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Changes Maru's wedding sprite to incorporate both Dutch and Xhosa wedding traditions.
Now with seasonal variations!

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*UPDATE (Feb 14, 2022): This mod is now compatible with Diverse Stardew Valley! Check it out here. :)

This mod changes Maru's wedding sprite to incorporate both Dutch and Xhosa wedding traditions:

Xhosa wedding traditions (with a modern twist):
- Black isicholo (head dress), adorned with white beads
- Black and white umbaco (long skirt), beautifully embroidered with beadwork
- Black shawl, representing nurturing and protection
- Black and white marriage bib and beaded belt
- Other black beaded jewellery, such as bracelets and earrings

Dutch wedding traditions:
- Dutch wedding clogs (with intricate details carved into the wood)
- Evergreen branches for eternal love
- Lily of the Valley for long-lasting love and happiness
- Orange accents, including beaded necklaces and trim (orange is the national colour of the Netherlands)

In this mod, I've decided to give Robin a Dutch ancestry and Demetrius a Xhosa/Tswana ancestry- making Maru a combination of both.
Perhaps the most 'controversial' of the pairings so far (given the history between the Dutch and Xhosa/Tswana people of South Africa); but, in all reality, the only thing that keeps people apart is geography - not politics, history, or race. 

I wanted Maru to embody the best of both her parents and ancestors, by giving her a fusion of both Dutch and Xhosa wedding traditions. And I think she would want to embody all that she is on her big day and new journey with your farmer. 
(Fun fact: Maru means "clouds" in Tswana, and I thought that was a perfect fit for part of her heritage- Maru is always thinking and inventing new things, with her 'head in the clouds,' gazing at the stars above.)

Ndiyakuvuyela ukutshata!
Gefeliciteerd met je trouwdag!


This mod will NOT work with other wedding outfit mods that include Maru. If you want this mod to be compatible with other sprite editing mods, you'll need to either delete Maru's wedding version in those mods or only have this one installed. Having two different mods that change Maru's wedding appearance will not work together and may cause the game to crash.*

**PLEASE DON"T DOWNLOAD THIS MOD FROM SITES OTHER THAN NEXUSMODS!** NexusMods is the only website I've uploaded this Mod to. If you see this mod on any other website(s), it has been uploaded by someone else without my permission. Please only upload this Mod from Nexus :) Thank you!