A wedding would only be significantly different if it took place in an Orthodox church. Those rites are remarkably similar to one another. The primary language of Ethiopia, Amharic, is being used by them.
It is the one that most people speak. However, they’re sort of utilizing the outdated version of it, so these are phrases that aren’t actually spoken outside of a religious context. And three priests are in charge of the ceremony.
Additionally, it lasts a very long time and involves the burning of incense. You must remove your shoes before entering an Orthodox church. As a token of respect, it. Um…Oh, and the bride and groom are dressed in something akin to robes. They are really substantial and, I believe, composed of suede or velvet. Given that approximately half of the population identify as practicing Christians, Christian art and church building must have begun soon after the spread of Christianity in Ethiopia and have continued ever since.
While archaeological evidence suggests that Christianity spread after the conversion of the Ethiopian king Ezana during the first half of the 4th century C.E., the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church asserts that Christianity entered the country in the first century C.E. (thanks to the conversion of the Ethiopian eunuch described in Acts of the Apostles 8:26–38).
Crosses are a recurring motif in the stitching and designs, which are typically depicted as intricate, stiff floral patterns on very heavy gold fabric. They’re not particularly cozy. Additionally, the bride and groom are donning crowns made of the same material. Um… And… The bride is getting ready for the wedding like…It cannot be done at your own home; instead, it is done at the home of a close family member.
But there is singing, dancing, and conversation, and the bride is sort of like, ready and dressed.
And primarily women.