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REAL BRIDES IN DESIGNER WEDDING DRESSES IX

From Cliveden to Abuja and back to Westminster

Pictures from the weddings of Natalia, Toun and Vickie

Natalie, Toun and Vickie

From Cliveden to Abuja and back to Westminster

We are grateful to Natalie, Toun and Vickie for letting us share some of the moments from their special days.

Natalie, Toun and Vickie
"His professionalism and expertise keep me coming back for more. His creations are truly one of a kind" Cheryl Mayfield-Brown
Wedding co-ordinator
Kosibah Couture Bridal & Evening Wear

Natalie

Cliveden, Bucks, UK, Apr 2000

Yemi recalls: "Natalie came to the UK from Zimbabwe and searched me out since she wanted a designer with an African heritage."

Gown description: Embroidered dupion jacket, gold dupion empire line fishtailed gown, detachable train with dupion appliqué details.

Natalie
"He just knows how to mould clothes to your body ... no matter what size she is, she looks curvaceous." Sherry Dixon
Editor, Pride Magazine
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Natalie

Cliveden, Bucks, UK, Apr 2000

Yemi recalls: "Natalie came to the UK from Zimbabwe and searched me out since she wanted a designer with an African heritage."

Gown description: Embroidered dupion jacket, gold dupion empire line fishtailed gown, detachable train with dupion appliqué details.

Natalie
"Yemi, has a peculiar way of creating the design without removing your personality from it , respects your taste but adds its very sophisticated touch. A happy bride is a Kosibah bride for sure." Mirian
Real bride
Kosibah Couture Bridal & Evening Wear

Natalie

Cliveden, Bucks, UK, Apr 2000

Yemi recalls: "Natalie came to the UK from Zimbabwe and searched me out since she wanted a designer with an African heritage."

Gown description: Embroidered dupion jacket, gold dupion empire line fishtailed gown, detachable train with dupion appliqué details.

Natalie
"My curves were celebrated, I felt confident and beautiful. Yemi made me feel like I was his only client" Claire
Real bride
Kosibah Couture Bridal & Evening Wear

Toun

Abuja, Nigeria, May 2010

Yemi says: "Despite being brought up in Nigeria.  I'd never visited Abuja until Toun flew me in to dress her for her wedding.  Toun was very conscious of her petite size, so she wanted a dress that wouldn't drown her but would still make a statement.  The dress had ruching down the extended bodice and specially-commissioned beading appliqués that were hand-stitched on to the gown.  Toun's dress had a retracting train for her reception."

Toun
"I felt more gorgeous than I have ever felt before ... his corsetry skills are amazing: he can take inches off your waist" Jacqui
Real bride
Kosibah Couture Bridal & Evening Wear

Toun

Abuja, Nigeria, May 2010

Yemi says: "Despite being brought up in Nigeria.  I'd never visited Abuja until Toun flew me in to dress her for her wedding.  Toun was very conscious of her petite size, so she wanted a dress that wouldn't drown her but would still make a statement.  The dress had ruching down the extended bodice and specially-commissioned beading appliqués that were hand-stitched on to the gown.  Toun's dress had a retracting train for her reception."

Toun
"From the moment I saw you and all of your beautiful dresses and designs I knew that I wanted you to make my dress. I truly treasured the opportunity to have a dress made especially for me, you made me feel like a princess" Chona
Real bride
Kosibah Couture Bridal & Evening Wear

Toun

Abuja, Nigeria, May 2010

Yemi says: "Despite being brought up in Nigeria.  I'd never visited Abuja until Toun flew me in to dress her for her wedding.  Toun was very conscious of her petite size, so she wanted a dress that wouldn't drown her but would still make a statement.  The dress had ruching down the extended bodice and specially-commissioned beading appliqués that were hand-stitched on to the gown.  Toun's dress had a retracting train for her reception."

Toun
"I can't stop looking at myself in that fabulous dress - He made me look like a goddess." Rosemary
Evening wear client
Kosibah Couture Bridal & Evening Wear

Toun

Abuja, Nigeria, May 2010

Yemi says: "Despite being brought up in Nigeria.  I'd never visited Abuja until Toun flew me in to dress her for her wedding.  Toun was very conscious of her petite size, so she wanted a dress that wouldn't drown her but would still make a statement.  The dress had ruching down the extended bodice and specially-commissioned beading appliqués that were hand-stitched on to the gown.  Toun's dress had a retracting train for her reception."

