About a month ago, we had the honor of being invited to Abdun & Mamize’s wedding. Mamize is a beautiful woman inside and out, and it has been a privilege to get to know her. We initially met Mamize as she started working for us 3d/week and teaching Bri creole lessons. Over the past 4 months, our friendship has developed, and we have gotten to know her on a personal level.
The wedding was on a Saturday afternoon, held in a little, second-story church, in Les Cayes. For those that have been to Haiti, you can confirm that afternoon + second story building = sweltering! For those who have never been to Haiti, there is no air conditioning. Scott was in charge of transporting the cake, food, and the couples friends and family to and from the wedding. I was the photographer 🙂 The wedding started 1 hour late, lasted a little over 2 hours, and was mostly in French, I think. One of the funniest moments, was listening to the guests hoot, holler, and carry on in the back of the land cruiser, on the way home from the wedding. (I wish I would have taken a video)! We had 17 haitians riding in the back at once! It was an honor for us to be a part of this special day, and to serve Mamize in this way. We learned a lot about the Haitian culture, too! I could write a separate post w/ some great stories for each one of these pictures, but sometimes simply stated is better.
This is a picture of the “dancers.” In the states, we know them as bridesmaids and groomsman. In Haiti, they don’t just walk down they isle, they have a choreographed dance, for a whole song, as they go down the isle.
Here is a picture of the bride.
The bride and groom with the cake.
Bride and groom with photographer, chauffeur, and Chloe.