Nigerian Wedding Inspiration.
The curation of this styled Nigerian-inspired shoot came to fruition thanks to the ingenious concept of integrating wedding traditions. The lively, majestic colors of Nigerian traditions are blended with the neutral tones found in more modern cultures. This artistic presentation inspires brides to embrace their own unique cultural makeup to create a wedding that’s completely their own.
Every detail is deliberate, including the location, décor and colors. While the majority of the design features blush tones, the bright pops of color infused into the look are distinctive and purposeful.
The bride’s look features a hallmark of Nigerian wedding tradition – a coral neckline/cape. She dons this over a simple white wedding dress and the combination is chic and eye-catching.
She pulls her hair back in a low ponytail and adds a fingertip-length veil to round out her bridal style.
The shoot takes place at a private residence that had another life as an old steel mill. The industrial ambiance blended with the Nigerian elements and modern aesthetic are a physical representation of the harmonious way you can incorporate foreign concepts into one experience.
A small reception table placed in front of a stone wall features a simple blush chiffon table runner underneath taper candles and a colorful centerpiece. The small pops of red in the flowers and rich natural color of the figs make for fresh, vivid additions.
The contrast of neutral colors and the bride’s unmistakable style is intriguing. She even lets her hair down to show a more relaxed look for the second part of the shoot.
The incorporation of a few lounge pieces, along with photographs and a record player, also adds a modern flair.
The journey to your big day, just like your own love story, is dotted with many cultural experiences. So, use your own background, path and customs to inspire your wedding. The blending of traditions can lead to a fascinating, forward-thinking design.
Photography – Chardaie Claire Photography
Dress – by Alexandra Grecco provided by Lovely Bride
Florals – True Vine Studio
Paper Goods – Lichen Ink
Nigerian Traditional Necklaces – Oma
Rings – Susie Saltzman
Nigerian Wedding Inspiration