Monday, 27 May 2013

Is Pink the new White?

Very feminine demure and elegant with a pop of colour, the blush pink wedding dress is definitely a trend to watch

The first celebrity bride I saw rock a pink dress was Gwen Stefani. It was a custom ombré dress designed by John Galliano for Dior. It was named one of the most iconic wedding dresses of all time.


Thursday, 23 May 2013

Throwback Thursday: Dakore Egbuson-Akande with hubby


Don't know if this qualifies as a throwback post cos the wedding was just a little over two years ago. But i loves it and wanna share.It's Nollywood star, Dakore Egbuson-Akande's 2011 wedding to Olumide Akande. Catch the beautiful photos


Wednesday, 22 May 2013

WATCH: Nathalie and Omar Romantic Dubai Wedding



When you think about the word "romance" this wedding video embodies it. Shot on location in Dubai, the details in this wedding are definitely swoon worthy, from the decor, to the vintage style wedding dress, the something blue, something old and something borrowed... this wedding is reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour. If you are a hopeless romantic like me, you should watch this video


Location: Ritz-Carlton Dubai, Planner: Clare Ebbs, Cinematography: Deneemotion, Photography: Katarina Borszik, Florist: Wud Flowers Dubai, Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham, Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Music Theme: Fall at Your Feet by Boy and Bear (Universal Republic)


Thank you Deneemotion for sharing <3


2 in 1 offer. Get this Tadashi Shoji dress and give for a good cause

This Seagreen Tadashi Shoji dress, estimated at $500 is currently on auction

We are offering you a great chance to own a Tadashi Shoji dress (you know we are great fans of the designer) and also give back to people in need.Have you been looking for a chance to give to a good cause? We've got you covered.

The charity organization, The Women Project Theater has put this dress on auction on the charity site, Bids are currently pouring in and there are still 6 days left for you to bid. Proceeds from the auction will go to charity.

The dress was donated by the designer himself and is estimated to cost about $500 dollars. So why not take advantage of this opportunity while you can.

For more details visit


Thursday, 16 May 2013

Ideas we love: Caricature Save-the-date cards

We absolutely dig the idea of having a caricature portrait of the couple on the Save-the-Date cards and all the wedding favours and stationery

Miami Heat's Lebron James and fiance Savannah Brinson's Save the Date card.
The caricature portrait also features the couple's two sons

Founder of one of the wedding blogs I stalk used this caricature Save the Date cards 

Heart it?

Meanwhile who has an idea of someone in Nigeria that can do a good caricature? Do help a sister out.

Hugz, kizzez and cupcakezzz (a'la tonto dikeh) lol

Wedding Bargains! 15% of Mori Lee and Allure Dresses by Imani Swank Bridals, Discounts on wedding cakes by SayCheese Cakes

The bargains I have for you guys today is out of this world-

Imani Swank Bridals is offering 15% off all purchased dresses from bridal designers Allure and Mori Lee between now and 31st of May 2013. To redeem this discount, print out the gift card above and go with it to the Imani Swank Bridal Store located at 23A Emma Abimbola Cole Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. You can also call 08170038986 or 08174694857 or visit

Let's eat CAKE...

SayCheese Cakes is also offering an unbelievable promo on wedding cakes for people getting married between May 2013 and May 2014. There are 3 packages:

Package 1: N68,000
-3tier wedding cake(6", 10"&14" fruit cake)
-1tier trad cake(12" RedVelvet or Chocolate Cakes, or a combination of RedVelvet and Chocolate cakes)
-240 cutups(fruit cake cut outs)

Package 2: N93,000
-4tier wedding cake(5",8",11"&14" fruit cake)
-2tier trad cake(8"&12"RedVelvet or Chocolate Cakes, or a combination of RedVelvet and Chocolate cakes)
-300 Cutups(fruit cake cut outs)

Package 3: N120,000
-5tier wedding cake(4",7",10",13&16" fruit cake)
-2tier trad cake (8"&12"RedVelvet or Chocolate Cakes, or a combination of RedVelvet and Chocolate cakes)
-360 Cutups(fruit cake cut outs)

Offer ends on 31st of May 2013 but can be utilised till 1st of May 2014 when booking is secured. Contact SayCheese cakes on 01-2912524, 08139407530 BB Pin: 279D26A8

So what y'all waiting for? You've still got 11 more days, so pick up your phones and start dialing.

Did I hook you up or what?

Thursday, 9 May 2013

#Throwback Thursday: Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith

Yesterday I saw the 1996 movie Set it off.  That movie is a classic... go see it again if you have the chance. Jada was such a cutie, like soft with feminine features (how did she get so hard?), Vivica Fox was so beautiful before the nose job- she so didn't need it, Queen Latifah and Kimberly Elise look pretty much the same, just older. Black don't crack  ladies, lay of the surgery and enhancement we don't need it. Just eat right and exercise.

Well, the movie inspired today's throwback post. So honoured to share Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith's wedding pictures. This couple have been going strong for more than 15 years. That's a milestone in Hollywood, really proud of them.

Culture Spotlight: Igbo kwenu

Lately I've been so enamored by our Nigerian culture and how rich it is. We often concentrate on the elaborate western church wedding that we forget how rich our culture is in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. Nigeria has about 371 tribes with 250 ethnic groups and all of these tribes and ethnicity have their peculiar culture especially with regards to marriage rites.

The traditional marriage is the real marriage as far as i'm concerned while the white wedding is just the blessing of the union. They are both important for sure.

The Igbo traditional marriage is called the 'igba nkwu nwanyi' which means literally " the wine carrying of a woman" and is loosely divided into 3 stages-

Ikwu-aka (the knocking) this the equivalent to the introduction ceremony though it is a much smaller event. the groom to be comes to knock on the bride's father's door accompanied by his dad or uncle or any other older male member of his fanily ,to make his intentions known.

Ime-ego- This is the payment of the bride price

Igba nkwu-  is the ceremony proper. Most people have the ime-ego and the igba nkwu on the same day.

Before the igba nkwu, a list is given. This list is a pre-requisite for the groom to take his wife

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Photo of the day: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's 5th Wedding Anniversary

5 years after and Mariah still looks smitten by Nick
The couple with their kids Morrocan and Monroe

Our photo of the day is Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon wedding anniversary photo. This is their 5th "I do" as they renew their vows every single year. Last year's was at the Eiffel tower in Paris so I was wondering what she will do this time around. The couple decided to shut down Disney land in a fairy tale themed ceremony on 30th April. Mariah must be like me- very crazy about weddings, lol