is found he has to drink the wine and then he hands the glass back to his wife-to-be. Once she has taken a sip, their marriage is official and the two families are united.

Money spraying is a gesture used in the Nigerian culture to show the happiness for someone.
This wedding was not an exception as I never seen so much money thrown on the floor and all over. After speaking to the bride I have found out that they have been honoured with friends and relatives present at their traditional wedding day from all over the world, including Europe, Africa and America. Everyone had a great vibe and energy and I was almost dancing while I was taking the wedding photographs.

If you are looking for a professional wedding photographer or wedding videographer for your african wedding,contact us

Nick and Luiza are absolutely amazing. They offer a very professional service and their picture and video quality are stunning, especially for the prices they offer. They captured every beautiful moment at my wedding and I am beyond impressed. Nick ensures that he communicates with his clients throughout the whole process and you are up to date about any changes on time. I would absolutely recommend Nick Calini Photography to anyone searching for a reliable, professional and affordable service for their special occasion 🙂

Janet & Prince

Nick Calini & Luiza Calini are an Award Winnng Destination Wedding Photographer & Videographer couple. We specialize in Weddings, Engagements, Pre Wedding and Elopements, but also Family & Baby Photography, Private Events and Corporate Events.
Professional Wedding Photographer & Videographer based in Bradford, BD10, West Yorkshire, UK. We often travel all around the UK and abroad for our groom and bride.
We focus on the intimate and raw moments that are unique to each couple.
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