When a bride’s kwanjula day is announced, all she can think about is presentation. What impression her home will make on her future inlaws, what food, decor, music and quality of ceremony will earn her respect but most importantly, how she will look for her man when she debuts at the function.
Brides tend to look to choose clothes that speak to their sense of style, will please their husbands and also those that will get the crowd cheering. This is done with the help of appropriate jewellery to match the chosen traditional wear,
Here are a few gomesis chosen by brides for their introduction ceremonies. Photos by: Humza Kaweesi Karizma.
Pink, red and maroon are the colours that make up this bride’s gomesi. While its an unusual combination, the colours blended into each other so well and made the bride look angelic.
Tricia assembled a red and golden gomesi with a brown sash. Her combination of colours created a beautiful contrast making her outfit pop even more.
Who though white and black could look this stunning? Rachael made the colours pop by choosing to add silver embroidery and some fluff to her gomesi. Her black sash also has silver gliters and matches with her necklace. This shot is completed by the pink floral decor on which it was taken.
We are seeing colours that come in close shades matched together more and more as the days go by. This bride matched a light purple-ish shade of gomesi with a maroon sash and killed it. The contrasting white in the sash, matching with her necklace also made her stand out more.
Royalty defines the choice of this bride’s attire. Her gomesi had busy yet delicate patterns. She chose to pick one colour in the gomesi to make her sash and it worked beautifully.
Rema Nkakula’s kwanjula ceremony made headlines. Her gomesis’ were also to die for. This particular gomesi stands out because of its soft pink colour and glassy embroidery.
Styling a gomesi and sash with the same colour and material is the new cool. This new combination is perfectly seen in this bride’s metallic blue-greyish gomesi with floral embroidery and a tiara.
The gomesi is usually busy and the sash plain. This bride shows us that changing the rule can rock your ceremony. Her floral sash is the perfect match for her otherwise more plain gomesi.
We are no strangers to contrasts of bold colours and gold. It is hard to go wrong with such a choice, however, this bride particularly stands out for her choice in a simple but elegant hairstyle and hair accessory which do not compete with the rest of her outfit.
An elegant dash of metallic gold and purple.
The velvet, white with embroidered forest green flowers are a trend we have seen before, yet it seems to maintain its touch over the years. This bride looks amazing in her ensemble matched with the pearl beads.