When it comes to the modern day African bride, there is a tradition of either getting your dress custom-made by a local designer or importing your gown from designers abroad. Never ever be the bride who orders her gown online! What you order might not always be what you get – with your endless to-do list before your big day, the last thing you want to be worried about is where to get a dress last-minute. My advice as a fashion lover is to make gown hunting number one on your list and a major priority that should be concluded within the first month of wedding planning. Just trust me on this, ladies.
Speaking of wedding dresses: Celebrating our local designers and fashion brands should go beyond just everyday attire and red carpet looks. We can now find impeccable bridal couture right here in Africa. I have known about Andrea Iyamah in regards to her swimwear and clothing line for some time. But I just recently discovered that the brand has an expansion that creates bridal wear as well!
Andrea Iyamah bridal was founded in 2012 and it is known for its detailed, couture bridal gowns that are made to measure the personality of their brides while staying true to the vision of the brand. The collection is a dream come true for literally any future, current or past bride. It is interesting that such stunning pieces are made right at home yet we stretch ourselves thin trying to get an Italian or French designer to create the magic we so desire.
The Andrea Iyamah bride is soft, elegant with a love for being over the top on her special day. The fabrics are quite high-end, the silhouettes are sexy without being offensive and the gowns are tailored to make you look and feel your absolute best on this special once in a lifetime day. Absolute magic in the form of couture, each piece is an indication of hard work, careful thought and attention to detail.
The gowns are exceptional, modern, classic, sophisticated with the right amount of edge which is authentically Andrea Iyamah. The brand comes as one of the most highly recommended bridal collections in Nigeria and I couldn’t agree more.
Wedding season returns this year and this is the right time as a bride to get that one of a kind gown you’ve been dreaming about since childhood. Making a reservation on the Andrea Iyamah website, allows you a consultation that could be the first step to saying yes to the dress of your dreams. Let’s support local talent by celebrating local brands that are worthy of global recognition.