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Munaluchi Bride Magazine: A Romantic Fusion of Nigerian & American Wedding Traditions in Texas! Rasheeda & Damian’s Memorable Day




Simply romantic and memorable! BellaNaija Weddings is once again joining forces with Munaluchi Bride Magazine. Today we have the lovely wedding of Rasheeda & Damian in Houston, Texas.

Rasheeda and Damian, both business owners were introduced by a mutual friend. After a romantic dinner, the two clicked and as they say the rest is history.

For their beautiful ceremony in Texas, the bride dazzled in a lace applique dress by Romona Keveza while Damian looked sharp in a black suit.

At the reception, she embraced her Nigerian side in a rich Benin traditional outfit (red wrapper and coral beads). Later in the evening, Rasheeda was thrice the charm in a gold-and-cream sweetheart neckline dress.

Along with having her mother as her matron of honor and her daughter as her mini bride, Rasheeda’s most memorable moment was Brian Courtney Wilson‘s performance of “I Believe” for her first dance with her beau.


Bride: Rasheeda Ogunsuyi
Groom: Damian Ogunsuyi
Occupations: Business Owners
Wedding date: December 1, 2012
Location: Las Velas, Houston, TX
Photography: Christian Shoots People

Wedding Planning
Bride: My wedding was amazing. My theme was vintage, shabby, and chic. Planning the wedding was challenging because I only had 4 months of planning time and we had over 10 vendors. I had an awesome planner and concierge service that helped organize our big day.  The best part of planning was spending lots of time with my mother.  She was very instrumental in making our day extra special.

We had American traditions and Nigerian traditions. For the Nigerian tradition, we wore traditional Benin attires, we had 3 separate outfits for the wedding and reception.  Our DJ played Nigerian and American music. For dinner, we had both Nigerian and American food. We were sprayed with money all night as we danced.

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Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza at Joan Pillow Bridal
Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo at Nordstorm
Evening Shoes: Melody Eshani x Reebook Sneakers
Make-up: Elroy McDaniel
Hair: Gina Carter
Ceremony & Reception: Las Velas
Photography: Christian Shoots People
Videographer: Apollo Stackwell
Wedding Stationary: Denise Brown
Wedding Planner: DConcierge Houston
Florist: Melissa Felippa
Catering: American food and servers by Brooks Catering | African food by Flavors
Cupcakes: E-dub-a-licious Treats
Cake & Mini Desserts: Tastyfully Marians
Wedding Decor Rentals:  Enchanted Vizions
DJ: DJ Mix Master Brown Calabar Boy
Singer: Brian Courtney Wilson 
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  1. Drama

    May 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm


  2. kiki

    May 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    lovely….nice shoes

    • Rasheedah O

      May 30, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      Thank you for the lovely comments…I so love sneakers!!

  3. omalicha

    May 30, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    the evening shoe sha. lol

    • Rasheedah O

      May 30, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      Thank you for the lovely comments…I so love sneakers they were so comfy!!

  4. zoomzoomzoom

    May 30, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Beautiful wedding.God bless your home.

    • Rasheedah O

      May 30, 2013 at 6:08 pm

      Thank you for the lovely comments…God bless you as well!!

  5. alamode weddings

    May 30, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Feels good to rock your personal style, lovely bride!

    • Rasheedah O

      May 30, 2013 at 6:10 pm

      Thank you for the lovely comments…I felt great once the white dress came off and i could get down lol!!

  6. Fashionbabe

    May 30, 2013 at 4:44 pm


    • Rasheedah O

      May 30, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you for the lovely comments…lol!!

    • Rasheedah O

      May 30, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you!

  7. eDDY

    May 30, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    beautiful couples

    • Rasheedah O

      May 30, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      Thank you!! 🙂
      Instagram: rasheedah_mrso

  8. dp

    May 30, 2013 at 4:54 pm


    • Rasheedah O

      June 3, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you…Be Blessed

  9. loveth O.

    May 30, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    God Bless

    • Rasheedah O

      June 3, 2013 at 10:06 pm

      Thank you…God bless you as well!

  10. HRS

    May 30, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Wow!!! Absolutely stunning! Adorable flower girls… 🙂

    • Rasheedah O

      May 31, 2013 at 12:56 am

      Thank you!!
      Instagram: rasheedah_mrso

  11. NikkyJay

    May 30, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Beautiful wedding, beautiful couple. The guy in the 7th pic reminds me of Floyd Mayweather.

  12. pynk

    May 30, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    lovely and individualized wedding

  13. Retrochic

    May 30, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    i loved the shoes, the whole ensemble, really nice

  14. truetalk

    May 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    gorgeous bride!! gorgeous setting and looove the fact the two cultures were brought together so nicely….looooooove the high tops hahaha ballin!!!

  15. GreenDiamond

    May 30, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    soo adorable

  16. sisieko

    May 30, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Omo to shan congrats girl !very nice 🙂

  17. tobi

    May 30, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    I find it so cute how you’re replying @rasheedah O
    i hope you had a really cool day
    those shoes def look worth it. sold!!!!!!

  18. My oga at d Top

    May 30, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    The bride’s shoe is wicked. I’m loving it!

