The BN Weddings team is still savouring in the afterglow of the British Royal Wedding. Even the most jaded hearts must have felt a pang of romance after witnessing the momentous ceremony.
We are constantly in awe of our beautiful African brides on their special day.
With the wide variety of options available, prospective brides are spoiled for choice.
Here is a selection of some of our favourite bridal looks.
The Princess Bride
The Princess Bride truly evokes a fairytale princess on her big day. To create this look, search for a dress with a corseted top, cinched waist and a voluminous train. You can choose to go all the way by accessorizing with a tasteful tiara (emphasis on tasteful to avoid looking like you are in costume for a role) . Alternatively, hairpiece which mimics the crown effect will do the trick.
Designer Pick: Pnina Tornai
The Romantic Bride
By “romantic”, we mean the romantic era, the aesthetic is defined by luxurious fabrics and decadent accessories including fur shrugs, gloves and long or dramatic trains. To make this look work, you will have to ensure that the entire wedding theme is well coordinated with your look. From your venue (perhaps a manor) to the bridesmaids and of course, your groom.
Designer: Monique Lhuillier
The Modern Bride
The modern bride is bold yet elegant. She is not afraid to add bits of flair to her bridal look complemented by clean lines and distinct details.
Designer Pick: Amsale
The Classic Bride
Grace Kelly and Catherine Middleton are examples of classic brides. View at their bridal looks thirty years from now and you will still love it. Timeless lace, long sleeves and a standout train definitely defines this look.
Designer Pick: Kosibah
The Dazzling Bride
We wouldn’t want to dazzle on her wedding day? Every bride should be the centre of attention on her special day. The dazzling bride’s glow cannot be missed. Tasteful embellishments and crystals are must-haves for a truly dazzling bridal look. However, the structure and silhouette of the dress should be kept simple to achieve the right effect.
Designer Pick: Elie Saab
The Elegant Bride
Simple yet absolutely gorgeous. The elegant bridal look is a popular choice for African brides. This look is uber-flattering. This look is all about keeping every element simple and beautiful.
Designer Pick: Vera Wang
The Contemporary Bride
The contemporary bride mixes classic elements with modern influences to create her bridal look. There is so much flexibility as you can combine elements from various eras to create one that is uniquely yours.
Designer Pick: Maggie Sottero
So What’s Your Dream Bridal Look?
Haven’t found your bridal style? Look out for Part II in a few weeks, we will showcase even more fairytale-worthy bridal looks!
Photo Credit: Jide Alakija | Kosibah | Banke Meshida-Lawal | Ade Plumptre | Kirth Bobb | Raheem Osanyin – Rhphotoarts