For us, by us
A surprise photoshoot for the Founders of MunaLuchi Bride, to celebrate the company’s 10 year anniversary milestone celebrating diversity in the wedding industry. As seen in the Spring/Summer 2020 Issue.
What started out as an abstract idea has flourished into a multimedia empire. Chike and Jacqueline Nwobu, Founders of MunaLuchi Bride, sought out to create a publication where multicultural weddings were showcased from cover to cover. They saw a need for multicultural weddings and black event professionals to be celebrated, and rather than ask to be included in mainstream media, they established their own platform. It was January 5, 2010, when the first issue of MunaLuchi Bride went on sale at Barnes and Noble bookstores across the country. It was a first…a disruptor…and a catalyst for continual change in the way our weddings and events would be perceived.
To thank MunaLuchi’s founders and celebrate this immense milestone, a talented team of wedding vendors, who are also members of The MunaCoterie (MunaLuchi’s preferred vendor collective) put together a surprise photoshoot at the regal James Ward Mansion in Westfield, NJ. They included several custom fashion designs and held a Blessing Ceremony led by Reverend Orsella Hughes, where she prayed over the couple and blessed their marriage of 13 years.
A special thanks to our MunaCoterie members that helped us pull off this surprise and to all of the wedding community for your support over the past decade. There is still much room for diversity in the wedding industry, but we have come a long way from where we started.
Cheers to 10 more years of growth!
Couple: Chike Nwobu (@chikenwobu) and Jackie Nwobu (@jackienwobu) – Founders of Munaluchi Bride Magazine.
View more from the Spring/Summer 2020 Issue on our Digital Newsstand here.
- Photography: Nana Annan Photography & Charlene Asare
- Videography: Felicity Moments
- Planning: Georges Girl Events and MunaLuchi Bride Team
- Venue: The James Ward Mansion
- Dress Designers: Yemi Kosibah (evening wear) Jean Ralph Thurin (bridal) and Kaela Kay (traditional)
- Tux Designers: Garçon Couture and Eaden Myles
- MUA: Juicy Looks by Abby
- Hair Stylist: Hair by Sadiku
- Florals and Set Design: Pretty Posh Design and ARJ Signature Design
- Chef and Sweetheart Table Design: The Black Fox Co.
- Love Story Officiant: Rev. Orsella – Serenity Ceremonies
- Accessories: Kua Designs, SuReina Bridal, and Ilieana George Couture
- Gele: Noma Enterprises – Yvonne Ereyi
- Menu Cards: Oda Creative
- Table Accessories: Glam Party Rentals
- Fashion Styling: Abdul & Eronmwon