Traditional Rivers Wedding by Libran Eye Photography

Kunbi O / Friday November 1, 2013
Happy Friday! We’re shutting the week down with another beautiful cultural wedding from Nigeria. Ataisi and Sofiri performed the traditional rites of marriage in a colorful and oh-so-gorgeous ceremony at the bride’s hometown in Ikuru Town, Andoni, Rivers State. Ataisi looked every bit the princess in her traditional wear – no really, she comes from the royal family of her hometown making her dashing groom the knight in shining amour. Enjoy these lovely images by Libran Eye Photography.

From the Bride:

Inspiration: I have always liked bright colours so I chose yellow and blue as my colours for the trad wedding. I wanted to look like a princess and also wanted something different from the usual shape of the coral cap so I asked my mum to make my coral cap in the shape of a crown. I left my mum to do most of the planning (decor, catering etc) because I wasn’t around most of the time and didn’t know any Port Harcourt based vendors, I was just involved in selecting my outfits and designing my cake.

Favorite Memories: My favourite memories of the day were coming out in each outfit with my sisters and friends to dance, getting dressed because it was the older women that dressed me up (tying the wrapper on me) so everything was ceremonial, taking pictures with my family and friends, when I had to search for my husband in the crowd and when my sisters and friends gave little speeches wishing me well and all that after the event. It was very emotional.

Vendors: Photography: Libran Eye Photography | All Traditional Wear: EFSY MOTI Fashion House (Port Harcourt) | Cake by Gladdola (Port Harcourt)