Destination Wedding - Aspects to consider

Planning Destination Wedding – Aspects to Consider
In recent times, couples have tried to make their wedding day more personalized and unique. Wedding venues have moved from the standard 'closer to home' to Couples adding more excitement to the day, by looking for a destination wedding instead of a simple wedding.
Newest wedding venues hotspots are United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Paris, Brazil, Caribbean Islands etc
There is no doubt to the fact that the destination wedding bestows a uniqueness of ...

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ITS MY WEDDING - a bride's journey


Good News for all prospective couples, Audio Visual First limited, a production outfit will like to introduce to you 'It’s my Wedding' a lifestyle reality show which is going on air on Spice TV in the next quarter. 

Namywedding gets to introduce and link them up with willing, fun loving brides and their family who won't mind coming on TV and letting AVFL document their journey as they plan their wedding. This is being offered at NO COST to the bride. ...

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Introducing - Wine and Gold Culinary Institute

We are proud to announce to you the commencement of Wine and Gold Culinary Institute.
The institute is established in the core tradition of Wine and Gold Services of cutting edged valued services.
With well over a decade of being a frontline player in the provision of highly nutritious and healthy meals for our esteemed customers, we have now decided to share our secrets, that have made us the ‘Speciality ...

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BIBI INVITATIONS - A truly Authentic African Inspired Wedding Invitations


Namywedding is proud to introduce to you a distinct and African Inspired brand of wedding invitations created by Bibi Invitations.

You can shop the exquisite wedding invitations ...

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Nigerian Blog Awards


Namywedding has been nominated for Best Wedding Blog 2012 by Good Naija Girl (GNG).

Help us win by clicking on the link and casting your votes.


The voting period begins today, Monday October 22 and ends on November 11, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.

Thank you.


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ICELAND COCKTAILS was set up in January 2010 and we pride ourselves in being able to deliver a unique service that has a huge impact for all events like corporate parties, private parties, weddings, exhibitions, conferences, workshops and any function that requires an array of exotic and exciting drinks to be provided.

Our team ...

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Vendor of the month. MAKABIS & BENET


Who is Adebiyi Sijibomi Benet?

Adebiyi Sijibomi Benet is the CEO of Makabis & Benet. He is a purpose driven, unassuming but focused and meticulous young man who has over the years distinguished himself as an all round events consultant, thereby positioning Makabis & Benet as an event solution provider in both social and corporate circles.
Sijibomi is a graduate of Geology who started out as a manager in the family business of General office equipments' ...

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Finally, Tchidi Mokeme Weds... First Photo's


Today, 40 year old Super-star Actor Chidi Mokeme tied the knot with his heartthrob, Jane Oduah - the sister to the Aviation Minister in a traditional wedding held in Owerri, Imo state. The church wedding holds on Saturday April 28, 2012 in Lagos and reception at the Muson Centre. Chidi's wife, Jane, known to be a rich business woman is the Vice President of Sea Petroleum and Gas Company Ltd.

We are over the moon for him... Congrats chidi and Jane.



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NMW POLL: As a Bridesmaid, Would You Rather Wear a Short Dress or a Long One?

Is it me, or does it look like Petra likes the bridesmaids on the left more? Hmph.

What do you guys think? As a bridesmaid, would you rather wear a short dress or a long one?

Which version of Thread Design’s Emilia dress would you rather wear? Mini-length or full-length? (Keep in mind the model is probably six feet tall, so the mini would hit at the knee on mere mortals.) Team Mini!

I just realized that in my last two bridesmaids dress posts (see here ...

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Ideas We Love: 20 Productive things to do with your wedding Dress after the wedding


Once we received alot of questions on what a waste to buy our dreamp-wedding gowns because we end up never using them again! We've rounded up some really cool resourceful ideas, beyond just "boxing it and saving it for later."
1. Make a Christening Gown for Your Child.
Fellow bride Kristi Kovalak cut the train off her wedding dress, and her grandmother made it into a christening gown for her son. To date, 5 grandchildren (two of hers and three nieces) have been christened in the gown!
2. Pack ...

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I want to wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Easter IN Advance. Thanks for all your support and for still being on this journey with namywedding, your support means a lot to us and followership. This site would have not been possible without you. is offering a Massive Easter Weekend promotions, this is a good chance for you to join the BIGGEST WEDDING Community Directory.
From now until the end of the second weekend after Easter, Monday 25 April, Namywedding is offering the first 20 vendors to subscribe 50% percent  off any ...

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The injustice of Aso-ebi

It’s a cultural trend that gained popularity from the western part of Nigeria.
This invloves same color of fabric or style for family and friends of the couple to look close for easy identification at ceremonies especially weddings. Weddings on the other hand brings people together they happen to be the only free events where I can wear my 50 to 70 per cent discounted foreign merchandise that has clogged my wardrobe for a few years. So the least I can do is honour the invitations before roaches start to burrow holes into my ...

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FREE Wedding Countdown Calendar - ''Self Help Planner''


''Procastination is thief of time and purpose''... Don't be a victim.

Get everything done for your wedding with time to relax and just have fun.

6 months

    * Announce your engagement
    * Choose a wedding theme and style
    * Work out a basic wedding budget; research reception venues
    * Determine number of guests
    * Look through bridal magazines for attire ideas
    * Meet potential wedding consultants; obtain bids
    * Research wedding pros (photographers, videographers, reception bands or DJs, ceremony musicians). ...

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WINNERS!!! The Valentine Yes-i-do bridal Give-Away


Hi everyone,

First we'd like to apologise for posting the names of the winners now and thank you once again for stying with us.

Here are the winners of theNamywedding/YesiDo Bridal valentine quiz give-away.


1. )   Nkume Ogechi (First winner)
She added her proposal story too -
with pictures.


3.) Omolere

4) Biodun

5) Joseph -

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TREND ALERT: Color Blocking & Weddings

Color blocking Trending in Weddings
Color blocking is one of the hottest trends for 2012 and it's already popping up in the fashion and accessories departments for spring. It's a fun way to play with some bold and neon colors this year, and many designers have added a few key pieces featuring geometric lines in an array of vibrant, eye-catching palettes. The contrast of two or more blocks of color ranging from neutrals to neons is what makes this such a fresh trend. From occasions wear of bridesmaids and bouquets, to shoes and accessories, you'll ...

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The Bridal Handbook By Funke Bucknor-Obruthe




One of Nigeria's foremost and finest Event Planner, Funke Bucknor Obruthe, is set to launch 'The Essential Bridal Handbook' on the 31st of March, 2012 at the Civic Centre.


Funke, Founder & Creative Director of Zapphaire Events (an event consultancy, marketing, planning and management company), has published a ground-breaking taking body of work based on her years in the event planning business along with contributions from key experts and icons in the events management industry:


The Essential Bridal Handbook.

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Wedding Reception Table Manners - The 11 Commandments

I know some of us especially the men will disagree with this great article but its the truth and nothing but the truth.
1. According to old manners, an attentive partner at table is expected to draw up the chair for his lady partner, both when she sits down or rises.
2. Put the napkin on your knee. Your napkin can lie to the left of your small plate, on your small plate, on your plate or folded in your glass. If you must rise during the dinner, put your napkin on the right side of ...

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First steps to the Altar - ''Introduction''


What is Introduction;

To some its ‘iku aka’ others meeting the inlaws, but whatever it’s called it means
Traditionally, for a couple to be married, there are two stages that they would go through:
This is the part of the ceremony where the groom's family introduces themselves to the bride's family, and asks for their daughter's hand in marriage to their son. It would take place before the engagement ceremony or wedding.

Even though they are not married yet, I will refer to the bride-to-be as the bride, ...

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Help My Husband Slept with the Housemaid; I Want a divorce!

I want to get divorced but I just can't do it... I'm soo unhapppy since my husband cheated it has been three months , i still don’t want him to touch me... he is now sick of arguing about it everynight...I understand the fact if I say we will work through this then I throw it in his face everyday...but I think of it every sec of the day imagining how he slept with the maid who we sent back home but the images wont go away. HE stooped as low as the miad?! Whaaaat’,  very unlike him ...

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A True Life Proposal story: How he put 'A ring on it'

Dear Namy Wedding
Am a hardcore Fan and i enjoy all the blogs and update..

Well, even though my proposal wasn't yesterday, i still want to share my story because it was the height of Emotional out-burst for me.
However i AM WISHING ALL THE BRIDE'S to be, those who got proposed this VALENTINE in particular i wish them the BEST OF THEIR UNION!

My proposal was on the 25th of September 2011.

There i was planning a ...

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NMW EXCLUSIVE: Kefee 'Branama' Remarries!!! Now Mrs. Teddy Esosa Don-Momoh


We almost fell off our seats when news reached us of the surprise courtship and sharp-sharp wedding of Gospel' singer Kefee and presenter, Teddy of Star FM.

About nine weeks after her ex-husband Alec Godwin remarried, gospel R&B singerKefee Obareki has also settled down with a new partner, tying the knot yesterday with popular radio host and show producer Teddy Esosa Don-Momoh popularly known as Da Fresh Prince.

The couple who met in the UK, tied the knot on Saturday, March 3, 2012 in Sapele, Delta State. The wedding ceremony and news about their marriage was however kept ...

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The Pregnant, Bold & Beautiful Bride

Back in the days, getting pregnant out of wedlock was seen as a taboo. The parents will either drag their daughter to the abortion clinic or force her to marry her boyfriend or whoever she got pregnant for.  But now, getting pregnant outside marriage is almost seen as a trendy-norm that we have had to accept and polish. It is merely viewed as lack of carefulness or viewed as negligence, and I think it shouldn’t be the end of the world. Do not get me wrong, I am not saying it is ok to get pregnant out of wedlock, but ...

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4 Wedding Worthy Dresses From The Oscars

These ladies' Oscar dresses were red-carpet-ready and wedding-ready!
Whose look wold you steal for your wedding?
Milla Jovovich in Elie Saab

Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji

Bingbing Li in Georges Chakra

Giuliana Rancic in Tony Ward

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Trend Alert - Trash the dress


Wedding dresses are not the most inexpensive things to buy with some costing anything from N50,000 upwards. After buying an expensive (designer or not) dress, would you be willing to swim in the ocean with it, set it on fire, drag it through mud or have paint thrown on it? 


Although my answer to that question might be a vehement "Heck No!", a lot of brides today seem to think different and are getting on the band wagon that roots for "trash the dress" photos.


According to wikipedia, 

Trash the dress, ...

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Unique Wedding Bands for Men


A lot of women complain that their men don't wear their wedding bands. Some reasons stated are that he finds it too plain ot that he is not just a jewelry person, or he just feels wierd wearing something on his finger after living so long without ever doing that.


Whatever the reason, guys out there have to give to the ladies, there are some rings that are just too cool looking to pass up. Even if you won't wear it always, the look and feel of it would temept you into wantng to show off your ...

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Boudoir Photography - The sexy wedding gift



While doing research for the engagement or pre-wedding photo shoot or photo session, we discovered a very interesting type of photo session called the boudoir Photo session. Some of you who are familiar with the word boudoir will have already raised an eyebrow and wondered the connection with a boudoir photo shoot and weddings.


