The Wedding: Here comes the Bride & Groom

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The wedding was held at Uganda Pentecostal Church: the largest Pentecostal church in Uganda. Well we were born Catholics and I wonder if my father would have had a problem with the wedding being held in a Pentecostal rather than a catholic church if he were alive. Arnold and the rest of my brothers (Jimmy first, then Dickson and Arnold followed suit) under my earlier influences had all crossed over from the Catholic Church to the Pentecostal Church. My late brother Henry (bless his soul) was the keeper of all secrets and covered for us when Dad or Mum asked. I had as a child been influence in boarding school to worship in a different way that is done in the Catholic church. When I returned home from boarding school I decided to go to church with my girlfriends who prayed at the Pentecostal Church including sneaking out of home to attend night prayers.

My brothers followed suit and we never turned back. My brother Arnold is probably the most God fearing person I have met and known as intimately as I do since he is my blood brother. He prays for the whole family and is always cool headed amidst chaos. He is soft spoken with a tender smile on his face; you have to know him close to see the stubborn Keronga gene in him. When the boys are together it is so nice to hear him chuckle and join in the gossip.

 

I still remember baby sitting him as a child and carrying him on my back when he cried. He is the one that got me my pet name “Yeyet”. As a child he just could not pronounce my name Harriet and so I became Yeyet. To-date my family will write e-mails and letters and address me as Yeyet, which always brings a smile on my face " so heart warming. Yet here he is, all grown up, handsome and very well educated, an Electric engineer with distinction.

The Groom, his best man and best boy
He sure does us all proud. He is the 4th boy child of my mothers : Late Henry, Jimmy Dickson then Arnold. I dare say he turned out to be the handsomest of them all (smile!)

 

His bride the beautiful Josephine compliments him so very well. The Church was filled with relatives and friends from both sides. Josephine had chosen a colour combination of white and Maroon (burgundy). Everything had been arranged and we did very little but participate in the ceremony, eat drink and dance the night out. The Church ceremony went very well: the groom and bride exchanged vows, signed their marriage certificates and were then transfered tot eh photo studio for bridal photographs. I and the rest of the family returned home to change for the after party that was scheduled to start later in the evening. My sister Beatrice had bought Mum some great outfits from England, she looked absolutely beautiful in them. He evening wear was a Nigerian outfit with embroidery in lilac.

 

I did not see much of the groom or bride throughout the ceremonies of the day which concluded late in the night.

To be continued . . .

 

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