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BN Bridal: Kolini Couture 2014 Collection – Dreamed, Designed & Handmade in Lagos!





Yes! It’s fun and fabulous Friday again! And if you thought BellaNaija Weddings was done this week, you’re in for a surprise! We have a double treat – BN Bridal, and BN Bridal Beauty later today, with the makeup artist and models for this shoot.

We’re so happy to present a brand new bridal designer in the Nigerian scene – Kolini Couture. Here’s the 2014 bridal collection by Nicole Amadi. Think of Kolini as bridal couture out of Africa. The gowns are dreamed, designed AND handmade in Lagos. We love that!

Designer Nicole shares her inspiration with us for the designs – her six piece premiere collection – and shoot, which she styled herself, as well as a short description for reach of her sweet gowns.

Kolini Couture was established February 2013,  by Designer Nicole Amadi after a 5 year stint fulfilling made-to-measure suit orders for Emmett London, and styling both a male and female clientele while working at S Two Ltd. Nicole’s love for the finest fabrics,silks, laces and pattern skills fuels her desire to offer discerning Nigerian brides a truly custom fit wedding gown experience with an elegant and fresh approach that isn’t your typical bridal “costume”.
This Luxe 2014 collection Dreamed, Designed, and Handmade in Lagos, draws inspiration from the superfluousness of emotions that overwhelms the bride in the lead-up to such a beautiful and timeless occasion. such emotions as Love, Hope, Grace, and Faith are the very emotions that inspired the name of each dress in the collection.


Faith:  a minimal look clean sheath gown in Alencon lace with bustier bodice finished with pearl buttons and as the name implies a little Faith goes a long way.kolini-nigerian-bridal-designer-nicole-amadi-belllanaija-wedding-FAITH_IMG_2


Glory: Full tulle skirt layered ball gown with lace and tulle draped bodice, finished with Diamante sash.




Grace: accompanying Glory, is a ruched gown done in satin faced chiffon and tulle lace with a sweep train.kolini-nigerian-bridal-designer-nicole-amadi-belllanaija-wedding-GRACE_IMG_2kolini-nigerian-bridal-designer-nicole-amadi-belllanaija-wedding-GRACE_IMG_1


Hope:  Pearl beaded embroidered lace with silk organza layered chapel train.



kolini-nigerian-bridal-designer-nicole-amadi-belllanaija-wedding-HOPE_IMG_3Love: A duchess satin mermaid gown with appliqued petal skirt bottom finished with pearl buttons.




Lucky: Party dress featuring the softest Georgette draped skirt  with lace illusion bodice and dipped back.kolini-nigerian-bridal-designer-nicole-amadi-belllanaija-wedding-LUCKY_IMG_1


For Enquires: Contact – phone number:+234 8035660338 | email: nicole “at” | Facebook: | Instagram: @kolinicouture

Join Kolini Couture at their upcoming trunk show! October 31st-2nd November at 76 Raymond Njoku St, Ikoyi Lagos. Contact them for more info.


Styled shoot by Nicole Amadi for KOLINI
Photographer:  Michael Adebiyi Photography
Makeup and Hair: Beautycook Studio | | beautycook “at” | +234 8055519211
Floral Arrangements: Pretty Fabulous Flowers | email: info (at) or prettyfabdesigns (at) | | 0818 642 4648
Models: Susan for BETH, Frances, and Lamide for OBI

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  1. HRS

    October 25, 2013 at 7:03 am

    I want “Love” with sleeves please…. 😀

  2. jas

    October 25, 2013 at 8:00 am

    exactly,i keep wondering its quite rare to see wedding
    dresses with sleeves…these ones are nice though.

  3. Cisca

    October 25, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Go Nicole! From the first day I met you, It was so obvious that you know what you are doing. The dresses are lovely, photos and makeup on point. Glad I stuck with you for my dress.

  4. Helen

    October 25, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Nice, I like!!

  5. dee

    October 25, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Love love love Glory.. Really nice

  6. Samuel

    October 25, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Vera wang will soon be outta business, our creative minds have kicked in, amazing stuff

  7. Deedee

    October 25, 2013 at 9:06 am

    My fave is Love with sleeves though…

  8. D

    October 25, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I know Nicole is such a brilliant and passionate designer, this is really nothing compared to what I know she can do….really just the tip of the iceberg…go KOLINI!

  9. gogo

    October 25, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Wow so lovely, I especially love “Love”. Beautiful pieces. Nicole’s got a great thing going here! Thumbs up!

  10. Don'tcare

    October 25, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Second to last looks scared of the peacock. Lovely dresses BTW, i want “hope”

  11. QueenofEverything

    October 25, 2013 at 10:17 am

    I quite like the Hope piece, as for the rest the bustier seem ill-fitted?
    I’d love to see what she can do with a longer version of Lucky… I am so over strapless dresses.

  12. Mariaah

    October 25, 2013 at 10:36 am

    I want and LOVE Love! 😀 and Glory!! 🙂 Gorgeous!!

  13. adelegirl

    October 25, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Really great designs. Wish she showed styles with sleeves. Is there a rule which says all wedding gowns must be sleeveless? Would love to see more beautiful wedding gowns with sleeves that at least cover the upper arm. Most I have seen are not appealing or the right shape/style for me…

  14. Lola

    October 25, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I love the short dress.

  15. Aderonke

    October 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Naija designers don blowwwww ooooo! Great creative minds here, beautiful works.

  16. Grace

    October 25, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    They are lovely…love the creativity names she gave the gowns too 🙂

  17. Roseline Iyortyom

    October 25, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Love is gorgeous, thumbs up girl.

  18. Wale

    October 25, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Can one claim to have created a design if it is a replica of someone else’s design? Just asking…

    • Just replying

      October 25, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      Exactly which dress is a replica of your design? Just

  19. Eldar

    October 25, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    These are gorgeous designs and the quality shine through everything including the article and the even the make-up article. Nice job. Set the bridal scene on fire Kolini

    • Eldar

      October 25, 2013 at 8:06 pm


  20. Ozone

    October 26, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    ♥ly designs! I ♥ Glory, hope and ♥ best.

  21. amynish

    October 28, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Great Dresses KOLINI………….welldone

  22. somebody

    October 30, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Go KOLINI! Go Nicole…. Great job. She made my wedding dress and i loved every bit of it.

    • BellaNaija Weddings

      October 30, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      Lovely! Please send us a photo – weddings (at) xoxo

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