Let us enlighten you! :D


Meaning of Boudoir

A boudoir (French: [bu.dwaʁ], English: /ˈbuːd.wɑːr/) is a lady's private bedroom, sitting room or dressing room. The term derives from the French ...

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Traditional Wedding Series: Culture in Cameroon

It may interest you to know that other African countries practice customs like Kolanut breaking, bride price, traditional wedding etc... In Cameroon culture, as with a lot of other African countries, traditional marriage rituals are fast being replaced by modern day more westernized practices. Cameroon wedding take on various forms depending on the tribe.
Last Saturday I attended a traditional wedding, which takes place at night and lasts until the following dawn.  The groom picked me up at 8pm on his third trip of hauling firewood from his house ...

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Hair Comes the Bride - Fab Hairstyles for 2012

"How will I wear my hair?" Every bride faces that predicament. Your wedding day hairstyle is a significant aspect of the total bridal look, worth some thought. If you have a bad hair day, the photos to prove it will be around for years to come. On the plus side, it's a great opportunity to do something really special with your hair.
The Test Run
Do a "test run" with hair and make-up, just the way you plan to wear it on your wedding day and take all the accessories you will be wearing on ...

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Real Life Issues - Can You Marry an OSU???

The OSU system is found with the Igbos who reside in the South Eastern and South Central Nigeria called Igboland or Igbo society (Alaigbo or Anaigbo).

Traditionally, there are two classes of people in Igboland who are considered untouchable – the Nwadiala and the Osu.

The Nwadiala literally meaning ‘sons of the soil’. They are the masters while the Osu are the people dedicated to the gods; so they are regarded as slaves, strangers, outcasts and untouchables. The Osu, by definition, is a people sacrificed to the gods in Igbo community. And they assist ...

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Words from the Sole - "I Do" From the bottom of my shoe


Have you seen a picture in a wedding album where the soles of the bride shoes are on display and have the words "I do" on them? We have and we absolutely love it.


Messaging of bridal shoes is a lovely trend that has been around for a while now in weddings abroad. In recent times, the men are also not left out as in some pics the groom's shoes have the words pasted on the soles as well.

We think it is a very interesting and cute addition to the wedding album.



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Get Your Dream Wedding 'Below 400K' - Cheap Wedding Planning Ideas We Love


Your wedding does not need to look cheap... it can still be the wedding of your dreams.

It's all about spending your money wisely YES but HOW?!

It may seem impossible to plan a low budget wedding but it can be done. Many couples face the challenge of putting together a wedding with limited funds. Steer clear of luxury wedding magazines and stick to your budget. Low-budget wedding ideas, imaginative designs and affordable choices create a magical wedding day that won't break the bank...
Planning a wedding is an exciting experience but it is very ...

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Wedding Program Ideas


In Nigerian weddings a program is sometimes an important part of the wedding and even though not every wedding needs a program, in certain situations you may find it helpful. It can help make the experience more meaningful and personal for guests. For example, if you are having a religious or cultural wedding, with many guests who are of another faith or culture, a program is a useful way to let everyone know what to expect. A program is also a great way to say your “thank you’s” and introduce family and wedding party members. Any program should include the ...

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NMW EXCLUSIVE: Tuface Idibia Engages Annie Macaulay


This definitely was a Valentine day shocker!


After about 12 or more years, Tuface Idibia  popularly called 2baba or 2face has proposed to his long time girlfriend and mother of one of his children, Annie Macaulay. He proposed to her at Club 10, Victoria Island, Lagos on Valentine’s Day and she said ‘YES!’ (sharp babe!).  errmmmm who wouldnt say yes to this cutey and successful hit maker ehn...?!

Annie Uwana Macauley has a daughther (Isabella) for 2face. But before now, she was, in many people’s eyes, just another baby mama. Sunmbo Ajaba and Pero Adeniyi also ...

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The 2012 Modern Muslim Bride


Looks we love -


A Hausa wedding ceremony is called a fatiha and is typically hosted by the men in the family. In keeping with the culture of separating the sexes, the father and other men sit together, separate from the mother and the women.


  •  Muslim brides are ornately decorated for their wedding ceremonies. Mehndi is applied to her hands and feet and she wears real gold jewelry---the more the better.
  • THE OLDEN DAYS - Muslim wedding dresses are very different than Christian ones. Muslims never wear white and favor ...

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After Valentine’s day, what next? ...part 1

Before Valentine’s day, what happened? After Valentine’s day, what next? this is the question crossing my mind……………….
First can somebody tell me - Is valenintes day a pagan or christian Holiday?
Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14. In North America and Europe, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine’s cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle ...

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This Valentine , what are you getting for her?

Women love to have fun that means they love these - Jewelry, flowers , candy and an expensive meal out somewhere nice etc. Do y’all the same old same old gifts?
Mmmh, I don’t think so, you should ask or dream of new things you know , let him get a bit creative this year right?!
Some wanna-be considerate Chicks lie ,,, they say " Oh Valentines Day is no big deal " and then torture the life out of their guy if there is not some overt commercial display of " ...

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Win A Lace Parasol This Valentine ... With Love from Namywedding & YesIDo Bridal.

For the Love of the season Namywedding in conjunction with Yes I Do Bridal PRESENTS - Valentine give-away .
You can be one of the five lucky ladies or brides to-be to win our Trendy Lacy parasols on the fourtheenth of this month.
Simply answer these questions in the comments box, like our facebook page and follow us on twitter -
You must be engaged to participate {Groom or bride to-be}...
There is absolutely a very good reason to celebrate LOVE , dont you think so?
Lets see how ...

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It’s Valentine , what are you getting for him?

Please don't say "V-day is stupid ... yeah well we all know that its the effort that counts more than the actual gift bla bla bla ... showing #Love isn’t dumb okay, be bold enough to show your love for someone on just one day, at least ".

Like most couples ,,, she will get jewelry, flowers , candy and an expensive meal out somewhere nice and I will get a pair of socks or a plastic coffee mug with hearts. What does he get, that the big question?!
Some ...

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New Year's Discounts & Offers


#YesIDo Bridals is taking orders on discounts this february and guess what there is massive SALES ongoing at their Nigerian outlet - 43 Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere.

Visit them now or call 08168385779.

#Award winning cake designer, Acabado Cakes, brings you - Classes on cake, small chops and decor start feb. 17th at 20, Adesina street Ikeja also in Abuja on March th. Call 08032065650 / 08023177365 to register.

Our classes are truly practical.  It’s a money back guaranty if you can’t bake excellently in 2 weeks.
I encourage you to visit our ...

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TNEA 2012 Nominations Starts Now!!!




It’s that time of year again!!! The 2nd Edition of TNEA is here. TNEA is the ideal opportunity to enhance the key players involved in the Nigerian Events and Entertainment industry.

TNEA is a platform to:
-       Reward outstanding achievements in the Nigerian events’ industry

-       Encourage innovation, flair and professionalism in the event industry

-       Encourage event organisers and suppliers to raise the standards of working practices in the event industry

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NMW Fashion Police - Which Celebrity Bride Rocked the Lace Wig?!

Yes people we need your help in making the decision of who you think really rocked the lace wig craze in 2011, is it Ini edo, Mercy Johnson or who?
We did a poll sometime in hottest wedding hairdo for the year 2010 and it seemed there was a carry over on 'lace wig' even in 2011 as shown by mercy Johnson and some other brides.
Out of these 6 lovely Celeb Brides, who Rocked The Lace Wig Better?
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Hotlist of Engaged Celebs, 2012...Yes they put A Ring on it!!!


Ladies and gentlemen . . .


The most eligible BLACK bachelor in the world i.e Hollywood, Tyler Perry is about to be OFF THE MARKET ... do i hear some ladies sobbing hahahaha, y'all be fine ok. cheer up.


According to an IMPECCABLY CREDIBLE SNITCH, Tyler “girlfriend” model Gelila Bekele told friends in New York on Monday that she and Tyler are talking about getting married.



According to one of Gelila’s pals, the couple have already looked at rings, and are scouting ...

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Rock ''N'' Roll on your Wedding Day

After all the seriousness and for some boring nikkai or church wedding ceremony, you as a couple should choose to bring the bridal party into the reception with a bang also uplifting the expectations of your guests. If you're one of those brides who loves to have a great time and wants to pump your guests up for the night with your grand entrance, then you're probably looking for a great song to make the most of the moment.
Here are a few great ideas to get you started, and if you have one to add then ...

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G-String Wedding Dress Debuts in Berlin Fashion Week


Yes, you read the title of the article correctly and no, we are not messing with you.


Can we just say that when we heard the name G-string wedding dress, we weren't actually expecting an actual g-string but like maybe a dress that played on the word "g-string" or something like that. So you can imagine our shock when we saw the article with pictures to go with it and realised the "g-string dress" is just what it's name implies - a g-string.


So let's save our shock for later and spill all about ...

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Music Fab: 'Ore mi' by Nigerian Idol's Zoe Chinaka


It is a brand new single titled 'Ore Mi', a wedding song by Zoe Chinaka, fifth runner up on the Nigerian Idol Reality TV Show, 2011.



Okay so now , we had the cute priviledge of meeting with the sultry songstress and here's what she had to say...

NMW: Hello , please tell us a lil' more about yourself

Zoe': Am zoe chinaka AKA dancing queen AKA God's princess "chuckles", basicaly am a singer {Gospel RNB artiste}, writer, dancer and stand-up compere who studied mass comunication in ABSU and i love to give thats the ...

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Kaffy and Joseph Ameh Confirms they are married



Dance queen, Kaffy and baby daddy, Joseph Ameh, christened their new born son on wednesday 4th Jan 2012 at their residence in Ajah, Lagos. The bundle of joy has been named Kamal Sean Oluwatosin Ameh.

The part that excites us most is that they are now 'HUSBAND AND WIFE'... yippee
Stay tuned for pictures.


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VIDEO FAB: The Event Show Brought to you Très Bien Events



We bring you the video documentary of the maiden edition of the events show hosted by Tres Bien Events, in Port Hacourt.

Très Bien Events organised the maiden Edition of the Event Show on October 14th & 15th 2011 at the main bowl Alfred Diete Spiff Civic Center Moscow road, Port-Harcourt that hosted people from all walks of life will attract over 150 local, national and international vendors in the events industry. This was geared to boost businesses in the events industry and attract more investors thereby creating ample business opportunities.

Celeb designers and celebs them ...

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Linda Ikeji Is not Engaged!



All ye rumour mongers #winks LOL...

Our beloved Linda Ikeji of has officially released a twitter statement claiming that she is not engaged o

See what she posted on twitter yesterday after our post where we quoted her on engagement

gennievieve Miss gennie
RT @lindaikeji: @Sisi_Yemmie @Miss_Jayla @namywedding lol...false. I'm 100% sadly and happily single.

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Linda Ikeji/Bella Naija Engaged ?! - Celeb Bloggers Set To Wed 2012




Rumour doesnt have it this time, we have it 'FACTS'!

It's true that Linda Ikeji of Linda Ikeji blogspot and Uche Eze of Bella Naija are engaged and are getting married early next year... whoop whooop!!!!!!!!

