LOVE LOOKS LIKE US

LOVE LOOKS LIKE US

Hello everyone,

The weekend was too short! Hope you had a Fab one? Did you attend any wedding over the weekend?

Lots of love birds will be joined together yet again next weekend.
And because love is a beautiful thing, we are bringing you another post in the Love looks like us series where we showcase beautiful couples in outstanding traditional wedding outfits from different parts of Nigeria to help intending couples make decisions on  how their outfits will compliment each other ,colors, fabrics and style in order to become the cynosure of all eyes on their own big day.

Let’s see some love birds in their lovely outfits :

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Have a great week ahead!

Modupe

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2014 WEDDING COLORS

2014 WEDDING COLORS: GOLD AFFAIR

TGIF everyone,

Hope you have all saved the date for the textile fair! It’s the 6th of December at Our Place, 7a Olufunmilola Okikiolu Street off Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos. Please come along with your friends and families, it’s going to be awesome!

Still in the preparation mode for the fair but i just want to share a color that really caught my attention for the 2014 brides.

Yes, 2014 is almost over but this color is so beautiful, elegant and alluring that I just have to share: GOLD

Before now I have written about different color combinations in the 2014 wedding colors series here,here,here and here.

For those who do not know, the 2014 wedding colors is a series that is dedicated to the 2014 brides-to be, who are still confused as to what color to wear on their traditional wedding day to help them in making a stylish decision.

So today am focusing on the ‘all gold combination’, it’s absolutely breathtaking!

Gold signifies extravagance, wealth, riches, luxury, excess, generous, compassion, love, power, justice and strength.

And this color is beautiful on all skin tones especially when it’s used in its totality without mixing it with any other colors as shown on the brides in the pictures below:

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Do you agree that the gold color is breathtaking? Share your thoughts in the comments box and do have a splendid weekend.

Send me your aso-ebi or owambe pictures, if you want it to be share on theasoebijunkie.

Cheers,

Modupe

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MAGNIFICIENT NORTHERN AMARIYAS

I lived in the North, Kano precisely for about seven years but unfortunately did not attend a single Hausa wedding throughout my stay *covers face*.   May be because most of their weddings are somewhat intimate and only the relatives (note that they have a large and closely knitted family system which I admire a lot) and close friends get to attend most of their weddings.

The Northern traditional wedding is similar to the Arab’s wedding but with our African culture infused in the ceremony, you wonder how I got to know this since I didn’t attend any? Well I get fascinated by pictures of Hausa weddings in featured in magazines and also online.

So am dedicating my post today to the northern Amariyas (Amariya means new bride), the bride is always the cynosure of all eyes at every wedding and the Northern weddings are not an exception, in fact their brides are super magnificent!

From the wedding dress which is always slaying and stunning to the display of gold accessories, diamonds, and nowadays beaded jewelry.

Another important part of the Northern bride appearance is the henna tattoo. Henna tattoos are non-permanent dying or staining on the top layer of skin using a henna paste product. This used to beautify the hands and feet of the bride to make her appear absolutely gorgeous on her big day.

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Most of the times, the Amariyas are always well covered on their wedding day, their head is properly wrapped with a turban or sometimes the gele head-tie and then a veil is placed over the gele/turban. They look absolutely stunning!

Apart from the henna tattoo on their hands and feet, their faces are also well made up with subtle make up, nothing loud but absolutely flawless even though they are blessed with good skin naturally especially the Fulanis.

In my usual manner am going to display lots of pictures of beautiful Amariyas in drop dead gorgeous bridal outfist made from lace fabrics, ruffles, plain tulle fabrics, satin and silk in various colors  for you to attest to the magnificence of the Northern bride.

 

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Amariya Kenan!

Once again, am proud to be a Nigerian.
We have lots of beautiful cultures and traditions and our weddings irrespective of the tribe are always phenomenal.
Watch out for more traditional wedding pictures of other tribes in Nigeria and across Africa in future posts.

Photo  Credit: @bouderie apparel,@ brides_of _nigeria, @georgeokoro

Cheers,
Modupe