Bride changes attire to match Groom’s Family

In a traditional Gabonese wedding festival, it is custom for the bride and her family to wear matching attire made out of “raffia”. After vows are exchanged the bride changes her clothes to match the grooms.

This tradition reveals a lot about the society such as it being a patriarchal society. It is the bride who is transported from her natal family to the groom’s family. It also reveals the possibility that of a dowry exchange.