It was SO interesting to see a Swazi wedding!
Pres. Shongwe's dad, Jerome, at our table with Elders Pulley, Powell, Pace and Sinclair
Pontsho's relatives from Lesotho (all wearing blue & white)
The 3-sided program...
Our water bottles all had the bride and groom's photos on them
Even the punch matched the silver and peachy-orange color scheme!
The cute mom and baby sitting next to me
The elders moved outside halfway through to give their seats to both a district and
branch presidency member.
These dancers were hired to perform before the wedding celebration began, underneath
a tent in the Shongwes' yard. We got there just in time to watch them perform. They also performed at the end of the program inside the tent before we ate. It was SO hot today!! (Inside the tent as well as outside!!)
Bob was asked to give the opening prayer
The "grand march" when the wedding party entered the tent
A few of the groom's friends
Nkosingphile on the right is in our branch and Nkosikhona in the middle is our seminary teacher in Manzini. They served their missions together with Pres. Shongwe.
Cutting the wedding cake
The groom's mother, Sister Thoko Shongwe with a grandson
This little guy came in with the groom's friends and danced around SO cute!
The sky as we drove to and from our appointment in Elangeni tonight...