Saturday, 31 January 2015

10 Pretty Perfect Bridal Party Tees


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Wifey Tee || Hubby Tee || [Both by ILY Couture]
Happy New Year! We are so grateful for every single reader and follower who showed us love last year. It’s extremely humbling to see how far this little blog of ours has gone. From the bottom of our hearts- THANK YOU.
2014 was without a doubt, the year of the Bridal Party. From amazing bridesmaid proposals to cool groomsmen gifts, couples have gone above and beyond to show their inner circle how much they’re appreciated. You can definitely count on AP to bring you an abundance of bridal party inspiration in 2015. To kick things off, check out a few of our favorite bridal party (bride and groom included) tees.
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Ring Security T-Shirt by Adventures in Crazy
Ring Security T-Shirt by Adventures in Crazy
Team Bridesmaid Tee by DentzDesign
Bridesmaid Tee by DentzDesign
Future Mrs-Cheers Bitches
Future Mrs-Cheers Bitches Tanks by Bachette
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Feyoncé Shirt by Sadie and Tenell
His No 1 Tee Shirt
His No. 1 Tee by Brand Ave. Clothing

10 Will You be my Bridesmaid Ideas

Will you be my bridesmaid candles by Tish
Will you be my bridesmaid candles by Tish
We’re back again with more awesomely creative Will You be my Bridesmaid ideas. Over the last year, we’ve seen a steady rise in bridesmaid proposals with brides looking for even more unique ways to pop the question. You can see our previous ideas here and here.
Bridesmaid Gift Set by Box Fox (buy here)
Bridesmaid Gift Set by Box Fox and Love Detailed (buy here)
There’s an abundance of ways to “adorably” ask your bestie. One thing we’ve definitely seen more of is the bridesmaid gift box. Whether it’s filled with sweet memories or cute day-of survival kits, bridesmaid care packages are a hit and the perfect way to pop the question.
DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid Box by Frog Prince Paperie
DIY Will You Be My Bridesmaid Box by Frog Prince Paperie
For those looking for a more playful option- How about an activity based proposal like a jigsaw puzzle or even a fun round of crosswords.
Bridesmaid Jigsaw by Lou Brown Designs (buy here)
Bridesmaid Jigsaw by Lou Brown Designs (buy here)
Will you be my bridesmaid crossword by Camis Paperie
Will you be my bridesmaid crossword by Camis Papery (buy here)
Personalized mugs have been a constant hit on our Instagram page (follow @aisleperfect now) so we’re sure these gorgeous mugs by April Heather Art (below) will make your bridesmaids happy.
Will You Be my Bridesmaid Mugs by April Heather Art
Will You Be my Bridesmaid Mugs by April Heather Art
Useful gifts for the win! Case in point- cute handkerchiefs that they can bring along on the wedding day to wipe those happy tears.
Will you be my bridesmaid handkerchief
Will you be my Bridesmaid Handkerchief (White Rabbit Studios via Renovating Rebecca)
If you’re looking to keep things simple. Send your bridesmaids a cute card with just a little extra like pretty nail polish or lip balm.
Bridal Party Proposal Cards by Creative with a  K
Bridal Party Proposal Cards by Creative with a K (buy here)
One thing is for sure, the quickest way to get a yes is through sweet treats. We love the idea of edible gifts like cupcakes or personalized cookies ( like the too pretty to eat cookies below)
Bridesmaid Cookies by Megan Rappel Designs
Bridesmaid Cookies by Megan Wappel Designs
Scratch off will you be my bridesmaid card by Inklings Paperie
Scratch off will you be my bridesmaid card by Inklings Papery (buy here)
As far as creativity goes, these scratch off cards by Inklings Paperie totally take the cake.
If all else fails, you can throw a super fabulous brunch or dinner. Nothing beats good food, good drinks and good company. Bridesmaid brunches are all the rave right now and a guaranteed way to get the YES!
Kate Spade inspired Will You be my Bridesmaid Party by The Perfect Palette | Image by Lauren Rae Photography
Kate Spade inspired Will You be my Bridesmaid Party by The Perfect Palette | Image by Lauren Rae Photography

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Bridal hairstyles that rock!

Thinking of the perfect hairstyle for your wedding day? I have here some lovely updo's for both Natural Hair and Weaves that would make you stand out on your big day.