From the horses mouth see what we have ...


LINDA IKEJI: ...I'm engaged to a hot dude and I won't do? is too short abeg! lol. This my currently situation is even giving me nightmares....hahaha! ... check out her ring in the pix above.

As for her coleague Uche ...

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First PHOTOS from Nikki Laoye's Traditional wedding 'Sneak peek'...



Yes o .. songstress Nikki Laoye of the House on the Rock chur/choir got married traditionaly this weekend and here's a first photo from the day...



We promise to deliver the rest of the pictures as soon as we lay our hands on them, enjoy and stay tuned.

The wedding, yesterday, follows the quiet introduction the couple did back in September and a subsequent court wedding on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at the Ikoyi Registry. [...]Nikki ...

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: I must Marry o... Not even Lagos Traffic can stop me



Hi lovely people,

How are y'all doing?

Hope you're having fun?! Let's have some more fun...


In the spirit of christmas we want to share some funny and very interesting pictures that will put a smilke on your face no matter the condition ...


First, can you guess what happened to this lovely bride? How come she's on a bike ?


even making a call... haba wonders shall never end o....






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Planning a Christmas Wedding - Ideas We Love


Planning a Christmas Wedding

Colours, Details, ideas and tips for a memorable Christmas wedding

It's the most wonderful time of the year, your family is gathered around you, and the church is already decorated. Why not have a Christmas wedding? Here are ideas and tips to have a fantastic Christmas wedding with all the trimmings.

Wedding Colors:

Red and green are natural colors for a Christmas wedding – It is likely that your church or reception site will already be decorated in red and green for other events ...

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First PHOTO from Chinedu Ikedieze and Neoma's wedding 'Sneak peek'...


Yesterday we told you that the wediing was shifted #forward... yup to curb the crowd, now we have the sneak peak into their white wedding ongoing today as we write.

Yes, we have just one, the wedding has been on close guards(invitation was sent out to friends via phone for change of date) and was actually rescheduled to a day earlier than intially announced in order to control the well-wishing crowd.  :-D But, for loyalty purposes we had to bring you this one image and we will bring you the full album soon.

The ...

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NMW SPECIAL - Christmas Wedding Inspiration Board



Yay.. its another b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l inspiration board from us here at namywedding and this time we are super excited because ... it's the christmas theme , whoop whoop!!

Christmas themes provide you with a room to play around with decoration, lights, colours and activity ideas, whether you are planning a wedding, decorating your home or renewing your vows Christmas season makes it all easy and straight to the point for you. You can choose faith-based designs, children's themes such as Santa Claus, elves and reindeer, or winter scenes.

Here are some collections we think you’d love... why ...

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The First Ever 'Events Show', Proudly Brought to you by Tres Biene



In support of the ongoing campaign aimed at boosting the economy and putting the Niger Delta on the world tourism map, Très Bien Events organised the maiden Edition of the Event Show on October 14th & 15th 2011 at the main bowl Alfred Diete Spiff Civic Center Moscow road, Port-Harcourt that hosted people from all walks of life will attract over 150 local, national and international vendors in the events industry. This was geared to boost businesses in the events industry and attract more investors thereby creating ample business opportunities.

The show and exhibition provides ...

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No need to Rob a bank... simple inexpensive ways to let your gifts say ''i love you & Merry Christmas''


KERESIMESI wishlist ... One can fantasize, right?

Best gifts that speak louder than words I...’’I LOVE YOU’’

Giving a gift at Christmas is a perfect opportunity to express your feelings. Those feelings can range from the appreciation of the undying love of a partner or spouse. Once you know the depth of your feelings, you can make a decision on what will make a good Christmas gift for all the women in your life.
A few personal considerations come into play when deciding what to give as good Christmas gifts for women. What is your ...

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Movie Fab: Fireproof Your Marriage This Christmas


Fireproof Your Marriage This Xmas... A must see movie for every marriage!

Switching it up from the football field (Facing The Giants) to the firehouse with their latest movie, Fireproof, the evangelical filmmaker siblings Alex and Stephen Kendrick now join spiritually minded colleagues like Mel Gibson and Tyler Perry in transforming Satan's headquarters - the multiplexes - into ministries of religious healing between handfuls of popcorn.  lol

STORY: A heroic fireman locked in a failing marriage accepts his father's challenge to take part in a 40-day experiment designed to teach both husband and wife ...

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More than Just a Groom - Qualities of a Good Husband



Due to the so many requests steming from the previous article 'More than just a bride - qualities of a good wife', we consented to do a research on the ''qualities of a man - more than just a groom'', here's what we made up.

This is for the MEN out there who want to settle down for a much happier life as they plan to get HITCHED! Also for our brides to be looking for a potential husband - maybe you're looking to improve the one to whom you're marrying or already married? Perhaps you're a ...

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NMW SPECIAL: Ene weds Chuks in Tinsel Wedding


Guess what people?

We have the exclusive wedding scoop of  'Chuks and Ene'  from the MNET Drama - Tinsel. We have all the details and pictures for you!

Are you a fan of the Mnet Drama, Tinsel?

Then we are excited to bring you the exclusive wedding planning of the on-screen wedding of two young but remarkably outstanding characters,  Chuks and Ene.

This bespoke wedding was put together by your number #1 resource website and team - .


Ekenedilichukwu {bride}

The Groom ...

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More than Just a bride - Qualities of a Good Wife


Every man wishes to marry a good wife. Many people advice the new bride to be a good wife to her husband. But what are the makings of a good or perfect wife? Many women do not know. Many of the qualities of a good wife are already inbuilt in a person and the rest can be developed.

In India the qualities of a good wife or eight noble virtues an ideal wife should have are summed up in the verse from Neethisaram.

Here are some of the Qualities a man looks for in a ...

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True life Story of the Bride who Slept with the Best man ...



This is a true story about a recent wedding that took place in Lagos {somewhere in Surulere}.


This was a huge wedding with over 300 guests. After the wedding at the reception, the groom got up on stage and took the microphone to talk to the crowd. He said that he wanted to thank everyone for coming, many from long distances, to support them at their Wedding. He especially wanted to thank the bride’s and groom’s families for coming and to thank his new father-in- law for providing such a fabulous reception.
To ...

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Exciting Photography by Xsightn - A-list Celeb Photographer {Obiwon's dream Wedding}



First i must say if you havent seen the Dream wedding pix by Xsightn then you should immediately after reading this.

Xsightn photography is as exciting as the name ... yea, lol.

Our team met with Kayode Martins of Xsightn and he calmly opened up on his passion for photography and how he entered the field, you can visibly notice the change in his tone and the sense of excitement and contentment as he talked to us{photography} about his passion. His story is a journey of an ordinary Nigerian young man who went to the university ...

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Plus Size Wedding Dresses


The issue of wedding gowns is one of utmost importance to every woman getting married. You want to look you best and outshine every other woman at your wedding. Recently on our Advice Section, a bride to be who described herself as "a bit fat and busty with a very low hair" wanted help with what kind of wedding gown to wear (see the question).

It is very easy and fun to search for and buy our wedding gown, but if you are on the bigger side (plus sized), then your wedding gowns journey might not be as ...

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NMW Special brings you - discount offers, trainings and better still, Sales!!!



New arrivals and massive sales going on at 'yes i do bridal house' . . . get your dream wedding gown for just 35,000 .

Go down to kings plaza, number 80 adeniran ogunsanya street, surulere or call 08168385779.
Hurry while stock lasts!!!



We want 50 couples to benefit from this promo. Already 5 couples have booked for it. It can come in their colour. we have more designs they could choose ...

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Wedding Chair Decor


As much a a lot of brides treasure the traditional look for weddings, which include the traditional chair covers or chair cover and sash combinations, a lot of brides also love unique and simple or creative additions to their weddings. We did a search and found some interesting ways to decorate wedding chairs.


You have to remember that some of these decoration styles will not go with just any wedding theme. If you are having a princessy fairytale wedding, you might be better off going with your traditional chair covers to add the necessary effect to your ...

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Wedding Planning made easy - Guest List Success


Seven tips to help you compile the perfect guest list.

Making a guest list can be difficult, especially when you’re working with a budget. But don’t let this important wedding task get you down. Follow these seven simple rules for guidance and kiss your guest stress goodbye.

1. Divide and conquer. Divide your list between both sides of the family and mutual friends. Act diplomatically and be prepared to make certain concessions: your list shouldn’t be based on how much each family is spending ...

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Green & White (Independence Day) Inspiration Board




Our beloved Nigeria (naija) is 51 and in the spirit of celebrating Nigeria, weddings and all the couples teing the knot tomrrow, we decided to put together a green and white wedding inspiration board as a tribute to Nigeria based on the colours of our flag! 


We hope you like it and maybe around this time next year we will see such a wedding!



So do you lke it? Would you recommend it to someone for their wedding?


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MEANING - toast (t st) n.
 a. The act of raising a glass and drinking in honor of or to the health of a person or thing.
b. A proposal to drink to someone or something or a speech given before the taking of such a drink.
c. The one honored by a toast.

Toasting to the bride and groom is a wedding tradition that still remains intact today.
It’s a chance for close friends and family members to congratulate the ...

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Enjoy the exclusive interview of Obiwon with the Namywedding Team. Obiwon we knew we had to do an exclusive feature on you. Your accomplishments have been simply remarkable but the newest one, your wedding is the the buzz in town! How are you?

Obiwon: I am great. Thank you. I am so humbled and honored to have been chosen as your celebrity couple wedding for 2011. (smiles) Before we get into it, could you share with our very diverse audience your full name?
Obiora Ifeanyi Nwokolobia-Agu… Popularly ...

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How to SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE, And from what exactly


Don’t give up on your marriage…

Couples all over the globe needlessly give up on their marriages every year. If they knew what to do to open the lines of communication and talk to their partners, they could save themselves a lot of stress, heartache and regret!
The day you married, the idea that you’d feel the way you’re feeling right now wasn’t even a consideration for you.  Something went off track in the course of the relationship and it’s easy to walk away and just give up.  But the reality is that you ...

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Bridal Bouquet Types


Every wedding album has something unique and different in them, from the dresses the brides are wearing, to the decor and even the bouquets. After seeing different bouquets held by brides, we thought that there must be loads of bouquet types out there and it would be fun to name them.

After our online digging and resaerch, here are the bouquet types we found:








Cascading or  Shower Bouquet

The cascading bouquets were originally ...

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Save your marriage today O! Your relationship toolkit


There are over 2 million divorces every year. If your marriage is lacking spark or you just can’t seem to get it right, Amy Waterman can help you re-ignite the passion and connection in your relationship. Learn how to finally resolve those painful conflicts and put an end to the stony silences or awkward body language between the two of you.

Most people who divorce don’t want to be divorced, they really just want to be in a relationship where they feel nurtured and valued!
This is probably not the first time you’ve thought ...

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3 Cocktails With An Exquisite Secret brought to you by "Drinks Pro" - Wanna Know?


This information is about different cocktails with an exquisite secret which have something very common in them.

A cocktail is a mixed drink typically made with a distilled beverage (such as gin, vodka, whiskey, tequila, or rum) that is mixed with other ingredients. 
Cocktails contain one or more types of liqueur, juice, fruit, sauce, honey, milk or cream, spices, or ...

