Before Dawit (David) and Tsehaynesh’ (You are Sunshine) wedding, we had a snack in the office. The wedding was in the Bible School’s dining hall. We tried to ask multiple times, “What time does the wedding REALLY start?” We were told 11:00 several times so we came, only to be the first to arrive to an empty hall.
Vows. Praying for the couple.
After the lunch, we ate their cultural “hankacha”, roasted grain that’s buttered and spiced. The butter makes it stick together like a popcorn ball.
This was some sort of game where we renamed the bride. Everyone makes suggestions and then we argue about it before finally selecting one by vote.
Dawit and Tsehaynesh
Back at the house, they get out and the wedding party continues singing and parading. All the singing is praise songs to God. It’s really nice.
Instead of letting the couple have the guest house to themselves (back at our school guest house), all the wedding party goes inside and prays another hour for the couple!