From wearing a veil to having bridesmaids; from throwing the bouquet to wearing a white dress, there are many weird traditions that have become the norm at every wedding ceremony.




While you’ve probably figured out the fact that these practices originated from a person or country, you probably don‟t know what they mean; how and how they came to be.

Below are some wedding traditions that have weird origins.

1. White wedding dress

It has probably struck you as odd why brides choose to wear white wedding dresses to their ceremonies. No other colour but white in most cases!

Actually, the idea started about 200 years ago when Mary, Queen of Scots chose to wear a white dress to her wedding (at the time, red was the most popular colour and white dresses were worn to funerals!).

The amazing thing is that Mary‟s husband died a few years later and she had been blamed.

In 1840, Queen Victoria also defied the norm by wearing a white satin gown in what was an obvious show of defiance and wealth.

Needless to say, the white dress became a massive success; a new style that is still adopted till today.

Nigerian artiste, Patoranking who welcomed his daughter, Wilmer sometime last year, shares pictures with her and her godfather Berra.

Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie aka Patoranking took to his social media page to share beautiful pictures from his daughter’s final phase of Baptism as she sleeps in the hands of her godfather, Berra.

The pictures shared pulled so much attention as the Georgian singer and songwriter, Berra who is the godfather of Wilmer (Patoranking’s daughter) looks like an angel with is platinum hair, eyebrow, and beards.

He wrote;

Wilmer’s godfather @beraofficial Took us to Church  in Georgia for the final Phase of her Baptism Lil Queen slept all thru . I Love Her so Much.

Patoranking’s daughter Wilmer slept throughout the ceremony while her godfather carried her in his arms.

Sometime last year, there were speculations that he had a daughter, he only confirmed the news in May when he shared a tribute and a picture of Wilmer on his Instagram page. Read the sweet works he penned below.

”Dearest Wilmer,
My blessing from above,
Before I was introduced to you,
I knew you,
My new tribe,
We grew,
Steps we took,
Days I flew,
Sunrises too,
We are glued,
Through unconditional love,
Our souls intertwined,
Our bond, purest at its core,
In disbelief that you are mine,
We shine,

Through my obstacles in Cotonou,
Hustling with Grandpa
A reminder,
From there I came,
Product of Ebute Metta,
Hope for the ghetto youth

I write you this letter in hopes you understand your greatest value,
Of importance and bravery,
Forged in rich heritage,
African Royalty,
A Champion that’s who you are
Remember to pursue your greatest potential,
In you there could be a Yaa Asantewaa,
A spark similar to Michelle Obama

Flawed I am not,
For your eyes cloak me in deep comfort,
Whilst Kampala airport remind me that I am Black, A Nigerian
The beauty lies in the fact that you see me
Past all that,
All that identifies as unworthy,
For in you there is strength,
Drawn by raw emotion,
Magnificent in all your humility,
In all the changes you made in me,
Separated by an influx of differences,
Surrounded by infinite love,
My peace of mind,
The anomaly,
The exception to the rule,
You are,
My best body of work,
Art imitating life,
I am,
Father to Wilmer
God fearing,
Black, Man
This is Wilmer,
Daughter of Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie aka Patoranking
My dedication.

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