Munaluchi Bride http://munaluchibridal.com #1 chic and stylish magazine catering to brides of color. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:58:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.10 Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week: Rosa Clara Spring 2017 Collection http://munaluchibridal.com/rosa-clara-barcelona-bridal-fashion-week/ http://munaluchibridal.com/rosa-clara-barcelona-bridal-fashion-week/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:41:38 +0000 http://munaluchibridal.com/?p=124417 Rosa Clara-26 Hey you guys! How are you doing today? Barcelona Fashion Week has officially begun!...

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Hey you guys! How are you doing today? Barcelona Fashion Week has officially begun! It's a week where the most talented designers showcase their new bridal collections. Rosa Clara, Barcelona's famous bridal designer,  kicked off Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week on April 26th.  Clara's signature classic silhouettes were made from materials including: chantilly, silk, and lace. A standout feature from this season's collection was big bows. Below are our top favorite gowns of Rosa Clara's Spring 2017 collection!

 

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Which one of these Rosa Clara silhouettes would you wear on your wedding day?

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Sabrina Dahan Spring 2017 Collection http://munaluchibridal.com/sabrina-dahan-spring-2017-collection/ http://munaluchibridal.com/sabrina-dahan-spring-2017-collection/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:29:28 +0000 http://munaluchibridal.com/?p=124303 sarah dahan-cecile 3 Sabrina Dahan unveiled her small, but extraordinary Spring 2017 wedding gown and veil collection...

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Sabrina Dahan unveiled her small, but extraordinary Spring 2017 wedding gown and veil collection during Bridal Fashion Week at The Edison Hotel in NYC. Sabrina Dahan accomplished a spring bridal collection that was full of color, delicate embroideries, and light-as-air fabrications. Dahan wanted to capture 1800s French impressionists by including colors, light, and space in her collection. Her silhouettes are full of movement and colorful strokes. Sabrina Dahan wanted to "emulate the beautiful scenes from the classics through hand beaded leaves and flowers on bouquets of tulle, by using a colorful palette positioned loosely around beautiful necklines and by designing movement with layers upon layers of floral beading." Dahan's unique originality shined through her entire collection. A standout beauty is a multicolored long sleeve floral embroidered tiered gown named Amelie. We invite you to take a look at the exquisite Sabrina Dahan 2017 collection!

Sabrina Dahan "Amelie" multicolored long sleeve floral embroidered tiered gown and Amelie Veil

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Sabrina Dahan "Cecile" strapless cup corset and fabric manipulated ball gown and Cecile Veil

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Sabrina Dahan "Colette" round neck and long sleeve mermaid gown and Colette Veil

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Sabrina Dahan "Ellie" round neck A-line gown with low back

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Sabrina Dahan "Estelle" rose long sleeve three dimensional textured floral tiered gown and rose Estelle Veil

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Sabrina Dahan "Renoir" illusion neckline, with side waist cut-out, A-line gown

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Sabrina Dahan "Roux" illusion off-shoulder neckline sheath and Roux Veil

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Ladies, which one of these gorgeous gowns would you wear on your special day?

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A Cobalt Blue & Yellow Nigerian Wedding in Maryland: Bunmi + Seun http://munaluchibridal.com/a-cobalt-blue-yellow-nigerian-wedding-in-maryland-bunmi-seun/ http://munaluchibridal.com/a-cobalt-blue-yellow-nigerian-wedding-in-maryland-bunmi-seun/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:00:07 +0000 http://munaluchibridal.com/?p=124019 Bunmi and Seun's Wedding at Newton White Mansion - Wedding Photographer in Maryland virginia washington dc-64 Prior to marriage, Bunmi and Seun shared a strong spiritual connection. In fact, the...

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Prior to marriage, Bunmi and Seun shared a strong spiritual connection. In fact, the pair met in church thanks to Bunmi's uncle who innocently sent Seun to give her a book. After this innocent meeting, the pair begin talking and later dating. But on January 8th 2014, which is coincidently Bunmi's birthday, everything changed.

"We were supposed to go out and eat for my birthday, I was standing by the kitchen and he gave me a card. As I was opening the card, I noticed he was kneeling and I was like mmhh wassup" says Bunmi. As she continued to open the card, while affectionately giving him the side eye, she saw the ring. But instead of crying, she began laughing with excitement! "Of course I said yes! He was like babe you didn't cry and I was like nope" laughs Bunmi.

In addition to this couple beautifully paying homage to their Nigerian heritage, throughout their ceremony, this was also Christian wedding, featuring various Christian elements and music. The couple's overall goal was to display that you can be saved and still have a good time!

