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REAL BRIDES IN DESIGNER WEDDING GOWNS I

Design in docklands, a celebrity wedding and a top model

Pictures from the weddings of Adana, Alesha and Aluna

Adana, Alesha, Aluna

Real brides in designer wedding gowns

We are very grateful to Adana, Alesha and Aluna for sharing moments from their special day.  In this gallery you can read about Yemi's experience of working with each of these brides.

Pictures from Adana and Aluna's wedding are the designer's own - some of the pictures of Alesha Dixon's wedding are courtesy of Picture Work

Adana, Alesha, Aluna
"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

Adana

Four Seasons Hotel, Canary Wharf, London, Sep 2006

Yemi says: "I have known Adana since she was three years old and she was also a bridesmaid at another wedding where she wore one of my gowns.  Adana wanted a definite contrast between how she looked during the wedding and how she appeared at the reception.  The wedding dress was a long-sleeved coat dress in organza which she could then take off later to reveal a strapless low-backed wedding gown.  Another thing I remember from the wedding was that Adana was walked down the aisle by none other than Wole Soyinka, the first African nobel laureate, whom we knew from his time at the University of Ibadan."

Modified A-line dress in champagne duchesse satin, hand ruched on bodice with a matching organza long sleeve dress coat.

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

Adana

Four Seasons Hotel, Canary Wharf, London, Sep 2006

Yemi says: "I have known Adana since she was three years old and she was also a bridesmaid at another wedding where she wore one of my gowns.  Adana wanted a definite contrast between how she looked during the wedding and how she appeared at the reception.  The wedding dress was a long-sleeved coat dress in organza which she could then take off later to reveal a strapless low-backed wedding gown.  Another thing I remember from the wedding was that Adana was walked down the aisle by none other than Wole Soyinka, the first African nobel laureate, whom we knew from his time at the University of Ibadan."

Modified A-line dress in champagne duchesse satin, hand ruched on bodice with a matching organza long sleeve dress coat.

Adana
"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

Adana

Four Seasons Hotel, Canary Wharf, London, Sep 2006

Yemi says: "I have known Adana since she was three years old and she was also a bridesmaid at another wedding where she wore one of my gowns.  Adana wanted a definite contrast between how she looked during the wedding and how she appeared at the reception.  The wedding dress was a long-sleeved coat dress in organza which she could then take off later to reveal a strapless low-backed wedding gown.  Another thing I remember from the wedding was that Adana was walked down the aisle by none other than Wole Soyinka, the first African nobel laureate, whom we knew from his time at the University of Ibadan."

Modified A-line dress in champagne duchesse satin, hand ruched on bodice with a matching organza long sleeve dress coat.

Adana
"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
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Alesha Dixon

Brocket Hall, Welwyn, UK, June 2005

Yemi says: "Alesha wanted a fishtail dress but felt that the she needed something with more volume to match the grandeur of her wedding church - something I managed to accommodate with a detachable cathedral train which she took off after the service to reveal the mermaid reception dress (with burgundy godets).  It looked like two completely different dresses in one design!  Nobody had a clue before she made her reception entrance and the change in look caused quite a stir.

"I matched the claret colour of the detailing in the dress to the bridesmaids' dresses which I also designed.

"It was a great honour being a part of Alesha's special day."

Alesha wore a white two piece strapless dress in duchesse satin with fishtail skirt featuring claret godets, embroidery and swarovski crystals. The full skirted A-line overskirt sat on the hip with a cathedral train.

Some pictures designer's own - others courtesy of PictureWork Studios

Alesha Dixon
"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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Alesha Dixon

Brocket Hall, Welwyn, UK, June 2005

Yemi says: "Alesha wanted a fishtail dress but felt that the she needed something with more volume to match the grandeur of her wedding church - something I managed to accommodate with a detachable cathedral train which she took off after the service to reveal the mermaid reception dress (with burgundy godets).  It looked like two completely different dresses in one design!  Nobody had a clue before she made her reception entrance and the change in look caused quite a stir.

"I matched the claret colour of the detailing in the dress to the bridesmaids' dresses which I also designed.

"It was a great honour being a part of Alesha's special day."

Alesha wore a white two piece strapless dress in duchesse satin with fishtail skirt featuring claret godets, embroidery and swarovski crystals. The full skirted A-line overskirt sat on the hip with a cathedral train.

Some pictures designer's own - others courtesy of PictureWork Studios

Alesha Dixon
"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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Alesha Dixon

Brocket Hall, Welwyn, UK, June 2005

Yemi says: "Alesha wanted a fishtail dress but felt that the she needed something with more volume to match the grandeur of her wedding church - something I managed to accommodate with a detachable cathedral train which she took off after the service to reveal the mermaid reception dress (with burgundy godets).  It looked like two completely different dresses in one design!  Nobody had a clue before she made her reception entrance and the change in look caused quite a stir.

 

"I matched the claret colour of the detailing in the dress to the bridesmaids' dresses which I also designed.

"It was a great honour being a part of Alesha's special day."

Alesha wore a white two piece strapless dress in duchesse satin with fishtail skirt featuring claret godets, embroidery and swarovski crystals. The full skirted A-line overskirt sat on the hip with a cathedral train.