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Wedding Reception Music: Live Band or Disc Jockey (DJ)


I have been to quite a number of Nigerian wedding receptions over time. One thing is for sure, the music entertainment is very important because we sure love to dance!!  Choosing to have either a live band or DJ for your wedding are options for music entertainment at your wedding reception. Let’s explore both, shall we?


Band vs DJ Round One:


If you are planning a budget wedding, a DJ may be the cheaper option for your wedding reception. Live bands usually cost more because there are charges for rental ...

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Just Engaged? First steps to Wedding Planning {part 2}



Congratulations on your engagement!

Every one needs help when planning a wedding and because we know you'd need help planning your dream wedding from the ceremony to the reception, is a free online guide to wedding planning for brides and grooms seeking advice for a blissful start to happily married life. Not only that, our exclusive articles are an excellent source for wedding planners looking for intuitive and fresh exciting ideas and tips for organizing a wedding that's exquisite and all kinds of wonderful...winks!!

from the wedding planning guide one, here's the part two; things ...

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D.I.Y Bouquet Arrangement - How to make your wedding bouquet by Yagee Bridals



We all know that no bride is complete without a beautiful bouquet.

The question is wouldn't you love to save a ton of money on that lovely Silk Bridal bouquet?

Here are easy step by step directions...

To ensure every bride can either afford one either buy purchase from average range of bouquet collection, we want to also teach you how to make your dream-wedding bouquet your self...

To do it your self, you will need;

- A selection of silk Roses and buds

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NMW Special Brings You "The Tinsel Wedding between Fred & Sheila"- Tinsel wedding as planned by


Are you a Tinsel fan on Mnetw? Then we are excited to bring you the exclusive wedding planning of the "beon screen wedding between two remarkably mature characters,  Fred and shiela.

This bespoke wedding was put together by your number #1 resource website and team - .

Your number resource and community website for all wedding information and wedding planning, brought together the top vendors in the wedding industry to make this wedding a super dream wedding;

Our list of Vendors include -

- House Of Tara for ...

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A wedding Night to remember - 10 Intimate Tips

How to make your ‘Wedding Night’ Last forever!
It's your first night as husband and wife. Make it unforgettable with these intimate tips.
The best part of your wedding just may happen after the guests go home and you slip out of your fancy clothes. After all, it's your wedding night and the two of you want to be alone together. You want to make it special, but you don't want to burden it with too-high expectations.
"Today, there seems to be more pressure to make this night amazing ...

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White Wedding Traditions - Tossing the Garter in Naija, why not?


Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a copper penny in your shoe! What on earth does that mean???
Lets take you through a journey of some misguided beliefs about why we do/wear and perform some wedding traditions.
1. Why wear a wedding ring?   As far back as literature documents weddings, the wedding ring has been in evidence. Some believe the wedding ring was the first element of wedding traditions. The circular shape of the wedding ring symbolizes never-ending love.Third finger, left hand? It is believed that the vein in the third ...

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EXCLUSIVE: The Kardashians Profit From Kim's Wedding ...Waoh!!!

I honestly used to think that weddings was the highest point of spending money in life... well not for the Kardashians who used Kim's wedding as a million Dollar making investment... sigh!!

MONTECITO, Calif. -- Kris Humphries{26} and Kim Kardashian {30}are officially husband and wife!
The couple tied the knot in front of 440 family members and friends at a private estate in Montecito, Calif., on Saturday evening, E! and People ...

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Ideas We Love - Fruit Centerpieces


For all the fruit loving, fruity people out there, this one is for you.

We just had to bring this in on our Ideas We Love section.


The idea of using fruits a centerpieces is really cool an adds a nice burst of uniqueness to your table decor. They can be used as centerpieces or table number holders.


Due to the manipulations such as wooden picks, wires, etc that these centerpieces will undergo, it is safe to say we do not expect your guest to actually consume them.

If you wish to ...

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The Event Show Brought to you Très Bien Events

Très Bien Events is organising this Event Show in order to showcase the Niger Delta events industry and all its potential. It will provide a platform for the network of vendors in the events industry to meet with and interact with clients from all walks of life and vice versa. This forum will showcase the very best vendors in the industry some of who will be giving talks in various sessions aimed at giving tips on starting an events business, event planning, style, make-up, etiquette etc
The Event show is the ...

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How to Determine Your Ring Size


How do you know which ring size to specify when shopping for a ring online? Have you ever been asked what your ring size was and came up clueless?

Some people might not even realise that there are ring sizes to go by when shoping for rings. 


If you are shopping for a ring and are clueless about ring sizes or you are just curious and want to know what your is (for future purposes), then the following steps and guidlines will help you to determine your ring size from the comfort of your home.


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Wedding Photography Checklist - "Make it the Most Memorable Day Of your Life"

Wedding Photographs are memories for a lifetime and you would not want to miss capturing every special shot.
Wedding photography is the photography of activities relating to weddings. It encompasses photographs of the couple before marriage (for announcements, portrait displays, souvenirs or thank you cards) as well as coverage of the wedding (traditional and formal) and reception. The emphasis in wedding photography is to capture the story and atmosphere from the day, so the viewer has an appreciation of what the wedding was like.
Choosing ...

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4 Photography Tips From Eikon World Photography

Planning and personalizing todays weddings are more complex than ever. While planning your wedding, it's the little details that will make your wedding day uniquely yours. Below you will find newest Photography wedding vendor,  to help with your wedding day planning.

Here are some tips for your wedding album…
Wedding Photography Tips:
Create a ‘Shot List’
One of the most helpful tips I’ve been given about Wedding Photography is to get the couple to think ahead about the shots that they’d like you to capture on the day and compile a list ...

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Just Engaged? First steps to Wedding Planning {PART 1}

Yay... Congratulations you're getting married! You're about to embark on two amazing adventures - the first, of course is the overwhelming process of planning a wedding  and the second being your life as a wedded couple. We understnad the second is very exciting, but you must first cross the "hurdle of planning your wedding. A wedding will probably be the biggest and most involved party or ritual either of you have ever put together. Before you get overwhelmed, take a deep breath, then do these five things.
#Enjoy being engaged
Kiss each other a thousand times. ...

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Inspiration Board - Ombre


Ombre is a french word that trasnlates to shaded. traslates it as "shaded or graduated in tone: said of a color". 


It is a lovely idea that we have seen popping up a lot with respect to hair and clothing so pf course we had to look into it with respect to weddings and of course we found some lovely ideas that are worth looking at.









Ombre Cakes



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The IGBIRA/EBIRA traditional marriage

The Ebira (also spelt Igbira or Igbirra) are an ethno-linguistic group of Nigeria. Ebira (Tao) is a tribe in Kogi state in the Northern part of Nigeria with a population of 1.5milllions inhabitants. Many Ebira people are from Kogi State, Kwara State, Nasarawa State, Federal Capital Territory - Abuja, Edo, Okene, Okehi, Adavi and Ajaokuta. Okene is said to be the administrative centre of the Ebira-speaking people in Kogi state, not far from the Niger-Benue ...

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NMW Special: Wedding Dresses by MAI - The Launch

Renowned Nigerian designer, Mai Atafo, who is well-known for his clean-cut suits and red carpet dresses hosted an invite-only launch of his wedding line, ‘Weddings By Mai’ last Sunday, July 31st 2011.
This tasteful production replicated a formal wedding ceremony incorporating our favourite wedding traditions like the toast, the first dance and the toss of the wedding bouquet.
Fifteen brides and their bridal party walked the runway serenaded by our special guest performers – Chidinma performed first serenading the crowd with etta james' "At last" and her single Obimo, next was PRAIZ with his single and ...

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Engagement or Pre Wedding Photo Session


Engagement or pre wedding pictures are a set of photographs of just the engaged couple taken well before the wedding. 


Engagement photo sessions have become more and more popular among newly engaged couples. While these pre-wedding shoots have been around for quite a while, they have only recently started to become a mainstream trend. Part of the reason is because engagement sessions no longer have to be traditional. Years ago, engagement photos were simply treated as traditional portrait sessions for couples. But today there are no rules - they can be as fun and creative as you ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Gospel Artist, Nikky Laoye Set to Wed 'Old School Sweetheart'


We are so excited to bring you information about Rising star Nikki Laoye. The Gosple artist is engaged to Odi Alexander high school sweetheart who hails from Abia State.

The proposal:  we went out to lunch on a sunday @ the chicken Republic and he told me he had found a website where an article was written about me (i was confused) and so he told me to give him my phone to open it .. after he was done he handed it to me and behold ...

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Bachelor's Party Ideas


A bachelor party (Canada, South Africa and the US), also known as a stag party, stag night or stag do (especially in Commonwealth countries and Ireland), a bull's party (South Africa), or a buck's party orbuck's night (Australia), is a party held for a man shortly before he enters marriage, to celebrate his "last night of freedom" or merely to spend time with his male friends, who are often at his wedding party afterwards. A bachelor party is usually planned by the best man or other friends of the groom, occasionally, with the assistance of a bachelor party planning company.


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Say "Yes I Do" in this YesIDo Summer Bridal Collection 2011



Stunning Lace Parasols
Beautiful wedding lace parasols add that wonderful finishing touch on that magical day. Perfect wedding accessory to make your wedding day even more memorable.



Get any of these lovely gowns @ good prices not above N75,000.

See details below.

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Inspiration Board - Army Green




Photo Credits:



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With(out) this Ring, I thee Wed...

I have been pondering over this ‘ring’ matter and it’s really really amazing, just thinking how many homes have broken for this ‘almighty’ reason! A friend and I were discussing this and here’s what we found out; On that faithful day when everyone was glued to the television during the live broadcast of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding extravaganza, after all the meticulously planned details came together in full view and while most people might remain transfixed on Kate’s wedding gown or the inevitable reminiscence of Princess Diana, I certainly observed Prince William’s ringless finger or should ...

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NMW Special: Traditional Wedding Make-Up And Gele Collection, 2011

It is your wedding day! Most brides will only have one thing on their minds! How do I look? A wedding day is most likely to be one of the most treasured days in a brides life be it the traditional or white. Consequently, brides expect to look and feel their best.  That is where a makeup artist can enter with the wand and add to the dazzle and stylishness considering the head gear on the wedding day.
Every bride should wear makeup. Even as a bride to be mostly wearing no make-up - on ...

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Ideas we love: Creative Hair pieces


Singing.... "i am not my hair"... , sorry to burst your bubble but on your wedding day 'you are your hair'!
Your hair gives you away in a way, so i suggest we pay closer attention to our hairdo's and accessorise more often than we do both guests and Bride.
The song you should be humming is "hair comes the bride".... lol.
Bridal hair pieces are the finishing touch of glamour and when I say glamour I mean excitement, statement and personalityon a beautiful wedding ...

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Duties of the Best Man


Your "main guy" has chosen you to stand by his side on one of the most important days of his life, so you need to make sure that your part in making that day a succes is fully and well played out.


Apart from the obvious and expected organizing of a very "fun filled" bachelor's eve party or stag night, there are other things that the best man has to do.