Calling All Aspiring Designers! Get to Make an Outfit for Nollywood Star Dakore Egbuson in the Zinkata Red Carpet Challenge


Zinkata Challenge Call to Entry 
As an ardent supporter of local creative talent, BellaNaija is pleased to announce the official call to entry for the Zinkata Red Carpet Challenge, a competition that gives Nigerian designers the opportunity to create an outfit for Star Actress, Dakore Akande to wear to the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards holding on the 7th March, 2015.
Created by noted fashion and image consultant, Ezinne Chinkata, The Zinkata Red Carpet Challenge is the first segment in the Zinkata Design Series, aimed at giving young designers a platform to showcase their talent.
How to participate
Visit www.zinkata.com/challenge to participate and follow the instructions for filling and submitting applications. Please note that applications close on Wednesday 11th February 2015.
Benefits of the Zinkata Challenge
For preliminary candidates:
  • A chance to see how their concept is received, and gain constructive feedback on their sketches
For final candidates:
  • Mentorship by leading industry experts including the legendary Shade Fam during the review and creation process
  • The opportunity to work with BM Pro to create the make-up look that enhances the essence of the creation
  • The opportunity to work with Flow Fabrics to select fabrics for the creation
  • Feature on Zinkata.com website
For the winner:
  • Mentorship by leading industry experts during the review and creation process
  • Feature on Zinkata.com website after the AMVCAs
  • Feature in Mania Magazine amongst other top publications
  • Opportunity to create a capsule collection for sale at Zinkata
  • 3 months free business establishment, operations and development advisory from Ten Stitches – a Creative Business Consultant

Get this Pretty Makeup Look Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

BN Beauty BellaImaan Makeup Tutorial - BellaNaija - January2015
Hello BN Beauties! Guess what? We have got a brand new makeup tutorial for you and its fab.
From Nigerian beauty lover Annabel Giwa-Amu (BellaImaan), this makeup look is guaranteed to sweep your man off his feet. The look features a smokey lid, purple lips, white lower lash line and a pretty highlighted face.
The look is super cute and we just know you’re going to love it. Check it out!

Watch!
 BN Beauty BellaImaan Makeup Tutorial - BellaNaija - January2015002


Photo Credit: @Bella_Imaan (Instagram)

Friday, 30 January 2015

10 Wedding Trends For 2015!

REPOSTED FROM BELLANAIJA.COM
1. Flower-gasm
Flowers are becoming the focal point of many couples’ reception decor, not just an addition. Flowers have a way of rendering the decor lush and romantic.
Kemi & Seun | Jide Odukoya Photography | Yoruba Lagos Nigerian Wedding | BellaNaija January 2015 | 20141115-Kemi-and-Seun-White-Wedding-Pics-10675
Kemi & Seun’s Wedding | Decor by Victoria F Events
Kemi & Seun | Jide Odukoya Photography | Yoruba Lagos Nigerian Wedding | BellaNaija January 2015 | 20141115-Kemi-and-Seun-White-Wedding-Pics-11070
Kemi & Seun’s Wedding | Decor by Victoria F Events
See Kemi and Seun’s Wedding Here!
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Onyinye & Emeka’s Wedding | Decor by The Wedding Guru
red rose flower wall
Onyinye & Emeka’s Wedding | Decor by The Wedding Guru
Maryam Augie & Abdulmumin Jibrin's Outdoor Abuja Wedding | George Okoro Photography | Nigerian Muslim Hausa Wedding 2014 | BellaNaija 0George Okoro-346076
Maryam & Hon. Jibrin’s Wedding | Decor by Lilly’s Concept
Maryam Augie & Abdulmumin Jibrin's Outdoor Abuja Wedding | George Okoro Photography | Nigerian Muslim Hausa Wedding 2014 | BellaNaija 0George Okoro-367079
Maryam & Hon. Jibrin’s Wedding | Decor by Lilly’s Concept

2. The Cape Trend
In late 2014, Solange ‘broke the internet’ in her unconventional white outfits at her New Orleans wedding. Two of the outfits incorporated capes, which we predict will be an even bigger trend this year.
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Solange’s First Wedding Outfit
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Solange’s Second Outfit

Bauchi State Governor's Son Yahaya Yuguda weds Beautiful Dr. Asia't | Eyes of Insanity | BellaNaija Weddings | 0.IMG_3002
Beautiful Dr. Asia’t
Bauchi State Governor's Son Yahaya Yuguda weds Beautiful Dr. Asia't | Eyes of Insanity | BellaNaija Weddings | 0.IMG_3030
See Dr Asiat and Yahaya Yuguda’s Wedding Here!
Maryam Augie & Albulmumin Jibrin | 30th Birthday | Abuja Nigeria Muslim Wedding at Blue Velvet | BellaNaija 0George Okoro-70v2
Maryam’s Dress by Hudayya

3. Grand Entrances
Nowadays brides and grooms dancing in with their friends alone won’t cut it. Brides are entering with performance troupes, bagpipes, you name it.
Kemi & Seun | Jide Odukoya Photography | Yoruba Lagos Nigerian Wedding | BellaNaija January 2015 | 20141115-Kemi-and-Seun-White-Wedding-Pics-10679
Kemi & Seun’s Wedding | Entrance with Bagpipes
Kemi & Seun | Jide Odukoya Photography | Yoruba Lagos Nigerian Wedding | BellaNaija January 2015 | 20141115-Kemi-and-Seun-White-Wedding-Pics-10826
Kemi & Seun’s Wedding | Crystal Walkway | Decor by Victoria F Events