  19. whocares

    May 30, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    No wayyyy!! she soo owned the studded converses (dunno if they are converses actually) but they are awesooome. ooh the little brides as well, so adorable i could eat them up.. this wedding, i LIKE so much so that the pictures in black and white annoyed me. i wanted to see them in colour. More pics BN, MOOOORE!

  20. DeluxuryCupcakes

    May 30, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Swagged out Bride…. Kept it funky, fresh and young too…

  21. Rasheedah O

    May 30, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Thank you!

  22. Rasheedah O

    May 30, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Thank you!! 🙂
    Instagram: rasheedah_mrso

  23. Mma

    May 30, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Aww, such a beautiful couple.
    Happy married life.

  24. Wedding Photographers North East

    May 30, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Hi there, I am a photographer based in the North East of England. A few months ago I was doing some research and came across your website. Ever since I have been popping back every few weeks to check out your latest work. I think your photos are FAB 🙂 You really capture the emotion of the day! I look forward to viewing more of your work in the future.



  25. Sylvia

    May 30, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Love, love those evening shoes, Happy Married Life to the couple.

  26. Gemini

    May 30, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Thats not traditional bini attire. We wear okuku in benin … See pic for details

    • Rasheedah O

      June 3, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      oh really!I’m not sure my sister in law bought a few wrappers from Nigeria and I chose this one. Thanks for letting me know!

  27. silas

    May 30, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    beautiful bride..*walks away*

  28. Sel

    May 30, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Lovely wedding, very simple and elegant..Bride has the most beautifull smile

  29. FAR

    May 31, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Nothing like the happy faces @ weddings……….do visit

  30. Stella Kashmoney

    May 31, 2013 at 9:21 am

    The bride is so gorgeous. Lovely wedding.

  31. Inebaby

    May 31, 2013 at 9:54 am

    She is so Cute! Lovely couple. God Bless your union,, amen.

  32. funke

    May 31, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Wedding concepts getting more d sneakers tngy concept. Really cool.wish d lil bride was my daughter.shez so cute.God bless ur home

  33. Miss Anonymous

    May 31, 2013 at 11:36 am

    The sneakers are so original…I like!

  34. Rubynnia

    May 31, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Rasheedat, wow! You had fun at your wedding day; very obvious!

    I love where you both were decked in Benin attire; your hubby sure looked like one Benin high chief. He doesn’t look AA btw; he looks Nigerian!

    Sneakers on your wedding day? Wow! New innovations to wedding things I view.

    You’re such a thankful lady. Enjoy your marriage and pls remember to give your children Nigerian names :D.


    May 31, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    The sneakers concept got me Wowwwwwwing , i love it to bits ….nothing like a bride feeling at ease on her day ….well rocked Rasheedah….

  36. mariam

    May 31, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    am loving the fact that she’s appreciating everyone’s comment right now. wishing the very best of a married life

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    May 31, 2013 at 1:26 pm


  38. yoi

    May 31, 2013 at 1:51 pm


  39. Hadiz

    May 31, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    wow! God bless this union. muuuah…

  40. royalty

    May 31, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Married Life!

  41. Miss m

    June 1, 2013 at 5:56 am

    I am now following u on instagram. U have such a big son n u look this young? Ur truely an African beauty. Just saw ur son’s graduation pics. U look lovely in ur wedding gown I am really jealous

    • Rasheedah O

      June 3, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      Ok…lol..Thats my step son but he is my boy. Love him to pieces. Thank you! 🙂

  42. memyselfandmoi

    June 1, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Lmao, funny Nigerians(Including my self) as una see say the bride they comment, no body get liver to write nonsense….lovely pictures btw.

    • Pel

      August 24, 2013 at 7:28 pm


  43. Shugar

    June 1, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    lmao. I know right!

  44. Truth Teller

    June 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Where is the bride from? She’s really pretty.

    • Rasheedah O

      June 3, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      Im from the BIG state of TEXAS….I would love to find out exactly where I am from in Africa thats my lifelong dream.

  45. Racheal

    June 1, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Lovely couple. Beautiful bride I love the fact that her daughter was her little bride. I would love to have that at my wedding. Congratulations and may God bless your home!

  46. Chris

    June 3, 2013 at 5:51 am

    Perhaps my favorite piece of the bride’s apparel is that veil. Something so classic and elegant and timeless about it. But dig the shoes too.

    • Rasheedah O

      June 3, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      One of my fav pieces too. thanks

  47. Anonymous

    June 3, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    HML. I loved your dress. The groom is Nigerian for someone who was asking.

  48. Rasheedah O

    June 3, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    I tried to reply to all the comments but its taking me hours. I hope everyone can see this. Thank you to everyone for your nice comments! I love this blog and also their instagram page… I enjoy photos. I think in my former life I was a anyway have a great week and be blessed!

  49. Kristin of byPetronella Photography

    June 5, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I have to say, the bride’s third dress is my favorite … gorgeous! What a beautiful ceremony, and I love the idea of Mom as MOH and daughter as “mini bride!” She will treasure those moments always.

  50. John Young Photography

    August 3, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    Some lovely photos… Love the black & white photo with the veil lit from behind and the shoe detail shots… Excellent !!

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