So what are you really expected to do apart from trying to call off the wedding before the d-day so you ...

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Ideas We Love - Flower pomanders and tissue pom poms


SO another idea that we think our vendors and brides-to-be will love is the use of Tissue Pom poms and Pomanader balls (also known as kissing balls).


They are kind of similar to the idea of using floating / hanging paper lanterns, which can even be used together with the tissue pom poms.


According to internet sources, they are very easy to make (for the do it yourself / DIY bride-to-be and vendor). They are also inexpensive (if you are making them yourself), which is good for the bide or wedding vendor with a ...

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Inspiration Board - Turquoise


A user recently asked about the use of the colour turquoise, so we decided to put up a colour inspiration board with the turquoise colour.


A little inspiration for how to mix turquoise and red.


We love how each colour makes the other pop!


Check out these weddings:

Turquoise and red wedding

Turquoise and pink wedding

Turquoise and royal blue wedding



Keep looking out for more inspiration boards and don't ...

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Ideas We Love - Mismatched Bridesmaids Dresses


Another trend we have seen at weddings abroad is mismatched bridesmaids dresses.

We have discussed how to pull off different bridesmaids dresses from the perspective of the body shapes of your bridesmaids.


The idea of letting your bridesmaids pick their dresses based on their tastes, budgets or finances is a cool idea and we want to share some options / methods on how you can pull of this look.







Option 1: Same colour, different shades

You ...

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Music Fab: Best Thing I Never Had

Img_2473_beyonce-best-thing-i-never-had is all about and in-love with all things weddings, and Beyonce's new video for her single Best Thing I Never Had, happens to somehow fall into this category of lovable wedding things!


Some of you might roll your eyes and others might ask what Beyonce's video has got to do with weddings, but we will let you watch the video and see for yourself!




So let us tell you what do WE think!


For starters her wedding lingerie is ...

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Ideas We Love - Hanging Centerpieces


We truely, absolutely and completely adore this idea of hanging centerpieces.

The event decorators use these hanging pieces as the main centerpieces or they use them along with the centerpieces at the events.


Take a look:



Lovely right? Have you seen ...

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Bridesmaids and Groomsmen Gifts


A trend we have noticed with weddings abroad is the giving of gifts to the bridesmaids and groomsmen. A lot of people tend to forget to say a hearty thank you to their bridesmaids and groomsmen after the wedding.

Lets face it, when you ask a friend or sister or colleague to be a bridesmaid or groomsman at your wedding, you are asking a lot of that person.

Not only are they expected to help with some of the planning and details, they are expected to spend money on your bridesmaids dresses and groomsmen wardrobe (which are ...

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"Jumping The Broom" - Movie Reviews

Jumping the broom is term used by the early blacks as “getting married or hitched”.

The first ten minutes of Jumping The Broom makes you ponder “where are they taking us to?”.

It starts with a girl in a lonely apartment promising God she will eschew one night stands if he will bring her Mr. Right. The Big Man makes good, with her hitting her Prince Charming at their divine encounter. They date for a few months, he proposes and the opening titles role, promising yet another tired and miserable rehash of ...

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Ideas We love - Coloured Bridal Shoes


SO we know how cute the traditional white and cream coloured shoes can be when paired with your wedding dress, but have you considered adding a bit of oomph to your getup in the way of shoes?


Try coloured wedding shoes!


Brides today are going all with shoes! Some have tried tennis shoes (informal weddings) and others flip flop (beach destination weddings), as shown below.









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50 promises for a better Marriage


1.       Start each day with a kiss – Make it a habit and ritual
2.       Wear your wedding band/ring at all times – Men this one’s a special shout out to your kind. Ladies if he forgets or complains of irritation always send him a romantic gentle reminder “winks”.
3.       Take yourselves out alone or go on a “two alone” Date once a week – whether lunch or dinner or movie ‘save the date’ , no matter if you have got kids don’t take them along, drop them off at grand ma’s or your ...

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The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines a honeymoon as a trip or vacation taken by a newly married couple or a period of unusual harmony especially following the establishment of a new relationship.

The idea is for you to get away from whatever conditions you consider as normal and spend time with your new spouse just enjoying each other before you are thrown back into the busy lives that you both lead.


For some couples this may mean a romantic holiday in a tranquil and picturesque location, for others it could mean taking an a vacation that ...

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Twenty things you should not tell your Fiancé



Twenty things i should not tell your Fiancé.. excuse me....
I know!!! Yes, You should pride yourself on your open, honest relationship… but that doesn't mean you should blurt out any thought that comes to mind you know.

Sometimes, a comment that seems perfectly harmless to you might be hurtful, awkward or just plain irritating to your boyfriend.

I mean you can ignore us at your own risk though!

1) "My ex did the exact same thing!"

Whether it's a desirable resemblance (they both always ...

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WHITE by Vera Wang for David's Bridal


Hello people, the White by Vera Wang Fall 2011 Collection for David's Bridal is here!

We mentioned on twitter that we would show you our faves so here they are!


We are absolutely thrilled with the whole collection which has bridal gowns, bridemaids gowns and accessories (shoes, headpieces, sahes and viels).


The bridesmaids gowns are a treat for those looking for chic gowns that can be worn after the wwedding.

There are also really beautiful sashes that elegantly compliment the wedding gowns.


Here are some of our faves:


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Jennifer Behr 2011 Bridal Collection


This is the Jennifer Behr 2011 Bridal collection. This is a little late in coming as this collection was lunched in February, but they are beautiful bridal accessories so we know you will love them.


About Jennifer Behr

Jennifer Behr creates a range of seductive belts and headpieces - 21st century crowns - each one with its own appeal… crystals set in dark metal and hand-stitched to ethereal silk chiffons, braided ropes, slick patents and tough studs.


The headpices are absolutely gorgeous, really modern and very chic while the belts are to die for!


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Marriage Act - "Laws That Bind Marriage In Nigeria"



Chapter 218
Laws of the Federation of Nigeria Since 1990

An Act to make provisions for the celebration of marriages.
31st December, 1914
1.     This Act may be cited as the Marriage Act.
2.     In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

•    "district" means a marriage district constituted under this Act;

•    "Principal Registrar" means the Principal Registrar of Marriages;

•    "Registrar" ...

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Wedding Inspiration: Pulling off a Themed Wedding


If you really want to make your special day even more special, then you can get yourself started with planning a themed wedding. Themed weddings are really special events that are not just memorable the couple getting married but also to the guests who are a part of any such wedding.


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Movie Review: Why Did I Get married Too?

The Movie Review
The four couples are in the Bahamas this year. (It was Colorado last time. In the winter. I don't know what they were thinking.) But no sooner have they arrived at their luxurious beach house than Mike the loathsome ex-husband shows up! What is HE doing here?? He says he owns part of the time-share -- apparently this is a time-share? -- and for some reason he insists on using it NOW, staying in the same house as the four couples, even though all four women and at ...

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Who Plans The Wedding: Mommy Vs The Wedding Planner


There is a saying that a lot of us have heard as regards Nigerian weddings: Our marriage, their wedding.


When it comes to weddings in Nigeria, we all know how everything has to be done by the families, to be specific, the mothers/ aunties/ generally the elderly women in the family.


I once read an article in an edition of Wedding Planner titled “Because mommy said so”, where a bride decided to go with her mother-in-law’s choice of caterer that was recommended by a friend. Now because it was “mommy’s good friend” who recommended ...

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Movie Review: Why Did I Get married?


The movie ‘Why Did I get married’? (2007) is based on a play written by Tyler Perry, who also directed it for the big screen.

Bio Data: Tyler Perry was born on September 13, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana, under the name Emmitt Perry Jr. after his father. Perry’s father was a very abusive man and in an attempt to escape the abuse, Perry tried to commit suicide; thankfully, this attempt failed. He changed his name at the age of 16 to escape having to be branded with his father’s name.
Perry earned ...

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Proxy Marriage - What is that?


Wedding in absentia.....Yes or No?

I called my old school classmate and friend the other day to wish her congratulations on her wedding and she told me she was on her honeymoon and away from work. I was taken aback because the last I heard she was not seeing anyone and suddenly she is married. I congratulated her and asked about her husband and she said he was in America... While I was trying to process how there was a honeymoon without a 'honey' she dropped the bomb that the wedding was in ...

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Wedding Gifts Ideas


Whenever wedding gifts are mentioned, a lot of us are guilty of immediately picturing a dinnerware set. Imagine you had a guest list numbering up to 500 people, and one quarter of them thought it would be nice to get you a dinnerware set.

We know right… NIGHTMARE!!!

Even if you lived to be 150 and threw a lavish party every 6 months, you probably still wouldn't use all those dishes, and we haven't even started on the storage space.


True story: one of our colleagues here at got 5 pressure cookers and then ...

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Ideas we love: Cake Toppers the Traditional Way


Traditional Wedding Cake Toppers


We saw these interesting cake toppers in some of our dream weddings profiles and thought we should share.


They might be a common sight at weddings (especially traditional weddings) these days,  but we just had to talk about them.












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Traditional Marriage Series - Okrika traditional marriage

Our traditional marriage study pick for this week is the Okrika of Rivers State, Nigeria. In this article, we introduce the Okrikans and discuss their marriage practices as part of our traditional wedding series.
Okrika town and port is based in Rivers state, Southern Nigeria. It lies on the north bank of the Bonny River and on Okrika Island, 35 miles (56 km) upstream from the Bight of Benin. The Okrikans are part of the ethnic Izons in Rivers, who inhabit the most southern part of the country, the Niger-Delta estuaries. Okrika clan comprised of nine towns, ...

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Traditional marriage Series - The Idoma Traditional wedding

Idoma style of wedlock
The Idoma people live in central Nigeria, Benue State. They can trace their roots to the Zulu tribe of South Africa, who are mainly warriors. Some of their subgroups are the Adors, Otupas, Ogbadibos, Apas, Ofokanus and Owukpas.
In most cultural groups in Nigeria, traditional marriage is an arrangement between two families rather than an arrangement between two individuals.
Marriage in Idoma land is considered a lifelong state of union, although divorce is possible on the grounds of Infidelity.
When an Idoma man is about twenty-five years ...

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Exclusive!!! Worldwide Celebrity Wedding News - {Secret Weddings} Monica and Keyshia Cole, Married!!!

It's confirmed that Monica and Shannon Brown are already married, they sent out 300 wedding invitations this week for their second ceremony.  The first ceremony happened back in January in secret...with only their families in tow.  The couple is now inviting family and friends to a fabulous wedding ceremony on July 9th where the couple will exchange vows again. 
Check out the gorgeous the invite below....
Monica and Shannon Brown's invites were designed by Sandi Spells Designs, of College Park.  She spoke to V-103 saying, 
“I would ...

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Finding the perfect Engagement Ring


How much time, effort and money should be put into the selection and purchase of an engagement ring?
How do you pick the style of the diamond and the setting it should be placed in?

To some guys, all the details are not important as long as she gets a ring when you propose to her.

Of course not all guys belong to that school of thought. At, we feel the way you ask your lady for her hand is a very special moment. Throw in the right diamond, with the ...

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Father-Daughter relationship - Daddy's Wedding dance and Consent!