Scroll on for more of Bunmi and Seun's cobalt blue and yellow Nigerian wedding in Maryland, and view their wedding photos flawlessly captured by coterie member, Nafa Adadevoh of Judah Avenue Photography.

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Bride: Olubunmi (Bunmi) Akinadewo
Groom: OluwaSeun (Seun) Omoniyi-Mafa
Wedding date: 3/27/2016
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Describe your wedding dress!
The initial wedding dress I fell in love with is also a cathedral-like style, it had lots of crystals in front and an envious train-detail. A week to my wedding I was notified that it got lost while being designed...so I settled for the one I wore on the actual day which was simple with a cathedral-like train too but yet still beautiful. And I loved the fact that the dress was not sleeveless like the initial dress I was going to wear. I was not as self-conscious like I would have been if I had wore the initial dress, so I guess all things worked out!Bunmi and Seun's Wedding at Newton White Mansion - Wedding Photographer in Maryland virginia washington dc-60Bunmi and Seun's Wedding at Newton White Mansion - Wedding Photographer in Maryland virginia washington dc-20Bunmi and Seun's Wedding at Newton White Mansion - Wedding Photographer in Maryland virginia washington dc-21 Bunmi and Seun's Wedding at Newton White Mansion - Wedding Photographer in Maryland virginia washington dc-29Bunmi and Seun's Wedding at Newton White Mansion - Wedding Photographer in Maryland virginia washington dc-31Bunmi and Seun's Wedding at Newton White Mansion - Wedding Photographer in Maryland virginia washington dc-36

Did you incorporate culture into your ceremony? 
Both Seun and I are Yoruba, and are born again Christians. The goal for our wedding was to celebrate our traditional culture, while also showing the world that you can be saved and still have fun. One of the major ways that we accomplished both was through our music. Our DJ is also a Christian and played strictly gospel music. The music from the ceremony was mostly contemporary, but for the reception we played a lot of Nigerian and Yoruba gospel songs. In Nigeria, we celebrate our faith largely through song, so there really was a lot of music to choose from. We showcased this with upbeat music throughout the reception and all of our friends danced to it!

In our culture, we also place a lot of value in celebrating our parents, and as such both parents danced into the reception. Our fathers are late, but according to tradition, we were able to have another father figure stand in for both of them. I chose to only put my sisters in the bridal party, but I also asked my closest friends to wear silver 'aso ebi' to my wedding, and they danced ahead of the bridal party to usher us into the wedding, similar to the way friends usher in the bride at a traditional Nigerian engagement. Our goal was to incorporate many traditional elements, while keeping a contemporary feel to the overall event.Bunmi and Seun's Wedding at Newton White Mansion - Wedding Photographer in Maryland virginia washington dc-45Bunmi and Seun's Wedding at Newton White Mansion - Wedding Photographer in Maryland virginia washington dc-58 Bunmi and Seun's Wedding at Newton White Mansion - Wedding Photographer in Maryland virginia washington dc-65 Bunmi and Seun's Wedding at Newton White Mansion - Wedding Photographer in Maryland virginia washington dc-66

Quick Facts:
Bride and Groom gifts: We did not exchange a particular gift that day as we believe we are God's gifts to each other (how sweet!)
First dance song: "Kiss Me" by Ed Sheeran

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What is your best memory from your wedding?
The whole wedding was a beautiful memory to me but I guess I can say one of the best memories was when the pastor pronounced us as husband and wife, I was like this is it!
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?
Put God first and be patient with each other. Please pray together, attend pre-marriage counseling. Please get a planner, our planner (Feyi) was the absolute best, she made the planning much easier.

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Vendors
Photography: Judah Avenue Photography
Sweets Table: Sugartables 
Videography: FemsterImages
Makeup: FabLab Glam
Hair: Unique Berry Hairs
Planning + Decor: Statuesque Events
MC: Tunde Duduskii 
DJ: The Covenant Child
Photobooth: Tickled Photobooth
Catering: Shiloh Catering
Favor Boxes: Dee Soy Designs

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A Flash-Mob Proposal & Intimate Engagement Session: Adrienne + Darius http://munaluchibridal.com/a-flash-mob-proposal-intimate-engagement-session-adrienne-darius/ http://munaluchibridal.com/a-flash-mob-proposal-intimate-engagement-session-adrienne-darius/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:00:10 +0000 http://munaluchibridal.com/?p=124251 Adrienne-and-Darius-Engagement-Session-Chi-Chi-Agbim-TwoTwenty137 Darius met Adrienne through the dance ministry at their church, Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International...