Some pictures designer's own - others courtesy of PictureWork Studios

Alesha Dixon
"His professionalism and expertise keep me coming back for more. His creations are truly one of a kind" Cheryl Mayfield-Brown
Wedding co-ordinator
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Aluna

Brompton Oratory, London, July 2008

Aluna, a former Top Model of Colour, had modelled for Kosibah many times in the past so she knew our designs very well already.  Yemi recalls: "Aluna was getting married in a very orthodox Catholic setting - the beautiful Brompton Oratory.  So she needed something that was suitably demure for the service itself.  So during the service she wore a Chantilly lace chemise with long sleeves.  But, like many brides, she wanted a more relaxed look for her wedding reception so I made the top detachable. The overall shape was a modified A-line to give volume to match the space of the church itself. "

Gown description: modified A-line gown with a hand-ruched bodice with chantilly lace and swarovski diamante stone appliqué. Removable lace chemise with long sleeves, fastened behind with covered buttons. Skirt with organza overlay and a double organza ruffle along the hemline.

Aluna
"I can't stop looking at myself in that fabulous dress - He made me look like a goddess." Rosemary
Evening wear client
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Aluna

Brompton Oratory, London, July 2008

Aluna, a former Top Model of Colour, had modelled for Kosibah many times in the past so she knew our designs very well already.  Yemi recalls: "Aluna was getting married in a very orthodox Catholic setting - the beautiful Brompton Oratory.  So she needed something that was suitably demure for the service itself.  So during the service she wore a Chantilly lace chemise with long sleeves.  But, like many brides, she wanted a more relaxed look for her wedding reception so I made the top detachable. The overall shape was a modified A-line to give volume to match the space of the church itself. "

 

Gown description: modified A-line gown with a hand-ruched bodice with chantilly lace and swarovski diamante stone appliqué. Removable lace chemise with long sleeves, fastened behind with covered buttons. Skirt with organza overlay and a double organza ruffle along the hemline.

Aluna
"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
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Aluna

Brompton Oratory, London, July 2008

Aluna, a former Top Model of Colour, had modelled for Kosibah many times in the past so she knew our designs very well already.  Yemi recalls: "Aluna was getting married in a very orthodox Catholic setting - the beautiful Brompton Oratory.  So she needed something that was suitably demure for the service itself.  So during the service she wore a Chantilly lace chemise with long sleeves.  But, like many brides, she wanted a more relaxed look for her wedding reception so I made the top detachable. The overall shape was a modified A-line to give volume to match the space of the church itself. "

 

Gown description: modified A-line gown with a hand-ruched bodice with chantilly lace and swarovski diamante stone appliqué. Removable lace chemise with long sleeves, fastened behind with covered buttons. Skirt with organza overlay and a double organza ruffle along the hemline.

Aluna
"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
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Aluna

Brompton Oratory, London, July 2008

Aluna, a former Top Model of Colour, had modelled for Kosibah many times in the past so she knew our designs very well already.  Yemi recalls: "Aluna was getting married in a very orthodox Catholic setting - the beautiful Brompton Oratory.  So she needed something that was suitably demure for the service itself.  So during the service she wore a Chantilly lace chemise with long sleeves.  But, like many brides, she wanted a more relaxed look for her wedding reception so I made the top detachable. The overall shape was a modified A-line to give volume to match the space of the church itself. "

 

Gown description: modified A-line gown with a hand-ruched bodice with chantilly lace and swarovski diamante stone appliqué. Removable lace chemise with long sleeves, fastened behind with covered buttons. Skirt with organza overlay and a double organza ruffle along the hemline.

Aluna
"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

Aluna

Brompton Oratory, London, July 2008

Aluna, a former Top Model of Colour, had modelled for Kosibah many times in the past so she knew our designs very well already.  Yemi recalls: "Aluna was getting married in a very orthodox Catholic setting - the beautiful Brompton Oratory.  So she needed something that was suitably demure for the service itself.  So during the service she wore a Chantilly lace chemise with long sleeves.  But, like many brides, she wanted a more relaxed look for her wedding reception so I made the top detachable. The overall shape was a modified A-line to give volume to match the space of the church itself. "

Gown description: modified A-line gown with a hand-ruched bodice with chantilly lace and swarovski diamante stone appliqué. Removable lace chemise with long sleeves, fastened behind with covered buttons. Skirt with organza overlay and a double organza ruffle along the hemline.

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

Aluna

Brompton Oratory, London, July 2008

Aluna, a former Top Model of Colour, had modelled for Kosibah many times in the past so she knew our designs very well already.  Yemi recalls: "Aluna was getting married in a very orthodox Catholic setting - the beautiful Brompton Oratory.  So she needed something that was suitably demure for the service itself.  So during the service she wore a Chantilly lace chemise with long sleeves.  But, like many brides, she wanted a more relaxed look for her wedding reception so I made the top detachable. The overall shape was a modified A-line to give volume to match the space of the church itself. "

Gown description: modified A-line gown with a hand-ruched bodice with chantilly lace and swarovski diamante stone appliqué. Removable lace chemise with long sleeves, fastened behind with covered buttons. Skirt with organza overlay and a double organza ruffle along the hemline.

Aluna
"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

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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.

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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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"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
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