Exotic Ethnic Wedding Gowns

While I have already purchased my wedding gown, I ran across some wonderful, fabulous ethnic wedding gowns online. Most of these gowns are EXOTIC and I LOVE IT!

Cleopatra

I actually have a couple of friends who will be extremely pissed off that they missed this find, lol.

The gowns are original creations by a clothing and wedding gown designer named Therez Fleetwood (http://www.therezfleetwoodbridal.com).

Amalia

Amalia Ball Gown

Therez Fleetwood Biography
For years, Therez has been touted as the country’s leading designer of exotic wedding dresses as she weaves cultural connections into a distinctive collection of wedding gowns inspired by Egypt, India, Morocco, South Africa, and Asia. Her gowns are created in a variety of fabrics and adorned with silver or gold lace, embroidered trims, hieroglyphics, colorful beads, trinkets, and shells.

Ariann

Therez Fleetwood moves against the trends and expresses her fashion sensibilities while breaking the modern wedding mold. Her name. has become synonymous with the “exotic” wedding dress. Brides like her because her designs are unique, sexy and fun, allowing them to make a personal statement on their wedding day. Her design philosophy has redefined the perception of the “traditional” wedding gown as she creates a unique collection of dresses – most noted are her Egyptian influenced silhouettes.

Nadia

Therez studied fashion design at The Fashion Institute of Technology and worked as a production manager in New York City. It was in this position that she fell in love with garment construction and the meticulous procedures involved in the garment making process. She worked in production for several years, honing her skills, until the perfect opportunity came her way to branch out on her own and start her own company.

Therez’s bridal gowns have been featured on the pages of several of the top fashion magazines and showcased on numerous television talk shows. Her wedding dresses have been on display in New York at the Museum of the City in the “New York Gets Married” and “Black Style Now” exhibits as well as the Fashion Institute of Technology in honor of the Black Fashion Museum.

Mariel

“For years, Therez has been touted as the country’s leading designer of exotic wedding dresses as she weaves cultural connections into a distinctive collection of wedding gowns inspired by Egypt, India, Morocco, South Africa, and Asia. Her gowns are created in a variety of fabrics and adorned with silver or gold lace, embroidered trims, hieroglyphics, colorful beads, trinkets, and shells. It was her desire to travel that brought her to several countries throughout the world and it was her love of Africa, that prompted her to write, The AfroCentric Bride – A Style Guide, which provides clear, concise and helpful information for couples who choose to infuse cultural elements into their wedding. She is also the designer of the authentic kente cloth costumes worn by Mickey and Minnie Mouse made exclusively for the Walt Disney Theme Parks and Resort.”

These dresses are made with luxurious fabrics and (for lack of a better word) fixtures, as well. Silks, brocades, cowrie shells, cloth of gold – this is not your mother’s wedding dress!

Osun

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Day of [wedding] Bridal Emergency Kit

As I’m sure everyone who reads this knows by now, I’m getting married :-)!!!

One of the things that have made me nervous is being prepared for everything I’d need on the day of. I won’t have a pocketbook or the ability to go home and get stuff. So I found a “bridal emergency kit” online and thought I’d share.

Essentials
Aspirin (or pain reliever of choice)
Band-Aids
Bottle of water
Chalk (to cover up any last minute smudges or smears on your wedding dress)
Clear nail polish (for stocking runs)
Corsage pins
Dental floss/toothpicks
Eye drops
Extra earring backs
Extra panty hose (I won’t need this as I’m not wearing any)
Hair pins/ponytail holder
Hand towelettes
Hem tape
Matches
Mini sewing kit
Safety pins
Scotch tape
Sedatives (if you need them, maybe night before?? Want to look awake!)
Small folding scissors
Smelling salts (while i don’t expect anyone to faint, it has been known to happen)
Spot remover
Static-cling spray
Straws (so bride can stay hydrated without messing up her lipstick)
Tissues
Tweezers
MOH should keep the following on hand for bride at all times
Breath mints/spray
Cellular phone
Comb/brush
Cash(because you never know)
Hair spray
Linen handkerchief
Makeup (for touch-ups)
Mirror
Nail file
Perfume
Tampons/sanitary napkins
Optional Items
Granola bars or other easy-to-carry snacks
Krazy Glue (for nail fixes, shoe heels, decorations, even jewels)
Sunblock
travel size bottle of vodka/ rum or whiskey (very important!!!)
crochet hook (to button & un-button dress)

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