Elegance meets exuberant color. That’s the best way we can describe the beauty of a Nigerian wedding. Chuma+Belle’s big day that began at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel for bridal prep, followed by a ceremony at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church and then back to the the ballroom at the Renaissance Waverly embodied everything you would expect from a wedding. A truly loving couple with strong family bonds who know how to celebrate in style. It’s how all these factors play out that makes their experience so unique.
Traditional outfits that feature their culture and heritage compliment modern, sophisticated details. The day begins with Belle’s beautiful couture dress and Chuma’s sleek black suit. By the time the reception arrives, a quick change of outfits provides an explosion of color. In particular, the Aso-ebi custom is incredibly eye catching. With this Nigerian wedding tradition, outfits are made from matching fabrics and pattern and worn by family members to denote unity, support, and to represent sides of the family. Belle chose to feature Ankara lace in a rich hue of yellow with forest green accents for her wedding party. Friends and family join in the festivities with their own color combinations for a truly uplifting pallet of colors. Touching family tributes and native dance displays provide an atmosphere unlike other weddings you may experience. Heartfelt thanks to Chuma+Belle for allowing us to share this journey!
Is this dress from Allure Couture gorgeous?
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Wedding Coordinator: Kerri Walker / Ella K Soiree
Ceremony/Reception Location: Holy Spirit Catholic Church / Renaissance Waverly Hotel
Make-up: Noor / Noorface
Hair Artist: Shawnice
Bride’s Dress: Allure Couture
Bridesmaid Dress: After Six
Groom and Groomsmen attire: Men’s Warehouse
Cake Artist: Viva la Cake
Lighting/Furniture: Kumar Lighting and Furniture
DJ: Abebola Bisi
Videographer: Michael Wells /MSA Entertainment