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.
The fabulous couple
Hameedat and Jamiu in their traditional attire…
Friends in aso-ebi trying to capture fun moments
The guys looking fly in atiku fabric
ladies in pink lace and gele
Bride and her Bridesmaids in pretty pink lace fabric
photo credit: http://sholabolajiphotography.wordpress.com/
So today’s post is the part 2 of the 2014 wedding colors series.
As i have promised in Part 1 here, i will be showing pictures of trending colors / color combinations to give us fantastic ideas and inspirations.
My post today is going to be based on just one color of which anytime i see it on a bride, i keep falling in love with it over and over again.
And the color is WHITE! Yes nowadays brides tend to dress in an all-white ensemble i.e iro and buba (aso-oke) or sometimes lace fabric and white gele/headgear as well as white accessories.
This combination gives the bride a kind of regal look at the same time makes her appear very sophisticated and chic on her big day.
Here are some pictures of beautiful brides in all white ensemble for you to glance through:
love her beads……
all white breathes fresh air…….
white signifies peace
her pink accessories are beautiful too
all white as aso-ebi for family and friends
loving her beads
she looks like a doll and the coral beads are to die for……..
elegant in white
photo credit: http://instagram.com/banksbmpro
elegant bride in white………
photo credit: http://instagram.com/mamzabeauty
So for that unique and elegant look on your Big day, an all white outfit is something you should consider and let your guest experience ‘freshness’ all around.
I moved to the south-south early this year and one style I notice and love about their men is the etibo native wear.
Most of the men wear this on weekends; to work on Fridays, to church on Sundays and also to parties as aso-ebi .
The etibo native wear is most times made from a plain material that could be mainly cotton or a mix of cotton and polyester .
The etibo style to me is highly sophisticated and has a way of making men have a royal look especially when they add the walking stick to it.
Another accessory to this style is the fedora/pillbox hat (by the way I learnt the hat was inherited from the British slave masters during the slave trade), it makes the style complete for any outing.
Here are some samples of the etibo native wear from the exquisite peter okoye and lola omotayo’s traditional wedding in Lagos:
The lovely couple – Mr and Mrs okoye
*photo credit: maestromedia.blogspot.com*
We at TAJ (The Aso-ebi Junkie) wish the okoyes a blissful married life and many more years together.
Hello fab readers, am sure some of us are getting ready for one outing or the other today being a Saturday………. please do enjoy yourself and remember to send me some souvenirs (wink).
I bumped into a wedding post on Bella naija and just can help but scream WOW at the aso-ebi of the guests (guys, ladies and elderly guests). I so love the aso-ebi and just can’t help but put it here for you my beloved followers/readers to see, it might just inspire you for your next event.
The aso-ebi color used is pink and white and it looked so good on all the invitees
Enough of my advert (lol), let’s see the evidence:
ALL DA LADIES LOOKING SO RADIANT IN PINK LACE AND WHITE GELE(HEADGEAR)
ALL DA BOBOS IN WHITE ‘ATIKU ‘ MATERIAL AND PINK ASO-OKE CAPS
……….. NAIJA MEN ARE TOO FINE
NOW TO AWON MAMAS LOOKING ELEGANT IN WHITE LACE AND PINK HEADGEAR
Please note the way the aso-ebi is being combined on the ladies, guys and mamas
One color theme but interchanged between the invitees as some used pink for top(gele/caps) and white for body while others used pink for the body and white as gele. It came out so nice and the pink did not look too ‘girly’ on the guys and the guests as a whole.
I SO LOVE THESE WOMEN AND THEIR GOLD + PEACH ASO-OKE AS GELE ( even though it’s the same occasion, they are just a set of invitees who dared to look different)
A big congratulations to the couple (Mr. and Mrs. ladi Taiwo) and T.A.J.(the aso-ebi junkie) wishes them a blessed married life ahead.
Do have a fab weekend
Hi all, been a while. I have been very busy lately moving from one location to another………………………..
I have been living in the northern part of Nigeria, Kano precisely for about 7 years and enjoyed my stay until the Boko haram insurgence surfaced. Life has since been unbearable and we all lived in fear.
So I started talking to God about moving out of the north and few weeks ago I was transferred to the south! Praise God!
Enough about my relocation gist…., now to today’s post;
Ankara fabrics are vibrant patterns of very rich colorful designs. It is mostly made of 100% cotton or cotton poly material. Originally the wax resist dyed fabrics were exported to the Gold Coast and spread over West Africa into Central Africa and were largely produced in Nigeria. They became extremely popular over time and were initially worn as every day casual outfits customized to suit the designs of the person wearing it.
As I thought of writing this post, the wedding ceremony of my friend Sunday and his heartthrob shade came to my mind.
Sunday and shade picked a purple with gold and white design Ankara material
I made a dress with a golden organza material as my bolero/jacket
*With some friends
*with the bride
What’s your take on the aso- ebi?
The Ankara material is very versatile that’s why lots of young people like to use it as aso-ebi.
Apart from being affordable, you can mix and match with other materials depending on your creativity.
I also love the pic below; it’s a brown and white colored Ankara material. So beautiful…………….
Exactly one month today, the 23rd of March 2013 was a remarkable one, aside from being my Mum’s birthday, My very good friend – IFE tied the knots with her Boaz (KOLADE)
All roads led to Lokoja ,Kogi state (beautiful place by the way) and we really enjoyed ourselves.
Ife’s Aso-ebi was French lace and George fabric plus our traditional headgear (Gele)
Her choice of colour depicts her personality- Red (sexy and confident) and Aqua Blue(reliable and sensitive to the need of others).
Let’s see the evidence:
I used my George material to make a skirt, you can also tie it as a wrapper while some others made skirt and wrapper from the fabric.
I sneaked out of the church service to snap this. God have Mercy on me……
Made new friends in Lokoja-Toyin, Shola and Kemi (lovely people)
All the ladies looking super hot in red with the couple
The French lace was well embroidered, soft and beautiful
The George material with silver trimmings was elegant.
The Gele was on point and really a head turner!
What’s your take on the fabrics and colour combination(in Jenifa’s voice) ?
PS; once again, I would like to wish Ife and Kolade a happy married life.