The Traditional cloth for Ghanaian wedding is the Kente: – The kente is a colorful Asante ceremonial cloth that is hand-woven on a loom. Four inch strips are sewn together into larger pieces of cloth. The brilliant colors and intricate designs associated with Kente have definitely made this fabric the best known of all Ghanaian, and perhaps even all West African textiles. Every design has a story with a proverbial meaning, giving each cloth its own distinction. Kente cloth comes in various colors, sizes and designs and is worn during very important social and religious occasions.
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African prints worn by the bridal train is a big trend now in Ghana and its unifying power draws attention to the bridal party.
Some brides choose to wear an all white wedding gown, with her bridal party wearing kente or ankara prints or the groom wearing a suit whilst his groomsmen wear Traditional attire. Whatever way it goes, I personally love how the bride, groom, family and guest now incorporate our traditional cloth into our new modernized fashion sense. It certainly makes attending a Ghanaian wedding one of a kind!
See how these women decorated themselves to their traditional weddings.