Thursday, 31 January 2013

#Throwback Thursday: Kanu Nwankwo and his wife Amara's wedding pictures

Our throwback wedding of the day is Kanu Nwankwo's wedding. Nicknamed "Papilo" by his peers, the Nigerian footballer and former Super Eagles captain got married to Amarachi in a lavish ceremony (it was very lavish at the time) in Owerri in 2004. I remember how the media was reporting Kanu's wedding then, it even made national news. Dignitaries from far and near came en masse to honour the footballer.

The marriage is blessed with three children.  See the wedding pictures

Wedding Idea: Cupcake centrepieces

Instead of using the usual floral centerpieces at your wedding why not have cupcake centerpieces?  Cupcake centerpiece (or cupcake bouquet) is a practical wedding idea for the bride on a budget.

Cupcake bouquets are always a hit at bridal showers

There are many different ways to arrange the cupcakes to look even better than floral arrangements and you can incorporate your wedding colours to give it that beautiful and festive look. What's more? your guests can enjoy desserts right off the table. What's not to love?

Swoon worthy wedding dress styles from the 2013 SAG Awards

Last week we brought you wedding-worthy dresses from the Golden Globes Red Carpet which featured mostly nude and flesh coloured dresses. Right now,we want to present you with out best wedding dress styles from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

Here is our best picks

Actress Helen Hunt shimmered in Romona Keveza

Glee Actress Jayma Mays wore a trumpet style Georges Hobeika Atelier dress
with lady-like bateau neckline

Katrina Bowden wore a light gray Badgley Mischka dress

Kerry Washington looked regal in white.
The Django Unchained actress wore a peplum inspired Rodarte dress,
 similar to Anne Hathaway's dress at the golden globes

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Photo-op: Lesbian Couple Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi wedding photos

The couple both wore Zac Posen for their 2008 wedding

For the couple's first dance, they swayed to 'Today' by Joshua Radin
Joshua Radin sang live with Priscilla Ahn

Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi tied the knot at a very intimate ceremony at their Beverly Hills mansion in LA on August 18, 2008. The wedding had so many intimate moments. Ellen and Portia have become the poster couple for gay lovers.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Wedding Dress Cover-ups

I love watching bridal shows like 'Brides of Beverly Hills' and 'Say Yes to the Dress' both on TLC Network (Channel 172 DSTV, if you live in Nigeria). It's just amazing how many beautiful dresses are available in so many different styles and very high price tags, I must add.

 I was watching a particular episode of Brides of Beverly Hills, when a bride-to-be tried on the most beautiful dress I've seen yet. It had swarovski crystals, intricate beading, a ruched waist and a very full skirt. It was the kind of dress I had envisioned walking down the aisle in but the problem was, as with many other dresses I've fallen in love with, my dream dress happened to be strapless.

This didn't faze me because this particular dress had me converted. I resolved to put in hours in the gym to tone my arms and starve myself till I get to the right weight to pull off the dress then my sister mentioned to me "but you know you can't wear a strapless wedding dress in church" Dang! It felt like a bucket of ice cold water had been poured on me.

Many brides are in the same dilemma. If you are having a church wedding in this clime, it is very unlikely that your church will agree to wed you in a strapless wedding gown. Most marriage institutions in Nigeria require a measure of modesty when you are getting married. This is why you need a cover-up

Cover-ups need not be frumpy. A good cover-up should switch a dress from simple to elegant, from regular to glam, from beautiful to classic and from nollywood to hollywood (lol just kidding)

I've listed the different cover-ups below. Find the one that is really 'you'

Sleeves- These are the most popular cover-ups. They can either be detachable or sewn in. Sleeves are comfortable and fuss-free. Good sleeves should come in sheer fabric so that it wont drown the dress.

Long sleeved dress from Monique Lhuillier Fall 2013 collection

Our "Cakes by MizVuitton" Bride, Tolu Runsewe wore detachable sleeves at her wedding
In case you missed it click  HERE

Friday, 18 January 2013

Swoon worthy wedding dress styles at the 2013 Golden Globes Awards

The Awards season is back! Yippee!

This time around the Golden Globes really upped the ante for 2013 awards season. What caught my eyes this time around was the wedding inspired, Hollywood retro glam thingy going on on the red carpet. Many of the styles were inspired by the Victorian era, the 1930s and the 1940s. High necks, sleeves, lace and vintage embellishments were popular choices.

Have a look at my best wedding-worthy dresses from the red carpet

Jennifer Lopez oozes demure sexiness in this nude dress by Zuhair Murad   

Anne Hathaway oozes Old Hollywood glamour in this peplum styled structured Chanel gown

Hayden Panettiere in soft pink Roberto Cavalli mermaid style dress with a sweetheart neckline

Julianne Hough wore a Monique Lhuillier Ball gown with an embellished illusion neckline.
she should just marry her boyfriend ,Ryan Seacrest, in this dress