A Wedding in Malafau

Us health volunteers headed back to our training village to celebrate two weddings with our training host families. Enjoy the pics!

Divya and her host brother and his friend.
Divya and her host brother and his friend.
Corey carrying part of the our contribution to the celebration.
Corey carrying part of the our contribution to the celebration.
Pis Kop feets!
Pis Kop feets!
Corey and Kelly, hanging out at Katelyn's house.
Corey and Kelly, hanging out at Katelyn’s house.
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Katelyn

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This is a village?!?! Trucks!
This is a village?!?! Trucks!
In the church.
In the church.
Going into the church.
Going into the church.

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After.
After.
The cakes.
The cakes.
A smidge sample of the food.
A smidge sample of the food.
My host mama/sista and I. <3
My host mama/sista and I. ❤
Corey, Jasime, Elizabeth. Hope I'm spelling everyone's names right...
Corey, Jasime, Elizabeth. Hope I’m spelling everyone’s names right…

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Divya-face!
Divya-face!
My host sister, Lacy, and her friend.
My host sister, Lacy, and her friend.
Laying out the wedding calico and island dresses...I think that's what's happening here.
Laying out the wedding calico and island dresses…I think that’s what’s happening here.

 

We left before “putting” the brides with their new families. Each bride’s entire family carries loads of gifts and walks with the bride to the home of her new husband. Once there, they changed her out of a dress that matched her family’s clothes, into a dress that matched her husband’s. They all apparently cried histerically at the breaking away of the daughter’s from their families. After the celebration, the two brides’ families will go back to their island.  –thank you Kelly for the rest of the day’s story!

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