Real Brides, Bridesmaids & Models! Bridal Fabulosity from Weddings by MAI in Genevieve Magazine’s December 2011 Issue

The December 2011 issue of Genevieve Magazine is one of their best issues ever!
Weddings by MAI, the bridal label by Ohimai Atafo definitely brought a dollop of major wow factor to the magazine.

While cover girl, Ojy Okpe wore her wedding dress by Luca Orlandi (Yes, the dress she wore on her wedding day!) on the cover of the magazine, inside the magazine, we get to see real brides revisit their wedding dresses including 2 beautiful brides in Weddings by MAI dresses.

We also see a selection of bridesmaids dresses and wedding dresses from Weddings by MAI.

Enjoy some bridal fabulosity this morning! If you haven’t bought your copy get, buy the new edition of Genevieve Magazine, you’ll love it!

Real Brides in Weddings by MAI

Funmi Williams (nee Foluronsho)
Funmi chose a pretty pink wedding dress for her beautiful wedding in Lagos! Guess she had been reading BN’s “Breaking the Wedding Colour Rules” feature.

Nengi Goli (nee Oki)
Nengi chose a stunning lace dress by Weddings by MAI for her recent wedding in Bayelsa State.

Weddings by MAI, the New Collection

Cover Feature – Ojy in Weddings by MAI

Ojy in Luca Luca Wedding Dress | Bridesmaids in Weddings by MAI

Photography: Moussa Moussa
Makeup: Banke Meshida-Lawal
Set Design: Yvent Couture
Location: Clear Essence Spa
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49 Comments on Real Brides, Bridesmaids & Models! Bridal Fabulosity from Weddings by MAI in Genevieve Magazine’s December 2011 Issue
  • judith iwejua December 15, 2011 at 8:25 am


  • chioma December 15, 2011 at 8:32 am


  • Ginika December 15, 2011 at 8:33 am

    gorgeous ladies and lovely dresses

  • ucylo December 15, 2011 at 8:36 am


  • @_Iyore December 15, 2011 at 8:38 am


  • Fatima December 15, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Mai Atafo’s work is just tacky and cheap. Bad imitation Mai. Be creative and fooling Nigerians that don’t know anything.

    • FYI December 15, 2011 at 8:33 pm

      Second that, it does not look very good

    • dupe December 16, 2011 at 9:33 am

      I so totally agree. They are copies, nothing original at all. The second one is a very close immitation of Pronovias 2010 Manuel Mota Tamara dress while the 9th one is an EXACT copy (detail for detail) of the Pronovias 2012 Jalea style of the New You Collection.

      • zee January 20, 2012 at 3:52 pm

        hot damn! I hope you realize that several other designers have very similar wedding looks. For me, it is more about the technique. With wedding dresses, the range of uniqueness is limited, even the vera wangs and monique lhuilliers of our time have pieces similar to designers of the past. My issue is that his looks are not inspiring. Well sewn et al, but it needs some push. He seems to be playing it very safe, it is obvious he can sew, not he just needs to turn up the volume. MAI, it is perfectly okay to be inspired by a design, but you need to make it your own and have your signature all over it (and I don’t mean the label). Your work looks good, and this is wayyyyyy better that the looks you had in Genevieve last year. If you can step up your game some more, I would definitely be wearing your piece down the aisle in December 😉

  • doll December 15, 2011 at 8:58 am


  • eazzie December 15, 2011 at 8:59 am

    i think the beauty of wedding dresses lies in the details as they all come in very similar colours these days. i dont think the pictures were the best as they were unable to provide proper close up details of the dresses and only showed outlines on body shape and all. in all, MAI still remains a brilliant designer but could have done with a better photographer

  • dbaby December 15, 2011 at 9:18 am

    cute and 9ice

  • keri December 15, 2011 at 11:07 am

    just beautiful!

  • Rose December 15, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Simply beautiful!

  • chi chi December 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    so beautiful!

  • Truth Teller December 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Some people just have to see everything wrong in the effort others put. @ Fatima, even if you need to be critical, do you have to be so harsh???that’s someone’s hard work you know and you should be constructive in your criticism not destructive. Since you seem to “know” something, please enlighten the Nigerians that know nothing, sheesh!!!!