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Darius met Adrienne through the dance ministry at their church, Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries in Richmond, Virginia. "The first time I saw her minister, I saw a flow that reminded me of myself when she danced" shares Darius. After a whirlwind few years of dating, Darius planned the elaborate proposal of a lifetime, for (what he so affectionately calls Adrienne) his queen. "The proposal was a mandate that GOD gave to me and said flow. I remember Adrienne once telling me 'I can’t get got'. But GOD gave me a divine vision to please and open the heart of his." says Darius

With only a two week time span to get everything in order, Darius swiftly called around to get everything situated and without a doubt, everything seemed to fall in place. "I surprised Adrienne with a Flash Mob dance to the hit song “Marry You” by Bruno Mars. I greeted her by surprise in the middle of the song dancing to get her attention. At that moment Adrienne was still unaware of what was taking place" says Darius.

"A song so dear to our heart began to play named “You Have My Heart” by Canton Jones. It was then I and two other dancers on the dance ministry began to dance. Next she was greeted by longtime mentors, sisters, and friends with a yellow rose to show appreciation. That was followed by a song I wrote to her, sung by my brother Dominic, and the hook said:

"You are my QUEEN and I wanna marry you and I/Show you there's someone who cares for you/And this is how GOD's love is supposed to be/We come together and make history because you know that I love you/And I wanna marry you/If you say yes!" shares Darius.

Beyond beautiful. Read on for more from Adrienne & Darius, a couple who's love and spiritual connection echoes in their intimate engagement session, gorgeously captured by Chi-Chi Agbim of TwoTwenty photography.  Also check out the video below from Darius' Flash Mob proposal that is nothing short of sweet and amazing!

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Bride-to-Be: Adrienne Chambers
Groom-to-Be: Darius Jones
Wedding date: July 17, 2016
Wedding location: The Virginia Cliffe Inn, Glenn Allen, VA
Engagement shoot location: Paul Cafe, Washington D.C.

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Describe your engagement session. Did you have a theme?:
We agree that our engagement session was nothing short of amazing. Chi-Chi was very interactive with us, as she engaged in conversation, asked questions, joked a little, and made our overall experience comfortable and the shots natural. She had such interesting ideas and was opened to ours as well. She captured our natural emotions and expressions, which is what we really prayed for. We did not really have a set theme for the shoot, so we really allowed Chi-Chi to flow in her gift and help guide us along the way. The spots she chose were perfect; very intimate, unique, and allowed us to be.

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What did you do on your first date?
On our first date we spent the entire day together, literally talking for 8 hours. We walked around on the rocks (by the stream), got some ice cream, and then went to dinner.

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What's your favorite thing to do as a couple?:
Darius: My favorite thing to do as a couple is to minister beside My Queen. Adrienne: I enjoy laughing and not taking everything so serious.

How has wedding planning been so far?
Adrienne: Wedding planning has been minimally stressful thanks to my awesome planner. She keeps me in check. We have a few more things to get situated before the big day, but we are excited.

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Tell us what you're looking forward to most on the wedding day:
Darius: I mostly look forward to saying I DO to My Queen.
Adrienne: I look forward to seeing all our family and friends come together to experience the love and fun and of course saying I Do.

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Vendors
Photography: Chi-Chi Agbim, TwoTwenty by Chi-Chi Agbim

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A Harlem Renaissance Wedding in Baltimore, MD: Brandi + Brandon http://munaluchibridal.com/123905/ http://munaluchibridal.com/123905/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:00:37 +0000 http://munaluchibridal.com/?p=123905 Brandi-And-Brandon-Wedding-Memories-of-Bliss-Photography-Harlem-Renaissance-Baltimore-Maryland030 Brandi met Brandon at a birthday party for her cousin in March 2009, when...

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Brandi met Brandon at a birthday party for her cousin in March 2009, when his company was promoting a concert a popular club in Washington D.C. They began dating and by May 2009 the two made it official. However, 5 months later, Brandi accepted a position in Arizona and the two decided to continue their relationship long distance until Brandon relocated there in June 2011. The pair would continue dating for almost 4 years until one fateful night, November 14, 2014 to be exact, when Brandon planned to give Brandi the surprise of a lifetime. But not without a little help from both of their moms!

