The concept of a white wedding and gown is a western standard that has slowly become a global requirement when taking your vows to spend the rest of your life with that special someone.
In Africa, the white wedding ceremony is the icing on the cake after the couple goes through the expected traditional rites. While a few often prefer to skip the white wedding ceremony and go ahead with signing legal documents, a great majority opt to have a well-planned white wedding ceremony.
So do you like white weddings and want to still have a twist of African identity in it?
The great news is, there are several fashion designers on the continent who are breaking bounds with their gown designs. These designs still scream white wedding, but have a strong touch of Africanness in them.
Check out these labels making wedding gowns out of African traditional wear, ideas and material: