On December 17th, 2020, my mother’s family arrived for my uncle’s wedding. On 18th December, we started preparing food and arranging other things in preparation for the wedding.
The day we have all been waiting for finally came! The day my mother’s brother got married. Meanwhile, I was the Maid of Honor to his bride.
I woke up around 3:45 am to prepare myself for the day. I couldn’t wait to see how the day will turn out to be. The makeup artiste started doing our make up at around 6:00am. Since we finished our make up late, my mother told them to hurry up because they’ll have to tie my mother and her sisters gele and also beat their face. Every body was rushing to meet up with time for the church wedding which was 10am. Meanwhile, I went to snap my first set of pictures 💃🏽💃🏽.
My mother called me to help dress the bride and then we left for the wedding. It was held at St Peters Catholic Church, Ikot Ata Enin, Adiasim, Essien Udim, Akwa Ibom State (that’s my mother’s hometown). The color of the day was emerald green and champagne gold. I was badly sweating. My make up was cracking like cement before I even stepped into the church. Finally, the Priest, Bride and train; which includes me, lined up to walk into the church for the wedding to commence. Where I sat, the fan was so slow, I had to be fanning the bride every time and then mop her face throughout. I wonder how the bride was feeling in the hot church and with the tight uncomfortable gown. Anyways, I know she was so glad because the joy showed on her face.
I almost slept off during sermon, even though I had to keep fanning the bride and also maintain a happy face and nice posture for the photographer to capture.
The Rev. Fr. talked about submission: he said women should submit themselves to their husbands. Why must it always be the woman that submits to their husband? He also talked about how the wife should be the one cooking and taking care of the kids while the husband will work. Isn’t it suppose to be the husband and wife that will cook, take care of the children and both also work? They’re supposed to run their marriage together as a team.
Next, the bride and groom did exchange of ring. Then, we all danced with the newly wedded couple. When we arrived there in the morning, the place was empty but when I went out, omo every where was full. I turned and I saw a big crowd still coming in to witness the wedding ceremony of Mr & Mrs Fidelis Akpan. We actually wanted to do a small wedding because of the covid-19 pandemic and we didn’t want any problem from the state government but it turned out to be a big wedding.
The reception and that’s my favorite part 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽. We had a DJ, a food section, a section for the newly wedded couples,etc. We did a toast to their marriage and gifts were given to the newly wedded couples. Finally, it was time to eat but I didn’t have appetite to eat. I just wanted to enjoy myself to the fullest. I planned on keeping the pictures in my gallery and not post anyone but my close friend and course mate, Karen said I should post them because they were too beautiful to be kept as draft.
Since I was the Maid of Honor, I didn’t have enough time to snap lots of pictures and videos. When I came back I was extremely tired. I couldn’t even sleep well. I thought it was because of how busy I was for the wedding but then after all the sleep, I was still feeling very much tired, I had body pains and I felt very weak and that’s how I knew I was going to fall sick. I was even praying that I won’t fall sick because in the past eleven months, I’ve just been falling sick anyhow but I’m feeling fine now.
How was your Christmas? How many plates of fried rice, salad, chicken, white rice and stew, pounded yam and white soup did you eat? How was boxing day? Did you go to your hometown to celebrate Christmas? What did you do on Christmas? As for me, I was taking medication so I’ll feel better and I realized that I’m really broke (p.s: I was trying to do an online transaction and my card was declined). This broke life is not for me In Jesus Name. Amen 🙏🏽
From the bottom of my heart, I wish you divine favor, good health, safe, amazing, sweet and unending testimonies. I hope that you and yours have a happy, healthy and wonderful holiday. Enjoy ✌🏾💖. I love you all ❤.