Brandon, who still lived in Arizona and Brandi, now back in Washington, D.C. after relocating in November, 2013, decided to work with his mother and Brandi's to plan her surprise proposal. A few weeks before, Brandon contacted Brandi's father asking for her hand in marriage. And under the guise of her mother’s birthday, Brandon worked behind the scenes to organize a dinner at The Chop House in Annapolis, Maryland, for herself and their parents. "I didn’t expect to see Brandon until the following week for the Thanksgiving holiday, so this totally eased any suspicions" shares Brandi.

That evening, as Brandi sat down to eat dinner with their parents, Brandon phoned her, around the time he normally did every night. When she picked up, she found a troubling voice on the other end, as Brandon explained to her that he was having a bad day. Yet he still encouraged Brandi to enjoy her meal and told her that he would talk with her later.

"Although I reluctantly hung up the phone, I became concerned about him, I began to excuse myself to call him back. His mother discouraged me and encouraged me to enjoy my meal." says Brandi. And of course she would, as she was in on the action too! "I reluctantly agreed. Moments later, I received a tap on my shoulder, when I turned around, there was Brandon! He kissed me and before I could ask what he was doing in town and at the restaurant, he dropped to his knee in front of the restaurant and our parents and asked me to marry him - I said yes!" says Brandi.

The man, who Brandi has always known as being "predictable" had gotten one over on her with this surprise, while also making the start of her holiday season all the more special!

Read on for more on this fun-loving couple who had a little assistance with flawlessly pulling off their Harlem Renaissance inspired wedding from a few of our coterie members! Members involved include photographer Henry Spencer of Memories of Bliss Photography, wedding planner Kay Fraser of Prestigious Occasions and designer Andrea Pitter of Pantora Bridal, who designed the brides wedding and reception look and the dress sported by the flower girl!

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Bride: Brandi Miller
Groom: Brandon Carr
Occupations: Brandon: Special Events Coordinator, University of Maryland (Baltimore Campus), Brandi: Deputy Director, Leasing Center, Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC
Wedding date: 3/11/2016
Wedding location: The Belvedere - Baltimore, Maryland

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Describe your wedding dress. What was wedding shopping like for you?
My wedding dress was trumpet style with an ivory and gold embroidered overlay with Swarovski crystal beading on the bodice. The bottom and train were created with mesh and organza ruffles and hand-sewn ostrich feathers. Wedding shopping was a very exciting process! However, midway through , I learned I was a non-traditional bride. I didn’t want to wear white, and maybe not even a dress (my mother initially was not pleased). Additionally, I did not see anything on the rack available to me that I did not want to completely alter. Therefore, I decided to get my dress custom-made. The only issue was, I was running out of time.

The normal time for ordering and receiving a dress was 8 to 10 months. Needless to say that having a custom gown made may require more time. It was 9 months until my wedding! I was blessed to have a conversation with Brandon’s cousin at dinner one evening, who recommended Andrea Pitter, owner of Brooklyn’s Pantora Bridal. A soon to be bride like me, she heard about her via Instagram and told me to visit her. Since I made regular visits to NYC to visit my family, I made an appointment immediately.

Andrea was a breath of fresh air! I was so pleased when she told me that it was possible to make my dress in the time allotted, and offered me the non-traditional custom design I dreamed of! Not only that, she took my vision from one major dress to a second look of a Neoprene and Sequin ivory and gold peplum top with a train and matching sequin pants! I looked forward to my frequent visits to Brooklyn from Washington, DC for the design process and fittings with Andrea and her team. They became more like friends than people I hired. I’m very grateful to them!

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Quick Facts:
Loves: Bride: Shopping, Travel, Cocktails….(did I say cocktails?!)
Groom: Sports, Comic Books, Movies

Favorite TV shows
Bride: Walking Dead, House of Cards
Groom: The Flash, Walking Dead

Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts: 
Bridesmaids: Custom satin kimonos, feather hand fans, champagne and custom Pandora Bangles and Charms.
Groomsmen: Custom leather cigar cases, lighters and cutters and a cigar.

