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   Finally, the uniqueness and beauty of African American wedding fashions are
   taking their rightful place on the runways of the fashion world!  As diverse as
   the number of nations in Africa, colors and styles unique to the dark  
   continent are at the forefront.  From nations rich in culture and tradition, 
   North American brides,  in increasing numbers are taking their inspiration.  
   Be it as a nod to the couples ethnicity orsimply because of the beauty of the 
   styles, this is a trend who's time has come!  We are delighted to share some 
   of these glorious creations with BridalZine's viewers.  Our friends at Anyiams 
   have been kind enough to share these photo's with us, as one of the largest 
   African American wedding sites on the web they have a large selection that 
   don't want to miss!  


   The first view is of a bride and a groom in white and gold outfits the
   traditional Nigerian wedding colors.  Highlighting the beauty arising from a
   coordinated wedding couple.  The center view highlights the sophistication
   and drama of an open royal Zulu crown.  This ensemble has a shoulder cape 
   that drapes beautifully into a breath taking chapel train.  The third view is 
   of a bride in a traditional kerriola gown with a modified Zulu crown, the lavish
   detailing of the embroidery is exquisite and is coordinated with the detailing
   on the grooms Alite tuxedo.  All can be viewed in a larger format at the 
   Anyiams Site.


   Combining traditional North American and African touches can make for
   gowns that are as lovely as they are unique!   The first view combines 
   off-white silk chiffon with a matching embroidered shawl that can be worn 
   as a veil.  The second gown is a two piece embroidered brocade with 
   matching crown to inspire an afro-centric look.  The third view is of a white 
   brocade and chiffon gown.  

    The beauty of these designs are a brief view of the many African inspired
    creations that are available to today's North American Brides.  For more on 
    African inspired wedding traditions check out our list of distinctly African 
    touches, from throughout the vast continent.
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