It is no secret that Yoruba people valueÂ â€˜respectâ€™ and it is a significant part of their tradition. During their weddings, one of the requirements is for theÂ groom to pay respect to the brideâ€™s family by prostrating (lying down flat facing downward).
The groom and all his friends are expected to lie flat in their clothes. It is a test of humility as well as a dramatic display of a long-standing tradition.
The display is also a great chance for a wonderful picture andÂ we have compiled sevenÂ captivatingÂ prostrating pictures at Yoruba weddings: