For Tolani Nosa Ehima, having a Nigerian ceremony that combined her family's Yoruban traditions with her husbands' Bini traditions – as well as a white wedding – meant many different wedding looks on the day, so organisation was key!
"Have a schedule and two designated coordinators who aren’t part of the bridal party for hair, make-up, and nails for you and your bridesmaids," she says. "Pick your most organised friends to help you ensure that everything runs smoothly. Mine helped me run last-minute errands and were the key contacts for any friends, stylists, caterers, or whoever sees fit to call you on that very busy day. I had two amazing friends who fulfilled these roles beautifully for me, and with seven bridesmaids, my mother, and I to get ready it was no mean feat. Thanks to them we all arrived at the church on time."
Tolani also enlisted professionals: "My make-up artist for the traditional wedding was Kemi Awoyemi, a very talented woman who does a lot of television work, and she was keen to ensure my make-up photographed well, using bright colours and bold contour techniques. Her experience working with make-up that needs to look good under lighting came in very handy. I love MAC make-up as it works well for my skin, and the Studio Fix range gives me very even coverage. The colour scheme for the wedding was blue and yellow, and Kemi worked these into my make-up and somehow added bolder accents of pink and orange without making me look like a rainbow."