Our pets tend to be some of the most determined retrievers (and stealers) of things. Not only do cats and dogs have a tendency to bring all kinds of items into the home, but they also have a knack for taking things that don’t belong to them. Seriously, how many socks have you lost because your pet snatched one of them and then lost it under the bed? But we digress.
This dog seized the opportunity and took canine theft to a whole new level. Apparently, someone was watering the plants when they noticed that their neighbor’s dog dragging a wedding dress along the muddy grass. They really hoped that the dress had already been used.
Want to Marry an Angel?
On a wedding day, the bride typically wears white, which we guess symbolizes their purity, which is surely about to be taken away from them once they get married! You could go as far as to say that they are supposed to look somewhat angelic with all of that white against a backdrop of people who are dressed in - well, other colors.
And it seems like this designer really leaned into that idea and maybe even went a bit too far. This dress comes with large, lavish wings. While we imagine that logistically, this might be a pretty difficult wedding dress to wear for one's big day, it certainly is unique and makes the bride stand out even more than they already would.
You May Kiss the Villain
Who says that the bride needs to look completely innocent during her big day? Many women who are about to tie the knot can get quite creative with their wedding dresses, and might even choose to put their personality on full display for everyone to see. And it seems like this cheeky lady did just that. According to her sister-in-law, she was determined to wear a "wedding cape" for the event.
Why? Because she really wanted to look like a villain throughout the day. We have certainly heard of the term "bridezilla" being thrown around over the years. But this bride really leaned into that and wanted to look as sinister as possible. To be honest though, the white and the bouquet kind of undermine this goal. She still looks fairly pure.
Why Can't It Have Pockets?
On our wedding day, there can be a strong sense of hopelessness. For a start, everyone seems to want to assist you with every single little job. For control freaks and people with serious trust issues, this can be a really challenging day. After all, you're placing all your faith in others to hold onto the ring, maybe take care of your valuables, and maybe even hold onto your phone for large parts of the day.
And it's even worse for brides. Why? Because they usually don't have any pockets to hold onto anything. And they don't typically carry handbags either. That's what makes this dress so unique. It has pockets! And this bride explicitly requested to have some. And when the bride asks, the bride gets!
The Bridal Gown...and Suit
By now, it should be pretty clear that there are some customs that weddings from all cultures have in common. These include wearing extravagant attire for the day, exchanging gifts, dancing, and having a meaningful ceremony. And the same can be said for the people of Libera.
Unlike Western cultures, where the groom may wear a more conventional suit as opposed to the bride's luscious white dress, it seems like both parties in this West African country go all in on the white. Usually, Liberian wedding attire is made out of materials like kente and lappa and is made with pretty intricate designs. This couple celebrated their wedding in the country's capital, Monrovia, in style.