#DontRushChallenge, London Bridal Fashion Week cancelled & more wedding news

Its certainly been an interesting week. With COVID-19 bringing a halt to the wedding industry to the trending bride edition of the #DontRushChallenge to the sad news of the passing of photographer, Jessica Claire; here’s all the wedding news you may have missed last week. Enjoy!

You’ve all seen all the different versions of the #DontRushChallenge; well here’s a bridal version by the Pantora bride tribe you may have missed.

I Do in our living room! While other couples are postponing their wedding celebrations, a couple in Taraba state, Nigeria decided to go ahead with a very stripped back version of their wedding by saying ‘I Do’ in their living room, as reported in the viral post.

Would you wear a wedding mask? Still on COVID-19, high-end wedding attire brand, Winnie Couture launched couture wedding masks. According to the brand’s website; ‘we not only hope to protect engaged couples on their special day but also  those affected by COVID-19 around the globe.” 100% of the proceeds from the collection will be donated to Direct Relief, a non-profit organization currently working to provide personal protective equipment and essential medical items to U.S. and international health workers responding to COVID-19.

TD Jakes’ son weds. This is a little late but TD Jakes’ son, Dex got married to Kathytran a few weeks ago. The groom’s dad, Bishop TD Jakes shared a very touching message to his son and his lovely bride on Instagram about the benefits of isolation for couples. In his message, he recounted the time when he and his wife, Serita Jakes had to stay indoors for about a year. He shared the picture below with the message;

⁣Thirty-eight years later, you got married and came home from your honeymoon to a city in crises, stores, and restaurants closed, and all of our city shut down because of this Coronavirus. It has left you confined in the house with your new wife! ⁣

Both your mother and I earnestly believe our bond was cemented by the adversity we faced together! As I prayed over Mr. and Mrs. T.D. Jakes Jr., I had no idea that this COVID-19 crisis would be the disruption that God ordered for your early days of matrimony. It occurs to me that you all are to be similarly connected through crises! ⁣It isn’t always what goes right that cements your union. Dig your heels in and be the strong, stable man, we raised you to be. It is the teamwork of adversity that can soder your union and weld your bond!⁣

Pain has a purpose! Isolation can bring consecration and probably endless lovemaking, lol! Seriously, it isn’t the white rice, nor the Chantilly lace. It is the unexpected, inconvenient adversity, that knits us into His plan! ⁣The Bible says the children of Israel were trapped in Egypt for 400 years. And it states, “the more they were afflicted, the more they grew!” May God make you guys one in spirit, one in purpose, one in prayer, and one in the bonds of unity!

#LBFW2020 Cancelled! It was announced on the 1st of April 2020 that London Bridal Fashion Week 2020 is cancelled. The show was originally scheduled to take place from …; it was then postponed to June 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the organisers, Ocean Media Group announced the news on Instagram explaining;

We feel that even if a June show were allowed to take place, it wouldn’t be possible to deliver the standard of event that our customers expect.
Ocean Media Group’s two bridal buying events align with designers and manufacturers collection release dates, with London Bridal Fashion Week incorporating White Gallery in the Spring and the Harrogate Bridal Show in the Autumn. We understand moving the event any later in the year will encroach on these timings and this has been a major factor in our decision to cancel and not postpone further.

The Carters are 12! Beyonce and JayZ celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary yesterday, the 4th of April 2020. BET shared this throwback photo from their wedding day.

Wedding photographer, Jessica Claire passes on! We all woke up to the sad news on the 3rd of April 2020 that wedding photographer, Jessica Claire Norwood passed on after a courageous 3.5 year battle with cancer. ⁣According to the Go Fund Me page set up in her honor, she was diagnosed in 2016 and had 8 surgeries and dozens of rounds of chemo. Jessica, who was named one of the top wedding photographers in the world, will be remembered as “one of the first women to revolutionize the male-dominated field.


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