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Planning your wedding is never easy. Planing your wedding in the UK especially if you are of an ethnic heritage such as African or Caribbean, and want to include cultural attributes in to your wedding can be frustrating, if you don’t have the right avenues. Lets face it, your average wedding planner wouldn’t know where to begin.
This is exactly what prompted sister-in-laws Abi Laditan, a PR Professional and Kemi Osinloye a Software Tester, to set up an interactive E channel for brides and grooms to be from all cultures, who are looking for a little more than what is available in the UK mainstream. Both love weddings and enjoyed planning their own.
After starting up a Facebook page to test the waters, they became convinced there was a market. It was how Brides of Culture was born in 2009.
Both are of Nigerian heritage and understand the challenges of planning the sort of wedding they wanted. There was a time ethnic weddings were a large family affair, with the women in the family pitching in, but not so any more, as Abi explained to Hackney Hive. “Today’s bride from ethnic back grounds is an aspiring woman. She has a busy career, is discerning and has disposable income.
“Brides of Culture’s Bridal Exhibitions are unique in that it not only provides the usual wedding services, photographers, cake makers, etc, but also those specifically for the Afro-Caribbean market, such as caterers, traditional wear designers, gele designers to name but a few.
So far Brides of Culture have held Three wedding exhibitions, with a fourth to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Docklands on Saturday 29th October 2011. The exhibition will include everything you want for your wedding from food to photographers.