Gist: Yvonne Nelson Tells How She Turned Bridesmaid for Mercy Johnson
According to the actress, she wasn’t surprised she was chosen to be Mercy’s bridesmaid because they both had a long-standing relationship as friends.
However, the invitation, she said, came to her as prank since she thought it was one of their usual jokes.“I was once a bridesmaid for my sister’s wedding. This is my second time. I have known about Mercy’s wedding like four month before the wedding. Me and Mercy talk everytime. She called me and told me about it and I was very happy for her. I was like oh my God, are you serious? I thought she was playing a prank on me. Mercy is like a dear friend. She is somebody I love working with, so I told her I am honoured and I’d love to come and be her bridesmaid. That is how it all happened,” she told NEWS-ONE on Monday after her return to Ghana.
She said it was a really wonderful experience and was happy to be part of such a memorable occasion, which attracted a lot of celebrated names in African movie industry.“It was a wonderful experience and it was also tiring. To be a bridesmaid wasn’t easy. It wasn’t all flashy because I was doing almost everything for the bride. I was supposed to be there for her when she needed anything. I did not see myself as a celebrity or whatever. I went down to do whatever I could to make her happy. It was her day and she had to feel special. So I was just being a friend. For that day I was being a bridesmaid and I tried to do my job well. When I got to my hotel, my feet were hurting like crazy. My shoes were 4inches high and it was tough because I was going around doing this, doing that and it was a wonderful experience,” she said.
Yvonne said she learnt a lot of lessons from her experience as bridesmaid. “When you are there you will feel like wow it is so sweet, they are married and you also have to think about settling down and everything. It is a nice thing. I mean you hardly see these things, they won’t come every day.So when you are witnessing a marriage like that and to be the bridesmaid, you learn so much,” she said. “You sit down and reflect and go like wow, OK you also have to think about settling down and start a family. It is a nice thing; I have seen it before when my sister got married and I have seen it again.
So I guess very soon, mine should be on the way. I don’t know how soon but very soon. Yes very soon,” the award-winning actress said.