Hi Iya Ekos!!! It's me again, yours truly Iya Eko.
Today, I will be sharing with you "50 shades of bride". Well why not? If there was 50 shades of grey then there can definitely be the "50 shades of bride".
I love the image above as it was the 3rd most viewed image on Iya Eko last year. She is gorgeous.
The idea of this post is to bring you traditional outfits and faces of brides across all tribes in Nigeria and around the world.
THE YORUBA BRIDES
The modern Yoruba brides are known for elegance, class and exquisite details in her choice of clothes for her traditional wedding or engagement.
The Yoruba bride would wear gele made from either Aso oke, Damask or Velvet. The gele is a significant part of the Yoruba culture and the yoruba bride is always particular about her gele since the gele frames her face. All Youruba bride would wear aso oke or lace of some sort and another tradition of the yoruba bride is to wear "shoe" and "bag" to match her outfit.
Let me share with you some gorgeous photos of some Yoruba brides on Iya EKo.
THE HAUSA BRIDES
The hausa brides are big on the lace fabrics. They sometimes wear the ankara for their big day. They are known for adornments and jewelries. They wear Jewleries of all types and on almost anywhere on their body from the face to the neck and also on the legs. In the Hausa culture, the bride as to have some kind of veil. No Hausa bride goes veilless.
I absolutely love the "lahali"(tattoo) detail they wear specially for their big day. It is a part of the Hausa culture that is significant to them and I love it. I would also like to say that the Hausa brides are ever so beautiful.
THE IGBO & EDO BRIDES
The Igbo and Edo bride are known for wearing the CORAL beads. Their traditional wedding and engagement is incomplete without the coral beads. Un like the yoruba bride who wears gele(head gear), the Igbo and Edo bride wear the coral beads on their heads and they sometimes wear the beads as the blouse for their traditonal wedding.
Another significant culture of the Igbo and Edo bride is that part of the accessory they wear for their wedding on engagement is the horsetail.
Let me show you a combination of the Igbo and Edo brides wearing all kind of looks peculiar to their culture.
Let's see some International Brides with gorgeous adornments, accessories and Jewelries.
Iya Ekos, I hope you love my "50 shades of Brides" selection. Next time, I will bring you a selection of bridal make up game and accessories on point.
See you soon.