Congtratulations are in order for Dirk and Jessica Nowitzki! Dallas Maverick forward Dirk Nowitzki married his girlfriend, the beautiful Jessica Olsson in a traditional Kenya ceremony. He plans to have a second wedding in Germany for his family. Jessica is a native of Kenya and Dirk (standing at 7 feet tall), is a native of Germany. Photos have been released of the bride groom, dressed in traditional Kikuyu garments, during the ceremony. According to reports:
The short version of the Kikuyu wedding, that is meant to announce to the community that the daughter is engaged, provided relatives from both sides with an opportunity to get to know each other and conclude ruracio (dowry payments) discussions. When a couple goes through the ruracio phase, their wedding is officially recognized by customary laws.
The bride, Jessica was also presented with a kiondo (handwoven bag) by elderly kikuyu women. She had to demonstrate how she would go to the market and shop for her husband. Later the couple together with the guests danced to mugithi tunes
Love this! Congratulations! It’s wonderful to see them embrace each others culture!