If you think about it, it would be fancy to have a wedding that merges culture through little details such as the décor or the bride’s and bridesmaid’s gowns. One US-based team (Coterie Members) of wedding experts, including a photographer, fashion designer, wedding planner, makeup artiste, and florist came together to create an African inspired wedding concept for Munaluchi Bridal magazine spring 2018 editorial that was simply mind blowing. For the concept, they had models who played the roles of bride, groom and bridesmaids. The “Ashanti Wedding” was even complete with a cake, wedding decor and a marriage officiant.
The concept got love from hundreds of fans and this goes to show that many Africans and African Americans would hold an African inspired wedding without batting an eyelid. Why be like everyone else when you can be outstanding in a contemporary bespoke Kitenge gown? The models looked absolutely stunning in Ankara gowns by Everrything Rrouge, subtle makeup and head accessories. This Ashanti inspired shoot incorporated the Kente fabric from Ghana's Ashanti tribe.
Such a wedding would be great for a bride and groom who want to pay homage to their roots.
Check out this concept for some inspiration:
For the concept, the lady wore a Kente fabric gown with a modern twist, and the gent opted for a lounge suit.
The hair was tied into a stunning natural hairstyle updo and accessorized with a floral hair pin.
The models portrayed so much chemistry you’d think it was a real wedding!
If one had a Wakanda themed wedding, this is what we assume it would look like.
The attention to detail in the dresses, makeup and head accessories is everything!
If this concept doesn't convince you to have an African themed wedding, nothing ever will.
Now this is how African themed weddings should look like! MAGICAL.