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Luxurious African Wedding Ideas Inspired By Black Panther

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I feel I’m allowed to play favorites here on Bridal Musings – how else would I so passionately recommend to you all ‘the best of the best’? If I were to have the true power to persuade you, to show you someplace incredible, hire someone truly talented I’d say: hire Love From Mwai to plan you a once-in-a-lifetime African destination wedding.

We’ve featured Mwai Yeboah’s planning & design work in Zambia in the past alongside the breathtaking images of Stepan Vrzala. Here, they join together again to gift us all this remarkable editorial featuring the awe-inspiring African landscape, uniquely beautiful wedding traditions of its people all inspired by yes, you guessed it, Black Panther.

Captured against the cascading cliffs of the Gorge of Victoria Falls at Livingstone Island Zambia, it is truly difficult to believe that this wedding inspiration is mere imagination and not a real wedding. Featuring a number of bridal looks, portrait sessions in a wide range of scenery, traditional African jewelry, clothing & style, the photoshoot captures the real joy & emotion of real weddings.

We love the colors, the emotion, how alive everything feels. We love the scenery, the lavish clothing, the wild floral design. We love the fresh inspiration and perspective. Best of all, we love Africa.

While further south on the continent, our monthlong South African introduced the longing we will forever have to visit more and more of this stunning continent. And when we finally can book that fated flight, I hope it will be straight to Mwai’s beautiful Zambia.

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From Love From Mwai

Over the last few months, since the passing of Chadwick Boseman, who played the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I felt deeply touched and inspired by Chadwick’s story as it closely resonates with my own. Read about my cancer journey on my blog Love From Mwai Experiences.

Chadwick and I have a few things in common. We are both of African descent, our African accents never sounded more familiar to the world as they do today, thanks to him, but our private life with cancer is what really connects me to him.

I was born in Zambia. Today, I live in the U.K., but my heart continues to strongly beat for Africa, its people, culture, and especially the African luxury wedding industry.

 

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To celebrate the life of Chadwick and the strong impression he made on the entire world by bringing everyone together. My wedding planning team, Love from Mwai, and I travelled to Zambia in December to do a styled photoshoot inspired by the Black Panther. I put together 40 tribesmen and women to recreate the scene from the waterfall with custom-made traditional outfits.

We did a styled photo shoot that was inspired by the Black Panther, the African landscape, and the unity of African people.

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“My purpose for doing this bridal editorial photoshoot is to showcase Africa, exhibit the African wedding industry, and to celebrate the life of Chadwick and the impression he made on the world. The underlying theme is celebration of life and love from an African perspective, because we can all unite in love. I know this shoot will be different.”

– Love From Mwai

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