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REAL BRIDES IN DESIGNER WEDDING DRESSES II

From Westminster to Los Angeles, via Kenwood House and Lagos

Pictures from the weddings of Amina, Bukky, Charlotte and Dawn.

Amina, Bukky, Charlotte and Dawn

From Westminster to Los Angeles, via Kenwood House and Lagos

We are very grateful to Amina, Bukky, Charlotte and Dawn for allowing us to share some moments from their special days.

Photos from Amina's wedding supplied by the bride.  Bukky's wedding photography by Atunbi Adesanmi.  Pictures from Charlotte and Dawn's weddings are the designer's own.

Amina, Bukky, Charlotte and Dawn
"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

Amina

Kenwood House, July 2010

Amina wanted a dress in lace but she didn't want ivory or white - so we chose champagne.  There was lots of hand-stitched lace appliqué in her design.  She also wanted a detachable train to give her a different look for her wedding reception.

Amina
"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

Amina

Kenwood House, July 2010

Amina wanted a dress in lace but she didn't want ivory or white - so we chose champagne.  There was lots of hand-stitched lace appliqué in her design.  She also wanted a detachable train to give her a different look for her wedding reception.

Amina
"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

Amina

Kenwood House, July 2010

Amina wanted a dress in lace but she didn't want ivory or white - so we chose champagne.  There was lots of hand-stitched lace appliqué in her design.  She also wanted a detachable train to give her a different look for her wedding reception.

Amina
"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

Bukky

Lagos, Nigeria, December 2009

Bukky had had no luck finding a dress that fitted her properly or that suited her height.  So she decided to go the bespoke route by coming to Kosibah and we settled on a modified A-line as the most flattering silhouette for her.  Her dress had a hand-ruched bodice featuring specially commissioned beading and embroidery.  We matched the appliqué on her skirt and mantilla cathedra veil.

Photos by Atunbi Adesanmi

Bukky
"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

Bukky

Lagos, Nigeria, December 2009

Bukky had had no luck finding a dress that fitted her properly or that suited her height.  So she decided to go the bespoke route by coming to Kosibah and we settled on a modified A-line as the most flattering silhouette for her.  Her dress had a hand-ruched bodice featuring specially commissioned beading and embroidery.  We matched the appliqué on her skirt and mantilla cathedra veil.

Photos by Atunbi Adesanmi

Bukky
"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
Kosibah Couture Bridal & Evening Wear

Bukky

Lagos, Nigeria, December 2009

Bukky had had no luck finding a dress that fitted her properly or that suited her height.  So she decided to go the bespoke route by coming to Kosibah and we settled on a modified A-line as the most flattering silhouette for her.  Her dress had a hand-ruched bodice featuring specially commissioned beading and embroidery.  We matched the appliqué on her skirt and mantilla cathedra veil.

Photos by Atunbi Adesanmi

Bukky
"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

Charlotte

St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London, June 2010

Charlotte is the daughter of Lord and Lady Boateng.  Lady Boateng has been a client and supporter of Kosibah for many years.  So it was a delight to be making dresses for three generations at the wedding: Charlotte's dress of course, but also that of her grandmother, bridesmaids and Lady Boateng's herself.  Charlotte's marriage service was held at the Parliamentary Church of St Margaret's Westminster (the "parish church" of the House of Commons).

Charlotte's wedding dress skirt featured embroidered tulle which we embellished by hand with thousands of tiny Swarovski crystals.  The shape was a modified fishtail.  The bodice bore a fashionable asymmetrical strap over one shoulder in ruched duchesse satin.

Charlotte
"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

Charlotte

St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London, June 2010

Charlotte is the daughter of Lord and Lady Boateng.  Lady Boateng has been a client and supporter of Kosibah for many years.  So it was a delight to be making dresses for three generations at the wedding: Charlotte's dress of course, but also that of her grandmother, bridesmaids and Lady Boateng's herself.  Charlotte's marriage service was held at the Parliamentary Church of St Margaret's Westminster (the "parish church" of the House of Commons).

Charlotte's wedding dress skirt featured embroidered tulle which we embellished by hand with thousands of tiny Swarovski crystals.  The shape was a modified fishtail.  The bodice bore a fashionable asymmetrical strap over one shoulder in ruched duchesse satin.

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

Charlotte

St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London, June 2010

Charlotte is the daughter of Lord and Lady Boateng.  Lady Boateng has been a client and supporter of Kosibah for many years.  So it was a delight to be making dresses for three generations at the wedding: Charlotte's dress of course, but also that of her grandmother, bridesmaids and Lady Boateng's herself.  Charlotte's marriage service was held at the Parliamentary Church of St Margaret's Westminster (the "parish church" of the House of Commons).

Charlotte's wedding dress skirt featured embroidered tulle which we embellished by hand with thousands of tiny Swarovski crystals.  The shape was a modified fishtail.  The bodice bore a fashionable asymmetrical strap over one shoulder in ruched duchesse satin.

