Aso-Ebi

This year, my birthday was also the day of my husband’s best friend’s wedding and this was the Aso-Ebi. If you haven’t already been to or come across a Nigerian wedding before then let me tell you. They are big deals.

Nigerians go all out when it comes to weddings. Before the ‘white’ wedding day, a traditional engagement ceremony is held. Guests are informed the colours or fabric of the day which they have to adhere. For example, friends of the bride must wear blue, mother of the groom and her friends would wear gold etc. This is done so guests at the event can easily identify which ‘clan’ attendees belong to.

Aso-Ebi

At the wedding I attended, the colour code for my ‘clan’ was silver. My husband being one o the groomsmen was required to wear a white outfit with a silver hat. I, being his wife had to wear a silver ‘gele’ ( Nigerian head tie ) with what ever colour I desired. I chose yellow simply because it’s one of my favourite colours.

My attire was designed by me and sewn by a local tailor in under 5 days! When it comes down to Aso-Ebi there is always a trend. When my older brother got married in 2013, velvet aso-ebi was all the rage. Fast-forward to 2015 and it is all about cord lace. With much animosity, I opted for ‘dry lace’ as my fabric of choice. To bring it to 2015, I designed an off-the-shoulder deep v-neck midi dress. Which I ended up falling head over heels for. My fondness for this dress was due to how it accentuated my curves.

Aso-Ebi

Although I am not pictured wearing my gele, I can tell you it was very silver in colour to this one by ‘Queens of Gele’ My shoes are the Carvela Lotty which are super comfy.

I was so happy when I managed to get matching yellow dress for CeCe and Amelia. I didn’t even mind so much that the Crochet Dress from Zara was more of a mustard yellow because the 4 year size fit Amelia so well.

Aso-Ebi

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Tinuek
    September 28, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Love you dress so much! I think the girls also look stunning in their dresses too, they look like you had them tailored too which is an added bonus.
    I went to my first Nigerian wedding complete with tailored dress a few weeks ago and must admit to loving having a custom made dress so much so that I’m going back to get some more items made!

    • Reply
      Joy
      October 12, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      Me too. I always opt out of the coordinated dress thing at Nigerian parties but I’m so glad I did this time

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    Leighanne M
    September 29, 2015 at 5:31 am

    Joy the colour and the cut of the dress is perfection on you!!

    Hope you print and frame the picture of the three of you together, as it’s a lovely picture

    • Reply
      Joy
      October 12, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks a lot. Yes, I even have one with the Mr so will be printing an hanging them up

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    Charlotte Braithwaite
    October 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Oh My Goodness Joy.
    I love the photo of all three of you in the yellow. Absolutely beautiful!
    You look amazing <3
    Charlotte x

    • Reply
      Joy
      October 12, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      Thanks Charlotte 🙂

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