Toun
"Words cannot express how thankful I am ... I looked stunning if i may say so myself ... thank you, thank you, thank you. So many people have been raving about the dress - it was a hit!" Real bride Bukky
Lagos, Dec 2009
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Toun

Abuja, Nigeria, May 2010

Yemi says: "Despite being brought up in Nigeria.  I'd never visited Abuja until Toun flew me in to dress her for her wedding.  Toun was very conscious of her petite size, so she wanted a dress that wouldn't drown her but would still make a statement.  The dress had ruching down the extended bodice and specially-commissioned beading appliqués that were hand-stitched on to the gown.  Toun's dress had a retracting train for her reception."

Toun
"Thank you so much for the wonderful gown you created for me. It was fantastic that you designed something which suited me from my own choice of fabric. My dress was and still is the talk of the wedding." Mother of the bride
July 2010
Kosibah Couture Bridal & Evening Wear

Toun

Abuja, Nigeria, May 2010

Yemi says: "Despite being brought up in Nigeria.  I'd never visited Abuja until Toun flew me in to dress her for her wedding.  Toun was very conscious of her petite size, so she wanted a dress that wouldn't drown her but would still make a statement.  The dress had ruching down the extended bodice and specially-commissioned beading appliqués that were hand-stitched on to the gown.  Toun's dress had a retracting train for her reception."

Toun
"I was truly impressed by the professionalism and attention to detail. The outcome was truly magnificent" Temi
Real bride
Kosibah Couture Bridal & Evening Wear

Vickie

St Margaret's Church, Westminster, Sep 2010

Yemi says: "Vickie was the second of my brides to get married in the Parliamentary Church of St Margaret's Church, Westminster (the "parish church" of the House of Commons).  Vickie had the amazing opportunity to get married in this fabulous church, just next to Westminster Abbey, because her family's friendship with the late Canon meant that she was christened in the Abbey - in itself, a really special privilege.

"She wanted a dress that matched the grandeur of her service.  Unfortunately, we couldn't take pictures inside the church because of restrictions but one of the photos gives you a glimpse of the opulent interior of the church."

Vickie
"His professionalism and expertise keep me coming back for more. His creations are truly one of a kind" Cheryl Mayfield-Brown
Wedding co-ordinator
Kosibah Couture Bridal & Evening Wear

Vickie

St Margaret's Church, Westminster, Sep 2010

Yemi says: "Vickie was the second of my brides to get married in the Parliamentary Church of St Margaret's Church, Westminster (the "parish church" of the House of Commons).  Vickie had the amazing opportunity to get married in this fabulous church, just next to Westminster Abbey, because her family's friendship with the late Canon meant that she was christened in the Abbey - in itself, a really special privilege.

"She wanted a dress that matched the grandeur of her service.  Unfortunately, we couldn't take pictures inside the church because of restrictions but one of the photos gives you a glimpse of the opulent interior of the church."

Vickie
"He just knows how to mould clothes to your body ... no matter what size she is, she looks curvaceous." Sherry Dixon
Editor, Pride Magazine
Kosibah Couture Bridal & Evening Wear

Vickie

St Margaret's Church, Westminster, Sep 2010

Yemi says: "Vickie was the second of my brides to get married in the Parliamentary Church of St Margaret's Church, Westminster (the "parish church" of the House of Commons).  Vickie had the amazing opportunity to get married in this fabulous church, just next to Westminster Abbey, because her family's friendship with the late Canon meant that she was christened in the Abbey - in itself, a really special privilege.

"She wanted a dress that matched the grandeur of her service.  Unfortunately, we couldn't take pictures inside the church because of restrictions but one of the photos gives you a glimpse of the opulent interior of the church."

Vickie
"Yemi, has a peculiar way of creating the design without removing your personality from it , respects your taste but adds its very sophisticated touch. A happy bride is a Kosibah bride for sure." Mirian
Real bride
Kosibah Couture Bridal & Evening Wear

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Inspired by something you've seen on the site? Or are you still confused and looking for some guidance? Perhaps you have very definite ideas of what you want but aren't having any luck finding it.  Whatever your situation, why not book an appointment with Yemi to discuss your requirements?  Because Kosibah designs every dress from scratch, we're sure we can create something special for you that will suit your needs perfectly.

Initial consultations are free of charge and without any obligation.  You can get in touch in the following ways:

Phone: 020 7424 8832
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We can offer appointments at times to suit you including weekends and late evenings.  And we've also recently been trying out consultations by Skype (though obviously not fittings!) if you can't make it to us.

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"My curves were celebrated, I felt confident and beautiful. Yemi made me feel like I was his only client" Claire
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