Charlotte
"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

Charlotte

St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London, June 2010

Charlotte is the daughter of Lord and Lady Boateng.  Lady Boateng has been a client and supporter of Kosibah for many years.  So it was a delight to be making dresses for three generations at the wedding: Charlotte's dress of course, but also that of her grandmother, bridesmaids and Lady Boateng's herself.  Charlotte's marriage service was held at the Parliamentary Church of St Margaret's Westminster (the "parish church" of the House of Commons).

Charlotte's wedding dress skirt featured embroidered tulle which we embellished by hand with thousands of tiny Swarovski crystals.  The shape was a modified fishtail.  The bodice bore a fashionable asymmetrical strap over one shoulder in ruched duchesse satin.

Charlotte
"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

Charlotte

St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London, June 2010

Charlotte is the daughter of Lord and Lady Boateng.  Lady Boateng has been a client and supporter of Kosibah for many years.  So it was a delight to be making dresses for three generations at the wedding: Charlotte's dress of course, but also that of her grandmother, bridesmaids and Lady Boateng's herself.  Charlotte's marriage service was held at the Parliamentary Church of St Margaret's Westminster (the "parish church" of the House of Commons).

Charlotte's wedding dress skirt featured embroidered tulle which we embellished by hand with thousands of tiny Swarovski crystals.  The shape was a modified fishtail.  The bodice bore a fashionable asymmetrical strap over one shoulder in ruched duchesse satin.

Charlotte
"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

Charlotte

St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London, June 2010

Charlotte is the daughter of Lord and Lady Boateng.  Lady Boateng has been a client and supporter of Kosibah for many years.  So it was a delight to be making dresses for three generations at the wedding: Charlotte's dress of course, but also that of her grandmother, bridesmaids and Lady Boateng's herself.  Charlotte's marriage service was held at the Parliamentary Church of St Margaret's Westminster (the "parish church" of the House of Commons).

Charlotte's wedding dress skirt featured embroidered tulle which we embellished by hand with thousands of tiny Swarovski crystals.  The shape was a modified fishtail.  The bodice bore a fashionable asymmetrical strap over one shoulder in ruched duchesse satin.

Charlotte
"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

Charlotte

St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London, June 2010

Charlotte is the daughter of Lord and Lady Boateng.  Lady Boateng has been a client and supporter of Kosibah for many years.  So it was a delight to be making dresses for three generations at the wedding: Charlotte's dress of course, but also that of her grandmother, bridesmaids and Lady Boateng's herself.  Charlotte's marriage service was held at the Parliamentary Church of St Margaret's Westminster (the "parish church" of the House of Commons).

Charlotte's wedding dress skirt featured embroidered tulle which we embellished by hand with thousands of tiny Swarovski crystals.  The shape was a modified fishtail.  The bodice bore a fashionable asymmetrical strap over one shoulder in ruched duchesse satin.

Charlotte
"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

Dawn

The Ebell, Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, USA, Nov 2004

Yemi remembers: "Dawn fell in love with a dress she'd seen in an editorial in a bridal magazine and tracked me down to London from her native Los Angeles.  She flew in for her toile fittings in London and then flew me out to Los Angeles to dress her on her wedding day.

"She was married at the famous Wilshire Ebell of Los Angeles.  The design she loved has become rather a Kosibah classic but we modified it slightly to match her tastes: the skirt Dawn wore was slightly simpler without the beading.  It's an A-line zibeline dress with a slit down the centre-front revealing an ankle-length French lace pencil skirt worn underneath.  Among the design's attractions are the three quartered length sleeves and featured studio commissioned jewellery on the sleeves and bodice."

Gown description: Ivory zibeline gown, slit to hip, with lace skirt worn underneath. Hand crafted brooches on bodice and three quarter length sleeves,

Dawn
"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

Dawn

The Ebell, Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, USA, Nov 2004

Yemi remembers: "Dawn fell in love with a dress she'd seen in an editorial in a bridal magazine and tracked me down to London from her native Los Angeles.  She flew in for her toile fittings in London and then flew me out to Los Angeles to dress her on her wedding day.

"She was married at the famous Wilshire Ebell of Los Angeles.  The design she loved has become rather a Kosibah classic but we modified it slightly to match her tastes: the skirt Dawn wore was slightly simpler without the beading.  It's an A-line zibeline dress with a slit down the centre-front revealing an ankle-length French lace pencil skirt worn underneath.  Among the design's attractions are the three quartered length sleeves and featured studio commissioned jewellery on the sleeves and bodice."

Gown description: Ivory zibeline gown, slit to hip, with lace skirt worn underneath. Hand crafted brooches on bodice and three quarter length sleeves,

Dawn
"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
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
E-mail: designer@kosibah.co.uk
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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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"I felt more gorgeous than I have ever felt before ... his corsetry skills are amazing: he can take inches off your waist" Jacqui
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