Culturally Infused Wedding Inspiration – Bridal Workshop by Petronella Photography

If you haven't had your coffee or tea or smoothie or green juice yet, we suggest you go get that now, then sit down and get ready for some inspiration will be doing a LOT of scrolling:).  Munaluchi Bride was proud to be the media sponsor for the NYC Bridal Workshop put together by Petronella Photography back in November.  The workshop was a mix of business and creativity, featuring 3 speakers including Petronella Lugemwa, Syed Yaqeen and Segun Olotu discussing the business of branding, reception lighting and destination weddings and a luxe styled bridal shoot.  The shoot was put together by talented wedding professionals in the New York area, many of whom are proud members of The Coterie...our family of truly talented wedding professionals.  We absolutely love how the shoot came together, and are so thrilled to be sharing our favorites shots from each attendee, and a video trailer that will blow your mind.  So enjoy and we hope you leave inspired!

From Petronella:

The styled bridal shoot décor and bride and groom’s attire was inspired by and a modern take on the cultural fusion of a couple with South Asian and Middle Eastern - American heritage and incorporated rich golds, whites & creams and pops of rich oxblood color. The color red was specifically chosen because in South Asian culture, red is the color of love and purity."


One word to describe this video MaeB Films created for the workshop...breathtaking.  See for yourself.

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 Here are some favorite shots from Petronella Photography.

Some of our favorite shots from Sottu Photography


Some favs from Shodi Photo


And some favorites from JP Sevillano Photography

And some favorites from SY Photography

And finally, here's how it all came together. Behind the scenes video by MaeB Films and behind the scenes imagery by Petronella Photography.

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Thanks to all who participated

Workshop Facilitator + Photographer + Presenter - Petronella Lugemwa of Petronella Photography,

photography/presenters - SYPhotography, Sottu Photography, Shodi Photography
videography - Mae B Films
giveaway sponsor - Photo Flash Drive
planner - Elles Couture Events
venue - Select Dining Studio
florals - Makini Regal Designs
linens - The Finishing Touch
rentals - Classic Party Rentals (dinnerware/flatware)
stylist (bride) - Vainglorious Brides
stylist (groom) - Mr Baldwin Style
model - Johan Luis / The House of Representatives

model - Fiona / Q Models  Fiona
tuxedo - Carlos Rosario of Dante Zeller Tuxedo
makeup - Juicy Looks
hair - Lavette Slater
cake - My Daughter's Cakes
stationery - Royale Amethyst Invitations and Designs
Groom's Attire & Accessories - Ralph Lauren
attire - Allure Couture, Cymbeline, David Meister, Ike Behar, Olia Zavoziniz, Ralph Lauren
media sponsor - Munaluchi Bride

  1. Petronella Lugemwa

    I’m so honored & excited to have my 1st workshop featured. Above that, THANK YOU to everyone involved in making this dream come true. It takes a village & I appreciate everyone’s involvement in making this happen xo P

  2. Denise Smith

    I was so honored to participate in this shoot. I can’t thank you enough for the opportunity. The entire setup was incredible. Thank you, too, for some stunning cake photography!

  3. Tiffanie

    Beautiful beautiful job and soo inspiring! You are doing a great job Petronella!

  4. Fennela Faye

    You are so beautiful! Your makeup boosted your natural beauty. I love it!


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