|Sister Yadlee and me after the ceremony.|
Haitian brides look either bored or terrified during the ceremony – it seems like they would rather be anywhere else but at their own wedding.
There must be at least one choir at every wedding.
People dress up in their finest clothes – the shinier the better.
|Bride and Groom during the ceremony.|
The photographer will do anything to get a good shot of the couple – meaning they will stand at the front, blocking everyone else’s view during most of the ceremony.
The bride, groom, and their attendants get to sit in fancy chairs on the platform for the ceremony. They only stand up when it’s time to say the vows and exchange rings.
Weddings are usually in French – to show that you are intellectual – even though many of the guests aren’t able to speak French.
Haitians don’t like to linger at the reception – they eat their food and get out! I think it mostly has to do with the fact that its getting dark by that time and many people will have to walk or take public transport to get home.
Tampico is the drink of choice for any festive occasion.