My cousin Yema, drama queen and rebel extraordinaire called me from the UK and said to me "Mary-Ann i'm coming to Freetown in ten days to get married and I want an African theme.Its a registry and mosque wedding......."
Had all kinds of ideas in my head,my cousin is getting married,something simple elegant and very over the top.... diva-ish.Yema has the most amazing dark chocolate complexion and so a white traditional dress will bring out her complexion. I was inspired by the Fulani tribe when working on the gold embroidery for her dress. Finally we were split on whether to do a head wrap or veil,the latter which was a perfect choice.
She was a dream bride to work with,she said to me "I am trusting you to make me look great for my husband."Thankfully the groom was pleased with our final look.
Here are a couple of pictures from the fittings.