Sunday, October 12, 2014

Amara Blessing Nwosu Marries Francis Van-Lare In Non-Traditional Red Wedding Gown

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Amara Blessing Nwosu got married yesterday for the second time to Francis Van-Lare, her US-based fiance. Amara is a relationship writer and counselor with a touching personal story.

At 17, she was pressured into an arranged marriage by her father, and unfortunately, her first husband was the abusive type. As a Christain, Amara endured for 14 years but finally walked away at 31, getting her divorce six years ago. Read full story here.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Would You Wear A Red Wedding Gown?

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Many people who commented on a similar post about Black Wedding Dresses [see post] responded in the negative, but what if the color is red? Some will say red is a vibrant and lively color unlike drab, mournful black. Would you wear it?

Friday, August 9, 2013

Jumoke Ayadi, ‘New Village Headmaster’ Actress, Marries in Non-Traditional Wedding Gown

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Jumoke Ajadi, one of the Oloris in the rejuvenated Village Headmaster, got married to her long time partner, Oladipupo Adams at the Ikoyi Registry last week. Like Comedienne, Princess, and other non-traditional brides here and here, Jumoke wore a long, lace-trimmed, golden wedding dress.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Tina Turner Marries Erwin Bach - Wedding Album

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Tina Turner got married last weekend in a traditional wedding, and not a buddhist wedding like some people reported because she's now a Buddhist. However, her wedding dress was non traditional. It was a Giorgio Armani designed green taffeta and black silk tulle gown which she'd fallen in love with even before she got engaged to husband, Erwin Bach.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Would You Wear A Black Wedding Dress?

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"There has been a growing interest in black wedding dresses," Tova Marc, a wedding gown designer who specializes in non-traditional colors, tells Shine. "They are tired of the same old white and ivory." Marc also says Lady Gaga's edgy look has had an impact on brides-to-be. Who knew Lady Gaga's fans would translate that into their weddings?

Supposedly, this trend in black gowns started with Vera Wang's runway show in 2011 which paraded 15 black-ish wedding dresses. But, black isn't for everyone, certainly not for me though the designs of some of these dresses below are very lovely. Check out other non traditional brides, here, and Ufuoma Ejenebor's Gray and White gown, here.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Colored Wedding Gowns and Non-Traditional Brides

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I have blogged before about unique or non traditional brides and grooms, but today, I'll be asking about colored wedding gowns. Is it a do or don't for you? My interest was piqued when I heard that Kelis used a green gown when she got married to Nas. So below, I have collected some examples that I really love, from Red, to orange, blue, pink, green, and even black.