  • aisha December 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Too much PS.

  • Rotimi Williams December 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    The first bride Funmi Williams is the most beautiful…other husbands cn comment on their wives as well..thank you

    • awwww December 15, 2011 at 5:41 pm

      That is so cute! I agree:)

    • Winter Sag December 16, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      Wonderful husband!!!! You actually took the time to look through the page…keep it up and she’ll remain beautiful forever!!!!

    • chewunski December 19, 2011 at 8:23 am

      yaaaaaaaay ……………………God Bless the Union Mr William I go love oooo

  • doll December 15, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    @ Rotimi williams, correct guy

  • ladybird December 15, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    MAI O MY! You’ve outdone yourself!! Fabulouso!!!! Dresses are as hot as you! Muahhhhh

  • BukiOni December 15, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    @Rotimi – awwww, your wife is beautiful and she has great taste too, her dress is stunning. Congratulations on your wedding and happy married life.
    Mai Atafo is uber talented, these dresses are simply gorgeous.

  • FYI December 15, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Ojy is pure gorgeousness!!!

  • princesszee December 15, 2011 at 10:25 pm


  • Adaeze December 16, 2011 at 3:40 am

    My Gosh Banke Mesida is everywhere mehnnnnnnnn damn!!!! She’s good at what she does.

  • adenike December 16, 2011 at 10:09 am


  • Doyin December 16, 2011 at 10:42 am

    The gowns are so lovely…Mai is so good @ what he does…Great

  • Luvlyn December 16, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I was gonna choose MAI 4 my wedding dress and bridesmaids but after dis MESS, I’m changing my mind. All d dresses r ugly and tacky. Poor poor finishing and designs r off.
    Thank u but I’ll pass
    P.s..BN plss post my comment. I’m a believer! Hehehe

  • Lolo December 16, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    This Mai sef! Copy copy + cheap fabric = thumbs dooowwwnnn

  • funmi December 16, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Just there

  • debs December 16, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Pls give Mai a break….brother would get better! lets be constructive in our criticisms pls.

    Mr Williams….how cute to back ur wifey here…more men shd emulate you.

  • Chelsea December 17, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I don’t get it, all I see is beautiful clothes and like 3 people are saying stuff about tacky cheap and copy cat. If you have personal beef keep it to yourself.

  • wsb December 17, 2011 at 9:43 am

    yawn! …apart from the first one. Well done Mr. Williams for lovingly supporting ur gorgeous wife.

  • vieve December 18, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    MAI is actually a good copier. truly his work looks good, also true that none of it is original.

  • the intricacies of life……. December 19, 2011 at 12:25 am

    MAI aint got NOTHING on yemi kosibah abeg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • chinny December 20, 2011 at 3:16 am

    wow dis is really cute,wud really love to be in one of the prettiest wedding gowns on my wedding in time to come,really do need to loose some weight and be my best.

  • CLASSY December 20, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Ojy is preeettyyyy!!! she is just flawless.. i saw her with her mum yesterday i love her hehe

  • Kudirat Ajiborisha December 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Lovely, lovely dresss. This is hard work and must have taken alot of time. I sure would love you to make my dresses. Well done MAI

  • Joey December 21, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I think some pple gat personal beef for dis Mai.

  • teacake December 23, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    best of all…..funmi williams, dat dress is gorgeous and i dont mind it at all. As for Mai….his work lacks good finishing and dat’s wat makes a good dress. He can do better

    • Chelsea December 25, 2011 at 9:55 pm

      It the finishing on this dresses or the finishing on other dresses you know. cos the dresses here look really nicely finished. Some people said tacky and i still am shocked. Like Joey said guys just seem to have personal beef for the dude.

  • cathy December 31, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    the last pix is da bomb

  • January 7, 2012 at 6:35 am

    Nice dresses

  • fisayomi January 11, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    what does ‘original’ mean sef? there will never be anything new under the earth.. especially in fashion, trends only go and come back.. all in circles. Every designe would ALWAYS at every point in time use some existing designs.. MAI, great work!

  • ify January 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Really beautiful.

  • oluwatosin February 25, 2012 at 7:47 pm


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