Here's the church, along with an old, restored, and decorated car for the bride and groom (just like in Canada)
What's a wedding withouth little girls in white dressing running around and playing?
Okay...so the pews were a little small for me...and I ended up breaking off one of the decorations (after I caused a bit of a scene and made an 18 month old cry)
The inside of the church - could have been anywhere in rural Alberta...
Unfortuately, I didn't understand a word of the ceremony, it was all spoken in Malagasy. I pretended like I understood....
The bride and groom a few moments before they seal their vows
And outside the hall, more children playing in their best dress (just like in Canada...)
Picture time! What a handsome couple. :D
Lunch was served directly after the ceremony. Not typical for Canadian weddings, but not unheard of.
Then the real dancin' started!! I joined for a bit. And out came the cameras and cell phones. Giant tall vaza (Malagasy for foreigner) dances!! I guess it was quite the photo op???
Then it was time for the bride and groom to walk around and offer champagne and drink to the prosperity of their marriage. Similar to a toast in a Canadian wedding.
Next up - cutting of the cake. The groom had to walk around the room with the top layer of the cake and give it to the most beautiful girl in the room. He slowly walks around, eyeing each and every woman and girl, and passes them. Until he reaches his bride, of course, And hands her the top layer of the cake.
Not very hard to tell these kids are pprrreetty excited about getting some cake.