January 2012- London, UK – Brides of Culture (BoC) is back for the fifth instalment of its unique free Bridal Exhibition. Taking place on Saturday 10th March 2012, this free Afro-Caribbean wedding exhibition is the only one of its kind in London and will be held at the luxurious riverside surroundings of The Crowne Plaza Hotel in East London’s trendy Docklands. Brides of Culture is proud to announce that the Award-Winning fashion designer Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah Couture Bridal and Evening Wear will be showcasing his phenomenal designs at the Spring Exhibition.
Yemi established the Kosibah brand in London in 1991 and named the company in honour of his mother. The name “Cosiba” comes from the Republic of Benin and is the day name of a female child born on a Sunday. The Kosibah brand has become a highly sought after wedding dress label, with celebrities and brides from across the world walking down the aisle in Yemi’s beautiful pieces.
Founded in 2009, BoC aspires to be the largest Afro-Caribbean focused Bridal Exhibition in the UK. Its website provides useful tips, information and advice as well as details of local and regional vendors to meet the wedding needs of a diverse mix of brides and grooms; from across Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia. The Brides of Culture Bridal Exhibition soon became a much needed addition to the e-channel; attracting wedding vendors who were keen to tap into this niche market. The Brides of Culture Bridal Exhibition held in October 2011 attracted over 300 delegates and 25 major wedding suppliers.
The testimonials and feedback from delegates and vendors alike have encouraged Abi and Kemi to make the Brides of Culture Bridal Exhibition March 2012, even bigger and better than ever before. The fifth exhibition will have an estimated 500 delegates in attendance and capacity for up to 25 wedding suppliers.