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Favorite item on the menu: Thyme and Panko Oven Fried Chicken Breast with Chicken Veloute Sauce
First dance song: “Adore” by Prince and “A Couple of Forevers” by Chrisette Michele

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Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding?
We incorporated the theme and spirit of the Harlem Renaissance into our African American ceremony. Very early on in the wedding process we encouraged guests to don 1930’s attire to events like the engagement party and later at the wedding. Being that the interior of our apartment building and The Belvedere was designed in similar fashion, it was very easy to make our vision come to life. Everyone was excited and enthusiastically obliged us!Brandi-And-Brandon-Wedding-Memories-of-Bliss-Photography-Harlem-Renaissance-Baltimore-Maryland033 Brandi-And-Brandon-Wedding-Memories-of-Bliss-Photography-Harlem-Renaissance-Baltimore-Maryland047 Brandi-And-Brandon-Wedding-Memories-of-Bliss-Photography-Harlem-Renaissance-Baltimore-Maryland037 Brandi-And-Brandon-Wedding-Memories-of-Bliss-Photography-Harlem-Renaissance-Baltimore-Maryland041Brandi-And-Brandon-Wedding-Memories-of-Bliss-Photography-Harlem-Renaissance-Baltimore-Maryland046

What is your best memory from your wedding?
My fondest memory is seeing all of our family in one place sharing our love for each other! Our family came from far and wide to share in our happiness. It made us feel very special. With the help of Belvedere & Company Events (the event management company of the Belvedere Hotel and Kay (Kerrine) Fraser and her team at Prestigious Occasions, our love remained the focus as we partied the night away. The great weather was another plus as the forecast in Baltimore in March has been known to be in the 30’s with snow. To have an 80 degree day was unheard of! God smiled on us that day!

What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?
You will have the day that you expect to have. Do your part and trust the people you have hired to create your vision! Go to premarital counseling early, pray and keep those date nights. They will come in handy when the stress of the process takes its toll on you.

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Vendors
Wedding Planner: Kay Fraiser, Prestigious Occasions
Photographer: Henry Spencer, Memories of Bliss Photography
Wedding Dress Designer: Andrea Pitter, Pantora Bridal
Flower Girl Dress Designer: Andrea Pitter, Pantora Mini
Bridesmaids & MOB/MOG Dresses: Whitney Adams, Stylist, Bella Bridesmaids Baltimore
Groom/Groomsmen Tuxedos: The Black Tux
Venue: The Belvedere Hotel
Flowers: The Flower Cart, Inc.
Cake: Jason Hisley, Owner, La Cakerie
Hair: Nakita Mackey, Ms. Nikki Styles
Make-up Artist: Blair Holland & Deborah “Deb” Smith (Assistant), Blair Alexa Beauty
Nails: Celeste Hampton (owner), Celestial Nails
Stationary/Invitations: The Office Gal via Carlson Craft
Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Net-A-Porter
Wedding Officiant: Reverend Alfred Bailey, New Psalmist Baptist Church
Music: DJ Schemes, No Gimmicks Just Schemes, LLC
Limo: Limos 4 Less Brandi-And-Brandon-Wedding-Memories-of-Bliss-Photography-Harlem-Renaissance-Baltimore-Maryland030

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A Romantic Agate-Geode Gemstone Inspired Styled Shoot in Texas http://munaluchibridal.com/romantic-styled-shoot-in-texas/ http://munaluchibridal.com/romantic-styled-shoot-in-texas/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:23:57 +0000 http://munaluchibridal.com/?p=124170 The-Novel-Planner-Agate-Geode-Styled-Shoot-Shannon-Skloss059 Upon first glance, one wouldn't see the beauty in grabbing inspiration from a geological element such as the...

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The-Novel-Planner-Agate-Geode-Styled-Shoot-Shannon-Skloss090Upon first glance, one wouldn't see the beauty in grabbing inspiration from a geological element such as the agate-geode stone when crafting a styled shoot for wedding inspiration. However, the agate-geode stone isn't your ordinary rock. Deemed the "Toostie Pop" of stones, this rock features a mundane colored outer-shell that once cut into, reveals a hollow inner lining filled with bright and dreamy hued crystals.

This whimsically-romantic styled shoot, displays the meeting of the unique geode stone with the playful feminine elements of pink, mint-green's and metallic's allover. From the striking bridal bouquet, to the boudoir inspired bridal suite shots, to the rock candy sweets at the bottom of a champagne glass, patiently waiting to be consumed - images of the geode were never far out of reach.

