Wedding Diaries: Will you marry me?

I always envisioned a super romantic proposal…I have had dreams about the beach, restaurant, airport, ski trip, office…and so on. I can’t even keep track anymore. Never did I ever in my life think or believe that I was going get a proposal like the one I got…believe me it certainly wasn't your average proposal…

Financial Preparation 101

I once heard a preacher talking about some research they did, can't remember who it was exactly, he said they found out that 85% of marriages end up in divorce because of financial issues, I mean 85%, that means, it's not adultery, it's not in-laws, not mistresses or second wives, it's not even falling out of love that represents the biggest reason for divorce. With that statistic in mind, I would say it's very important to prepare for marriage financially.

Mix and Match

Weddings are a time of joy and celebration of a union of two people and their families. With each family comes a diverse range of people, temperaments, style, and preferences. A bride has her work cut out for her when it comes to styling her bridal party bearing in mind the unique personality and body types of each individual in the party.

The Mini-moon

Kamp Ikare

We all dream about the 2-week long honeymoons we'll have when we get married - making multiple stops along the way; watching sunsets on a beach; the joy of being far away from the ones who can interrupt our communion with our spouses… Then we wake up and realize that work and all the other hassles in life may only afford us 3 days, at the most. Who says you can't enjoy 3 amazing honeymoon days?

Souvenir Selection 101

Bride & Groom Favour Bags

All set for the big day?

Bridal Beach Chic

Beach chic doesn't necessarily mean sea shells in your hair and a sarong around your waist. Your can wear just about anything to the beach. Remember comfort is key so there are a few exceptions, heels are not practical, leave them at home, long dress trains are no no as they will quickly get dirty being dragged in the sand, and the whole princess ballroom gown thing? Keep it in ballrooms. Bearing this in mind, we've scoured the world (okay the web) for our top three beach looks.

8 Steps to your Destination Do

Jetting off to your dream destination wedding can be exciting, but be sure to plan accordingly before you do. Destination weddings are quickly gaining popularity in Nigeria for a host of reasons, costs usually being the primary one. If you're not already in the know, a destination wedding is when a couple decides to host their wedding in a foreign usually tropical location. Get inspired with our super eight planning steps

Visa Free Honeymoons

Honeymoons are the highlights of any wedding, and if you're 'blessed' with a green Nigerian passport, then lining up at a foreign embassy for a visa is probably not the way you want to start yours. Well you're in luck as there are actually quite a few interesting countries that do not require visas (or have very easy visa requirements) from Nigerian nationals

Editors Blog: Destination Mania & Spa Giveaway

Recently a dear friends wedding took me all the way to, Mahe Island, Seychelles, possibly one of the most beautiful places in the world. Destination weddings are quickly becoming the latest craze, in the last alone, I know of three couples who had destination weddings, two in Seychelles, and one in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Wedding Diaries: The Cinderella Remixes

Five years ago, my heart was broken and I thought I could not go on. I was at my lowest point. It was so hard for me to be around people, It was so depressing and the fact that I couldn’t talk to anyone complicated things for me.

Aso-Ebi Mania

Vlisco Wax

These days, with so many gorgeous fabrics available, in colours that span the spectrum, it's easier than ever to pick winning aso-ebi combinations for your dear friends and family. The term 'aso-ebi' directly translated means "relatives clothes" in Yoruba, and it is common place at weddings and other celebrations to have designated fabrics for a selected group. There are a couple of things that are vital to keep in mind when selecting your wedding aso-ebi

The S Word

When you and your partner have an argument or one of you upsets the other, the simplest of remedies is often avoided. Why is that men would rather give in (silently) or sulk (again, silently) and hope that Time would 'heal' the situation? Why do women insist that they are right? (Well, that's because they usually are) Why does 'he' have to sleep on the couch if 'she' is really upset with him? - Since 'hell hath no fury greater than a woman scorned' men tend to comply. And why does 'Sorry' seem to be the hardest word to say to someone you love?

Making The Cut

Making the Cut

If you've recently gotten engaged then CONGRATULATIONS!

Wedding Diaries: Once Upon A Time

As a young girl, I dreamt about my wedding day constantly, frequently inspired by romantic movies, my favourite of all time was "Cinderella the movie" with Brandy and Whitney Houston. I absolutely loved that one, and often imagined myself in Brandy's puffy dress, okay maybe not that puffy. The movies all seemed to follow the same pattern, boy meets girl, they fall madly in love with each other, and get married….what else could go wrong? Well… Welcome to the real world, my world.

Editors Blog: Busy Bees

Busy Bee

April was quite an eventful month for us, first with trying to get out the looooong overdue Sugar Updates. Our sincerest apologies for this, we’ll make it up in a big way to you. So we’ve done quite a bit of rearranging on Sugar! and we hope this makes your experience an even more enjoyable one.

Introducing
The Wedding Diaries: Our first couple is Dunni & Demola, over the next few weeks, Dunni will take us through her 'blissful' wedding planning process, including juicy details like how he proposed, in-laws and more…