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Munaluchi Bride Magazine: An Enchanting Wedding! Chinenye & Chike’s Sparkly Purple Wedding in Texas




Happy Wednesday! It’s time for our weekly wedding feature with partners Munaluchi Bridal Magazine. We’re so happy to bring you Chinenye and Chike‘s enchanting Texas wedding. With purple as the wedding colour and touches of bling, the wedding was truly regal.

Bride: Chinenye
Groom: Chike
Wedding Date: June 30 2012
Location: Houston, TX

Photography: Muyiwa (Foreverday Photos)

See more from this wedding on Munaluchi!


Wedding Planning:
From the Bride
I really desired a classic wedding experience so our theme was royalty. The planning process was stressful but my wonderful wedding planner Chioma made it quite an experience. The biggest challenge for me was letting go. I usually like to control everything, but I had to quickly learn that the wedding was not just for the bride, but the family. It wasn’t just about me.

Wedding Day Highlights:
The most memorable part of the wedding day was a note that was delivered to me from my husband. The words that I read gave me so much peace and assurance that he was the man I was supposed to marry. The first dance with my husband was also very memorable. It was as if we were the only ones in the room. Another touching part of the day was walking down the aisle with my father holding my hand. He is a cancer survivor and I thank GOD everyday for giving him life. {Editor’s note: Aww!}

Wedding Style:
I found the perfect dress at Weddings by Debbie. My designer was Ysa Makino. My goal when looking for the perfect dress was to be open-minded. This also meant not having a budget. I know this sounds off for anyone, especially someone like me who is very frugal when it comes to money. So I was open-minded and tried out all the dresses that I liked. I never once looked at the price. I knew this method of picking a dress was a huge risk but I wanted to feel and look beautiful on my wedding day. I did not want to compromise my look. I tried on several dresses but there was this one dress that I loved the most. I knew it was the dress because I couldn’t stop crying. I finally looked at the price and started crying some more! Just joking! Lol. At that moment I knew that I did not want to try on any more dresses.
My advice to brides-to-be is to just go with a few people to try on dresses. For example, your mom and two really good friends is more than enough. More than 3 is a crowd and people can get very opinionated and make it all about them and not you. You want to find a dress that you feel good in. Also, do not be close-minded. Try on different types of dresses that brings out the “WOW” in you. Don’t just go for a “safe” dress! This is your wedding day – this is the time to shine inside and out!

My husband and I are Nigerian so almost everything had a taste of Nigeria. The food, the traditional clothing, the excellent vendors – my planner was Nigerian (Chioma of Dure Events), the guests, the format of the wedding, the band, the photographer Muyiwa (Foreverday Photos), and the Videographer, Bode (Golden Icons).


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Photography: Foreverday Photos –
Planning and Design: Dure Events –
Videographer: Bode of Golden Icons
Wedding Dress: Ysa Makino
Makeup: Lyzadora Beauty
Venue: La Torretta Resort
Florist and Decorator: Keisha’s Kreations
Linens: Elegant Beginnings
Stationary: Vivian Jade
Cake: Who Made The Cake
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  1. Myne Whitman

    October 23, 2013 at 7:05 am

    Awww, she looked amazing

    • Blossom

      October 23, 2013 at 1:31 pm

      Lovely! Short and sweet! Not bombarded with 101 pictures. Class.

  2. kaddy

    October 23, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Beautiful especially d last pix hml

  3. xoxo

    October 23, 2013 at 7:37 am

    All I can say is that I believe God! Beautiful couple!

  4. Izzi

    October 23, 2013 at 8:07 am

    I love that pix where all the men were holding hands and praying…really sweet

    • martha

      October 23, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      I live it too it shows true men of valour, the courageous men…HML and keep in the Love of the Lord

  5. Berry Dakara

    October 23, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Congrats to the couple. Lovely bride.

    But of course, I must comment on the cake: GORGEOUSNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cakes, come and see o!!!!

  6. QUEST

    October 23, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Love! they sure have a connection. HML

  7. Africhic

    October 23, 2013 at 8:21 am


  8. Hurpeyeahmie

    October 23, 2013 at 8:24 am

    wow such a lovely couple wishing them all the best

  9. Iwari

    October 23, 2013 at 8:35 am

    I remember seeing their wedding video, beautiful event! that cake is IT!

  10. Aderonke

    October 23, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Awww love is a beautiful thing(last pix). My best pix is the one with the groom and some men praying. Nothing like the Lord guiding your path. Congrats guys wish u all the best


    October 23, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Beautiful Wedding dress…

  12. Ibinabo

    October 23, 2013 at 9:14 am

    i want!! :).. this is very very beautiful.

  13. Alex

    October 23, 2013 at 9:16 am

    HML Beautiful couple! d purple concept thingy z soooo fine!

