When Yan Yang, 58, an artist from China visited Freetown, Sierra Leone, he fell in love with a local beauty named Aida, 26. Age was not the barrier but a bigger stumbling block – vast differences in culture that stood between their love for each other, which they both had to overcame.
Little did Aida know that Yan is going to stage a traditional wedding fit only for a maiden that will be getting married to an Emperor in China.
She was transformed into a ‘Chinese Empress’ in their traditional wedding costume.
The video below depicts a costume rich ‘royal wedding’ in China accompanied with the Sierra Leone traditional drum beaters.