Also, the 10-foot-tall ladies at wedding entrances are so in!
Joke & Azeez’s Wedding | Decor by Yvent Kouture
Joke & Azeez’s Wedding | Decor by Yvent Kouture

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Ireti Doyle’s daughter Abimbola Ngozi Kachi Ozofor’s Traditional Wedding – Cultural Dancers
4. Themed Weddings
Yes, there’s the traditional and white wedding, but now couples are infusing other elements – cultural and otherwise – into these occasions.
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Ewemade & Bode’s Indian Themed Traditional Yoruba & Edo Wedding | Trendy Bee Events
Yewande & George | Vintage Touch Lagos Nigerian Wedding | AkinTayoTimi | BellaNaija 40.DSC_6135.2
Yewande & George’s Vintage Inspired Wedding

5. Unconventional Bridal Parties
In 2014, we saw the rise of unconventional bridal parties. Women stood by the groom’s side … shall we call them ‘grooms-women’?
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Grooms”woman” Kemi Lala Akindoju, Groom OC Ukeje & Bride Ibukun Togonu | Suits by Mai Atafo | Photo by Insigna Media
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Grooms”woman” Kemi Lala Akindoju | Suit by Mai Atafo

Kehinde & his best lady Taiwo | Bunmi & Kehinde's Wedding Coming Soon to BNW!
Groom Kehinde & his best lady, twin Taiwo | Bunmi & Kehinde’s Wedding Coming Soon to BNW!
6. Next Level Bridal Showers! 
Friends are now sending off their dear bride-to-be off in grand style! Bridal Showers are now on the next level, complete with elaborate decor, red carpets and custom stationery.
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Joke Chanel Bridal Shower 2
Joke’s Chanel Themed Bridal Shower
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7. Monochrome Traditional Bridal Wear 
Traditional weddings are the best opportunity to play with colour! Many brides are however, opting to wear their favourite colour for different elements of their outfit – from headwrap to wrapper. The hottest colours are shades of blue and green – aqua, teal etc.
Adanma Ohakim & Amaha Igbo Traditional Wedding in Imo State, Nigeria - December 2014 | BellaNaija.1 (104)
Adanma & Amaha’s Wedding

Zamfara State Governor's Daughter's Wedding | George Okoro Photography | Hausa Kamu Wedding | BellaNaija 0George Okoro-5424

8. Breathtaking Stage Decor 
Chandeliers, lights, your wedding day is all about You! So why not make a statement with a spectacular stage that keeps the spotlight where it’s supposed to be?
Floral Chandelier - Breathtaking DanceFloor
Bee & Martin’s Wedding | Decor by Oaken Events
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Bee & Martin’s Wedding | Decor by Oaken Events

9. Custom Wedding Dresses 
If you want more bling, more beading, more everything, why not get your dress custom made?
Nowadays Nigerian brides regardless of their religion desire the ‘princess look’ for their wedding day, and that often comes with a custom white wedding dress!
We see this trend rising in 2015, in Christian and Muslim weddings alike, as brides are making their own rules for their special day.
Nini & Ceejay | Igbo Nigerian Wedding in Lagos | Harbour Point | BellaNaija 007.15
Dress by Lebanese designer Walid Atallah

Safiya & Umar
Safiya’s Wedding Coming Soon to BNW!
Sophia & Joseph | Nigerian & Ghanaian Wedding in Lagos | Photonimi | BellaNaija 0115
Sophia’s Dress by Christie Brown GH | Photo by Photonimi
See Sophia Ekere-Obong Andino’s Wedding Here!
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Bride @primarougefashion- she made her own dress!
Maryam Augie & Abdulmumin Jibrin's Outdoor Abuja Wedding | George Okoro Photography | Nigerian Muslim Hausa Wedding 2014 | BellaNaija 0George Okoro-2-28233
Maryam’s Dress by Hudayya Couture

10. Unconventional Colour Combinations for Grooms and Groomsmen 
Bye bye
boring black suit and tie combinations! Nowadays grooms and groomsmen are mixing it up, giving their fresh spin and infusing their personal style into their wedding looks.
Yagazie of Gazmadu Photography & Oziegbe | November 2014 | Igbo Nigerian Wedding | December 2014 | BellaNaija 0_MG_8076
BN Groom Oziegbe rocked an all-black suit with a pink rose boutonniere (Right), while his groomsmen wore white shirts and white boutonnieres with pink ties.

Lamide Lagos
@LamideLagos made a solid style statement with his red bottoms and groomsmen in red suits!