Though it’s not very popular here in Nigeria, removing the garter during a wedding reception is basically the groom’s equivalent to the bride’s bouquet toss.
For the groom to perform this, the bride sits on a chair while her new husband goes under her wedding dress to remove garter belt off her leg (most time with his teeth) and then he tosses it to a crowd of bachelors. Similar to the bouquet toss, the guy lucky enough to catch it will be next to get married.
That being said, this African uncle of the bride had other plans for his niece’s garter removal at her wedding.
Watch the video below:
As per the major trending video yesterday… Now we see why uncle got upset ? See @bellanaijaonline for the Uncle’s explanation. Anyway, It’s the couple’s day, loving the groom’s excitement and talents. Shot by @unclelukman with @mallamchocphotography @folalawal Event beautifully planned by @makintade | @mcduduskii @djbaggins as the intoxicating MC & DJ respectively All for @orekelicious the bride. #BNWeddingsVideo
It’s not an African tradition so we can understand the culture shock he must have experienced after seeing that! Here’s what he had to say;
See his son’s reaction below.
??? my dad has gone viral man like wonder man. Basically my cousin here is getting married in America. Her Ozband Was doing a garter search but my dad doesn’t know what that is. so my Dad had to just pull him up on that still ??. fam the internet is mad. I wish I was there though cuz! Happy married life ! #EveryonesGettingMarriedNow #EveryonesHavingBabies #SomeInThatOrderOthersNot #ineverhexpererrit #HYA2017
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