This couple’s epic engagement shoot included four fabulous outfit changes

Mesus Studios

The creativity showcased with engagement photoshoots these days is pretty amazing, but few can compare to what bride and groom Malika and Daniel were able to achieve with their pre-wedding photoshoot.

With the theme “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue,” the pair came in four different looks that all had a special meaning. The ‘Old’ honored Daniel’s Ghanaian roots and history, wearing kente straight from the town the fabric originated from – Bonwire, Ghana. The “new” came in the form of handmade, one-of-a-kind, black and white wedding day inspired sets.

For something “borrowed,” Malika sported a butterfly brooch belonging to her late grandmother, Martha L. Burwell, atop a jewel-toned green dress (the couple will wed on the anniversary of her grandmother to honor her). And as for “blue,” the couple mixed different shades of the hue for their attire, including Malika’s voluminous dress and Manolo Blahnik heels.

They were captured by two talented photographers at Ryan Eda and Mesus studios, all planned by DC-based wedding and events company, MasterPlan Events.

For fashionista and influencer Malika, who comically describes herself as “extra”, the inspiration for big shoots came from a desire to do it big after an unforgettable proposal made by her handsome dentist and entrepreneur the last fall.

“Honestly, I knew I wanted to have a wow factor for the engagement shoot,” she told ESSENCE. “Also, being in the fashion business, being a fashion influencer, I knew there would be a lot of speculation about what we would do not just for the wedding, but for literally everything leading up to the wedding. .”

“Since the marriage proposal was such a big deal, I was like we couldn’t do just one look for the engagement shoot…it was way too much anticipation,” she continued. “I also knew there was no way I was keeping the “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue” theme for my wedding day. I thought if we did it for the engagement shoot, maybe my family wouldn’t be looking for me to keep this tradition going on the wedding day. [laughs]. Of course, Daniel was okay with everything I wanted to do.

The couple will continue the extravagant shoots with two weddings: a traditional Ghanaian wedding ceremony on September 9, 2022 in Maryland and a Western white wedding on September 9, 2023 in Philadelphia. In the meantime, Malika basks in the excitement of wedding planning and prepares to be Mrs. Owusu-Antwi, celebrating with a fairytale photo shoot to match their fairytale love story.

“Daniel, I am honored to be able to spend this life with you,” she wrote on Instagram to her future husband. “You truly gave me my fairy tale life and I will be forever grateful to you.”

Check out more of our favorite photos from their pre-wedding shoot below!

TOPICS: Black Love Engagement Photoshoot

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