10 Photos Of African Wedding Ceremonies That Will Astonish You

Like the people and cultures of Africa, wedding ceremonies around the continent come in many shapes, sizes and colors. Most of the ceremonies feature elaborate outfits, dances, makeup, jewelry and practices that have developed over hundreds of years. Whether its Maasai brides dressing up for the big occasion, or Zulu dancers putting on a show, these 10 photos of African wedding ceremonies will astonish you.

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The beginning of a Zulu wedding ceremony in South Africa

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Fulani women getting ready for a wedding in Guinea-Bissau

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A young Maasai bride is dressed up for the occasion in Kenya

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A Xhosa bride inside the Lesdi Cultural Village, Gauteng, South Africa

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A traditional Yoruba wedding in Nigeria

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People gather around at an Ethiopian wedding in Axum

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Dancing at a festive Zulu wedding in Durban, South Africa

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Samburu dancers stomp on the ground at a wedding ceremony in Archers Post, Kenya

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Men in traditional dress for an Orthodox wedding in Addis Ababa

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Bridesmaids and the bride dance at an Igbo wedding in Nigeria

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