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Celebrating 10 Years of Diversity in the Wedding Industry

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A surprise photoshoot for the Founders of MunaLuchi Bride, to celebrate the company’s 10 year anniversary milestone celebrating diversity in the wedding industry. As seen in the Spring/Summer 2020 Issue.

What started out as an abstract idea has flourished into a multimedia empire.  Chike and Jacqueline Nwobu, Founders of MunaLuchi Bride, sought out to create a publication where multicultural weddings were showcased from cover to cover.  They saw a need for multicultural weddings and black event professionals to be celebrated, and rather than ask to be included in mainstream media, they established their own platform.  It was January 5, 2010, when the first issue of MunaLuchi Bride went on sale at Barnes and Noble bookstores across the country.  It was a first…a disruptor…and a catalyst for continual change in the way our weddings and events would be perceived. 

To thank MunaLuchi’s founders and celebrate this immense milestone, a talented team of wedding vendors, who are also members of The MunaCoterie (MunaLuchi’s preferred vendor collective) put together a surprise photoshoot at the regal James Ward Mansion in Westfield, NJ.  They included several custom fashion designs and held a Blessing Ceremony led by Reverend Orsella Hughes, where she prayed over the couple and blessed their marriage of 13 years.  

A special thanks to our MunaCoterie members that helped us pull off this surprise and to all of the wedding community for your support over the past decade.  There is still much room for diversity in the wedding industry, but we have come a long way from where we started.

Cheers to 10 more years of growth!

Couple: Chike Nwobu (@chikenwobu) and Jackie Nwobu (@jackienwobu) – Founders of Munaluchi Bride Magazine.

View more from the Spring/Summer 2020 Issue on our Digital Newsstand here.

Creative Team 

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