Weddings are supposed to be a moment of joy for the families of the bride and groom. But a recent wedding in the Nigerian city of Lagos has ended in rancour following a misunderstanding between the bride and the groom’s mother.
According to a Twitter user, @SeeHausaBoy, the bride fought her mother-in-law over food at the wedding reception leaving the man with no option than to cancel the wedding.
The bride and groom had prepared separate foods in order for each of their guests to get served. While that of the groom finished earlier than the reception lasted, the bride had some of her food left.
After receiving very important visitors, the groom’s mother consulted the bride to ask to let her caterers serve them but she refused.
The mother-in-law defied the bride and went ahead to dish out food from the ice chest to be given to the very important guests.
The bride, who was by then already in car to go away with the groom, got down and moved to snatch the food her mother-in-law had dished to put it back in the ice chest.
Embarrassed by the act, the mother-in-law slapped the bride but she replied instantly leaving everyone amazed. The shocked groom then decided to discontinue the marriage and left with his family and friends.
Read the story as narrated:
“I asked a colleague how her weekend went and she said she went for a wedding in Lagos and something dramatic happened My colleague is a friend to the groom and as such, had to represent.
They worked back in day as bankers in one of the top generation Banks. There was lotsa food and drinks, DJ was on point, everything was going on smoothly. But then again, both the groom and the bride cooked separately to ensure the meal gets to all the people they invited (which i think is the norm these days with Yoruba weddings) but unfortunately, the food on the groom side had finished in no time.
Then walked in a very important guest from the groom’s family, a very close relation of the mother in law of the bride. He apparently showed up late and she needed to have them served. they were just too important not to be entertain. The mother in law approached the bride to speak to her caterer to have them serve her guests who had just arrived.
To her surprise, she declined and said the food remaining was for some guests at home. The mother in law ignored her and went to dish out some food from the cooler and ordered it to be taken to the guest who were already seated and waiting.
The caterer couldn’t stop her because after all, she was the mother of the groom! Next thing, the bride came down from the car and ordered that the food be returned. the guys carrying the food were confused. the bride actually went by herself, collected the tray and poured the food back into the cooler.
The Mother in law felt too embarrassed and disrespected that she slapped the bride. The bride returned the slap! the heavens let loose.
There was chaos everywhere. The groom and the groomsmen were so disappointed. he said he wasn’t interested in the solemnization of the union anymore. He left along with his family members. The bride too left as well In the end, my colleague kukuma packed her ‘Kaya’ and left. leaving a huge number guest murmuring and stuff at what had transpired.”
Follow Hausa Boys rendition of the unfortunate event in twitter: