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.
The wedding party went traditional too. I LOVE the groom & groomsmen outfits!!! So cute!
Thanks for reading and God Bless you! :-)
Check out more pictures from the wedding at Nana Kofi Acquah’s blog here.