If you are a lover of African culture like we are, then you will absolutely adore this post about Ghanaian Kente weddings! For starters, the Kente is a colorful ceremonial cloth from Ghana that is hand-woven on a loom. It is original to the Asante people and is worn during very important social and religious occasions. Specifically, four inch strips are sewn together into larger pieces of cloth. The end result is a brilliant, colorful and intricate design. Undoubtedly, this has definitely made the Kente fabric the best known of all Ghanaian textiles. In fact, many now refer to the Kente as the traditional cloth of Ghana.
Ghanaian Kente Weddings
In recent times, weddings in Ghana are featuring couples embracing their culture and tradition. The stylish and colorful Kente outfits are preferred for their big day. No kidding, the Kente trend is the one many are now going for. Certainly, it is beautiful to see Ghanaian couples going for the Kente and integrating it into their wedding attire.
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Ghanaian weddings, much like every other traditional wedding are a time of celebration, laughter, and love. Ideally, you will see the men wrap the Kente cloth around their bodies like a toga. The ultimate styling tip is to drape the Kente over their shoulders like a cloak of honor. The confidence and pride oozing from the posture and demeanor is impeccable. Meanwhile, the brides don outfits that bring out their true beauty and evokes a real sense of fulfillment as an “African Queen.”
Not only are these couples setting a new trend in Ghana, but they are equally igniting a passion in us to stay true to who we are and embrace our colorful and rich African cultures.
Therefore, in honor of all the brides and grooms out there who have chosen to use the Kente for their big day, may you inspire the choice of others looking to make this journey.