‘Who gives this woman to this man?’ I do!

This is one of the most important aspects of any wedding ceremony, when the Father of the bride stands before God and witnesses and voluntarily gives the hand of his daughter and princess out to another man thereby shelving his responsibilities and authority over the life of his little girl. Most Fathers will tell you that this is one area where they dread and find so difficult to let go.

So, what exactly is the bond that exists between the Father and Daughter? ...

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Gift Registry - What is it?



Is your wedding on the horizon or do you have one coming up on your social calendar?

The gift registry is a great way of handling the gift-giving aspect of a wedding. Good news Guests! You do not have to think too hard about what to give the intending couple. Also, dear couple, you do not have to live with the fear of receiving duplicates of gifts that you will never use or you already have. This article aims to guide you along ‘ideas and means’ of setting up a gift registry.



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Celeb's Set to Wed this year - 2011


Celeb's Set to wed this year –




1.Uche Jumbo


Have you noticed how the actress flaunts her ring like “in your face” lol?

The popular actress has been sporting a beautiful engagement ring, and i must say the ring is absolutely gorgeous, it's as bright as her smile. The wedding details are yet to be confirmed but we are sure it will be revealed in due time. We can’t wait!



2.Precious of KC Presh


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“Yes I do”… not so fast …Key things to find out about your intended


You’re thinking about spending the rest of your life with that special person and now, it has finally happened; your man has gotten down on his knee, slid the ring of your dreams on your finger, and asked you to stay with him for the rest of your life. Now what? Well, before you go running into the sunset ‘happily ever after’, do you really know them as well as you think? There are some very important things you must find out about your potential intended {husband/wife} before you say ‘I do’. Don’t be scared; remember “a broken engagement is ...

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The Nigerian Events Awards 2011 {TNEA} - (winners & pictures from the event)



The Nigerian Events Award - Winners 

 For the TNEA, voting commenced on Jan 2, 2011 at the Go2gurl website (, for 30 days. The nominations were then collated by the audit arm of Sola Oyetayo & Co, and announced on at the Awards Gala held at the Grandeur Events centre on the 8th of may, 2011.
The Event started at two the exhibition from vendors and at 6pm the Red carpet kicked off and at 7.30 theGala proper commenced along with with Other side Attractions dance performances, and a fashion show.

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Marriage Tips for men: Keeping your wife happy


Every waking hour of the day, you are faced with ‘choices’ to make, that can either add to the richness of your marriage, or could potentially harm it in some manner.
The hard and cold truth of marriage is that staying together can be tough at times for almost any couple. To ensure that one's marriage lasts "as long as we both shall live" as opposed to the increasingly popular "as long as we both shall love”, couples should undertake daily connection rituals that facilitate intentional marriage.

You win at marriage when you win your ...

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Here comes the bride all dressed in ... Hit or Miss?


Here comes the bride, all dressed in .... ???

Do you think she looks wow or boo?

                                                Hit or Miss?

Let's have your comments.


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LATE MARRIAGE – Not a good idea, Why? Menopause may arrive sooner than you expect


Many women are not sure of the age of menopause and whether or not the plaguing symptoms are indicators of the change of life. Health care professionals do not always have the answer to the question, "What age does menopause start?" The truth is that every living physical body is as unique as every individual's personality and there are no specific age or time when the body begins the process of hormone reduction to terminate the child bearing phase of life.

However, there are generalities that can be applied to the physical time clock and there are definite ...

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Glamorous Shoes For Your Dream Wedding - Bridal Trends 2011


The shoes for a wedding are usually one of the last details to be considered, but not the least important detail. Most brides invest much more time and effort in their choice of the perfect wedding dress, their hair, and other accessories.
Because of this, the choice of shoes is usually not as planned and sometimes is even done at the last minute.

Picking wedding shoes is not as simple as we think, nevertheless, your choice of wedding shoes is important for your big day because they will also ...

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ROYAL WEDDING Part 1 - The matchmaker, Guest list and the 10 things Kate's forbidden to do

With just 12 hours to the Royal wedding of the century, we decided to let you in on some of the realities of the wedding especially as regards the “Cinderella story”.
It was just a party that led to the continued romance between Prince William and Ms. Kate Middleton, and the brain behind this is 28-year-old horse racing jockey Sam Waley-Cohen, without him the marriage wouldn't be happening at all.

Waley-Cohen turned royal matchmaker in 2007 when, after Prince William and Kate Middleton had been split up for several months, he invited both of ...

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John Fashanu Weds Abigail Igwe, the mother of Ex-beauty queen Adaeze Yobo

When I first read it in Encomium magazine, I was like, OMG! how can i mean how did they hook and stuff?
But it has been confirmed true. That's right - Here’s how Abiola Aloba ofMaestro Media and Encomium magazine reported  it…
Ex-soccer star, John Fashanu has taken yet another plunge into matrimony.
The choice of the former footballer turned businessman this time around is Mrs Abigail Igwe, a legal practitioner and mother of ex-beauty queen, Adaeze Igwe ...

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Effective Weight loss for Brides before the Wedding - Get Your Dream wedding figure

Effective Weight loss for Brides Before The Wedding
When you find yourself a bride to be, you quickly realize there is more to planning a wedding than receiving the ring. From choosing just the right flowers, to selecting an attractive guest list, to locating the perfect venue, the list feels never-ending. On top of the rest of these tasks, you may find yourself attempting to lose weight in order to look your best and fit into the dress. But there is no need to research breast liposuction or a neck liposuction procedure. You should not even ...

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Stop wasting your time, he won't marry you! {Wedding Survey Statistics that tell Why}

Hi Folks,
We surveyed about to marry couples in Nigeria and found some really interesting stats, yes we now know it all and will serve you the juicy details now 
Fact: Ladies if you are older than your boyfriend, then there is only a 5% chance he will walk you down the altar!!!
 you don’t believe this? Well in our survey 95% of the couples had an older man in the relationship, whatever happened to the age ain’t nothing but a number saying?..... These our Naija guys sef, are ...

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3 Days To Easter - Namywedding Anniversary Give-Away Contest!

Hi people,
Guess what?
This Easter Namyweding is gifting away these Grecian Towels; two questions though -
- Do you want one?
- How well do you know Namywedding?
If you have answered yes to both questions, then follow this easy steps to claim your towel ...

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Down the Aisle in Style – Groom Trends for 2011


Men's fashion has always been a mild affair when compared to the vast, extravagant and over-the-top antics of the Female fashion, but this year men have much to rejoice about with lots of interesting trends that span the past and the present. The Spring 2011 Men's Daywear trends range from monochromatic colors, black and white with hints of the 80’s done with a twist and a nod to footwear, belts, ties, cravats as the accessories.
Accessories can be coordinated with the wedding colors or can be black, whatever is preferred. Colors weren't the ...

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Dear Future Spouse ... The Everyday Singles Prayer!!!

Dear future spouse,
I know that i don't know you or even have a clue as to who you might be. The fact is sometimes i wonder about you (OK maybe not just sometimes but actually a lot of times) lol….
Now before you get all scared and try and run with the "you are moving too fast " line, i need you to understand that i am at peace now, so don't fret.
I prayed for you today. I woke up and got all worked up like i usually do about you and all ...

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Letter To My Love - Hilarious!





This is a "real" Love letter written by a 'Matthew' to his Love addressed as 'Girl', for your reading  pleasure.




If you are the "Girl", what would be your response, following his funda-mental grammatical standard?

Have fun replying :).


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Age is Just a Number, Why restrict your love? Marriage Today!

Starting off this article, are two questions by 2 users;

He is 28 and i am 35 and we have been going out for 5 years. We are about to settle down but this age gap is the problem, he feels somehow about this. To me there is no problem but the way he feels about this is somehow affecting me but the fact is that i love him so much and leaving him now is a problem to me and i think he feel the same 2. Pls Advice ...

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Train Trends For 2011 - Choosing your Bridesmaids (Tips & Colors)

Choosing and managing your brides maids is a dilemma each of us face when we plan our wedding.
Goodnews! check out some colorful tips to choosing and managing your brides maids.
First you must cross out the friends who either don't get along well, those not up to the task, or are not too enthusiastic at all about being in the wedding.
Practice Good Coordination
Be sure to match bridesmaids' accessories to the color of their gowns. Bridesmaids {we all do} will often complain that they're spending a lot of ...

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Trends For 2011 - WEDDING COLORS


Are you getting married this year; then you should know the 2011 wedding color trends as it will help you in planning your wedding and creating a look that will be memorable. Your wedding is one of the most anticipated and important day in your life and you will no doubt want to look elegant and spectacular. One good way to do this is to plan as early as possible and at the same time pay attention to the current trends. When you have a wedding theme in mind it becomes easier for you to plan ...

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Mother-in-law - Learn how to win her over!


“More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.” ~ Doug Larson.

Just mention the word “mother-in-law” and many women will cringe as they consider their own experiences. Some women are reluctant to share the limelight with their son’s wives and as a result, they do not get along with them. I hardly know of woman who didn't complain much about their mother in laws. Only very few women will say that their mother in law is a very nice person who is not imposing and is very ...

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WEDDING RING – all you need to know about the wedding band and its significance.


"With this ring, i thee wed..."


“I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness. As I place it on your finger, I commit my heart and soul to you. I ask you to wear this ring as a reminder of the vows we have spoken today, our wedding day.”


What is the Symbolism of a wedding ring? 

It is the visible element that symbolizes the marriage. It is an icon that indicates one's commitment and loyalty to his/her spouse.  OR The wedding rings embody the continuous flow of ...

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Ever seen a wedding where all the bridesmaids were wearing different styles of gowns in the wedding colour (probably also different shades of that colour)?

Would like to get the same look for your wedding, but are not sure how to go about getting the perfect look for each of your bridesmaids’ dresses?  


The key to pulling off the look is to remember a saying that goes, “beauty comes in different sizes and shapes”. Hence it is important to ensure that you pick or let your bridesmaids pick gowns which look the most flattering on ...

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The Neat freak vs The Slob (Dealing with marriage to an extreme opposite)



People say opposites attract and though we may never know how true or how much of a fact that is, the fact remains that people will always be attracted to each other.

Whether it’s with an exact opposite or with someone who is like just like you, the fact remains that when two people come together in matrimony, there is a lot of change & adapting, giving & sacrificing, letting go & accepting that needs to take place. Living together with someone will bring you face to face with all sorts of differences you weren't aware existed ...

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All women irrespective of social strata or age desire to have beautiful and nicely done nails. As far as weddings and engagements go, the ladies know to keep their nails looking great for all the pictures that will be taken of the huge diamond and shiny gold rings!


This leads to some questions that some of us ask ourselves when we look at other women with their gorgeous nails – “could they be real and could i have my nails look like that for my engagement and wedding??” The answers: YES and YES! You can have your ...

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GROOMING TIPS FOR MEN – Wardrobe essentials


Clothes that fit well, are clean, neatly ironed and smell good are very important. Don’t recycle clothes that have been chucked into your laundry basket because you have run out of clean, ironed clothes. You won’t fool anyone with that trick! The fit also is very important to looking good. It’s no use wearing expensive shirts and branded trousers if you’ve got the fit wrong. People will only notice that your clothes are hanging on you or alternatively, are too tight for you.

