Monday, 21 December 2015

Nigerian Bridal Fashion

Credit: BMB Photography
So in my last post I told you that I was in Nigeria... Well I am still here! This place is a blogger's paradise! My senses are literally overwhelmed by everything around me. There is literally too much to talk about. However as far as black women are concerned, I just wanted to share something that I find really beautiful about Nigerian culture... Nigerian bridal fashion.

Credit: BMB Photography

I came across the images above a while ago and was instantly transfixed by not only the beauty of the bride, but by her outfit - which is just stunning! This particular bride (Amina 'Mimi' Suleiman) is from the Hausa/Fulani tribe of the northern part of Nigeria, and these pictures were taken during the conveyance stage (where the bride officially leaves her father's house for her new home) of her wedding in February this year.

With over 300 tribes in Nigeria, each with it's own respective traditional bridal wear, it would be a tall order to represent all of them in this post (as much as I would love to). However, Mimi's stunning wedding pictures, showing her wear outfits from the  Hausa and Yoruba (two of the three main Nigerian tribes) cultures, give you an idea of the kind of elegance, richness and exquisite beauty that a modern day Nigerian bride can display on her big day.