The Ghanaian Bride

So, this past Sunday, I was discussing weddings with a fellow Ghanaian. I told her I wanted to incorporate traditional Ghanaian attire into my wedding. Particularly kente cloth because I am OBSESSED with it!!! I want my maid of honor to have a dress made with it (I won’t be having any bridesmaids). At my best friend’s sister’s wedding, all the bridesmaids and maid of honors had cute dresses made with kente cloth. The dresses weren’t all kente cloth though. I will make a future post about my love and adoration for kente. When I do, I will post a picture of the dress. After that wedding, I knew I HAD to have kente cloth in my wedding. ANYWHO, when I told my fellow Ghanaian about my plans, she agreed with the idea. However, she wants to ditch the traditional all white wedding dress for the Western bride and wear traditional Ghanaian attire.(Side note: When I say Ghanaian attire, I mean African cloth) That’s not what I meant though..lol But I agreed with her that it was still a good idea.

Now fast forward to this morning, I am on Nana Kofi Acquah’s blog  (I love his photography & words of wisdom) and he posts a Ghanaian bride wearing African cloth as her wedding dress. Never I have I seen such a thing but I liked it. I know that for the traditional Ghanaian engagements, the bride always wears a traditional dress but I have never seen a bride wear it for the actual wedding! And the wedding was on the beach!!! Kokrobite beach in Ghana, to be exact. I LOVED everything about it. I have always wanted a beach wedding, Martin and Gina style…lol Now all I need is a man and Baby Face singing me down the aisle…lol BEST TV WEDDING EVER!

Anywho, look at the pictures of this lovely Ghanaian bride in her traditional and non-traditional wedding dress. What do you think of ditching the all white wedding dress and going traditional, African style? Let a sista know.

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The wedding party went traditional too. I LOVE the groom & groomsmen outfits!!! So cute!

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Thanks for reading and God Bless you! :-)

Check out more pictures from the wedding at Nana Kofi Acquah’s blog here.

~Amma Mama

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11 thoughts on “The Ghanaian Bride

  1. WOW!!! this was an absolutely gorgeous wedding!! I love how the bride took a chance and wore traditional during the ceremony it came out lovely :-)

  2. Ooooo Wow!
    I used to be so against traditional marriages when I was younger – But I look back now at that mindset, and boooy was I silly!
    Amma, I love our country, our kente, our traditions – All of it! So why not have the most important event of my life reflect that!
    These photos are so pretty *cries*

    xx

    • I used to be embarrassed by cloth and I didn’t like to be with my mom when she wore it in public. Silly young me :-(

      I am glad we both outgrew our childish mindsets because we have a beautiful and bright culture <3

      Thanks for sharing your opinion boo. I agree with you, a wedding is an important event to showcase our rich culture :-)

  3. Love it! My bff always wanted a beach wedding; I’m going to send this link to her:) I always wanted to be a Ghanaian bride first! At one point, my husband and I were considering a traditional wedding only with no pageantry of a white wedding. I’m glad we had both but I will honest, I felt my MOST beautiful in kente. Nothing works better than custom made babe…

    • Yes to both, I am definitely down for two weddings <3 You're kente was absolutely beautiful!!! You two looked great at both weddings. Thanks for commenting and following Mabel :-)

  4. As a non Ghanaian I just want to add kente cloth is one of the most beautiful fabrics in the world. Wear it with pride. My Cameroonian friend married her French husband in Côte d’Ivoire wearing kente and she looked stunning!!

    • Hey Chrissie, thanks for commenting. I am obsessed kente! It is the perfect cloth for weddings. By the way, I really like your blog. I just discovered it {by typing Ghana in WordPress’s search box} and I am so glad that I did :-)

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