The creator of this gorgeous styled shoot, Meagan Hoye of The Novel Planner, describes it as one that will inspire the bride seeking a distinctive and unique feel, while still aiming to keep it romantic. Scroll down for more photos from this romantic Agate-Geode gemstone inspired styled shoot, shot by Shannon Skloss.The-Novel-Planner-Agate-Geode-Styled-Shoot-Shannon-Skloss102 The-Novel-Planner-Agate-Geode-Styled-Shoot-Shannon-Skloss103 The-Novel-Planner-Agate-Geode-Styled-Shoot-Shannon-Skloss092 The-Novel-Planner-Agate-Geode-Styled-Shoot-Shannon-Skloss100

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Vendors
Planner/Designer: Meagan Hoyle, The Novel Planner
Photographer: Shannon Skloss, Shannon Skloss Photography
Venue: The Laurel Texas
Floral: Haute Floral
Stationery: Laura Heymann, Art by Ellie
Cake:Tareka Lofton, Loft22 Cakes
Rentals: Sylvia Garmer, Bella Accento
Linens: LaTavola
Hair: Alexis Williams
Makeup: Fifi Tesfatsion
Dress: Flora Bridal
Dress Salon: A & B Bridal shop
Model: Mary Wubeshet

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Bridal Fashion Week: Kelly Faetanini Spring 2017 Collection http://munaluchibridal.com/bridal-fashion-week-kelly-faetanini-spring-2017-collection/ http://munaluchibridal.com/bridal-fashion-week-kelly-faetanini-spring-2017-collection/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:24:11 +0000 http://munaluchibridal.com/?p=123936 kelly faetanini- olga3 Kelly Faetanini introduced her Spring 2017 wedding dress collection during Bridal Fashion Week at...

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Kelly Faetanini introduced her Spring 2017 wedding dress collection during Bridal Fashion Week at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Faetanini achieved a spring bridal collection that is distinguished, elegant, and imperial. Her silhouettes were inspired by the influence, notoriety, and fame of the 18th century Victorian era. She did an impeccable job highlighting the Victorian era by including classically structured gowns made from materials including: silk, chantilly, lace, feathers, and gold! The gold accents represented prestige and the delicate lace embodied the respectable nature of its time. This new collection exemplified the esteem, prominence, and importance of a significant period in history. One of our favorite gowns from Faetanini's collection was her finale look: a 14-carat gold hand painted goose-feather bodice with an ostrich feather ball gown skirt. We invite you to take a look at the unforgettable Kelly Faetanini Spring 2017 collection.

 "Priscilla"

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"Lavinia"

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"Violet"

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"Gwendelyn"

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"Juliet"

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"Florence"

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"Leona"

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"Olga"

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"Inez"

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"Hazel"

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"Rosalee"

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"Daisy"

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"Sibyl"

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"Antoinette"

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"Nora"

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"Iris"

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"Delilah"

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Which one of these 18th centurty Victorian era inspired gowns would you wear on your wedding day?

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Sareh Nouri Spring 2017 Bridal Collection http://munaluchibridal.com/sareh-nouri-spring-2017-bridal-collection/ http://munaluchibridal.com/sareh-nouri-spring-2017-bridal-collection/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:26:35 +0000 http://munaluchibridal.com/?p=123831 sareh nouri-lotus Sareh Nouri, the renowned Iranian-born designer, unveiled her Spring 2017 wedding gown and veil...

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Sareh Nouri, the renowned Iranian-born designer, unveiled her Spring 2017 wedding gown and veil collection during Bridal Fashion Week at The London Hotel in NYC. For this bridal collection, Sareh Nouri evoked an essence of divine femininity and elegant grace. Her silhouettes are timeless with modern accents. "Each dress is inspired by the essence of the season, beautiful floral accents and a fresh take on classic design", explains the designer. From dreamy ball gowns with intricate embroidery, to body hugging silhouettes, there is truly something for every bride. The collection stays true to its mission of light-weight and ultra-luxurious fabrics, each with impeccable structure and fit, entirely hand-sewn in the United States. A standout beauty is the full gown with three dimensional lace bodice and sweetheart neckline named Dahlia. Please take a look at the Sareh Nouri Spring 2017 collection.

Sareh Nouri "Aster" Silk Gazar full ball gown with box pleats featuring a soft embellished Floral lace bodie, sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves, and a cathedral length train.

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Sareh Nouri "Dahlia" Full Silk Gazar ball gown with a three dimensional lace bodice and sweetheart neckline featuring a peplum skirt with lace details and a cathedral length train. The jacket is optional.

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Sareh Nouri "Daphne" Soft trumpet gown made with three dimensional beaded floral lace with accents at the sweetheart neckline. Features a V-shape back and a cathedral length train.

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Sareh Nouri "Gardenia" Fitted trumpet gown made with embellished three dimensional floral lace, sweetheart neckline, detailed floral illusion top with low U-shape back, and a cathedral length train.

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Sareh Nouri "Iris" Full Gray tulle ball gown with hints of blush underlay featuring a re-embroided lace bodice with a sweetheart neckline and sheer illusion.