Shiny shoes. Men are judged by their shoes. If you don’t know ...

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GROOMING TIPS FOR MEN – How to look and feel good


Grooming habits have varied greatly over time and we live in a time when it pays to look younger, whether it’s in the workplace or in the dating world and one of the keys to success is Good Grooming.
An increasing number of men are making grooming a priority because they want to maintain a youthful appearance and a winning edge.

The Grooming tips below are to enable you achieve that high-powered and suave look that makes you a winner in your career and with the ladies:

Contrary to what ...

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The Symbolism of the Bridal Bouquet


All the single Ladies!!! Put your hands up … run for the Bouquet, “on your marks – set – Go”.
Ever wondered why throwing of the bouquet has become part of the wedding programme? Is it just throwing and catching the bunch of flowers; well, the article below tells us the true origin and reason behind it.
The bouquet a bride carries is a symbol of sexuality and fertility. Easily-broken blossoms signify the same characteristics inherent to a woman's virginity.
Flowers also testify to fruit-bearing properties ...

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Dakore Egbuson-Akande! Very soon.


Dakore, the movie star and new music act is engaged and will soon be married to her longtime love, Olumide Akande. Here is an excerpt from the Genevieve magazine.


Dakore who has had a fair share of the  Acting world 'Nollywood" been grabbing all the headlines lately for something a little more personal: her four-and-a-half year old romance with her beau, Olumide Akande. She grins and wriggles her left fingers playfully, revealing her exquisite ring when Genevieve touched on the exciting subject of her engagement and imminent marriage.
We just connected intellectually and we have ...

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Are you are sick of the kind of relationship situations that you get yourself into and want to know how to attract the RIGHT kind of man, instead of just ANY man? How would you like to discover how to make a man adore and never want to leave you? Or you simply wish for more dates and more choices?

Well, there are actually no complicated strategies to attracting and keeping the right man, men are actually quite easy to please; we must take the time and the effort to make ourselves attractive and appealing. Do ...

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'Battle Of The Tribes' - Igbo VS Ibibio Traditional marriage List {Traditional Marriage Series}


Veining from the interest to these two spaecial tribes we have put up a forum for you to squarely determine :

(A)which tribe has the most expensive traditional marriage list and also tell us;

(B)if you where a guy, would go this path all in the name of love?

(C)share with us and other readers your story if you've been crossed this path and

(D)post/share your wedding list originally given to you as one of our users have already done.

Comments are welcome with your votes.

Typical Igbo Traditional List for the Groom


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Relationship - More Love, More Spark and More Connection


Are you in a relationship? Do you feel a bit of disconnect from your partner? Do you want to know how to keep the love burning? If you answer Yes to all, then read on because this is written especially for you. We will give you tips on how to keep the light in your relationship sparkling.

Sit back and think of your response to this question - What approach or philosophy about relationships or marriage would create the highest short and long term payoff in your life? In other words, what would be the best ...

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Superb Christmas Gift Ideas for less - Say ‘I love you’ this Christmas!

First I must ask - Tired of endless market walking in search of a perfect Christmas gift that is nowhere to be found or more like just it seems impossible to come up with anything better? If you hate receiving gift cards or gift then imagine you’re not alone on that boat.
 Are you ready? It’s that time of the year again! 
Probably not. Christmas comes the same time every year and every year your Christmas gift list gets longer and longer. Christmas gifts for her, gifts for him, gifts for girls and gifts ...

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Relationship, Jealousy and Trust



A Relationship is the emotional bond that is formed between two or more people. A relationship develops by communication and getting to know others.
We all disagree and disconnect in various ways from one another from time to time – it is normal; it is what happens after the disagreement or disconnection that will determine whether the relationship grows or dies.
If there is one thing that can create havoc in your relationship, it’s falling into hidden relationship traps. And if you stay in those traps for long periods of time ...

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Wedding Vows – What do they really mean; “till death do us part” OR “till our love Dies”?

The exchange of wedding vows is an integral part of a wedding ceremony. It is a very romantic moment and often the perfect place to express your feelings towards your partner; though most religious denominations use a customary vow; truth is, you can actually insist on adding your own personal written vows either before or after the customary vow.
Whether you're writing your own wedding vows or planning to have the traditional vows at your wedding ceremony, exchanging your wedding vows can be one of the most memorable moments of your wedding day; it is where you ...

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Polygamy – A 'Konk' Nigerian Tradition … For it OR Against it?

POLYGAMY – It is the state of marrying more than one wife. 
Until recently, polygamy was common, right and even accepted by women in Nigeria. Men would father large amounts of children from many wives. Polygamy has been a traditional practice in Nigeria long before the colonialist and the missionaries came in.
There are several reasons why it is practiced in Nigeria. From the religious stand point, the Muslim dominated northern part of Nigeria has a high polygamy spread because it is permitted under Islamic law to marry up to four ...

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Colors and Love!


What your favorite color says about you and your partner!

Mere color, unspoilt by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways (Oscar Wilde). 
Color gets an emotional response from people and can really affect how you look or will be perceived. Most of us have a favorite color. The colors we choose have always been intimately tied to how we’re feeling – we ‘feel blue’, ‘turn green with envy’ or get ‘red hot with anger’.

Whatever the case, your preferred color can reveal a lot about what makes you ...

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The Fattening Room is an aged old tradition of the Efik people of Calabar, which has been greatly modified for today's generation. This ancient tradition is the training given to young women while they are in seclusion to prepare them for marriage and womanhood.
The Efik send their women to 'fattening rooms' in preparation for marriage. Further modification of the fattening process requires women to go away to 'beauty rooms' instead. I would be very envious of any woman who spent 6 months being pampered from head to foot with massages using oils from natural ...

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Get all Your Home Accessories for your Dream Wedding Home ...Introducing UNO Home accessories*

About Uno Home Stuff
Uno was founded in 2009 as a retail outlet specialising in the sale of Home Accessories. The full range of products covered by Uno include household furniture, soft furnishings such as cushions, throw pillows and rugs, tableware, cutlery, glasses and decorative accessories such as ornaments, lamps, room fragrances, vases and mirrors. We also stock a range of personal gift items. We certainly have something for everyone!
Uno was set up with the sole premise that the discerning customer wants to have quality furnishing and accessories in his or her home but not ...

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Wedding Trivia! Play and tell...How Well Do You Know Your Partner?

Think you know everything there is about your partner?
Play this game and find out! Sincerely answer the questions below about your partner by not doing any further research or spying and see how many you get right.
If you score below need to pinch yourself and better luck next time, so till part 2 play and tell.
Remember to tell us your scores.
What’s your partner’s favorite ...

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Bridal Shower, the Remix … "A New Twist to the Old Tradition"


In some countries, the bridal dowry still exists and is a necessary prerequisite for any young lady getting married. In years gone by, if a young woman found herself without an adequate dowry and the basic necessities to start her own home, her sympathetic friends would "shower" her with enough gifts to enable her to set up housekeeping.

Traditionally, the bridal shower is a women-only function, but this tradition like so many others is being given a new spin by some new generation couples. Where once the prospective grooms responsibilities regarding his fiancée’s shower ...

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WEDDING CHECKLIST - what you need to know!


Congratulations!  You are about to embark on two incredible adventures – the first, your life as a wedded couple and the second being the exciting, and often overwhelming , is the process of planning a wedding. Of all the events you will arrange, nothing will be as special as planning your wedding day.  At, we believe weddings should be amazing, once-in-a-lifetime events without rendering you broke.
A wedding will probably be the biggest and most involved party or ritual either of you have ever put together and as such tips and hints on managing all of the ...

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Traditional Marriage... The Urhobo Way

The ‘Urhobo’ are one of the many Nigerian tribes, and are the largest single tribe in the present Delta State of Nigeria. They are geographically located within the heartland region of the Niger Delta area of Nigeria, and have an estimated population of 2 million. They have as neighbours, the Ijaw and the Isoko to the east, the Ukwuani to the North, the Itshekiri s to the South, and the Bini to the west. Due to their close geographical location and historical connections over the centuries, there have been intermarriage relationships amongst themselves. 

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Kalabari Custom Wedding - Traditional marriage Series



Kalabari, an Eastern Ijaw group in Rivers State, Nigeria are spread over several islands in the delta of the Niger River. Critical to their involvement in the internal and overseas trades was the canoe house system. The canoe house (Warri) was the most characteristic political and social institution of the Eastern Niger Delta states in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The canoe house was made up of a man and his extended family members, trading assistants, slaves, and servants. Because of the need to maintain an adequate labor supply for their burgeoning trade and because the ...

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The Typical (Edo)Ishan Traditional Wedding


Discussing the traditional marriage of the Ishan people would definitely require a definition of the Edo people, especially in view of this article - Who are the Ishan’s?  Where are they located? Where did they come from?    A lot of theories have been propounded by different scholars and academicians in this regards.
INSIGHT: The major first languages spoken in the state are
Edo language, Ishan, Etsako, Owan, Akoko-Edo, Okpameri language and Ijaw. And the Edo people are known for their ‘Carvings’. IjawIjaw are a collection of peoples indigenous mostly to the forest ...

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20 New Wedding Hairstyles you’ll Love

Looking for wedding hairstyle ideas?
The weddings  on  are full of bridal hairstyle pictures, including formal wedding hairstyle photos,updo's, curly hairstyle ideas, hair accessories and more to inspire you for your wedding.
Brides often put just as much thought into their wedding day hairstyle as they do their dress. Are you still obsessively searching for a new look to match your gown or wedding theme? (Deciding is tough, we know!) Steal a style idea right off this bridal pics or look up more on the dream weddings.  Here are twenty ...

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The Proposal ... Will you marry me?!

Guys, You there?  just checking because this is solely for you and yours – this is not the Sandra bullock type of ‘the proposal, this is for real.
Are you ready to get married or ready to get hitched to the love of your life? This is a serious question to answer, and it will take significant time and energy if you ask right and so will your significant other, to answer right.  Some people have made the decision in their life that it's time to get married, or they see a future in committed ...

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Intertribal Marriages Rock!


As they danced, through the crowd I pondered …
”how will she cope marrying a Hausa man, sighs- I mean  even if he’s not Muslim…he didn’t have to be for me to predict that they will have serious issues’….. I could only wish her the best, after all its her choice.
My mum wept her eyes till she could cry no more…
My sister so believed in novels the whole fantasy love theme though we all didn’t feel the same as her she stubbornly went on and now she’s ...

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10 Tips for 'Working Brides to be'

How you can Plan your Wedding AND Work a Full Time Job


  1. 1.  Make a plan for your lunch hour the night before or even better - plan them out a week in advance. Schedule in phone calls to vendors, errands, short shopping trips, work on your "to-do lists", reply/send emails to vendors, wedding attendants or family members.
  2. 2.  Bring your lunch to work. This will save you at least 20 minutes from standing in line to buy your lunch. And, an extra benefit - it will save you money too!
  3. 3.  Delegate as much as you ...