  14. MyView

    October 23, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Dear lord that cake!

  15. Ebun

    October 23, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Classy and exquisite!

  16. Zelda

    October 23, 2013 at 9:25 am

    d cake is beautiful,hmm

  17. lisa

    October 23, 2013 at 9:36 am


  18. truthdiva

    October 23, 2013 at 9:45 am

    OMG….I Love the pics where the groom and his men were holding hands in PRAYER….this is the first time am seeing a prayerful groom and his men…God Bless your Union!

  19. AA

    October 23, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Awwwww!!! So nice!

  20. honeymix

    October 23, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Oh Lawd!!! That cake. My Father, my Father, my Father, do my own o and gimme plenty money

  21. Ani

    October 23, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Beautiful wedding, beautiful cake. God bless your home.

  22. oluchy

    October 23, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Lovely deco n cake, really beautiful wedding also simple.

  23. Foxy baby

    October 23, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Simple, classy and woooow!!
    God bless their union…
    …and make mine more woooow!! 🙂

  24. Baker Street

    October 23, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Oh wow, i love this.

  25. Love Sake

    October 23, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Love this weddiing and the cake. mmmmm

  26. Jean Asonye

    October 23, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Beautiful Wedding! Beautiful Couple!

  27. Miss Tee

    October 23, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    The cake is woooooww…. den the bridesmaid dresses my gawd . I love ow dos wearing d multicolored asoebi assembled demselves

  28. Rexie

    October 23, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    That praying picture is EVERYTHING.

  29. Laury

    October 23, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    my ibo brothers…where una dey ohhh??? U pple are too scarce in dis my zones ohhh

  30. nyk

    October 23, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Planning my wedding. WHich Naija caterer is the best Good
    Food, Good Neat plates, clean silverware, no sweaty waiters? Any

    • nyk

      October 23, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      I have recommendations for malas and kaffy from a trusted source. I have checked other weddings on Bella naija and for many more than one caterer was in charge. at times malas/kaffy. So how do i know who to choose…..:(

  31. Victoria Ade

    October 23, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Lovely, elegant and desirable. Congrats!

  32. Anon

    October 23, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Congrats. I don’t know if it’s a bad thing but I judge weddings by their cakes. This one is lovely.

  33. Spicy

    October 23, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Ooooooppppppssssss! I love

  34. hannah

    October 23, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    the cake

  35. beauty

    October 23, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    the wedding was classy, simple with few but quality pictures just as the comments.
    pple pls keep it up. can’t be reading ur long essays u call comment.loool

  36. merci

    October 23, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    lovely! so cute to know that women like to see men pray,thank God im not the only one! lol God bless them and keep them!

  37. Silvia

    October 23, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Lovely…that cake!! Got me reminiscing…..

  38. vita

    October 23, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    There is nothing sexier than God fearing men. I love the
    praying picture.

  39. Spicy

    October 23, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    the praying picture is my fav! God bless their home

  40. aijay

    October 23, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Beautiful cake and luvly couple. Really luv the fact that the guys found time to pray. It always warms my heart to see men who luv God. God bless ur union. Xoxo…..

  41. wow, i must say, the wedding gown looks so much better on her than on the hanger. the groomsmen, bridal party, guests, everyonelooked fabulous.
    I like the fact that she used Nigerian businesses for the wedding.
    no traditional wedding?

  42. Chic

    October 23, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    That cake is to be seen not eaten AMAZING!!! Thank goodness it was a few photos I love looking at wedding photos on here but sometimes they are too many for my eyes so this is a good break.

  43. I Rock

    October 23, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Wishing the both of you all the joy and love that comes with marriage. God bless y’all.

  44. temiloluwa

    October 24, 2013 at 9:05 am

    O, how i love…..the cake, the couple, every’s so on point.

  45. Rose L. Futral

    October 24, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Aww! The wedding looks so romantic and magical. The bride really looks stunning in her wedding dress and i love her dress. Her bridesmaides look as lovely as well and the groomsmen look handsome and of course, the groom. The wedding reception looks fun and i love how the reception venue was set up and the cake, really looks delicious! Congrats to the newly weds.

  46. Agidi_jollof

    October 24, 2013 at 11:39 am

    My fav is the candle picture. Quite symbolic. 2 become 1

  47. Kemiland Fabrics 7132986604

    October 28, 2013 at 3:32 am

    Congrats!!! Beautiful Couple and beautiful Wedding . God Bless your union

  48. Hmmmn

    November 7, 2013 at 6:43 am

    May GOd bless your home in Jesus name
    That cake…Wow!
    All the men are praying…love it
    God will keep your dad, May He live long

  49. Yep i said it, bite me

    November 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    The groom praying before his wedding was so touching and powerful. God bless this Union.

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