Francois Duvalier and wife, Simone Ovide Duvalier
Here is a picture of former Haitian Dictator Francois Duvalier and his wife, Simone Ovide Duvalier as we are looking at Haitian wedding tradition.
The fare served at a wedding reception in Haiti or of Haitian influence is almost certainly Creole. Food is so important at the ceremony that a huge part of the entire wedding budget is spent on its preparation. The cooking is done by family members and include the favorites like diri ak pwa (rice and beans), salads, plantains, pikliz and meat dishes like griot, goat, conch and chicken. Wine, tea and beer is usually served, and, depending on the size of the party and the wedding's budget, whisky and champagne may make an appearance.