It is with jumping hearts and excited fingers that we bring you part one of the Aisle Perfect wedding of Shalewa and Moyo. Our favorite blogger Shally (forstylesake.blogspot.com) shared her journey to the dress with us last year and we were super excited to see what fabulosity she went with at the end (full disclosure- we know and it will blow your mind).
The path to forever for 'MoShally' started with a traditional Yoruba wedding in Lagos, Nigeria and they did not disappoint. Enjoy!
From the Bride:
My inspiration....Colors...Bright Colors
I love playing with colors and I knew that I wanted a bright, vibrant and colorful traditional wedding, I must say that I was well pleased at how it all turned out. I also od'd on my obsession with guipure lace, I love that fabric so much and I knew from time that I wanted to it to be my "aso-ebi" no velvet no regular lace, just give me my guipure...So my friends wore it, my sister wore it and I wore it (it was my choice for my 2nd outfit) and we all loved it.
My decorator did a great job, I had told him that I didn't want a babalawo shrine (read as juju/voodoo/black magic etc shrine) all in the name of "traditional decor" , I wanted a good balance between traditional and modern and I was pleased with his work.
I can say for sure that I got my bright; vibrant and colorful wedding :)
All images by Jide Odukoya Photography
Vendors: Venue - The Haven // Decor - Dexterity Plus // Event Planners/Coordinators - Zapphire Events // Make up - Banke Meshida Lawal // Aso-Oke - De root of Aso Oke // Necklace&Earrings (beads) - The Coral Reef // Band - Ayo Balogun // Caterer - Astoria and Kemabom // Desert - ooh la la // Cocktails - Elle's ice box // Colors - Blue and Pink (Bride's family), Blue and Red (Groom's family)
Stay tuned for Part 2 of Salewa and Moyo's Aisle Perfect wedding coming soon...