When Porsha Williams wed her husband, Simon Guobadia, throughout their weekend-long nuptials, she made positive she had all of the style grounds coated.
Over the weekend, the previous Actual Housewives of Atlanta star, 41, and the Nigerian businessman, 57, stated their “I Dos” over the course of two marriage ceremony ceremonies that spanned throughout cultures — and an elaborate seven-gown assortment worn by the bride herself!
Described by the bride as a “true vogue extravaganza,” Williams instructed PEOPLE completely that she could not assist however say sure to the entire robes she noticed and cherished. “I simply could not flip any clothes down! If a marriage costume got here my means, and I cherished it, I bought it,” she stated.
The show-stopping celebrations started on Friday as the 2 wed throughout a Nigerian conventional native regulation and customized ceremony on the 4 Seasons Resort Atlanta in entrance of 250 visitors.
The primary look in Williams’ rotation — all styled by Selina Howard from Vainglorious Brides — was a customized robe designed by African couture label Lakimmy and match for an Edo bride (Guobadia is from Benin Metropolis within the Edo State of Nigeria).
The velvety crimson strapless quantity featured a mermaid silhouette that cascaded down into an eye catching tiered, ruffled hem trimmed with feathers. Its bodice was adorned with gold accents, together with a layer of chains. To prime it off, Williams wore an okuka, a headpiece with Benin coral beads.
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The star then adopted up with a robe by designer Tabik in royal blue, in addition to a gold one by Lakimmy, each of which coordinated with the ceremony’s purple-and-teal shade palette.
Along with deciding on her three ensembles, Williams was in command of coordinating her relations’ apparel, offering the cultural material for his or her outfits as per Nigerian Yoruba and Edo custom.
Sometimes, ladies put on an iro and buba (a vibrant skirt and prime that’s often closely beaded) and a gele (an ornate head wrap) and carry a fan, whereas males sport an agbada (an outsized kaftan designed from guinea or lace) and a hat made from asoke material.
“It was an enormous endeavor,” Williams shared of her duties. “I personally selected the materials that they’ll be carrying, together with their head wrap, their gele. I selected the entire colours, every little thing. I must be a stylist after this!”
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But, Williams did not cease there — she threaded her go-big-or-go-home mentality into an extra 4 robes worn all through her and Guobadia’s American ceremony the next day.
On Saturday, the 2 gathered at a Methodist church in Atlanta with their 350 visitors — together with RHOA buddies Kim Zolciak-Biermann, Monyetta Shaw, Kandi Burruss, Drew Sidora and Cynthia Bailey — for his or her second spherical of nuptials, deliberate by Eliana Baucicault of Elly B occasions.
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Williams walked down the aisle in a breath-taking white lace ball robe, full with a full beaded and lace skirt, in addition to a pearl-studded crown that prolonged right into a tulle practice.
For the reception, held on the St. Regis Atlanta, Williams became an Albina Dyla robe. Her second robe, that was worn through the bouquet toss, was gifted to her by designer Esè Azenabor. For the afterparty, Williams wore a fringe costume with an identical hat by Albina Dyla that was dressed up with totally different wigs from Williams’ model Go Bare.
“I assumed, ‘Why not? It is my final marriage ceremony endlessly,'” she explains merely.
Guobadia was styled for each occasions by Jeremiah Ogbodo, who goes by Swanky Jerry, curating the groom’s conventional Edo apparel for the Nigerian ceremony. He additionally styled all three of Guobadia’s appears for the American marriage ceremony. Guobadia’s groomsmen had been gifted with Black by Vera Wang tuxedos, unique to Males’s Wearhouse, for the American marriage ceremony as effectively.
Williams and Guobadia bought engaged in Might 2021 simply after one month of courting, however now she’s much more head over heels over Guobadia’s new function in her life.
“It is simply going to be like, ‘My husband, my husband, my husband,'” she shares with PEOPLE. “I will irritate everybody! It is our final marriage, okay? We belong collectively. That’s it. It is a blessing to have the ability to discover your individual. It would not occur usually.”