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Sareh Nouri "Ivy" Strapless full Italian Hexagon tulle ball gown with straight neckline and ruched bodice. The skirt features hand embroidered ribbon lace, and ivy branches trailing up to the skirt.

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Sareh Nouri "Jonquil" Soft Mermaid gown made with embroidered lace and nude underlay features a soft illusion, low back, and a catherdral V-point train. Sareh Nouri-Jonquil

Sareh Nouri "Lily of the Nile" Long sleeve floral lace soft A-line gown accented with an illusion sweetheart neckline, Chantilly lace underlay, button details on the back, and a cathedral length length train. sareh nouri-lily of the valley

Sareh Nouri "Lotus" Soft trumpet with Ivory/Blush sequin lace featuring a sweetheart neckline, low U-shape back with beaded cross over straps, and a cathedral length train. sareh nouri-lotus

Sareh Nouri "Morning Glory" A lecnon lace long sleeve column gown with a V-neckline and low V-back. Featuring a chapel length French tulle over-skirt with a crystal broach detail for closure. Sareh Nouri-morning glory 1

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Gowns and veils: Sareh Nouri  www.sarehnouri.com

Photos: Syed Yaqeen  www.syphotography.com

Hair and Makeup: Magda's Design www.magdadesignsbeauty.net

Headpieces: Jennifer Behr  www.jenniferbehr.com

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Modern Elegance Wedding in Greensboro NC: Shana + Anthony http://munaluchibridal.com/modern-elegance-wedding-in-greensboro-nc-shana-anthony/ http://munaluchibridal.com/modern-elegance-wedding-in-greensboro-nc-shana-anthony/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:32:24 +0000 http://munaluchibridal.com/?p=123652 Shana-And-Anthony-Wedding-Events-by-Nishaka-Hooman-Bahrani909 Sometimes our soulmate's are lingering just a few feet away from our cubicles. Just...

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Shana-And-Anthony-Wedding-Events-by-Nishaka-Hooman-Bahrani912Sometimes our soulmate's are lingering just a few feet away from our cubicles. Just ask Anthony and Shana who met back in 2011 while they both worked at a local bank. "I was new with the company and Anthony was a part of a mentoring team that was chosen to assist us as we got acclimated to the business" says Shana.

The two swapped innocent convos about work related things and over time Shana began observing Anthony's subtle hints to gain her attention. "I noticed that he would kind of linger near my desk as if he were just waiting to see if I needed assistance with anything" shares Shana.  Once her training period ended, Shana was whisked away into another area of the bank. The pair kept in touch via e-mail and eventually by phone. And of course what happened next? "A few weeks later he asked me out on a date and the rest is history" says Shana.

Now, five years later the pair once connected through a bank training, are happily married. See, finding love in the workplace isn't such a bad thing! Scroll on for more of this pair's love story and Anthony's adorable proposal! The couple's gorgeous modern-elegance wedding in Greensboro, NC was crafted by coterie member Nishaka Proctor of Events By Nishaka and affectionally captured by Hooman Bahrani of Vesic Photography.

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Bride: Shana Bonéy (Simpson)
Groom: Anthony Bonéy
Occupations: Shana: Finance Analyst. Anthony: Senior Operations Analyst
Wedding Date: 10/30/2015
Wedding Location: Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, N.C.

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Tell us about the proposal!
Shana: Anthony proposed on April 18, 2014. We went out to dinner earlier that night and I noticed that he kept bringing up the topic of marriage. We had talked about getting married before but he always said he wasn’t ready, so I didn’t think anything of it. Well to my surprise, when we ret urned home from dinner there was a box on the counter. I ran and opened it, but it was empty. I was disappointed, but I didn’t want to show it so I just walked away.

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When I returned to the room, Anthony asked me to open the box again. Despite my hesitation I decided to oblige and I was stunned to actually find a ring in it this time. Standing in our kitchen, with just the two of us and our dog, Anthony looked at me and said “So will you marry me?” And of course, I said yes!

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Describe your wedding dress. What was wedding shopping like for you?
Shana: Wedding dress shopping for me was a process. When I first got engaged, my mom and I went dress shopping and I remember walking away feeling overall underwhelmed. I decided to wait a few months and try going to a different bridal salon with my mom and aunt and starting all over. I went into the appointment thinking I knew exactly what I wanted, but by the end of the appointment, I had said yes to a dress that was nothing like I would have ever imagined I would have wanted!

