Inspiration

If you're looking for some heart-warming content today, then look no further than Ebun-Oluwa and Jean-Pierre's micro wedding at the Bridge Community Church in Leeds. This multicultural wedding brought together their Nigerian, Cameroonian and British culture together in a beautiful ceremony full of love, faith and colour. Oh, and speaking of colour, if orange is your thing then you'd better not go anywhere because the fashion at this wedding is going to. Blow. Your. Mind! They opted for Recommended supplier The Wedding Shop for their gift list, and used a combination of their church community and Instagram to find their other suppliers for their old Hollywood glamour inspired vibe. So without further ado, let's get stuck in!

Multicultural wedding at Bridge Community Church in Leeds.

We are both Black British, but specifically kids from the Diaspora. We're very much equal parts of all our cultural backgrounds; Cameroonian, Nigerian and British. We thought our wedding was going to be this amazing smorgasbord of all this, but then Covid happened and we found ourselves really searching our hearts on how to stay true to this. We realised out ethnicities make us who we are and will be a part of union and marriage irrespective! But what really ties our love together is our faith, love and the people who love us. With this in mind, we were so relived to be able to use a place of worship at the Bridge Community Church to come together and get wed!

Ebun-Oluwa & Jean-Pierre

THE CEREMONY

Jean-Pierre and Ebun-Oluwa had envisaged slightly different ceremonies, so met in the middle with recommended verses which worked out perfectly. They had their pastors pray for them, and their closest family and friends socially-distanced for the ceremony. The vibe was old Hollywood glamour (Ebun-Oluwa's hair... just wow.) with a hint of classic modernity. To fit the theme, The Bridge Community Church was adorned with some beautiful floral arrangements from The Vintage House That Could, including a lovely arch for Ebun-Oluwa's elegant entrance.

STYLE

From Ebun-Oluwa's customised gown (shoulder bows. you heard it here first) to Jean-Pierre's sharp suit and satin bow tie, they really nailed the wedding look to a point. But we can't talk about style without mentioning the traditional outfits in incredible orange print worn by the wedding guests. Talk about showing up the happy couple... the vibrancy, texture and colour brought even more warmth and joy to the Bridge Community Church, and made this wedding one that will live forever in our wedding fashion archives.

Getting a ready-to-wear gown customised is a great way to create a unique and personal look on your wedding day!

Advice for couples planning their wedding? Chill. Get somebody else to do everything for you. Literally, I wish I did more feet up champagne sitting!

Ebun-Oluwa

Small but perfectly formed. That's the best way to describe this Bridge Community Church wedding. If a small church wedding is just what you've been dreaming of, we have plenty more to inspire you! We've also rounded up the best modern bible verses for you to peruse. Enjoy!

Written by Helena Milsom

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Photographer: Lauryn Young | Videographer: Michael Shepherd | Florist : The Vintage House That Could | Hair Stylist: Rachel Arike | Make Up Artist: Ife | Wedding Dress: Bec + Bridge | Bridal Boutique: Ghost Orchid Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses: Reiss | Grooms Suit: Moss Bros | Hair Accessories: Zara | Jewellery: H&M | Stationery: Stylish Wedd | Decor & Hire: The Vintage House That Could | Venue: Bridge Community Church

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