Middle eastern customs dating
After this ceremony, the groom retrieves his bride and they along with a procession go to a church/mosque to take their wedding vows.
After the religious ceremony, the wedding procession moves to a park/garden where lunch is served to guests.
Customarily, marriage proceedings often begin with the man proposing to the woman.
Upon her acceptance the man then calls for a meeting with his clan elders who largely consist of extended elderly family members.
The groom to be would bring a gift of game or maybe a few arrows to his new in-laws, take his bride home to live in his band and with his new parents.
His only obligation is to find among his relatives a girl willing to marry a brother or male cousin of his wife.
If he feels he can feed more than one wife, he may have additional wives.
When concluded, the gifts are then presented to the bride's family.After this, the bride, along with her entourage of girls is presented to the husband, family and guests in the most colourful way.Pygmy engagements were not long and usually formalized by an exchange of visits between the families concerned.Afterwards, the wedding party typically takes pictures while guests make their way to the reception.At the reception, depending on the family's ethnic group there are several traditional dances performed.