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Locked and lovely, natural and beautiful! This shoot, featured in the new issue of Munaluchi Bridal Magazine is all is all that and more – it features rich plum tones and earth tones, high end bridal fashion from Jenny Packham and edgy dresses from Nigerian designer Tsemaye Binitie.

Hear from the Munaluchi Bridal team on their inspiration for the shoot –

Sometimes the best inspiration for your wedding comes from editorial or stylized shoots. One thing we know for sure, is that if you are wearing your hair natural, there is never enough inspiration. So in our latest issue, we decided to feature several natural hair models with various natural hair types. With this shoot in particular, we were looking to focus on beauty, and partnered with Carol’s Daughter to style the model’s hair.

A while back we held a Natural Beauty Contest on Facebook, in which the entrants had to upload an image of themselves, and tell what it means to be a natural beauty. The results were outstanding. Hundreds of gorgeous natural beauties entered and in the end, only a handful of finalists were selected. Then we left the voting to the public. With the most number of votes, the winner was professional actress and model, Esosa Edosomwan (www.esosae.com). She was the most humble and gracious model, and we had a blast photographing and styling her for this fashion and beauty editorial.

We were inspired by the simple and natural beauty of the farm, and it served as the perfect backdrop while contrasting perfectly with the high-end bridal gowns from Jenny Packham and edgy evening wear from Nigerian designer, Tsemaye Binitie. For beauty, celebrity makeup and hairstylist Mann Nance (www.MannAtWork.info), incorporated rich plum tones and earth tones. Esosa’s hair was styled using Carol’s Daughter hair products provided  exclusively for the shoot. It’s natural, it’s bold, and it’s beautiful.

Enjoy these stunning images courtesy of Lilian Haidar and if you haven’t already, pick up a copy of the latest issue HERE!

See more on Munaluchi: https://munaluchibridal.com/?p=37330 !

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natural hair dreadlocks black bride bellanaija munaluchi

natural hair dreadlocks black bride bellanaija munaluchi

natural hair dreadlocks black bride bellanaija munaluchi

natural hair dreadlocks black bride bellanaija munaluchi

natural hair dreadlocks black bride bellanaija munaluchi

natural hair dreadlocks black bride bellanaija munaluchi

natural hair dreadlocks black bride bellanaija munaluchi

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natural hair dreadlocks black bride bellanaija munaluchi tsemaye binitie

natural hair dreadlocks black bride bellanaija munaluchi tsemaye binitie

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Vendor Credits
Photography: Lilian Haidar – www.lilianhaidar.com
Hair and Makeup: Mann Nance –  http:/www.MannAtWork.info
Styling: Eronmwon Balogun  – www.munaluchibridal.com
Assistant Stylist: Chioma Chinweoke –  www.munaluchibridal.com
Model: Esosa Edosomwan  – www.esosae.com
Black Dresses: Tsemaye Binitie   tsemayebinitie.com
Bridal Gowns: Jenny Packham courtesy of Mark Ingram Atelier –  www.markingramatelier.com
Jewelry: Garvey Lundy –  www.garveylundy.com
Hair Accessories: Desla Couture – www.deslacouture.com
Location: Westampton Farms
Hair products courtesy of Carol’s Daughter – www.carolsdaugther.com

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31 Comments

  1. Modella

    October 31, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Too lazy to read..lovely

  2. lola

    October 31, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Her facial features are divine! Gorgeousness.

  3. I formerly known as Miss Anonymous

    October 31, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Can’t wait till my hair is this long.

  4. zed

    October 31, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Her eyes!!!!!!! absolutely beautiful!

  5. nda

    October 31, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Gosh shes stunning. Ddnt realise she was Nigerian until I read her name. She looks ethiopian/eritrean.

    • The Real Madam the Madam

      October 31, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      She truly does. Beautiful girl.

  6. Istidele

    October 31, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Pls r dia any locticians in Lagos? 2ndly could I achieve this hairstyle with acrylic or wool yarn? Which one is better? TIA

  7. Es

    October 31, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    She’s beautiful and what a creative shoot. Love horses, this is divine

  8. cece

    October 31, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Gorgeous queen. This is what you call beauty and class meets creativity. This is beautiful beyond words.

  9. Truthful

    October 31, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Why is she naked, please? Any need?

    • Nadia

      November 1, 2013 at 2:51 am

      Yep it’s called fashion

    • Kblaze

      November 1, 2013 at 3:05 am

      Is she naked? Which pic?

  10. QueenofEverything

    November 1, 2013 at 12:58 am

    She is beautiful though, wow!

  11. jumanji

    November 1, 2013 at 10:03 am

    i jst feel locks are jst inappropraite for a bride’s wedding.

    • Berry Dakara

      November 1, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Why?

      berrydakara.blogspot.com

    • zsa zsa

      November 1, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      I guess ladies with locs should shave their heads once dem wan become bride…

  12. advil

    November 1, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Gorgeousness!! I everything abt this piece..everything!

  13. unisex

    November 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    @ jumanji, you so wrong, locs are beautiful for wedding. It very royal.

  14. buks

    November 1, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    skinny!

  15. Mz Socially Awkward...

    November 1, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Goodness, what a fyne gal! And the hair styles… *books kinky twists for my next hairdo so that I can experiment with all these updos and coifs*

    Seriously though, this girl’s skin and features are some kinda beautiful. Keep it coming Munaluchi, maybe something for brides with their natural ‘fro in the future??

  16. eritreangoddess

    November 1, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    shes stunning in unique way..her beauty resembles my
    people(cushites) eritreans. stunner never the less

  17. merci

    November 1, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    it always nice when a fine girl wears a lock! if you are not so beautiful facially, the lock wont suit well! this looks very lovely on her.

  18. *Real* Nice Anon

    November 1, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Beautifully done. The photography is just amazing and the model is stunning!

  19. Lala

    November 1, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Ohh.. i love her eyes ohhh… She is my fellow big eyed sister… lol

  20. iba

    November 2, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    she is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful. I had to
    visit her website and read more about her. damn girl you is fine.
    lol lol lol

  21. Tayo

    November 3, 2013 at 1:02 am

    She is beautiful but too skinny for me haba see bone! Just keep modeling madam.

  22. YellowSisi

    November 3, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    wow! absolutely lovely! bellisimo…love the
    photography.

  23. nappilynigeriangirl

    November 11, 2013 at 10:09 am

    she’s beautiful and her natural locs is beautiful. I love the way locs grow really long and free natural hair can grow just as long and beautiful too with the Indian oiling method.

    nappilynigeriangirl.blogspot.com

  24. oyin

    November 12, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Gosh, I can’t stop staring. This lady is gorgeous, as in stunning. her locks are simply beautiful.

  25. Lucy

    November 27, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Omg…..she is beautiful….I’m in awe

  26. Ani

    March 17, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Esosa the gorgeous Bini gal. You are fine.

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