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Do you want a more exciting, memorable, fun Reception? Here are some very good ideas:
It’s basically about guests' entertainment.
·         Start with a drama to introduce the couple as they come in.
·         Organize or call a dance group maybe from your church (to cut cost) to dance in between the cutting of the cake and to even usher the couple into the ceremony.
·         Rehearse a dance for your entrance along with your train ... it could by pair or gender wise or even color or ...

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Bridal shower - Ideas & Games


Bridal shower planning can be such a big responsibility. Often times the brides friends, family and future in-laws will be strangers. We wrote this article just to get rid of the strange feeling of attending or organizing bridal showers! The right bridal shower atmosphere has a lot to do with interaction and games, this will create an atmosphere of joy and sisterhood, helping to strengthen bonds with friends and family while forging new bond. So don’t worry! We have everything you need to create a fun bridal shower. Just sit back, relax and play your ...

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Ibibio Traditional Wedding


A lot of people always confuse Calabar and Akwa-Ibom as the same place, but though Akwa-Ibom was carved out of Cross river State, it is a different state on its own. The names and languages of people from these parts might sound alike, but in the end all three, Rivers (capital PortHarcourt); Akwa-Ibom (capital Uyo); and Crossriver (capital Calabar) are all different places…

The Akwa-Ibom people who are generally called the Ibibio people, are found predominantly in Akwa-Ibom state, and are made up of the related Annang community, the Ibibio community and the Eket and Oron Communities.  
"Ibio-ibio" means ...

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Fruitilicious!!! Pick your Fave.


We are excited that cakes in Nigeria have taken another level in terms of theme, style, design, color, taste…in short, the whole packaging.


The cakes below are all different versions of the same theme, ‘Fruits’. So, from these four similar, yet distinct designs, we need you to simply tell us the cake that appeals the most to your visual senses without tasting.




Which is your fave "fruit basket"?
Fruit Cake 1

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We're happy to announce the winners of our latest Grecian Towel Give-away contest, where we asked visitors to simply like us on facebook and comment on the post via the site. We randomly picked 5 winners and here they are -

Stella Maris  —a first timer. One of the lucky ones to take home our prize package.
Sam Sedi Edith , another first timer, Adebimpe Odufuwa , Olujide Seyi Abike and Chinonso.

Our next contest will be announced soon.
For everyone who participated, please keep visiting ...

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NAMYWEDDING AUGUST GIVEAWAY: We Love These Grecian Towels, But... You Can Have Them!


 A few days ago we spotted these customized fluffy Grecian Towels in the Gift Vault TM. Ever since the Dream wedding, they’ve been sitting there unopened and the truth is everyone in the office seems to want one. Since we can’t decide who gets to keep them, we’re ready to give them away to five lucky winners.
Here’s how you can win: Just “like” (fan) the Namywedding Facebook page and then leave a comment below this post telling us why this love-themed Grecian ...

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The Couple’s first wedding dance is one of the most memorable moments of the whole wedding ceremony. It’s a part of the wedding that lasts forever in your mind. Whatever song you choose to dance to as your first dance together as a couple is a song that anytime you hear it play, you have nostalgic moments and it will forever put a smile on your face. 
I remember my wedding song – From this moment on by Shania Twain and there is no time I hear the song that I don’t remember my wedding day and ...

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Top Ten Wedding Movies


“I need a unique idea for my wedding, something that will blow everyone away! I’m thinking of watching a couple of wedding movies for some ideas, so which movies would you recommend?” You might be wondering why on earth my friend would be asking me to recommend movies for her wedding. Well, the answer is simple: i am a movie freak. So after making my friend begged a little more, i decided to help out (not like i wasn’t thrilled with the idea of going through wedding movies oh!!)

Though many people might not agree, i believe that one ...

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Marriage can be defined as a contract between two individuals, who have made it public and also in the presence of witnesses that they want to be joined emotionally, economically and legally.

It can also be termed as the legal union of a man and woman to cohabit together as husband and wife in a permanent institution that, once entered into, cannot be dissolved except by the death of one of the spouses or divorce.
I feel, the best definition of marriage was ...

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Marriages should start out on the right foot, and there's no better way than the perfect honeymoon that's Romantic, Stress Free and Unforgettable.
What is a Honeymoon?
A honeymoon is the traditional holiday taken by newlyweds to celebrate their marriage in intimacy and seclusion.
Honeymoons have always been a thrilling part of the first days of being married.
The Honeymoon is not like your everyday vacation; it is your first trip together as a married couple and a significantly important way to relax after the wedding. ...

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Make-Up How To Brought to you by House Of Tara


Items needed - Foundation, eye pencil(deep brown), mascara, eye liner, Brushes, Applicators, Loose powder Eye shadow's, and blush.


 With clean hands exfoliate face and mosturise it.


Apply foundation (either liquid or creme-to-powder).


 Cover spots with concealer on affected arears, if any and apply loose powder.


Trace eye-brows with eye pencil


Apply base eye shadow all over lid

Apply a brighter accent over lower lid

Apply dark shade on eye contour and blend the colors.



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Make-Up How To Series - Day to Day Make Over


Items needed - Foundation, eye pencil(deep brown), mascara, eye liner, Brushes, Applicators, Loose powder Eye shadow's, and blush.


Begin any makeup application with clean hands, face exfoliation, moisturised skin and conditioned lips (find a facial moisturizer and a lip balm you love and use them religiously). If you overdo it, simply blot the skin with tissue.


Apply foundation (either liquid or creme-to-powder). Cover spots with concealer on affected areas(especialy underneath eyes), if any and apply loose powder. Review your face -- do you need more concealer or foundation? Here, you see a ...

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Wedding dresses come in different shapes, colors, styles and designs. Some of the wedding dress elements you need to consider include the wedding dress neckline, bodice, waistline and sleeve style.

We talked about the Wedding gown and what ...

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Every bride goes through the whirlwind stage of getting the perfect wedding gown that would define her personality, but most times a bride-to-be tends to decide on the dream gown not because it actually suits her physique or boosts her personality but because it is beautiful. At times, gowns are selected due to cost, when the bride-to-be is working with a low budget.
The bride should pick a gown that represents her, whether she is traditional, conservative or offbeat. She also, most importantly, wants to look pretty.
The wedding gown should depict three (3) things - Timeless Elegance, ...

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How to make your wedding 'ROCK'

…..i want it more exciting , to stay in memories for like EVER.
WHAT  do I need to do or have to make my wedding fun? Do you have any good ideas?

There are so many questions on how, why,what and so on...
The answer is,Yes!
First, think about your guests and who you are, if you know who you are then what appeals to you should go for most of them .

~At the reception trivia contest with personalized awards for the winning team
~Have a covered box and a ...

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How To Tie The "Gele"- the back to front method.


What is a "Gele"?
"Gele" is a Yoruba {Nigeria, West Africa} word for a female Headwraps usually worn at occasions such as weddings.

...the inseparable fashion accessory of the African woman..

The "Back to Front" Style:
1. Fold the material depending on its width to make sure if covers the entire hair {how much you fold this material depends on its width}
2. Stand in front of a mirror or a friendly guide
3. Hold the material with the folded part away from your face.
4. Place the material over your ...

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How To Knot A 'Tie'


1.    Step 1: You’ll need
•    A tie
•    A mirror (for beginners)

2.    Step 2: Prepare
Turn up the collar of your shirt and do up your top button. Drape the tie around your neck with the main seam facing inwards. The wider end should be on the side of your dominant hand, (so if you're right handed it goes on the right side, and if you're left handed, on the left side).

3.    Step 3: Position your tie
If you look carefully you will see a seam ...

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Marriage 101 – Introduction to marriage

No one really knows it all when it comes to marriage. It is an institution of learning and learning always comes in stages.
What is marriage?

The dictionary defines marriage as “The legal union of a man and woman as husband and wife.” In the modern world, however, this definition of marriage is simplistic at best, a social union or legal contract between individuals that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture ...

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Nikkah – Introduction To The Muslim Wedding


Muslim marriage unlike in the olden days is now tending towards being more of a social event like every other religion.
Nikkah is the matrimonial contract between Muslim bride and groom within Islam.
It is said that once a boy and a girl meet and are pleased with each other they proceed to seek the consent of their parents or guardian and thereafter the groom proceeds to perform the rites.


The bridegroom with father or uncle approaches the bride’s family or guardian after which the father of the bride asks ...

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Colors... the stories they tell about your wedding and you!


Every Bride has to make the important decision of choosing her color(s) of the day. The wedding color(s) determine the theme - from the bridesmaids' dresses to the decoration, flowers in your bouquet, the Aso-ebi and also how to blend it with the color(s) from the groom's side.

Wedding color(s) rely mainly on the personal preference of the bride-to-be, but there are a few things you should keep in mind when you are selecting the colors you will use for your own wedding.

First, think about the time of year for your wedding, secondly the theme you want ...

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The Civil Marriage - get married legally


The civil marriage is very important as it is recognized by the laws of Nigeria and can on its own serve as proof of a marriage contract between 2 people.

The Civil marriage is protected under the Marriage Act, Chapter 218 of Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990 (An Act to make provisions for the celebration of marriages).
There are Two (2) types of Marriage Registries in Nigeria

A.    Federal  Marriage Registries

a)    LAGOS – Ikoyi Registry  (covers all those resident in Lagos, South-South, South East and South ...

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The Igbo Traditional Wedding


‘Nne, I want my Igba Nkwu to be something to write about’, Ijeoma said to me with so much excitement.

‘Sure, why not? The last time I checked, you made me the sacrificial lamb for a ‘ritualistic wedding ceremony’. Does a man need to rob a bank or be super-duper rich to marry an Igbo girl?’ Adewale cuts in mockingly with his strong ‘britico’ accent.

‘Is it my fault that I am an Igbo girl….eh…Adewale? Why must our own wedding be an issue?’ she snaps back in an angry tone.

‘Enough, ...

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The Yoruba Traditional Wedding and Engagement


So, your knight in shining armor has proposed and you, the pristine princess, has said yes. That part of the euphoria is over and it’s time to start the most important part of your journey together – PLANNING. Depending on what part of the country you come from (would have said the world but if you are not Nigerian, at this point, ignore this part of the planning and go with your fiancé’s flow), the planning process will differ. Part 1 will be advising our beautiful Yoruba damsels on the “what”, the “How” and the “why” of the Yoruba traditional ...

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The Small Intimate Wedding


We seem to have been conditioned here in Nigeria, that every wedding has to be large, big, extravagant  and lavish. However,  where there is the argument for  big weddings, there is a type of wedding ceremony/ reception that the modern Nigerian bride might want to consider- the small, intimate wedding.
First of all,  it is not easy  getting away with having a small wedding. Both the bride and the groom have to be in complete agreement, and even then, they have to convince their families that this is the best way to go. I usually find that ...

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Finally, I am hooked


Charles and I have lived on the same street for over three years. But I didn’t notice him until one rainy morning when my car didn’t start. He was heading to work and stopped to help me. “It just needs to get warmed up” he said to me. Even people can fail to function properly sometimes when they’re cold.

I didn’t realize the man was hitting on me. But I did notice his dark shiny skin, his air of quiet determination and how selfish he was with words. I like men who use words sparsely, especially those ...

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