A video has sparked a backlash when a bride recently exchanged vows with only a photo of her absent groom.
The video was posted on the microblogging platform @Folasheycrown22 and captured the moment a woman chose to get married in her groom's absence.
The reason for the groom's absence has not been disclosed. Instead of postponing the ceremony, the bride decided to go ahead with the wedding, with the continued support of her family and friends.
In the video, she shared a kiss with the photo as if her groom was physically present and even knelt in front of it, which elicited mixed reactions from the onlookers.
Watch the video below:
Ladies, can you and your partner arrange an Absentia wedding? pic.twitter.com/4fPrNe8DHF
— DIVINE T🇳🇬🇨🇦 (@Folasheycrown22) November 2, 2023
The video quickly gained viral attention, with many speculating that the bride accepted the absentee wedding due to the groom's wealth.
Some women argued that they couldn't imagine having a wedding without their husband.
Here are some notes:
@momentswtbreezy commented: “So I dance alone and go through all the engagement rituals by myself? I'd rather not have a wedding at all.”
@marie_mimmie said: “Do they really have to have a wedding ceremony? He could have just had his reps pay the bride price and join via Zoom… This looks kind of awkward.”
@_Lola_de said: “The only situation I have seen was when the bride and groom were both abroad. So the families got together and did an introduction.”
@ROyefunke added: “This is pretty serious; it depends.”