After spending a few days at home to recover, Peace and I headed off to Elmina for a quick honeymoon break. We booked two nights at the Coconut Grove Beach Resort. It was a lovely spot: nice rooms and well-maintained grounds. But Peace was very annoyed that the coconuts growing on premises, far from being free for guests, in fact cost more than buying them in Accra. The lovely honeymoon gift display from the hotel more than made up for the expensive coconuts!
On Saturday August 23rd, 2014, two weeks and a day after our formal civil ceremony at the Registrar in Accra, Peace and I celebrated our traditional marriage. Peace had numerous family members in attendance: her mother Grace Ntim, her sister Veronica and brother Emmanuel from Kasoa, her niece Maggie and husband Edem from Ho, brother Mensah from Wusuta in Volta Region and aunts and uncles. Cousin Charles did the prayers and blessings and other cousins from Takoradi were in attendance.