CORALS OF THE NIGER DELTA

Hello everyone, 

In 2015 and 2014, we made posts on the beauty of corals worn by the Niger-delta part of Nigeria brides for their traditional wedding HERE and HERE

Like I mentioned in previous posts, the brides from the Niger-delta are adorned with beautiful coral beads most times from Head to Toe which makes them the cynosure of all eyes on their big day.  This culture is quite fascinating, purely African and super gorgeous. 

The coral beads gives the bride a royal appearance and The Niger- delta bride whether from Edo, Delta or Rivers state outfit can never be complete without the beads costume.

There are always of different sizes and shapes ranging from small sized bead to medium to large to extra-large! Yeah, extra-large because some of them look very huge on the neck of the bride but am not sure of the weight if it’s as heavy as it looks (if you are from Niger-Delta kindly explain further in the comments section. Thanks).

Customarily, coral red color is the standard color for the beads even though some use other colors like white, peach e.t.c. it’s only the coral colored beads that actually give the native effect that every bride will want to portray on her traditional wedding day.

The beads can be worn as a top on the wrapper tied on the chest; it basically covers from the shoulder down to the waist in some parts while some other parts use the beads to make a cap and the bride gets to wear this very regal cap and also adorn her neck with the huge size coral bead neck piece! EXQUISITE!

Some also use it to adorn the native hairstyles that are exclusively made for brides on their Big Day to give the Emotan (Benin Queen) look with different sizes of coral beads carefully arranged on their neck as they present them to their groom.

Once again, check out these gorgeous brides adorned with different designs of corals beads on their big day to inspire you especially if you are from the Niger-delta and you’re trying to make a decision on your traditional wedding outfit :

Cheers, 

Modupe 

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THEASOEBIJUNKIE STARS: ADEFUNMI2016

Hello everyone,

It is my delight to bring our amazing #theasoebijunkiestarcouple to you as they rocked theasoebijunkie asooke on their big day.

Our bride- Now Mrs Adeleke made it clear that she wanted a unique and gorgeous design of asooke for the traditional wedding and not the regular hand-cut buba but something easy breezy that will be airy and not so heavy.

So we decided to make a tiny interlace hand cut buba in champagne gold with patches of orange and neon green to represent her color theme with lots of blings scattered on it.
The wrapper was a plain champagne gold asooke but we also joined the tiny inter lace handcut to the lower part which turned out so beautiful.
Because the buba and wrapper had a burst of colors, we decided to tone it down with a plain white head-tie and ipele embellished with gold stones and pearls which the bride slayed stylishly on her big day.

The groom also looked regal in his  champagne gold agbada with white embroidery design and champagne gold cap.

Theasoebijunkie brand is so proud of the final outcome of the couple’s attire and we are grateful to be part of your big day!

Now let’s see the amazing pictures from Ripples Photography:

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Photography: Ripples Photography 09098398388, 07014409012
Makeup: Safat’s  Place 08186112608

We once again wish the Adelekes a happy and Blissful marital life ahead. Their home is built on Christ the solid rock and amazing testimonies shall follow.
Thank you for trusting theasoebijunkie brand to style you on your big day.

Cheers,
Modupe

THEASOEBIJUNKIE STARS #ADEOLU2016

Hello everyone, Its been a while!

Today post is about the exquisite and customised red/white tulle lace for the wedding of Adedoyin and Tobi Allen.

The groom’s Sister contacted us for a red/white and black theme Asoebi , so we sent in options and she finally choose one and made deposit for production.
But this was when the foreign exchange policy in Nigeria suddenly changed and sending money to our suppliers can be likened to the biblical pool of Bethsaida,Coupled with continuous rise in dollar rates and some other factors it was a bit challenging. But we pulled through by the grace of God and delivered the fabrics to our clients and their party guests slayed stylishly.

I am extremely grateful to the Allen’s for the opportunity to be part of their big day supplying Asoebi for 100 guests and more orders came in but we had to stop at 100 because of time constraint.
And particularly for their patience when we had delay in delivery due to circumstances beyond us.

The red/white and black color theme was so elegant and sexy!

