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Nigerian Wedding: 20 Beautiful Rivers/ Ijaw Brides, Their Style, & Their Flawless Makeovers

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Gorgeous, gorgeous and more gorgeousness!! A very good morning NW Lovers! We are pleased to present to you, the Kalabari, Ijaw or Rivers bride, whichever word you’d like to use to describe them. We can’t get enough of their traditional wedding day attire, and we are sharing 20 stunning ideas in it’s FULL glory with you all! Ijaw (also known by the subgroups “Ijo” or “Izon”) are a collection of peoples indigenous mostly to the forest regions of the Bayelsa, Delta, and Rivers States within the Niger Delta in Nigeria.

We absolutely love the Kalabari traditional wedding attire, most especially the chunky white coral beads worn by the brides are absolutely breathtaking! The crowns also come in different styles, design and ofcourse colors, we have a green below to show for it, and ofcourse some really creative designs too….enjoy!

BM Pro, Jide of StOla & Jojos Touch
BM Pro, Jide of StOla & Jojos Touch

The typical Ijaw traditional marriages in Kalabari society occur in three forms: Iya, Igwa, and Waribiobesime. Iya is the most lawful and highest form of Kalabari marriages and divorce is not permitted and the offspring belong to the man’s house. In Igwa (a lesser form of marriage than the Iya), the children belong to the woman’s house and divorce is permitted. While an Igwa marriage can be converted into Iya, the reverse is not permissible. Waribiobesime is the marriage between members of the same house who are not blood relations.

Jojos Touch
Jojos Touch
BM Pro
BM Pro
ShoMya
ShoMya
Beauty & The Beholder Makeovers
Beauty & The Beholder Makeovers
Jide of St Ola
Jide of St Ola
George Okoro Photography
George Okoro Photography
Jojos Touch
Jojos Touch
BK Concept
BK Concept
Libran eye photography
Libran eye photography
Photonimi
Photonimi
MAMZA Beauty
MAMZA Beauty
Libran Eye Photography
Libran Eye Photography
Hudayya Couture
Hudayya Couture
Princess Karen Blingz
Princess Karen Blingz
SpicyInc Photography
SpicyInc Photography
Gleamz world of events
Gleamz world of events
Olori Olawale Photography
Olori Olawale Photography
Sonume_dp
Sonume_dp
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Vieve Ike
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Vieve Ike
Vieve Ike
Vieve Ike

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5 Comments
  • Mz Lee
    July 24, 2014

    Gorgeous, I have to admit

  • lizzy safety
    July 25, 2014

    All ur wedding post are wonderful

  • ebika
    September 4, 2014

    So lovely

  • Amechi
    January 27, 2016

    I admire all your wedding post