A Ghanaian bride who shocked people by wearing sneakers to her wedding has explained why she did it.
Vera Ewura Obeng said the decision to wear sneakers on the day of her wedding to Festus Attah Isoah Iso was informed by her experience as a wedding photographer.
She said she had noticed in her six years of taking pictures at weddings that brides were always uncomfortable in their heels and eventually had to replace them with something more comfortable during receptions.
Vera said she felt there was no point wearing different shoes for the wedding and reception, and so opted for the sneakers, which she said she wore for nine hours.
"What is the point in wearing heels to church and remove it during reception? I just don't get it. If you want heels wear it throughout the event. I wore mine for 9 hours. I see brides complaining about the heels all the time," she said.
Vera's remarks came after some social media users mocked her for what they said was her odd choice of footwear.
Responding to those who described her wedding dress as too casual, Vera said she had opted for something simple that she could also wear to other events.
"I just don't get the bit where I spend thousands of Mahama cedis on a dress I can't wear again. I just can't 'think far'. Invite me to your baby christening and I will gladly come in it", she said.
Vera stressed that she was not opposed to brides wearing heels to their wedding.
"I don't have anything against wearing of heels and gowns... at the end of the day it's all about choices," she said.
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