Pictures of Nigerian bride from London at her wedding in Nigeria

I met our modern-day British born Nigerian bride in London, before agreeing to photograph her white wedding in a church in London.  Then I discovered she was also going to Nigeria with her family – to have a cultural wedding!  A few emails, Facebook messages  and phone calls later, and I was heading out to post my visa application …  The following pics are from the second day  of the celebrations, the first having been in the family’s original village, with the tribal elders.

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Nigerian bride ready for her cultural wedding in Nigeria

Bride and her sister, coral necklaces on, all ready got the wedding!

The bride’s coral necklace is often a family heirloom, that has been handed down overt the generations.  Our bride here is also wearing a coral-beaded hat, and her sister a traditional Nigerian headdress, in stiff shiny fabric.

Marquees all ready for cultural wedding in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

The bride is about to walk round the house to her wedding in these marquees in Nigeria


Nigerian children waiting for the bride to arrive in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Gorgeous kids waiting for the bride to walk down the street to her wedding. Don't they look cute!

Natural Nigerian wedding pictures of bride arriving in Port Harcourt

Yes, I can see the bride and her family arriving now!

I was captivated by the little girls and their colourful reflections in the shiny surfaces of the vehicles left and right , as the bridal party processes down the road.  The bride’s mother in the centre in fuchsia pink , with a patterned magenta and orange wrapper gently restrain one of the girls so they can rush past.


Natural Nigerian wedding pictures in tropical Nigeria

The bride's mother mops her perspiring skin beneath a heavily overcast sky that threatens to ruin the outdoor wedding...


Nigerian wedding with stormy sky outdoors in Nigeria

A pretty girl smiles at me - the wedding photographer - as she walks past the red van.


Traditionally dressed Nigerian bride with handkerchief at wedding in NIgeria

The handkerchief may be needed if our bride has to keep up this dancing walk for much longer...


Bridesmaids in tradional Nigerian drerss

Ah now we can see the bridesmaids in their matching fuchsia outfits and wrappers


bride performing a traditional Nigerian weddingh dance.

Laura's concentration is tremendous!

Pictures of wedding dance in Nigeria


The marquees are sectioned off to accommodate the different family members and labelled so all the relatives know whereabouts  to sit.


bride in traditional Nigerian wedding costume dances her way into the marriage celebrations

The wedding dance continues in the open space between the marquees, with the bride clutching her traditional accessory for the dance - a walking stick!


The bride was late arriving - took too long to get ready, so the look on the bridesmaid's faces reminds me!

The bride was late arriving - took too long to get ready, so the look on the bridesmaid's faces reminds me!


wedding in Nigeria with children dancing

Now this is more like it, as the little children dance their hearts out...


bride during wedding ceremony in Nigeria

Notice the change of dress, headdress and jewellery back at the house? No wonder it takes so long!


Nigerian tribal chief strides through the wet streets to the wedding in Nigeria

Tribal chief strides through the shining wet streets to the wedding - seems we missed the rain while the bride was getting changed.


Nigerian bride avoids the puddles and is protected by a parasol

Sidestepping puddles, and protected from any last raindrops by a young girl holding a parasol, Laura arrives ready for part two of the wedding ceremony

I love this picture.  The barbed wire on the wall above is typical of the walled and gated  compounds  – to protect the residents against thieves and worse… The reflections in giant puddles that have appeared while the bride was getting changed, and the brooding sky add drama to the image.














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