Sunday, April 20, 2014

HAPPY EASTER!

Thank God for the salvation that we have through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I wish you all a wonderful Easter. May we receive grace to enjoy many more. Amen!

The first wave of the Wedding Season is upon us. It's about to get really busy up in here! Just click on 'See Something You Like' up there and let us know how we may be of service to you.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

HAPPY NEW MONTH!!! (February Deals, December Highlights and More!)

INTRODUCING OUR WEDDING COORDINATION PACKAGE

Dear Bride-to-be, thank you for visiting our website.

We will like to introduce our new Wedding Coordination package which includes the following services:

  • First contact: (preferably as soon as the wedding date is known) Wedding Work plan discussion, Introduction to all vendors needed for wedding events, General discussions: colors, asoebi, accessories, etc.
  • Planning: By Mide will provide advice during the planning stages, but will not be involved in the physical work. (Please note that this package is for brides who want to plan their weddings themselves but need someone to coordinate the event(s) on the day(s) in question.
  • Day-Of Coordination: Coordination will resume 2-3 weeks before the actual wedding date. By Mide will (1)Take up all left over tasks to relieve the couple; (2)Meet with the vendors to finalize plans for the event(s); (3)Meet with the bridal party to delegate tasks and make conclusions (4)Coordinate all wedding events as required by the couple. 
*This package comes with free fascinators for event ushers if required.


DEALS ON WEDDING ACCESSORY ORDERS
Welcome to the February, the Love Month.

We know that a lot of weddings will happen in the coming weeks, so we have a great offer for you:

Place an order for 6 or more fascinators THIS MONTH, and get a FREE ENGAGEMENT VEIL and a FREE FASCINATOR for your little bride! 

Fascinators ordered must be at least N2,000 each, to qualify for this deal.

DECEMBER/JANUARY HIGHLIGHTS
My sister got married in December and I got to work on quite a number of accessories for her wedding. I'm not complaining though, I got paid, in more ways than one. #businessesgrowwhenfamilyandfriendspay. Can I get an 'Amen'?

This was very much a DIY wedding, we did a lot of things ourselves. I think one of the most thrilling was the wedding center pieces. My sister and I got some old wine bottles and employed the entire family; we scrubbed the labels off, sprayed them gold and handed them over to our wedding decorator (Rubies and Emerald - awodehau@gmail.com) who used them beautifully.

Making this veil was so exciting, that I'm now going to offer it on my catalog. So, call me if you need a Cathedral veil like this one my sister wore. Available in many colors, and in various lengths, at cheaper prices than you will find at your favorite Bridal store.


I just had to throw this in there; I tied a lot of geles those two days.

We used the frame of a Chinese Hand Fan for her engagement fan; it was much larger than the regular ones you get elsewhere. Order one like this from me!


My sister is a #Naturalista, and she wanted to rock her natural hair for her wedding. We had found a Natural Hair stylist, but she gave my sister one of her workers who didn't know the first thing about handling Natural Hair. So, after a failed trial appointment, we decided that her hair would be done by 'Mide.


Her hair rocked!
 I made her bridesmaids fascinators of course. And the Ankara roses they held onto.

We found a tutorial for fabric roses on the internet and used it to make this bouquet from this beautiful red Ankara fabric.

Some other pieces I've worked on recently:


Ankara Pieces:


Let's all have a great week!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

BUSY BEE!!!

Phew!!!

I'm doing so many things at the same time these days it's crazy!

Anyways, just wanted to update the 'site' with some new photos. I think this blog needs some work. I should re-vamp things around here. Lord Jesus, be my muscle. Amen. (I'm so sleepy though, Dang!)

Here goes.

Fascinators - New Designs

 Fascinator Ronke

Fascinator Lulu

Fascinator Idia

Fascinator Oyin

Fascinators - Older Designs

Fascinator Mide 
 
Fascinator Louisa

Fascinator Tish

Fascinator Callie, Tweaked

Fascinator Abi. (Haven't done this one in a while)

 

Custom Made Fans

Off White Wedding Fan, with each feather individually laid.


 


 
 
Some Other Interesting Items (These will be very good gift options, eg. for your bridesmaids)
 
 

Button Earrings made from Ankara fabric
 


Hoop Earrings and Bangles

 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

It's about to go down!

If you live anywhere near Nigeria, you would know that we're getting into the busiest wedding months of the year. I like this time of the year of course. #Money.

Anyway, I have a few new (and not-so-new) pieces to show.

Also, my next post will be a tutorial, watch this space #Gele.

Layered Crinoline bows

 Silver crinoline fascinator for a 'modern bride'.

Modern bride got herself a matching hand fan too.

What happens when you only want the tulle veil on your fascinator for church?


Simple! Take it off for the reception. Detachable veils, by Mide.
 
Also, fascinators come in different colors, of course.


Simple, classy Champagne and Red hand fan. And a matchi.




I make this sweet little piece for my cousin's daughter, to wear as a little bride. 




Omosede, in ivory, for a bride.


Loops and Tails.

Odera, in black and fuchsia.

Amaka, Gold and red. 
 * * *
Last Thursday, I attended en engagement  and tied my gele in a hurry. I was in  room where a make up artist was working. So, I 'foolishly' asked her opinion, just to make sure I was presentable. I mean, I've been tying my geles since I was in high school. Yeye girl said to me, "It's OK. I mean, at our training school that would be an F9". Imagine that?!

So, I waited till the wedding on Saturday to redeem myself. I think I did well yeah...