Calabash_Issue 9 Apr. 2014 - Page 92

celebration officiating clergy reminded the congregation of the spiritual, the church service, the legal, i.e. the signing of the register and obtaining a legal marriage certificate and the physical sharing of vows thus binding both as a couple responsible for each others’ wellbeing. After the church service the bridal entourage and guests took a long drive to Watford where a grand wedding reception was held at Gade House on Watford High Street. Piloted by a very ebullient and humorous Master of Ceremonies, Mr Alim Kamara, a lively and colourful programme then ensued. The procession into the hall was kicked off by the ushers and usherettes followed by the little bride and groom, Miss Fatima Konteh –whose dancing absolutely stole the show -and Master Tyson Agbajoh. Then followed the parents of the bride, Mr Umaru and Mrs Hawa Wurie to the accompaniment of that evergreen favourite, ‘Sweet Mother’ It was then the turn of the grooms parents, Mr Olu and Mrs Stella Akani, followed by the godparents and witnesses. By the time the Bridesmaids and groomsmen waltzed in, all MC Alim Bridegroom parents