The Mandinka Wedding

Mohammed - in white with the smile - waiting in the candlelight for his bride to arrive.

Out of the darkness came the bride's party, preceded by her possessions in a large suitcase

Camera-loving children amongst the dancing and clapping ladies.

All had to wait at the gate before the traditional permission to enter the compound was given.

The bride and her sisters .. with just a few of the children Mohammed will now be Uncle to.

The Happy Couple