Here are some of the pictures of part guests in the our beautiful red and white tulle lace embellished with stoned and pearls for your perusal:

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And my humble self was also there in my own Asoebi *winks *

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Once again, we would like to say huge congratulations to  Mr and Mrs Allen and pray that their home be continually filled with unspeakable joy and everlasting love in Jesus name Amen.
We are very grateful and we do appreciate your patronage.

Cheers,
Modupe

Theasoebijunkie wedding: Mayowa and Ayorinde

Hello everyone,

Am so excited to bring to you pictures of one of the brides I mentioned in this POST

My Ebony beauty Mayowa Alaka and her boo- Ayorinde  Oyekangaun tied the knot on the 22nd of August 2015 to the glory of God and even though I wasn’t present at the wedding, I knew it was going to be Glorious and thank God it was a success.
Mayowa contacted me sometimes in June for Asoebi and her color theme was coral and champagne gold. She told me her budget and sent me picture of her choice fabrics which was silk and tulle with Sego Headtie.

The fabric was champagne gold while the head tie was coral and we arranged/packed her fabrics and sent in batches as the request was coming in from her friends and well wishers .

Here are some of the pictures from the beautiful wedding:

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I really wished I had more pictures to show 😫😫! If only I was there in person but I had to travel out of town that weekend.

Once again, a big congratulations to the couple – Mr and Mrs Oyekangun and I pray that their home will be blessed with all the good things of life and may their love continue to blossom forever.

Thank you for allowing theasoebijunkie brand to be part of your day.

Cheers,
Modupe

CORALS OF THE NIGER-DELTA

Happy Sunday everyone,
Hope you had a great time yesterday? Did you attend any wedding and will like to send pictures? Please send via WhatsApp 07033040834 as I have issues downloading attachments from my mails at the moment.

Last year I made a post on the beauty of the corals of the Niger-delta HERE and showcased different brides looking exceptionally beautiful on their big day.

Today am bringing another edition to showcase the unique culture of Niger-Delta part of Nigeria.
Traditional weddings outfits of both the bride and the groom in the Niger-Delta part is absolutely regal but the adorning of the bride with coral beads is what I find fascinating!

These beads comes in different sizes and shapes. But I personally love those huge ones on the neck especially the white ones used by the Kalabari women #breathtaking

Some parts of the Niger-Delta make a complete outfit from these beads for their brides while some tie  George fabric wrapper round her chest and then wear coral beads on top.
I also like the brides that makes a hat from the coral beads and wear that with exquisite coral neck beads on their complete blouse and double wrapper outfits.

Original coral beads are known to be quite expensive and its sometimes transferred from one generation to another. But some jewellers make beautiful plastic coral beads for brides on a budget for lesser price and they still look super gorgeous on their big day.

Let’s see some gorgeous Niger-Delta brides in their gorgeous traditional wedding outfits adorned with different kinds of coral beads to showcase the beauty of the African/Nigerian culture:

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Cheers,
Modupe

THE ASO-EBI JUNKIE WEDDING: HAMMEDAT AND JAMIU

Hello people, Early this year i promised to deliver better content and improve my posts on here and i think i have actually improved a bit.

In view of this, am introducing a new series called ‘the aso-ebi junkie wedding’, where i will feature a particular wedding and showcase the aso-ebi styles for that wedding to inspire in selecting appropriate aso-ebi color/theme for your owanbe(s).

So for this series i have partnered with excellent photographer Shola Bolaji you can check his blog  here  and Facebook page here to exhibit lovely weddings with excellent pictures that showcase the beauty of aso-ebi and it’s true essence.

And my first post in this series is actually a Muslim wedding/Nikkah ceremony between Hameedat and Jamiu in Lagos Nigeria. I love the pink and white aso-ebi theme used by both men and women at this party.

Here they used two different fabrics as aso-ebi. Pink lace and fuchsia pink gele for the ladies as well as white atiku material and pink fila for the guys. These colors/fabrics came out really nice on all the guests as they use it to make different designs and style in honor of the couple.

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The fabulous couple

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Hameedat and Jamiu in their traditional attire…

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Friends in aso-ebi trying to capture fun moments

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The guys looking fly in atiku fabric

 

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ladies in pink lace and gele

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Bride and her Bridesmaids in pretty pink lace fabric

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Beautiful people

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Bobos

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Happy guests

 

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Digging it

 

photo credit: http://sholabolajiphotography.wordpress.com/

 

Cheers, Modupe