Hi there, thanks for checking out this blog post. As the end of 2016 draws in, I thought it would be an ideal opportunity to look back at Kosibah Real Brides who got married in a different country from which they usually live.
This is more pertinent to me as a bridal designer who has recently relocated to New York from London after successfully running my business there for 25 years.
It’s a huge leap of faith to have a destination wedding because even if you have the most efficient and well connected wedding planner, you are still physically removed from where your dream day will take place.
I’ve had the great privilege this year to work with some amazing brides to create couture gowns for their destination weddings. I’m pleased that at least getting their couture gown made is one thing they can be part of from start to completion.
Here is the list. Please let me know which is your favourite Kosibah Bride or wedding destination.
1.Kosibah Real Bride Louise. Destination: Cape Town, South Africa.
Louise wore a couture full skirted bridal gown with a beaded, corseted bodice and a tulle skirt bustled behind with multi length layers, stiffed at the hemline with horsehair crinoline.
2. Kosibah Real Bride Funmilayo. Destination: Venice, Italy.
Funmilayo wore a couture fishtail gown. It had a removable chemise with 3/4 length sleeves which she removed for the informal part of the wedding reception.
3. Kosibah Real Bride Amina. Destination: Chateneauf-de-Grass (near Nice), France.
Amina wore a silver gray French Lace and Duchesse Satin couture gown styled to reflect her Nigerian heritage. The corseted gown had a fitted skirt with a detachable tulle overskirt.
4. Kosibah Real Bride Julianna. Destination: Santorini, Greece.
Julianna wore a couture bridal gown featuring an illusion tulle bodice embellished with Lace appliqués and a modified fishtail skirt in soft tulle with a cathedral train.
5. Kosibah Real Bride Layal. Destination: Lake Como, Italy.
Layal wore a couture bridal gown with a fitted beaded Lace bodice with an intergral corset and delicate covered buttons over the dress zipper and dropped shoulder strap sleeves. The fishtail skirt was made up of over 50 meters of Tulle gathered into rose swirls and ruffles on the surface fabric of Duchesse Satin. A matching cathedral veil with hand stitched Lace edging completed the ensemble. Photos by Jide Alakija.
I look forward to reading your comments. Thank you.
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Here are images from the wedding of the CEO of Wed Magazine and Wed Expo Akin Esho and Kosibah client Fola which took place exactly one year ago today in Lagos, Nigeria.
As is the case with most of my bridal clients, I was there to dress Fola and attend the wedding.
Happy Anniversary Fola and Akin, I wish you many more years of marital bliss.
Hair and Make Up was by BMPRO MAKEUP and the cake was by Cakes By Tosan
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Yemi Osunkoya will be holding Bridal Consultations at a hotel in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria on the 9th and 10th June, 2012 for brides-to-be who appreciate AND can afford Couture gowns.
If you are based in Nigeria and recently got engaged or know someone who recently got engaged and is getting married between October 2012 and April 2013, please send a direct message to firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about booking an appointment. Thank you.
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This wedding was set in Brompton Oratory Catholic Church, South Kensington, London and the bridal gown was inspired by the bride who wanted a DEMURE style.
Wedding Year: 2008
Wedding Style: Demure
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Kosibah’s First Sample sale @Primo Bar, hosted by Creative Cornucopia, turned out to be a blissful and an eventful evening and loads of ladies showed up to purchase either a Couture Bridal or an Evening Gown at a discount price of 90% of the original price (*wink*), fulfilling their desires to become a fairy tale princess or a damsel for ‘that’ beautiful occasion and if you were not there to get yours, you still have the chance to get one of those Elegant Gowns or Couture Bridal @ the ‘KOSIBAH STUDIO’ www.kosibah.co.uk
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At a certain point in life when all you can dream of is having the fairytale wedding you’ve always wanted. Finding the perfect Couture Bridal gown Inspired by fairytales and castles could create that vision or sense of style in becoming a fairytale princess you’ve always imagined……
Take a look at some of these Couture Bridal gowns and lets know what you think? Becoming a stunning princess or blushing bride could make dreams come true.
Couture Bridal Photoshoot in Kenilworth Castle, United Kingdom
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