My dress was a fully beaded and lace gown with a sweetheart neckline and a train. I chose to add a crystal belt and a veil to complete the look. Everything came together beautifully and I was so happy on my wedding day!

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Quick Facts:
Bridesmaids/Groomsmen gifts: The bridesmaids received black monogrammed onesies and professional makeup application on the day of the wedding, the groomsmen received black cuff links engraved with their initials.
Favorite item on the menu: We both loved the crab cakes and our beautiful red velvet and lemon raspberry cake
First dance song: “Don’t Change” by Musiq Soulchild Shana-And-Anthony-Wedding-Events-by-Nishaka-Hooman-Bahrani911Shana-And-Anthony-Wedding-Events-by-Nishaka-Hooman-Bahrani934

What is your best memory from your wedding?
My favorite memory from our wedding would have to be my entrance. From the moment the curtain opened, to reveal me standing there with my father and grandfather, I saw him and it was as if everyone else in the room disappeared and it was just the two of us. It was an indescribable feeling and something that we will both cherish forever.

What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?
Don’t sweat the small stuff! It’s very easy to become consumed by the wedding planning process, but remember your wedding only happens once in a lifetime, so stop and enjoy every moment of it. Also, if it’s in your budget, hire a wedding planner. They take on all of the stress and burden so that you can just focus on having a good time.

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Vendors
Wedding Planner/Event Design: Events by Nishaka
Photography: Hooman Bahrani,  Vesic Photography
Wedding Dress Designer:
Martina Liana
Wedding Dress Salon:
Divas Boutique and Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses:
Alfred Sung, New York Bride & Groom 
Hair: Crystal Brown-Williams,
Split Endz Salon
Makeup:
Pride Beauty Studio
Shoes:
Aminah Abdul Jillil
Tuxedo Rental:
Gordon’s Menswear
Ceremony & Reception Location: 
Proximity Hotel
Florist:
Petal Creations
Cake:
Delicious Bakery
Stationery:
Minted
Music/Lighting:
K2 Productions
Rentals:
Happy Rentz
Favors:
Kernels Gourmet Popcorn 

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Ines Di Santo Spring 2017 Couture Collection http://munaluchibridal.com/ines-di-santo-spring-2017-couture-collection/ http://munaluchibridal.com/ines-di-santo-spring-2017-couture-collection/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:10:32 +0000 http://munaluchibridal.com/?p=123651 ines di santo-look 4, 2nd picture New York Bridal Fashion Week is filled with the best wedding silhouettes, beautiful tall...

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New York Bridal Fashion Week is filled with the best wedding silhouettes, beautiful tall models strutting down the runways, public relation managers producing incredible shows and presentations, bridal editors running around the city to each show, and photographers trying to capture the best pictures of the awe-inspiring designer collections. On Saturday, April 15th, we were greeted with big breath-taking pink and white flowers at the Ines Di Santo Spring 2017 runway show. For this collection, Ines Di Santo was inspired by spring and the flowers that come along with the season. "For this collection, I pulled from spring herself. Imagining flowers that emerge in the season and the path that they take from seed to sunlight, I have used lace, embrodieries, and movement in my gowns to push toward an unexpected place."

When everyone was seated and the music was cued, we were greeted with the first model that was a woman of color. Ines Di Santo used models of all shades and ethnicities in her show. The Spring 2017 collection included gorgeous sparkling ball gowns, embroidered tiered skirts, mermaid gowns,  a long peplum coat, and even a asymmetrical peplum pant suit.  The whole collection is full of femininity and luxury. Ines Di Santo stated, "Every bride is important to me." Scroll down to look at the Ines Di Santo Spring 2017 collection.

Ines Di Santo "Cheer" Sleeveless ball gown with sheer embroidered illusion bodice and multi-tiered ruffled ball gown skirt.

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Ines Di Santo "Rapture" sleeveless sheath with embroidery detailing and illusion neckline bodice with Catherdral train

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Ines Di Santo "Fresh" sleeveless romper with sweetheart illusion neckline, encrusted bodice, detachable bell sleeves, and embroidered illusion bolero

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Ines Di Santo "Sweet" strapless sweetheart wedding dress with plunging neckline sheath, and detachable overskirt

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Ines Di Santo "Bloom" floral print ball gown with natural waist and asymmetrical illusion neckline

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Ines Di Santo "Grace" Tip the shoulder scooped neck ball gown with natural waist and delicate comet beading at bodice at skirt

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Ladies, which silhouette would you wear on your wedding day?

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